AER200 - Advanced Aeronautics

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Subject Title
Advanced Aeronautics

Subject Description
This course provides an introduction to meteorology and aircraft navigation. The basic principles of meteorology are covered, as are those aspects of meteorology of particular importance to pilots, such as severe weather, icing and its effects on aircraft, aviation weather reports etc. Topics in aircraft navigation that are covered include aeronautical charts and their use in VFR flight planning and execution, navigation problems such as wind and drift problems, calculation of heading to steer and groundspeed, etc. Students also learn the use of the E6B flight computer. Aviation radio communication facilities and radio navigation aids used for short-range cross country flights are studied. The students apply their knowledge of meteorology and navigation to many exercises in VFR flight planning.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:


  1. Explain properties of the atmosphere and the formation of weather using general weather related scenarios.

  2. Interpret all general aviation weather products to plan for a visual flight rules flight.

  3. Use aeronautical charts to plan a visual flight rules flight and to make enroute corrections.

  4. Interpret instrument indications to solve radio navigation problems using aviation specific scenarios.

  5. Explain radio-operating principles effect on visual flight rules.

Essential Employability Skills
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Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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