Course Subject: Principles of Flight
Course Code: FLIPRI
Course Aim: To provide participants with required knowledge in respective theoretical subjects in accordance with the European (EASA PART FCL) Regulations for Flight Crew Licensing. Also to prepare participants for the respective Theoretical Knowledge Examinations organized by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) in Greece as part of the requirements for the issue of Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) or Private Pilot Licence (PPL) for Aeroplanes.
Participant Academic Background: Good prior knowledge in Mathematics and Physics (at least completion at secondary education level - min 6 years of study) and English Language (at least at level of Cambridge First Certificate in English or higher) is required.
Approximate Number of Classroom Instruction Hours: 28
Approximate Number of Self - Study Hours: 30
Progress Monitoring: Through Tests and/or Assignments available at the e-Learning platform in English
Internal Examination: Course Completion Examination available at the e-Learning platform in English
Course Duration: Approximately 7 days
Instruction Language: English
Brief Course Syllabus: Subsonic aerodynamics - Basics concepts, laws and definitions, Laws and definitions, Basics about airflow, Aerodynamic forces on surfaces, Shape of an aerofoil section, The wing shape. The two-dimensional airflow about an aerofoil, The coefficients, The three-dimensional airflow round a wing and a fuselage, Streamline pattern, Induced drag, Drag, The ground effect, The stall, Flow separation at increasing angles of attack, The stall speed, The initial stall in span-wise direction, Stall warning, Special phenomena of stall, CL augmentation, Trailing edge flaps and the reasons for use in take-off and landing, Leading edge devices and the reasons for use in take-off and landing, The boundary layer (Different types), Special circumstances (Ice and other contamination), Stability, Condition of equilibrium in steady horizontal flight, Equilibrium, Methods of achieving balance, Static and dynamic longitudinal stability (Basics and definitions), Location of centre of gravity, Dynamic lateral or directional stability, Control (General, Pitch control, Yaw control, Roll control, Means to reduce control forces, Mass balance, Means to reduce control forces (Trimming), Limitations (Operating limitations), Manoeuvring envelope, Gust envelope, Propellers, Conversion of engine torque to thrust,
Engine failure or engine stop, Moments due to propeller operation, Flight mechanics (Forces acting on an aeroplane)
Course participation fee includes:
- Trainer fees
- Training Materials (available at the e-Learning platform in English)
- Progress Tests & Assignments
- Internal Examination (Initial only)
- Issue of Certificate of Course Completion (in case of succesful completion of the course)
Training Location: Greece. In case of a different location additional course organisation fees apply, depending on number of participants and country of course implementation, to cover space and equipment rental, transportation, accommodation and living expenses of the trainer and any taxes as per national regulations.
Additional Information: Successful completion of this Course requires a score of 80% or higher in Course Completion Examination based on multiple choice questions with one single correct answer. A maximum number of 3 attempts is allowed (initial and 2 retakes). Subject to successful course completion the participant is issued a Letter of Course Completion in the respective subject. A score report is also issued by the HCAA attesting the performance of the participant in the respective subject when he/she sits HCAA examination for this subject in Greece.