Course Title: 3.01 Aircraft General Knowledge 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6010 Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot)

Course Title: 3.01 Aircraft General Knowledge 3

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 18

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Raymond Meyer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9903

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Course Description

To provide the learner with selected elementary physics data to meet aeronautical knowledge objectives of the March 1996 Day VFR Syllabus and to recall the operation and purpose of a simple carburettor, superchargers, a constant speed unit (CSU), fuel system components, lubrication systems, stall warning devices, electrical and ignition systems, undercarriage systems, hydraulic systems, auto-pilot, and fire protection systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of Module 1.08 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) Examination, and Module 1.10 General Flying Progress Test (GFPT).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF926 3.01 Aircraft General Knowledge 3


1. Recall and state the operation of a simple carburettor, and the types and purpose of supercharging.

2. Recall and state the operation and selected terms associated with the operation of a CSU, and state the characteristics and operation of piston engine powerplants.

3. Recall and state selected definitions and terms associated with the operation of aircraft engines.

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.