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AVN1108 Flight Laboratory

Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Springfield
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Commerce
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 031505 - Aircraft Operation

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Examiner: Seung-Yong Lee


Pre-requisite: AVN1102 and AVN1104


Future aviation professionals will require a blend of skills to meet the steadily increasing needs of this complex socio-technical industry. In particular, aviation managers will require a wider appreciation of the aviation system than just the specific specialisations in which they are employed. For students undertaking the flight operations major, the first stage of their flying career involves the ab initio introductory phase from first flight through to first solo. The prerequisite knowledge which allows them to operate without an instructor on board comes from a range of sources, including year 1, semester 1 courses and from concurrent courses in semester 2, including flight laboratory theory. Students in the Aviation Management major will be encouraged to undertake this course, as an elective to broaden their understanding of the nature of flight operations.


The course uses a blend of practical and theory components, allowing students to translate and apply theory to practical applications whilst undertaking an aeronautical experience program. The course includes theory and practical aspects of flight preparation involving flight planning, meteorological interpretation, airport operations, air traffic control, pre and post flight briefings and airmanship. Students will be required to record their learning experiences in a reflective diary, which will be assessed as part of the course requirements.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. apply theory on aircraft operations learned previously to a practical situation while undertaking the aeronautical experience program
  2. demonstrate knowledge of basic aeronautical knowledge, flight planning and airport operations with an ability to practically apply those requirements while completing prescribed exercises within the aeronautical experience program
  3. exercise sound decision making and situational awareness skill-sets in preparation for and during prescribed aeronautical exercises
  4. apply knowledge of the rules of the air using sound ?airmanship? and threat and error management processes.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Revision of basic aeronautical knowledge 10.00
2. Airmanship and threat and error management 20.00
3. Practical aeronautical experience program 50.00
4. Reflective learning. 20.00

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Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
REFLECTIVE DIARY A 30 30 16 Sep 2016
REFLECTIVE DIARY B 70 70 21 Oct 2016

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    APA is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at //