Course Title: 3.02 Aerodynamics, Operations And Performance 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4016 Certificate IV in Air Transport (Commercial Pilot)

Course Title: 3.02 Aerodynamics, Operations And Performance 3

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 36

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Course Contact: Jennifer Taberner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9999

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Course Description

To complete the study of aerodynamics (started in module VBF907) to Commercial standard, and to complete the study of aircraft operations and performance to Commercial standard.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of Module 2.03 Aeroplane Type and Aerodynamics 2, and Module 2.05 Operation, Performance and Flight Planning 2.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF927 3.02 Aerodynamics, Operations And Performance 3


1. Recall selected definitions, Bernoulli's theorem and airflow around a wing.

2. Recall and state the reasons for flying for maximum range or endurance, the aerodynamic and engine considerations involved, and selected positions on the power required graph, and recall selected terms relating to wing loading.

3. Calculate the critical point (equi-time point) and point of no return (PNR) under various conditions.

4. Recall and state the forces acting on a twin engine aircraft with one engine failed, factors affecting the yaw, and associated terms and definitions and the best flight configuration for flight with one engine failed.

5. Determine graphically, mathematically or by tabular means that an aircraft remains in balance for the whole flight and recall and state selected terms associated with loading of an aircraft.

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Overview of Assessment

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