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AVN1102 General Aviation Knowledge

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


There is a library of knowledge that students must have to be able to operate an aeroplane safely and efficiently and generally the required knowledge is sequentially introduced to students in stages. This course is the very first course that aims to provide a solid basis for more technical subjects later in the program. The course, together with AVN1104 Introduction to Human Performance in Aviation will provide adequate knowledge in preparation for subsequent academic courses (for example, AVN1108 Flight Laboratory) and flight training during students’ second academic year in the Flight Operations major. Students in the Aviation Management major will also find this course beneficial, as aviation managers will require a wider appreciation of the aviation system and broad understanding of the nature of flight operation.

This course is designed to provide sufficient theoretical knowledge on a wide range of topics such as light aircraft systems, basic aerodynamics, and an introduction to Australian regulatory systems and associated publications while maintaining a relatively low level of complexity. The course also provides an opportunity to evaluate accidents/incidents associated with common meteorological phenomena. The course concludes with a focus on basic navigation and operations, performance and planning. Students will begin their professional development in the industry in this course concomitantly with other first year courses by investigating and experiencing aspects of the industry such as appropriate dress, bearing, professional attitudes and non-technical skills.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 28 January 2023