Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AVIH3019A, 'Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Prepare charts and flight plan

1.1

Suitable maps, aeronautical charts and weather briefings for the intended operation are selected and the flight plan is prepared

1.2

Pre-operations information and NOTAM is accessed, analysed and applied to flight plan

1.3

Hazards are clearly indicated on charts where applicable and controls are implemented

1.4

Effects of wind velocity, adverse environmental conditions and contingency actions are planned for as appropriate

2

Comply with airspace procedures

2.1

Air traffic clearances are accessed and compliance with air traffic regulations is maintained

2.2

Airspace procedures and protocols are followed

2.3

Entrance into Controlled Airspace is undertaken only in compliance regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

3

Conduct departure procedures

3.1

Remote pilot station is organised and essential information is accessed

3.2

Departure administration tasks and communications are conducted

3.3

Orientation to ground level is maintained

3.4

Control of the RPA is given precedence over conducting navigation and communication tasks

3.5

Situational awareness and lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

3.6

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

3.7

Separation with other air traffic is maintained

4

Maintain RPA in operational area

4.1

Planned route is followed in accordance with workplace procedures

4.2

Communication tasks are completed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

4.3

RPA endurance is monitored and energy reserve needs are revised

4.4

Pre-descent or navigation turning point checks are executed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

4.5

Air traffic separation is maintained at all times

4.6

RPA is controlled according to workplace policies and procedures

4.7

Deteriorating visual meteorological conditions are recognised and appropriate RPA corrective actions are taken

4.8

Situational awareness and lookout is undertaken using a systematic scan technique

5

Navigate RPA within visual line of sight

5.1

Visual line of sight of the RPA is maintained at all times

5.2

Awareness of current and forecast weather conditions is maintained

5.3

Systematic scan technique is implemented at all times

5.4

Hazards and threats are identified and appropriately controlled

5.5

Effects of wind velocity, adverse environmental conditions and contingency actions are responded to as appropriate

5.6

Situational awareness is maintained at all times

6

Apply lost link procedure

6.1

Lost link profile and routing is prepared and validated

6.2

Fail-safe mechanism is reviewed and activated as appropriate in accordance with the RPAS flight manual

7

Apply lost radio communication procedure

7.1

Lost radio communications procedure and profile are prepared and validated

7.2

Back-up radio and/or alternate communication means are confirmed as appropriate in accordance with operations manual

8

Execute arrival procedures

8.1

Arrivals procedures are executed in accordance with operations manual

8.2

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

8.3

Situation awareness is maintained at all times

8.4

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

8.5

Separation with air traffic is maintained