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Visual Flight Training I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Visual Flight Training I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG61
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Checkflug 90 minutes

[updated 01.10.2020]
Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

ABBG61 (P410-0047) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 2, mandatory course
ABBG61 (P410-0047) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 150 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
ABBG410 Meteorology II
ABBG47 General Aircraft Knowledge II & Priciples of Flight II
ABBG48 Performance and Flight Planning II & Navigation II
ABBG49 Human Performance II & Communication II
ABBG62 Visual Flight Training II
ABBG64 Multi-Crew Cooperation

[updated 12.05.2016]
Module coordinator:
Matthias Lehmann (lecture)
Rolf Weymar (lecture)

[updated 04.05.2016]
Learning outcomes:
The students will acquire the following competencies during the first phase of ATPL flight training:
-        Application of aviation knowledge
-        Aircraft control
-        Knowledge of/adherence to procedures
-        Radio communication
-        Risk, task and workload management
-        Situational awareness
-        Aeronautical decision making and problem solving

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
Visual Flight Training Part 1
Phase 1 (RWL)
Exercises up to the first solo flight comprise dual flight instruction on a single-engine airplane including:
-        pre-flight operations, mass and balance determination, airplane inspection and servicing
-        aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, collision avoidance and precautions
-        control of the airplane by external visual references
-        normal take-off and landings
-        flight at critically slow airspeeds, recognition of and recovery from incipient and full stalls, spin avoidance
-        unusual attitudes and simulated engine failure
Phase 2 (RWL)
Exercises up to the first solo cross-country flight comprise dual flight instruction and solo flights including:
-        maximum performance (short field and obstacle clearance) take-off, short-field landings
-        flight by reference solely to instruments, including the completion of a 180° turn
-        dual cross-country flying using external visual references, dead-reckoning and radio navigation aids,
        diversion procedures
-        aerodrome and traffic pattern operations at different aerodromes
-        crosswind take-off and landings
-        abnormal and emergency procedures and manoeuvres, including simulated airplane equipment malfunctions
-        operations to, from and transiting to controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic service procedures,
        radio telephony procedures and phraseology
-        knowledge of meteorological briefing arrangements, evaluation of weather conditions for flight and use of
Aeronautical Information Services (AIS).
Phase 3 (RWL)
Exercises up to the PPL(A) skill test level comprise dual instruction and flight instruction as SPIC. The dual instruction and testing comprises:
-        repetition of exercises from phases 1 and 2
-        VFR flight at relatively critical high airspeeds, recognition of and recovery from spiral dives

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Class briefings, lesson plans, flight preparation, pre-flight briefings, flight lessons, post-flight briefing, self-study according to lesson plans and homework assignments, single-engine airplane, white board, flip chart, iTunes U, iPad or MacBook, PC-MET Software,

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
-        Training Manual Part A Chapter 2, RWL German Flight Academy 2015
-        Training Manual Part B Chapter 1 through 6, RWL German Flight Academy 2013
-        Operations Manual  Part A through C, RWL German Flight Academy 2013
-        POH AT-01 Aquila , Aquila Aviation GmbH (latest version)
-        AIP VFR
-        Bottlang Airfield Manual, Jeppesen Sanderson Inc. (latest version)

[updated 01.10.2020]
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