Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules

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 AVIH4001, 'Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules' 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

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Prepare navigation documents and flight plan

1.1

Suitable navigation charts for intended flight are selected and prepared

1.2

Applicable information is obtained, analysed and applied to produce a flight plan that details tracks, distances, times and fuel requirements to reach a destination

1.3

Pre-flight planning is used to minimise in-flight navigational work load

1.4

Applicable VFR are applied to current and forecast operating conditions to determine whether planned flight can proceed

1.5

Hazards to navigation are marked on charts as required

2

Comply with airspace procedures

2.1

Applicable flight airspace restrictions and dimensions are identified

2.2

Air traffic clearances are obtained and compliance with them is maintained

2.3

Traffic, terrain and airspace separation criteria is maintained in accordance with VFR

3

Conduct departure procedures

3.1

Pre-flight planning and cockpit organisation is conducted to ensure charts, documentation and navigational equipment are accessible from the control seat

3.2

Departure administration and communication is conducted

3.3

Track is intercepted within five nautical miles of airfield and departure time is recorded or alternative procedures are applied as required

3.4

Orientation is always maintained

3.5

Priority is given to controlling aircraft before conducting navigation administration or communication

3.6

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and terrain

3.7

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

4

Navigate aircraft en route

4.1

Planned route is maintained in accordance with VFR

4.2

In-flight documentation and communication is completed

4.3

Waypoint and/or destination estimated time of arrival (ETA) are checked and revised as required

4.4

Search and rescue times (SARTIME) awareness is maintained and revised based on destination ETA calculations

4.5

Fuel consumption is monitored and reserves are revised

4.6

Pre-descent or navigation turning point checks are executed

4.7

Appropriate techniques to obtain a positive navigation fix at suitable intervals are used

4.8

Route, en route terrain, en route and destination weather awareness is maintained, and appropriate courses of action are implemented in accordance with changing weather conditions

4.9

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and terrain

4.10

Aircraft is configured as required for turbulent, holding and maximum aircraft range, based on environmental and operational conditions

4.11

Aircraft systems, fuel and engine warnings, cautions and indicators are monitored to ensure aircraft is operated to achieve flight plan objectives

5

Navigate at low level and in reduced visibility

5.1

Compliance with VFR is maintained during navigation at low level or in reduced visibility

5.2

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

5.3

Planned route is maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and procedures

5.4

In-flight documentation is completed

5.5

Waypoint and/or destination ETA are checked and revised as required

5.6

Aircraft is operated and configured to maintain minimum height above ground level (AGL) and terrain separation and remaining within visual meteorological conditions (VMC)

5.7

Route, en route terrain, en route and destination weather awareness is maintained, and appropriate courses of action are implemented in accordance with changing weather conditions

5.8

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and terrain

5.9

Hazards and threats to low flying navigation are identified and risk controls are implemented

5.10

Effects of wind velocity, false horizons, rising ground, adverse environmental conditions, and mountainous terrain are managed, and contingency actions are planned as required

5.11

Aircraft is configured as required for reduced visibility and low cloud base environmental and operational conditions

5.12

Situational awareness is maintained at all times

6

Perform lost procedure

6.1

Positional uncertainty is identified and recognised

6.2

Position is fixed and new track to destination attainable within limits of fuel and daylight is determined using recognised methods

6.3

Track to destination is re-established or replanned with consideration of fuel usage and reserves

6.4

Waypoint and/or destination ETA are checked and revised as required

6.5

Radio, navigation aids, transponder and air traffic control (ATC) services are used for assistance

6.6

A timely precautionary search and landing is planned for possible circumstances of being lost or having no fuel or no light

7

Perform diversion procedure

7.1

Requirement to perform diversion procedure is identified and a timely decision is made

7.2

Alternate acceptable aerodrome/destination is identified

7.3

New route is determined and established

7.4

Waypoint and/or destination ETA are checked and revised as required

7.5

Flight plan is revised considering operational information, weather, terrain, airspace and fuel available

7.6

Air traffic service is advised of action where possible and compliance with airspace procedures is maintained

7.7

SARTIME awareness is maintained and revised based on diversion destination ETA calculations and is cancelled on arrival

8

Use instrument navigation systems

8.1

Navigation systems are initialised and system validity checks are conducted as required

8.2

Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) checks are conducted as required

8.3

Navigation aids and systems are utilised to confirm position, track and navigation information

8.4

Flight plan is selected, loaded, checked and activated in aircraft navigation system

8.5

Navigation systems are operated in accordance with operating instructions and procedures

8.6

ATC radar is used for position information and tracking assistance as required

8.7

Waypoints and position fixes are confirmed using instrument navigation systems

8.8

Integrity of navigation aid/systems information is monitored and maintained

9

Execute arrival procedures

9.1

Arrival aerodrome, meteorological conditions and local traffic information is obtained and applied to arrival procedure plan

9.2

Radio communications are established and maintained

9.3

Aerodrome landing direction and arrival procedure suitability are determined

9.4

Descent point is calculated

9.5

Arrival and circuit procedures are conducted at destination aerodrome

9.6

Lookout is maintained during arrival procedure using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and terrain

9.7

Aerodrome markings, lights, signals and indicators are interpreted, applied and adhered to

9.8

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

9.9

SARTIME awareness is maintained and revised based on diversion destination ETA calculations and cancelled upon arrival