Flight Theory and Operations

Flight Theory and Operations - AVF117

An introductory course in aircraft performance. The course introduces the student to basic aerodynamic principles and their underlying theories and how theory translates into practical applications with the use of performance charts for estimating cruise, range, endurance, take off and landing performance. Other performance areas include power and thrust, load and stress analysis, design characteristics of various airplane categories and the need to design economically efficient air transportation.


The course also introduces cockpit instrumentation and the pilots need to understand and interpret airplane performance during normal and abnormal maneuvers and an appreciation of the operating limitations of traditional instrumentation.