AVI50408 – Diploma in Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)
CRICOS Course Code 072152K
Provided by Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd – RTO Number 5446 – CRICOS Provider Code 01742J
26 weeks (comprises 16 weeks of teaching and 10 weeks of holidays)
- AVI50408 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)
- Statement of Attainment (list the units successfully completed as part of the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) qualification.)
On completion of the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations), to obtain an Instrument Rating issued by the authority of CASA, you will also need to:
- pass the CASA Instrument theory exam (IREX)
- meet the minimum flight hours requirements, and
- pass a flight test conducted by a CASA approved Flight Examiner.
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Plan a navigation flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
- Navigate aircraft – IFR
- Operate and manage aircraft systems
- Conduct full instrument panel manoeuvres
- Conduct limited panel manoeuvres
- Perform an instrument arrival
- Perform instrument departure – non published procedure
- Perform visual circling approach
- Entry Requirements
Prior to commencing this course, you need to have:
- Appropriate helicopter pilot qualifications and experience; AND
- English language proficiency
Appropriate helicopter pilot qualifications and experience, including either a:
- AVI40208 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence), or
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) (with a CASA Certificate of Validation for overseas licences), or
- Recognition of Prior Learning sufficient to be equivalent to a Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters).
English Language Proficiency
- the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) English language proficiency standard of Level 4 Operational English required for an International Commercial Pilot Licence, or
- the CASA English language proficiency requirements specified in CAO40 in order to obtain a Student Pilot Licence (which is equivalent to an IELTS 5.5).
There are no pre-requisites qualifications required for this course.
Note: Please make sure you meet the Entry Requirements for this course.
- Course Electives and Variations
AVI5Y3408A – Perform non-directional (NDB) Instrument approach
AVI5Y3508A – Perform VHF-Omni directional radio range (VOR) instrument approach
40 instrument flight hours with a maximum of 20 simulated flight hours plus 2 hours for the IFR Flight Test. We anticipate a minimum of 350 hours of supervised learning and/or training during the course. You will also need to allow addition time for you to study, practice and flight planning.
The flying component of this course is normally completed in a Bell 206BIII helicopter, which is a 5 seater turbine aircraft.
This course may also be completed in the following aircraft, however, the course costs may vary depending on the type of aircraft selected:
- Bell 206BIII Jet Ranger (5 seater, turbine helicopter, the workhorse of helicopters).
- Eurocopter AS350D (5 seater, turbine helicopter)
- Agusta 109E Power (7 seater, turbine, twin engine helicopter)
This course may also utilise a certificate aircraft simulator, which is based on the Bell 206BIII aircraft.
You will normally select the aircraft you want to complete the training in at the time of enrolment, as it directly affects the course costs. You may change the aircraft you conduct the training in, as long as the request is made in writing, and that you acknowledge the change in course costs writing.
- Course Units
Diploma in Aviation – Course Units
The table below lists the course units and competencies for the Diploma in Aviation. It also identifies the lesson in which these competencies are assessed.
Note: Please refer to the course syllabus for a detailed list of lessons covered in this course, including the flight hours in the Simulator, Dual and Solo/Pilot in Command (PIC).
AVI5H1608A Plan a navigation flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 1 Determine aircraft meets requirements for IFR Flight 2 Obtain and use current operational documents 3 Prepare charts and flight plan for IMC flight 4 Determine operational requirements 5 Make flight notification 6 Program navigation system AVI5H1708A Navigate aircraft – IFR 1 Select, operate and monitor navigation aids/system 2 Navigate the aircraft in IMC / Simulated IMC 3 Conduct a diversion to revised route or alternate aerodrome 4 Conduct holding pattern in IMC 5 Comply with Air Traffic Control rules and procedures for IFR flights 6 Manage hazardous weather conditions 7 Demonstrate turbulence penetration technique AVI5W1808A Operate and manage aircraft systems 1 Operate and manage aircraft systems during normal flight 2 Manage aircraft systems during abnormal and emergency procedures AVI5Y2008A Conduct full instrument panel manoeuvres 1 Determine and monitor serviceability of flight instruments and instrument power sources 2 Perform manoeuvres using full instrument panel 3 Perform steep turns 4 Recover from unusual attitudes AVI5Y2108A Conduct limited panel manoeuvres 1 Recognise failure of attitude indicator and/or stabilised heading indicator 2 Perform manoeuvres using limited instrument panel 3 Recover from unusual attitudes using limited flight instrument panel AVI5Y2508A Perform an instrument arrival 1 Prepare for IMC arrival 2 Conduct IMC arrival to instrument approach point AVI5Y2708A Perform instrument departure – non published procedure 1 Determine applicable standards for an instrument departure (non SID/SRD) 2 Take off and climb to cruising altitude/level under the IFR (non SID/SRD) AVI5Y3308A Perform visual circling approach 1 Determine minima applicable for visual circling for specified instrument approach 2 Conduct visual circling procedure following instrument approach, using appropriate visual cues 3 Conduct missed approach from visual circling AVI5Y3408A Perform non-directional beacon (NDB) instrument approach 1 Select approach and determine applicable minima 2 Monitor aid signal integrity 3 Conduct initial approach 4 Conduct holding pattern 5 Conduct instrument approach procedure 6 Conduct missed approach procedure AVI5Y3508A Perform VHF omni-directional radio range (VOR) instrument approach 1 Select approach and determine applicable minima 2 Monitor aid signal integrity 3 Conduct initial approach 4 Conduct holding pattern 5 Conduct instrument approach procedure 6 Conduct missed approach procedure AVI5Y2608A Perform standard arrival route (STAR) 1 Prepare for IMC arrival 2 Conduct IMC arrival using a STAR AVI5Y2808A Perform instrument departure – published procedures (SID/SRD) 1 Determine applicable standards for an instrument departure using published procedures 2 Take off and climb to cruising level using published procedures AVI5Y3608A Perform instrument landing system (ILS) instrument approach 1 Select and prepare for the approach 2 Monitor aid signal integrity 3 Conduct holding pattern 4 Conduct approach procedure 5 Conduct missed approach procedure AVI5Y3708A Perform distance measuring equipment (DME)/global positioning system (GPS) arrival 1 Select and prepare for approach 2 Use appropriate tracking aid and distance information and monitor aid signal integrity 3 Conduct approach procedure 4 Conduct missed approach procedure Perform global positioning system (GPS)/nonprecision approach (NPA) 1 Select approach and determine applicable minima 2 Select, retrieve and activate approach from database 3 Monitor GPS signal integrity 4 Conduct initial approach 5 Conduct holding pattern 6 Conduct approach procedure 7 Conduct missed approach procedure