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.
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Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: AVAT 11001
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).
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.
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