AVAT13005 - Aviation Theory V
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides the Command Instrument Rating theory required by Commercial Pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA Instrument Rating Examination (IREX). Topics covered include instrumentation, radio navigation aids, IFR planning, enroute considerations, IFR arrivals and departures, and IFR meteorology.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: AVAT 11001 and AVAT 12002 and AVAT 12003 and AVAT 12004

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 2 - 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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 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%

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Hypothesise the outcome of flying in a range of meteorological conditions
  2. Critically analyse meteorological information in VOLMET (Meteorological Information for Aircraft in Flight)
  3. Evaluate a given radio navigation aid and undertake calculations related to aircraft tracking
  4. Explain limitations associated with radar operations
  5. Plan IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flights in Australia in accordance with airways operations procedures as detailed in (AIP Aeronautical Information Publication) and ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia)
  6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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

Command Instrument Rating
Author/s: Robinson, David Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Darra State: Queensland
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 10-07-2017

Meteorology

2

Week 2 17-07-2017

Instrument Flying Technique

4

Quizzes start this week and will occur every week for the remainder of the unit. Check Moodle for when the quiz is open.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Abnormal Operations - IMC

5

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (24 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Radar

6

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Navigation Aids: NDB/ADF, VOR, DME

7, 8 & 9

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

ILS

10

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

RNAV Systems

11

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Command Instrument Rating Privileges and Limitations

12, 13 & CAO 40.20.1

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Preparing an IFR Flight

14

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (11 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

IFR Preparation and Departures

15

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

IFR En Route, Arrivals, and Holding Patterns

16, 17 & 18

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Written Assessment Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Instrument Approaches and Visual Manoeuvring

19 & 20

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Writing Assignment

Ensure you begin this early in the term. See Moodle for Due Date.

Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 3 Monday (24-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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

2. Critically analyse meteorological information in VOLMET (Meteorological Information for Aircraft in Flight)

3. Evaluate a given radio navigation aid and undertake calculations related to aircraft tracking

4. Explain limitations associated with radar operations

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



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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

6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
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



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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

5. Plan IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flights in Australia in accordance with airways operations procedures as detailed in (AIP Aeronautical Information Publication) and ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia)

6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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

5. Plan IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flights in Australia in accordance with airways operations procedures as detailed in (AIP Aeronautical Information Publication) and ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia)

6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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

6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (11-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

s

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

1. Hypothesise the outcome of flying in a range of meteorological conditions

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



8 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
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



9 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

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

1. Hypothesise the outcome of flying in a range of meteorological conditions

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



10 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
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
This assignment will broaden your understanding of the requirements and challenges of instrument flight. You will need to reviews relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain and discuss the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compare to Visual Flying. You can use the text but other sources must be used to broaden your depth and knowledge of the subject.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
The differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 1200 words maximum.
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences between IFR and VFR flying. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the differences and challenges demonstrated by a well-informed and critical discussion.

HD: Excellent and appropriate use of examples and a good grasp of the challenges and differences of IFR compared to VFR flight. Excellent referencing.
D: Considerable knowledge and understanding of IFR vs. VFR flying. Very good use of examples. Good referencing.
C: Appropriate use of examples, knowledge, and understanding. Decent referencing
P: Basic knowledge and understanding. Decent referencing.
P: Some use of examples. Little knowledge and understanding. Adequate Referencing.
F: No use of examples. No grasp of the subject on IFR/VFR differences and challenges. No or limited references. Very poor referencing.
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

5. Plan IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flights in Australia in accordance with airways operations procedures as detailed in (AIP Aeronautical Information Publication) and ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia)

6. Recall and determine appropriate action for a missed approach

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

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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