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AMET 101 - Theory of Flight
AMET 101

This module covers the study of aerodynamics relating to low and high speed of fixed rotary wing aircraft.

  • Total Hours: 40
  • Lecture Hours: 40
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisite: Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
Course Content:

T1-1 Theory of Flight - Fixed Wing

  • Describe the properties of the atmosphere
  • Explain how lift is generated and affected
  • Explain how control and stability are re-achieved for an aircraft in flight
  • Explain the principles of high-speed flight, the problems encountered and how those problems have been addressed
T1-2 Theory of Flight - Rotary Wing:
  • Describe aerodynamic principles affecting a rotary wing aircraft
  • Describe various rotor designs employing accepted terminology
  • Describe the forces acting on various helicopter rotor systems
  • Describe auto rotation, ground resonance and stability with regard to helicopter types
  • Describe helicopter rotor control systems
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will relate the aircraft's ability to create lift within the atmospheric conditions it must work in.
  • They will explain the variables of control and stability of the aircraft and identify the design features that affect these variables.
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70

Additional Comments:
  • T1-1 = 60%
  • T1-2=40%

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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