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Aviation Foundation Studies



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Aviation Foundation Studies - Distance Learning prices UK complete course
£80 per unit paid one by one 8 x £80  = £640
Full course paid in advance  £576





Avtech 2000 Course Details

Aviation Foundation Studies

Entry requirements

Anybody may start the Aviation Foundation Studies course without prior knowledge or experience, however a reasonable knowledge of the English language and simple mathematics are necessary.



Leading to a City & Guilds qualification, this provides a broad knowledge and is the ideal and is the ideal foundation for progressing to one of the advanced courses.


Introduction to Air Transport - Unit F1

Covers elements of the air transport industry, modes of transport and the components of a transport system. How world air routes developed, the aviation environment and an explanation of time zones.


Airports - Unit F2

The requirements for siting an airport and the history of the development of airports in the UK. The physical requirements, both operational and commercial, for an airport. The needs of aprons and terminals; landing aids and Fire and Rescue services.


Principles of Flight - Unit F3

Covering the four forces of lift, drag, thrust and weight, and how lift and drag are produced. Aircraft controls and their effects. High-speed flight and the problems associated with it. Finally a look at helicopters and how they fly.


Aircraft Systems and Powerplants - Unit F4

Gives an insight into how aircraft are powered, by piston and gas turbine engines, propellers or otherwise. The study also covers aircraft systems - fuel, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic, together with instruments and construction and layout of aircraft.


Navigation and Air Traffic Control - Unit F5

Form of the earth, radio beacons and radar. Details of types of chart, airways and the effects of wind on speed and heading. Division of airspace, flight progress and air traffic control.


Meteorology - Unit F6

Explains the transfer of heat, global heating and heat distribution. Humidity, cloud types, frontal systems and pressure patterns. European air masses, how upper winds and jetstreams and local and low level winds develop. The causes of fog. Understanding TAFs and METARs, upper wind charts and SIGMETs.


Aircraft Operation - Unit F7

Runway declared distances, and an introduction to scheduled (take-off) performance, fuel flight planning and weight and balance.


Marketing, Economics and Regulation - Unit F8

The principles of marketing including passenger, cargo and airport markets. Profit and loss, cost centres of the air transport industry, cash flow, types of company in the air transport industry. The regulatory bodies - ICAO, IATA, CAA, etc.


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