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Basic Aeronautical Knowledge Certificate Programme

 

For candidates looking to achieve proficiency in CASA/FAA exams, or just to improve their technical knowledge before applying to an airline, the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge Certificate Programme, is an effective way to demonstrate your knowledge and passion for aviation.

Learn from experienced native English speaking airline pilots every Saturday and Sunday afternoon 1400-1600, attend a teacher led study group 1600-1700 and meet special guests who are former (and current) Aviation English Asia Ltd students, now working as pilots for Cathay Pacific Airways, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express.

The course is 100 hours in total and contains 3 modules which can be taken independently.

Module 1

Unit Subject Topics include
  Aircraft Structure
  • Aircraft components
  • Wing design
  • Undercarriage design
  • Retraction and extension
  • Brakes
  • Tyres
  Principles of Flight  
  • Forces in flight
  • Wing characteristics
  • Aerofoil design
  • Stalling
  • Lift and drag
  Aerodynamics
  • High speed aerodynamics
  • Shock waves
  • Low and high speed buffet
  • Speed marginsLoad factor limits
  • Adverse effects
  • High altitude flight
  • Stability
  • Ceiling
  • Climbing
  • Range and endurance
  Flight Controls
  • Basic control types
  • Flight control assistance
  • Control effects
  • Wing augmentation
  • Advanced control features
  • High lift devices
  • Stall protection
  Aircraft Systems
  • Engines
  • Propulsion
  • Electrical systems
  • Generators
  • Alternators
  • Ram Air Turbine
  • Batteries
  • Climate control
  • Hydraulics
  • Oxygen
  • Oil systems 
  • Fuel systems
  • Fire protection
  • Smoke detection systems
  • Fire extinguishing systems
  • Onboard fire extinguishers 
  • Ice protection
  Flight Instruments
  • Gyroscopes
  • Compasses
  • Indicators
  • Pitot and static instruments
  • Navigation instruments
  • Pitot and static measurement
  • Temperature measurement
  • Angle of attack
  Aircraft Documentation  

 

Aerodynamics



 

Engines and Propellers

Major manufacturers
Jet engine types
Combustion cycle
Jet engine construction
Intakes
Fan
Compressor
Turbine
Free turbine
Multi spool engines
Exhaust
Reverse thrust
Noises
Thrust and power augmentation
Engine starting relight and protection
Engine efficiency
Engine instruments
Engine control
Thrust lever positions
Auxiliary power unit
Propellers
Propeller aerodynamics
Piston engines
Engine lubrication
Fuel
Refuelling and measurement

Fire Protection

 

Flight Controls

 

Human Factors

Human factors
Information processing
Crew resource management
Optical illusions
Physical effects

Hydraulics, Pressurization and Oxygen

Hydraulic systems
Hydraulic fluids
System components
Backup systems
Bleed air systems
Pressurization systems
Air-conditioning systems
Humidity control
Oxygen

Ice Protection and Warning

Ice detection
Ice removal and protection

Instruments

 

Meteorology

International standard atmosphere
Temperature
Pressure
Density
Relative humidity and dew point
Levels and pressure
Clouds
Tropopause
Isothermal and inversion
Precipitation
Visibility and runway visual range
Fog and mist
Aircraft icing
Jet streams
Clear air turbulence
Thunderstorms
Microbursts
Mountain waves
Wind
Tri cell theory
Thermal equator
Intertropical convergence zone
Local winds
Tropical revolving storms
Air masses
Pressure systems
Frontal systems
Other phenomenon
Weather radar
Volcanic ash
Forecasts and reports

Navigation and Auto Flight

Navigation and auto flight systems
Hyperbolic navigation
Satellite navigation
Doppler navigation
Inertial navigation
High latitude flying
Fly by wire
Air data computer
EFIS systems
Flight management systems
Auto flight systems
Alert and warning systems
General navigation 

Navigation Theory

Direction
Maps
Time
Point of no return 
Critical point

Operational

Documentation
Airport operations
LAHSO Land and hold short operations
SIMOPS Simultaneous runway operations
SODROPS Simultaneous opposite direction runway operations
Long range operations
ETOPS Extended twin engine operations
Operational requirements
Polar routes
Instrument approaches
Microwave landing systems
Direction finding
ILS protection
Low visibility operations
Minimum altitudes
MOCA, MORA, MEA
Departures and arrivals
Cruising levels
RVSM Operations
RVSM equipment
Turning
Navigation requirements
Collision avoidance
Lighting
Radio
Search and rescue
Fire fighting RFFS
Wake turbulence
Instrument procedures
PANS OPS
Air traffic management
Fuel planning
Crosswinds
Dangerous goods
Maintenance
Minimum equipment list MEL
Configuration deviation list CDL
Briefings and checklists
Safety requirements

Performance

Takeoff performance
WAT limits
Runway distances
Balanced field length
Runway alignment
Stopping performance
Performance definitions
Segments
Gross and net
Obstacle clearance
Performance improvement
Engine failure procedures
Speeds
Runway condition
Noise abatement
Tail strike
Landing performance
Go around performance
Enroute performance
Miscellaneous

Radio

Radiotelephony
Radio equipment
VORTAC TACAN
Radar
ACARS

Reference Speeds

Airspeeds
Performance speeds
Stall speeds
Miscellaneous speeds
Approach segment speeds
Landing speeds
Speeds and effects

Runways and Airport Facilities

Aerodrome categories
Taxiway markings
Airport signs
Runway markings
Approach lighting
Runway lighting
Taxiway lighting
Approach slope guidance
Visual docking guidance

Undercarriage, Tyres and Brakes


Aquaplaning and hydroplaning
Aircraft and pavement classification

Weight and Balance

Aircraft weight
Aircraft balance

 

 

 Module 2

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

There are also opportunities to attend flight training in Australia / USA and obtain a Private Pilot Licence (approximate cost 65,000 HKD including accommodation)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Brendan - Aviation English Teacher / Subject Matter Expert / Airline Pilot

Brendan is a Senior Pilot flying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for a Hong Kong based airline. He is a former RAF pilot and has flown a wide range of aircraft including the Hawk, Boeing 747 and various high altitude aircraft. He has a lot of experience teaching pilots from ab initio (from the beginning) all the way up to fighter pilots.

Gary - Aviation English Teacher / Subject Matter Expert / Airline Pilot

Gary is a First Officer flying Boeing 747 for a Hong Kong based airline.  He is a qualified Native English teacher.

Philip -  Subject Matter Expert / Airline Pilot

Philip is a Second Officer flying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for a Hong Kong based airline.  Philip is a recent graduate of FTA winning the academic award with scores of 99%.  

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Hong Kong

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time and full time courses in Hong Kong since 2009.

All courses are available in Hong Kong. Check the schedule above for details.

Vietnam

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time courses in Vietnam since 2014.

All courses are available in Vietnam - typically every 8 weeks, or by special arrangement.

Taiwan

ICAO Aviation English, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics, and English for Flight Attendants are available in Taipei, Tainan and Kaosiung.

  

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