Overview

To provide students with the required aviation theoretical knowledge in the areas of Flight Planning and Performance & Loading for the Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) as detailed in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS).

Requisites

Prerequisites
AVT10006 Commercial Pilot Licence Theory 1

AND
AVT20003 Commercial Pilot Licence Theory 2

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Explain the flight planning and performance considerations that affect flying operations at the Air Transport Pilot Level
  • Safely and accurately plan a flight, including performance & loading calculations, for the Boeing 727 according to CASA flight planning requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unit content sufficient to pass the CASA Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) Theory Examinations for Flight Planning and Performance & Loading

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
9.00 12 weeks 108
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Individual Study
3.50 12 weeks 42
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
CASA ATPL Flight Planning (AFPA) ExaminationIndividual 25% 1,2,3 
CASA ATPL Performance and Loading (APLA) ExaminationIndividual 25% 1,2,3 
Flight Planning TestIndividual 25% 1,2,3 
Performance and Loading TestIndividual 25% 1,2,3 

Hurdle

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

Pass all assessments

Content

This unit of study satisfies the theoretical knowledge requirements specified in the CASA Part 61 MOS for two of the seven subjects required for the award of an Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) by CASA. It consists of the following areas of aviation theoretical knowledge:

  • Flight Planning; and
  • Performance & Loading

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.