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This course will introduce students to the world of aviation, encompassing both civil and military operations. The course will answer the question: "What makes an aircraft fly?", in terms of aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aircraft systems and human factors. Our journey will expose students to the many issues that influence a safe flight, such as, the design and construction of modern aircraft, propulsion systems, airports, air traffic management, training, management and human performance issues. The course will also cover remotely piloted aircraft, simulators and the aviation system of the future.

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Semester 1



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