AVAT12004 - Aviation Theory IV
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides the operation, performance and planning theory, and the human performance and limitations theory, required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include the aerodromes and ALA's, takeoff and landing Performance, climb, cruise and descent performance, weight and balance consideration, and the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo Loading Systems, and airspace consideration, weather Consideration, topography consideration, aircraft performance, flight plan preparation and submission, and basic health and fitness, hyperventilation, atmospheric pressure changes, anatomy of the ear, vision, illusions, motion sickness, hypoxia, and first aid and survival. In addition to the recommended printed materials, students must obtain current charts (WAC, ERC-L, VTC) and current documents (ERSA). The documentation is available from Air Services Australia in Melbourne or at select flight schools throughout Australia.

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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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
First quizzes seem to start well after the course delivery. Later quizzes seemed a little compressed. Not sure about the practicality of group work assignments for distant students Have Your Say Reflect on the design of the group assignment
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Determine the safe and legal use for aerodrome or aeroplane landing areas (ALA) for take off and landing of an aircraft
  2. Calculate take-off and landing requirements using the Take-Off Performance Chart and Landing Performance Chart in ISA conditions
  3. Determine weight limits for maximum aeroplane climb performance and calculate power and velocity parameters to achieve minimum legal and safe performance for take off and climb out
  4. Determine maximum aeroplane climb performance, including calculation power, velocity, best angle of climb, rate of climb and cruise climb
  5. Evaluate Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo loading systems for maximum fuel load and payload return
  6. Prepare and submit a flight plan
  7. Evaluate impact of human factors on safety, including other aircrew and passengers and determine appropriate responses

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 7
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

Aircraft Operation Performance and Planning (ATB42-03)
Author/s: Aviation Theory Centre Year: 2009 or newer
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Brisbane State: Qld
Country: Australia
Human Factors for CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus (ATB42-06)
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
Note:

Thank you for choosing our aviation program. If you have any questions please contact me. Ron Bishop

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

Aerodromes and ALA's

AOPP 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Aircraft Take-Off Performance

AOPP 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Aircraft Landing Performance

AOPP 2

Week 4 27-03-2017

Take-Off Climb Performance

AOPP 3

Week 5 03-04-2017

Climb Performance Angle, Rate and Cruise

AOPP 3

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

Flight Planning

AOPP 4

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

Flight Plan submission & Operational Considerations

AOPP 4 & 5

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

Aircraft Loading Alpha & Bravo Loading Systems

AOPP 6

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

Aircraft Loading Charlie & Echo

AOPP 6 & 7

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

Human Performance Limitations & Recognition

HPL 1 to 3

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

Human Performance Limitations & Recognition

HPL 4 to 6

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

Human Performance First Aid & Survival

HPL 9

Online Quiz 8 Due Monday (29 May 17) 09:00 AM 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 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

1. Determine the safe and legal use for aerodrome or aeroplane landing areas (ALA) for take off and landing of an aircraft

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



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 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

2. Calculate take-off and landing requirements using the Take-Off Performance Chart and Landing Performance Chart in ISA conditions

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 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 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

3. Determine weight limits for maximum aeroplane climb performance and calculate power and velocity parameters to achieve minimum legal and safe performance for take off and climb out

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



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 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

4. Determine maximum aeroplane climb performance, including calculation power, velocity, best angle of climb, rate of climb and cruise climb

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 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 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

5. Evaluate Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo loading systems for maximum fuel load and payload return

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

1. Communication

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. Prepare and submit a flight plan

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

1. Communication

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

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

7. Evaluate impact of human factors on safety, including other aircrew and passengers and determine appropriate responses

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



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 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

4. Information Literacy



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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



11 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

 

Develop a flight plan within a team of no more than 4
students create a flight plan that includes Climb, Cruise,
Descent, and Landing data for a Cessna 172. Use charts in the
text to compute accurate data. Organize and plan a survival plan
for the flight.
Group Work
 
The route will be from Bundaberg to Coffs Harbor and return to Bundaberg.  Use Cessna 172N performance specifications with a planned altitude between 3-5000ft.  Wind is 140 @ 8 knots throughout the entire day. Temperature is 20 C at Bundaberg and 15 C at Coffs Harbor.  1 pilot and 1 passenger on board without baggage.  Use text and online resources for Cessna 172N specifications.
 
Evaluate, criticise, assess, and summarise the group's
efforts and each individual's performance during the flight plan
assignment. Determine the team's effective areas and area's
that need improvement. Estimate overall effectiveness and each
individual contribution to the overall project.
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Must be submitted on Moodle before the above date/time
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Flight plan will be graded on a pass fail basis based on your ability to flight plan using information online for Cessna 172N aircraft.  Minimum standard to pass will be a successful heading within 3 degrees for inbound and outbound routes of flight.  Estimated Time of arrival for Coffs Harbor and back in to Bundaberg will be within 3 minutes.  True Airspeed (TAS) within 5 knots.  Groundspeed (GS) within 5 knots.

Written team Assessment Criteria:

 

 

Written Team Assessment Criteria:

Demonstrates conceptual/theoretical knowledge and understanding

Pass

Good demonstration of assessing teamwork, interpersonal communication, and giving corrective feedback in professional contexts

Demonstrates the ability to assess what works and what doesn’t in a team environment

Demonstrates application of sensitivity towards actions and behaviours in assessing a group activity

Fail

Limited or no demonstration of assessing teamwork, interpersonal communication, and giving corrective feedback in professional contexts

Limited or no ability to assess what works and what doesn’t in a team environment

Limited or no sensitivity towards actions and behaviours in assessing a group activity

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

6. Prepare and submit a flight plan

7. Evaluate impact of human factors on safety, including other aircrew and passengers and determine appropriate responses

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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