Course Outline

ASCI 378 : Helicopter Flight Environments

Preview Workflow

Viewing: ASCI 378-WW : Helicopter Flight Environments

Last approved: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:47:18 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:47:17 GMT

ASCI 378-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ASCI
378
Helicopter Flight Environments
3
During this course, the student obtains the foundation for helicopter operations in terrain flight and in varying environmental conditions. The student will be introduced to aspects particular to helicopter flight as it pertains to adverse weather and day and night environments specifically pertaining to take off, cruise and landing. Emphasis will be placed on understanding principles of flight close to the Earth and hazards both natural and man-made. Additional emphasis will be placed on helicopter flight in and around mountains, snow, desert and overwater operations. The student will be exposed to visual references and how to adjust perceptions to maintain safe, low-level flight in and around hazardous conditions present in commercial helicopter operations. By the end of the course, the student will have sufficient knowledge to understand the concepts necessary for employment in the commercial helicopter industry.

This course provides sufficient background knowledge in the environmental aspects of being a professional helicopter pilot as related to various helicopter operations. It also provides a basic understanding of potentially hazardous environmental flight conditions and the methodology for reducing the risk associated with those environments.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Explain the skills necessary to identify potential flight hazards to low altitude flight.

2. Describe the concepts of environmental flight as they pertain to commercial helicopter operations.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of rotary wing terrain flight techniques.

4. Explain the hazards, physiological principles and safe operational procedures for flight under low light conditions.

5. Explain the anatomy of the eye as it affects night vision during low level terrain flight.

6. Identify pre-flight planning applications specific to areas discussed.

7. Summarize the weather condition impacts on high altitude flight operations.

8. Assess decision making requirements during flight in potentially hazardous conditions.

9. Analyze and interpret requirements for operating safely in inadvertent instrument metrological conditions (IIMC).

10. Evaluate power plant and aerodynamic performance considerations pertaining to high altitude flight.

11. Give examples of terrain flight techniques in various environmental conditions.

12. Demonstrate the ability to retrieve course specific reference and research materials from the ERAU Library web databases and periodical indexes.

13. Demonstrate improvement in speaking and writing skills in this course.

14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 


Web & Chat: http://huntlibrary.erau.edu
Email:  library@erau.edu
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428
Hourshttp://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/hours.html
 

a. Visit the Rotorcraft/Helicopters Research Guides in the Hunt Library; located at http://guides.erau.edu/rotorcraft?hs=a b. Viewing the posted videos on you tube for Learning Outcome 8. There seven episodes to review titled “the Failing Aviator”, start here;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WecvU_QYt_c This was a study conducted by a Naval and an Air Force flight surgeon. Their research provides exceptional insight to the mindset of the pilot from the physiological standpoint that directly relates to decision making in the flight environment. c. Current articles from journals/periodicals that are indexed in the Aviation Tradescan (monthly & annual) under Major Subject Heading: Rotorcraft: Civil, Military, and Operations (See Director of Academic Support for Tradescan Location). d. Governmental and industry publications: Current events.
N/A

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. FAA General Operating Rules Est. Hrs. 1 Student Outcomes: a. Be familiar with FAA helicopter regulations regarding the general operating rules pilots must follow in close proximity to the ground. b. Illustrate the relationship between low level flight, cautions, warnings and emergency procedures for helicopters. Topic 2. Weather Hazards, Illumination and Terrain Est. Hrs. 3 Student Outcomes: a. Cite examples of how weather affects low level flight. b. Explain illumination and weather. c. Correlate weather, terrain and aeronautical decision making. Topic 3. Flight Physiology and the Helicopter Pilot Est. Hrs. 10 Student Outcomes: Evaluate concepts of physiological conditions for the helicopter pilot; specifically; a. Pressure/Temperature change effects. b. Stress and Fatigue. c. Toxic Hazards. d. Noise Effects. e. Vision. f. Visual Illusions. Topic 4. Pilot Psychology Est. Hrs. 2 Student Outcomes: Compare the challenges faced by pilots relating to ego and attitudes and volatility of homelife and pride. View video called Sex and the Aviator; Available from the Course Monitor Topic 5. Mountain Flight Operations Est. Hrs. 12 Student Outcomes: a. Identify mountain geography and formation. b. Discuss mountain flight techniques. c. Identify mountain terrain features and appropriate flight techniques. d. Recognize mountain flight performance issues. Topic 6. Night Flight and Night Vision Systems Est. Hrs. 10 Student Outcomes: a. Interpret vision at night and in flight. b. Outline mechanics of Night Vision Systems. c. Identify the care and maintenance requirements of night systems. d. Express terrain interpretation. e. Illustrate night flight procedures. Topic 7. Other Environmental Flight Conditions Est. Hrs. 2 Student Outcomes: Explain issues relating to desert flight, over water flight, and whiteout conditions.
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
scott.burgess@erau.edu
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
scott.burgess@erau.edu
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
dennis.vincenzi@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
PO#NameDescription
1-11 BS in Aeronautics PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO #7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

PO #8 - Aeronautical Science: The student will demonstrate an understanding and application of the basic and thus advanced concepts of aeronautical science as they apply to the aviation/aerospace industry for solving problems.

PO #9 - Aviation Legislation and Law: - The student will engage and discuss to present an understanding and application of basic concepts in National and International Legislation and Law as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.

PO #10 - Aviation Safety: The student will compare and discuss in written and spoken formats an understanding and application of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.

PO #11 - Aviation Management and Operations: The student will present and illustrate an understanding and application of management activities as they apply to aviation/aerospace operations.
1-12 BS in Aviation Maintenance PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO #7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

PO #8 - General Aviation Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of General Aviation Maintenance, including mathematics, physics, electricity, weight and balance, maintenance record keeping, commonly accepted maintenance practices, and the privileges and limitations of the A&P mechanic.

PO #9 - Airframe Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of Airframe Maintenance, including structural design, construction, airframe systems, inspection, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting. .

PO #10 - Powerplant Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of Powerplant Maintenance, including reciprocating, turbine, and propeller design and construction, systems, performance, operation, inspection, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

PO #11 - Aviation Maintenance Management (Maintenance Mgt Specialization only): The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the management activities specific to the functions of aviation maintenance management. Specific management functions should include the knowledge and application of logistics, production and operation, life cycle analysis for systems and programs, project management, and other specific management functions as they apply to aviation maintenance.

PO #12 - Aviation Maintenance Safety (Maintenance Safety Specialization only): The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the safety activities specific to the functions of aviation maintenance. Specific safety functions should include the knowledge and application of general aviation safety, structural and mechanical factors, systems safety, human factors, and other safety functions as they apply to aviation maintenance.
Key: 44