Control aeroplane in normal flight

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AVIY4003B, 'Control aeroplane in normal flight'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Climb aeroplane

1.1 Adjustments are made to attitude and power to achieve an increase of altitude at normal, maximum rate (VY), maximum angle (VX) and cruise conditions of flight during straight and turning manoeuvres

1.2 Aeroplane is maintained in balanced flight and trimmed

1.3 Aeroplane is levelled off from climb at nominated altitude using standard aeroplane procedures

1.4 Flightpath clearance is ensured

1.5 Climb checks are completed

1.6 Air traffic control altitude restrictions are observed

2Maintain straight and level flight

2.1 Power, attitude and configuration are set to achieve straight and level flight

2.2 Aeroplane is maintained in balanced flight and trimmed

2.3 Altitude and heading are maintained within tolerances

2.4 Flightpath clearance is ensured

3Descend aeroplane

3.1 Power, attitude and configuration are set to achieve descent during glide, power assisted flight and approach profiles

3.2 Aeroplane is maintained in balanced flight and trimmed

3.3 Aeroplane is levelled from a descent at a nominated altitude

3.4 Flightpath clearance is ensured

3.5 Air traffic control altitude restrictions are observed

3.6 Aeroplane does not exceed operating limits during descent

3.7 Effects of undercarriage and flaps are managed

3.8 Descent checks are completed

4Turn aeroplane

4.1 'Airspace cleared' procedure is carried out

4.2 Heading is altered in balanced flight during level, climbing, descending and gliding manoeuvres and turns are performed at varying rates to achieve specified tracks

4.3 Turn on to nominated heading or geographical feature is achieved

4.4 Aeroplane does not exceed operating limits during turns

5Control aeroplane at slow speed

5.1 Pre-manoeuvre checks are completed in accordance with operating procedures

5.2 Aeroplane is flown at minimum clean approach speed and at minimum landing configuration approach speed as specified in Flight Manual/POH in balanced flight

5.3 Height awareness is maintained during slow speed flight

5.4 Recovery to cruise speed is achieved whilst maintaining height

6Perform circuits and approaches

6.1 Traffic patterns are conducted in accordance with AIP procedures appropriate to the aeroplane type with allowance for wind velocity on all legs of the circuit

6.2 All checklists are completed and radiotelephone procedures followed

6.3 The approach path is appropriately intercepted and maintained in a manner applicable to the aeroplane type, whilst remaining clear of other traffic

6.4 Traffic conflict or adverse flight conditions are recognised when they arise and a go-around is performed from any position in the traffic pattern

6.5 Right of way rules are applied and complied with

6.6 Radio listening watch is maintained in accordance with established procedures

6.7 Aeroplane is configured for landing

7Comply with airspace requirements

7.1 While aeroplane is maintained within a specified area, compliance is maintained with air traffic requirements and controlled or restricted airspace conditions or limitations

7.2 Appropriate reactions are made to factors which may affect the safe progress of the flight

7.3 Awareness of aeroplane position is maintained using charts and geographical features

7.4 Radio listening watch is maintained in accordance with established procedures

7.5 Weather conditions are monitored and an appropriate action is taken

7.6 Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY4003B appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI40108 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence)