Flight (T)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

In Flight, students engage in a range of theoretical and practical activities that introduce them to the knowledge and skills required in the aviation industry. Students have access to resources such as charts, flight computers and flight simulators.

Post-school pathways

Students completing this course can apply their knowledge to further study in aviation including study for the private pilot licence, Bachelor of Aviation, ADFA, or a trade qualification toward becoming a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Workload expectation

Four hours outside of class per week to complete homework and assignments. Areas of study such as Navigation require serious application to achieve the best results.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major course.

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Aviation Science

2

Commercial Aviation

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Aviation Science

2

Commercial Aviation

3

Meteorology and Human Factors

4

Navigation and Flight Planning

Unit descriptions

Aviation Science

Students explore the physical principles which underpin flight and the structure of aircraft engines and airframes.

Commercial Aviation

This unit delves deeper into aerodynamic theory for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft and looks more closely at the legislative framework that regulates aviation in Australia.

Navigation and Flight Planning

This is a practical unit covering aspects of mapping, navigation, radio navigation, and flight planning.

Meteorology and Human Factors

Students investigate weather systems, particularly their impact on aviation and flight planning, and ways in which flight affects the human body