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Visual Flight Training I

Module name (EN): Visual Flight Training I
Degree programme: Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: ABBG61
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: -
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
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:
ABBG61 Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 2, mandatory course
ABBG61 Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 3, mandatory course
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 11.02.2020]
Module coordinator:
Lecturer: Studienleitung

[updated 01.10.2018]
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]
[Tue Jan 25 00:42:07 CET 2022, CKEY=avftid, BKEY=avg3, CID=ABBG61, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=25.01.2022]