WHAT: Short Course Offering: Introduction to Aircraft Systems – A Practical Perspective
WHEN: 25-27 Oct 2022
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Warner Robins, 207 North Willie Lee Parkway, Warner Robins, GA. Class runs from 8:00-4:30 Tues-Weds, and from 8:00-noon on Thurs.
COURSE DESCRIPTION and MATERIALS: The aircraft is a collection of systems, a “collection” that must be successfully integrated for the aircraft to accomplish its mission. This 2-day short course introduces the major systems—their purpose, how they operate (with theory), integration considerations, challenges, certification, and industry trends (including both military and civil designs). With clear learning objectives and packed full of examples, the course follows the outline below:
- Introduction and Setting the Stage
- Powerplant – energy source for systems
- Fluid-Based Systems
- Environmental Systems
- Takeoff and Landing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Military Systems
- Flight Control Systems
- Avionics Systems
- Tour (where practical)
Day 3 (AM only)
- Case Study/Group Project
- Concluding Remarks
Each student is provided a set of course notes and a copy of “Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Airframe, Volumes 1 and 2.” 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who can benefit from an understanding of the various systems on an aircraft — their function, how they operate, and how they are integrated with the aircraft as a whole. Interestingly, a study of aircraft systems is not traditionally incorporated into an undergraduate, or graduate-level, aeronautics curriculum.
Although written for a technical audience, a building-block approach is used — no prior knowledge is assumed.
Here are a few comments from recent offerings:
Great way to ‘connect the dots’ for those working in sectors in aviation.”
Helps me to better understand how my specific system works with the other areas of the aircraft and the demands it places on the system.”
It was practical aeronautics! Simple and covered material clearly. The personal experience of the instructors added so much depth to the material.”
Good level of knowledge without getting bogged down with technical details, a good overview that helps understand the ‘big picture’”
Technical expertise and laid-back approach created a relaxed but informative environment. No complaints.”
COST, REGISTRATION, and CANCELLATION POLICY: $1450 ($1400 if registered by October 3rd,) $1375 for Federal Government employees – Group discounts are available.
Contact JEllsworth@PracticalAero.com for more information.
Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to course start date and are subject to a $50 fee. If you must cancel within the two-week period, and do not have a substitute, you may forfeit the entire fee. Refunds of the registration fee (only) are issued if the course is canceled.
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