Courses of Study: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grade 9 - 12, Aviation Instrument and Hydraulic Systems, 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, chemicals and personal protective equipment (PPE).

2.) Demonstrate computational skills associated with aviation instruments and hydraulic systems.

3.) Demonstrate physical science principles associated with aviation instruments and hydraulic systems.

4.) Explain aircraft instrument theory, application, installation, and plumbing and sources of power, including altimeter, airspeed indicator, compass, gyro compass, artificial horizon, vertical speed indicator (VSI), cylinder head temperature (CHT) indicator, exhaust gas temperature (EGT) indicator, and navigation and communication systems.

5.) Describe various characteristics of the atmosphere that affect instrumentation.

6.) Explain hydraulic systems.

•  Explaining landing gear extension and retraction systems
•  Demonstrating brake servicing
•  Differentiating between rigid and flexible lines
7.) Describe how physics affects the operation of hydraulic systems within an aircraft.

8.) Explain wheel and tire construction.

•  Explaining various types of wheel and tire construction
•  Describing the purpose bearings serve in the wheel assembly
9.) Demonstrate use and inspection techniques of tools for aviation instrument and hydraulic systems.

10.) Demonstrate uses, care, and installation of aircraft hardware.

•  Identifying types, sizes, construction and finishes, and applications of aircraft hardware
•  Analyzing hydraulic fitting installation and flaring of rigid tubing
11.) Select materials for use in aircraft maintenance including fasteners, safety wire, threaded fasteners, metal tubing, Air Force-Navy (AN) military standards fittings, flexible hose fittings, hydraulic fluid, and aircraft instrument training aids.

12.) Demonstrate specific tasks related to aviation instrument and hydraulic systems installation and maintenance.