|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
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 flight training in a B737 or A320 style simulator. 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. In addition, students will be required to record their learning experiences in a reflective diary, which will be assessed as part of the course requirements.