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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Aircraft Theory of Flight and Operation, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures for the Aviation Technology program, including safety concerns in the areas of first aid, fire, electricity, equipment, tools, chemicals, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

•  Explaining industrial hazards, preventive measures, and safety practices
2.) Demonstrate basic skills in the areas of technical mathematics and technical physics.

3.) Demonstrate techniques of aircraft construction.

4.) Explain the theory of flight, including Bernoulli's principles of gases leading to airfoils by describing the relationship between pressure and rate of flow of a liquid through an orifice, describing the relationship of air velocity and pressure of the upper surface of an airfoil, and describing the effect of atmospheric temperature and humidity on airfoil lift.

•  Describing basic aircraft structures and aerodynamics for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft
•  Analyzing the axis of aircraft, including vertical, lateral, and longitudinal
•  Describing the control surfaces for each axis, including rudder, elevator, aileron, and secondary flight controls
•  Identifying types of airfoil control surfaces and systems, including related cockpit controls
•  Demonstrating knowledge of forces acting on an aircraft, including angle of attack, angle of incidence, dihedral, and stability
•  Interpreting aircraft instruments
•  Explaining the importance of instruments to aircraft operation
•  Identifying safety practices to be utilized in and around aircraft when performing maintenance
5.) Describe historical events in the development of flight.

Examples: early mythology, balloon flight, theory development and Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter and parachute, glider flights, powered flight, rocket flight, war aviation developments, airmail and passenger developments, general aviation developments, space developments

6.) Demonstrate use of various types and applications of hand tools used in aviation technology, including inspection and cleaning.

•  Calculating measurements using precision measuring devices, including Vernier calipers, micrometers, depth gages, inside micrometers, dial indicators, and torque wrenches
7.) Explain uses, care, and installation of aircraft hardware.

8.) Select materials to be used in aircraft maintenance.

9.) Construct an aircraft model.

•  Relating model construction to aircraft theory of flight, aviation history, aircraft construction, and types of wing and landing gear configurations
•  Developing direction, sketch, and blueprint reading skills
•  Applying basic blueprint reading skills to hands-on tool skill development projects
Examples: doubler project, solid rib drawing, fabrication

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