AVAT12002 - Aviation Theory II
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides the navigation and meteorology theory components required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include the mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation, visibility, winds, air- masses and fronts, flight considerations, synoptic meteorology and aviation weather services. In addition to the recommended printed materials, students must obtain current charts - WAC, ERC-L, VTC; current documents - ERSA; Navigation ruler, plotter and computer ("whizz wheel"). The documentation is available from Air Services Australia in Melbourne, and the navigation equipment is commonly available from pilot shops Australia-wide.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: AVAT 11001

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
6. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
7. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
8. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
9. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
10. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
11. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Best aspects of the course: Assessment set up of one online quiz per topic and a final assessment worth 30% Good textbook chosen Have Your Say Keep assignment setup the same to meet CASA requirements.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate meteorological conditions and determine appropriate flight planning and navigation for a flight plan
  2. Collect interpret, and apply NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) information to flight planning
  3. Determine and apply principles of aircraft navigation, including vertical navigation
  4. Relate Visual Flight Rules (VFR) requirements to navigation of an aircraft
  5. Evaluate navigation of an aircraft with reference to VOR (VHF Omni Range) radio navigation aid, NDB (Non Directional Beacon) radio navigation aid, and the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  6. Reflect on the differences between the plan and actual flight path during the flight planning process

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)          
2 - Online Quiz(zes)          
3 - Online Quiz(zes)          
4 - Online Quiz(zes)          
5 - Online Quiz(zes)          
6 - Online Quiz(zes)          
7 - Online Quiz(zes)            
8 - Online Quiz(zes)            
9 - Online Quiz(zes)            
10 - Online Quiz(zes)            
11 - Written Assessment        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)          
2 - Online Quiz(zes)          
3 - Online Quiz(zes)        
4 - Online Quiz(zes)          
5 - Online Quiz(zes)          
6 - Online Quiz(zes)          
7 - Online Quiz(zes)          
8 - Online Quiz(zes)          
9 - Online Quiz(zes)          
10 - Online Quiz(zes)        
11 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Navigation for the CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus (ATB45-04)
Author/s: Aviation Theory Centre Year: 2009 or newer
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Brisbane State: Qld
Country: Australia
Visual Flight Guide
Author/s: Aviation Theory Centre Year: 2009 or newer
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Brisbane State: Qld
Country: Australia
Meteorology for the CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus (ATB45-03)
Author/s: Aviation Theory Centre Year: 2009 or newer
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Brisbane State: Qld
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRon Bishop (r.bishop@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

The atmosphere

MET 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Clouds and precipitation

MET 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Adverse Weather - Thunderstorms, icing & visibility

MET 3, 4 & 5

Week 4 27-03-2017

Wind, synoptic charts and tropical meteorology

MET 6, 7 & 8

Week 5 03-04-2017

Weather services reports and forecasts

MET 9

Online Quiz 1 Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Air Navigation Flight Planning: Fundamentals

NAV 1

Online Quiz 2 Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Air Navigation Flight Planning: Time

NAV 2

Online Quiz 3 Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Air Navigation Flight Planning: Charts and Publications

NAV 3

Online Quiz 4 Due Monday (01 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Air Navigation Flight Planning: Computations

NAV 4

Online Quiz 5 Due Monday (08 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Visual Navigation Procedures

NAV 5

Online Quiz 6 Due Monday (15 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Radio Navigation - ADF/NDB

NAV 6

Online Quiz 7 Due Monday (22 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Radio Navigation -VOR, DME & GPS

NAV 7, 8 & 9

Online Quiz 8 Due Monday (29 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Written Assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Online Quiz 9 Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Online Quiz 10 Due Monday (12 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 1
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate meteorological conditions and determine appropriate flight planning and navigation for a flight plan

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 2
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Collect interpret, and apply NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) information to flight planning

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 3
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Determine and apply principles of aircraft navigation, including vertical navigation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 4
Task Description

 

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Relate Visual Flight Rules (VFR) requirements to navigation of an aircraft

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 5
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Evaluate navigation of an aircraft with reference to VOR (VHF Omni Range) radio navigation aid, NDB (Non Directional Beacon) radio navigation aid, and the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



6 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 6
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Reflect on the differences between the plan and actual flight path during the flight planning process

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



7 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 7
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



8 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 8
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



9 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 9
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



10 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 10
Task Description

 

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides.  Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.  30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

 

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides.  Students must select the most correct answer.  

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



11 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

 

TASK DESCRIPTION


This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of flight planning and navigation.

In order to achieve this you will need to:

  • Use maps and flight computer along with computations learned throughout this course to plan a flight to given points and back to the starting .
  • Integrate weather restrictions as well as environmental conditions in to the flight plan 
  • prepare the map with course headings to use and ground speeds.  Include distance estimates between points. 

 


Your map and flight plan must be produced in electronic format (either as (a) a single page word-processed document, (b) single page Publisher document saved in a pdf format, or (c) as a single PowerPoint slide saved in a pdf format) and should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. Note; that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin), hence the requirement to submit the Publisher or Powerpoint documents as pdf files. You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Successfully plan flight according to requirements in Tutorial 9 exercise.  Using information from the slides you will plan the proposed flight from point A to B to C and back to point A.  The map is also in Week 7 Tutorial.  This exercise will give you practice in flight planning navigation using the flight computer and maps. You will be assessed on a Pass/Fail grading. The main purpose of this assessment is to assess your ability to do the tutorial.   Each heading, airspeed, and minute off will result in a a percent taken off.  A minimum of 50% correct on all headings, airspeed, and minutes combines.  Example:  Correct heading from point A to B is 357.5.  If your answer is 355.5 two points are detracted.  Answers will be rounded to the half degree, whole knots, and half NM.  

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit through moodle/turnitin

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Collect interpret, and apply NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) information to flight planning

6. Reflect on the differences between the plan and actual flight path during the flight planning process

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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