AVI130 - Instrument Procedures I

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Subject Title
Instrument Procedures I

Subject Description
A study of the Canadian airspace structure, instrument flying rules, regulations and procedures. Topics include IFR publications, interpretation of aircraft flight and navigational instruments and procedures as well as the use of radar in the IFR environment.

Credit Status
One credit in the Commercial Pilot Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Prepare for advanced instrument flying operations.

2. Use en route charts, terminal charts, Canada Flight Supplement, and the Canada Air Pilot.

3. Review the basic operations of flight instruments, their errors and their effect on the instrument pilot.

4. Review the VOR instrument and procedures as well as advanced procedures using VOR & DME in IFR flight.

5. Review the ADF instrument and procedures and advanced procedures using the Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI).

6. Describe ILS procedures and advantages/limits as a primary instrument approach aid.

7. Describe the many different Radar systems in use today and how they are used in the IFR environment.

8. Review the Canadian airspace and Visual Flight Rules.

9. Prepare for safe and efficient flight operation in the IFR environment, including departure, en route, holding, separation and arrival procedures.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Meteorology - AVI110
Pilot Navigation - AVI120 

Topic Outline

  • Introduction 
  • IFT\R Publications (LE's, HE's, CFS, CAP) Terminal Chart 
  • Aircraft Instruments 
  • VOR/DME 
  • ADF/RMI 
  • ILS 
  • Radar 
  • VFR Review and The Canadian Domestic Airspace 
  • IFR Procedures  

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, video, self-study, in-class discussion and both in-class and at home exercises, questionnaires, assignments and work sheets as well as practical problems involving pre-flight planning and en route navigation techniques. 

Prescribed Texts
Instrument Procedures Manual, Transport Canada - Queen's Printers - Available Online

Canadian Air Regulations (CARS) - Parts I, IV, V, VI, VII - Available Online

The Designated Airspace Handbook - Available Online

Reference Material
Canada Air Pilot - Available Online

En Route Radio Navigation Charts - Available Online

Canada Flight Supplement  - Available Online

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Assignments should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation. Late assignments are penalized. For particulars, please obtain standards, dated, etc. from your instructor.

While attendance and participation in class discussions are not formally part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades. Some of the progress tests and quizzes may not be announced in advance and details of assignment requirements may be explained in class. There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests you miss. 

To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all combined assignments and tests.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

2 Tests 50%
Final Exam 50%
Total 100%

All tests and the final examination are closed book.  The only aids permitted on any test or examination are the EGB Flight Computer and electronic calculator.  

Approved by: Denis Gravelle