To endorse the student on the PPL (A) test aircraft. To consolidate the procedural aspects of cross country flight. To further develop proficiency in departure, en-route and arrival procedures in the conduct of private operations under VFR.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
Be able to determine one’s individual fitness to conduct a cross country flight within Australia
Be able to plan the flight considering all legal operational requirements based on accurate meteorological analysis including en-route and take-off and landing performance
Be able to prepare the aircraft including determining complete aircraft serviceability, fuel requirements and loading procedures
Be able to manage passengers during normal and emergency operations
Be able to safely conduct a cross flight of approximately 3 hours duration according to GFS standard operating procedures for normal and non-normal in-flight scenarios complying with all airspace requirements
Attain a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
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Face to Face Contact (Phasing out) Other
The Additional Practicum will be utilised by students, to complete any additional flight hours required to meet competency within the associated practicum. This will constitute of 11 hours dual flight in a C172 aircraft.
A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.