AER100 - Aeronautics
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|Last revision date||Oct 12, 2012 3:02:38 PM|
|Last review date||Oct 12, 2012 3:02:38 PM|
This course covers the following topics: basic theory of flight; aircraft engines; airframes and propellers; aircraft instruments; aircraft performance; aeronautical facilities and personnel; aircraft licensing. Students are also given introductions to the Canadian airspace structure, air traffic rules and procedures and the influence of medical factors on flight safety.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Describe the basic components and the structure of a Cessna 172S.
2. Describe the loads acting on a Cessna 172S in flight.
3. Use Bernoulli?s theorem and Newton?s laws to explain the production of lift by an aerofoil.
4. Summarize how flight performance and flight characteristics are affected by aircraft weight, centre of gravity, drag, aerodynamic couples and turning moments, wing design and high lift devices.
5. Describe the pitot-static system of an aircraft and describe the principles of operation, limitations and sources of error of the flight instruments associated with it.
6. Describe the principles of operation, limitations and the sources of error of the instruments based upon the aircraft gyroscope.
7. Explain the structure, function and sources of error of the magnetic compass.
8. Explain the design, construction and operation of the 4-stroke reciprocating engine.
9. Describe and explain the operation of systems of light aircraft such as the electrical system, ignition system, fuel system etc.
10. Demonstrate the ability to use the C-172S Pilot Operations Manual.
11. Carry out weight and balance calculations and performance calculations for a C-172S.
12. Discuss basic airmanship topics such as the safe operation of aircraft on the ground and in the air, the maintenance of the airworthiness of an aircraft etc.
13. Describe aerodrome layouts, markings etc. and describe proper aerodrome traffic procedures for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flights.
14. Explain the structure of the Canadian airspace system.
15. Analyze and interpret the Canadian Air Regulations and describe how they apply to pilot and aircraft licensing and to VFR flights.
16. Explain how flight safety can be influenced by factors such as diet, physical fitness, alcohol, drugs, fatigue, emotional stress, etc.
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