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Flight Dynamics Part A:
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Review of Flight Mechanics and the ISA
Calculate relative density, relative pressure and relative temperature.
Understand the Equation of state and Hydrostatic Equation
Calculate Mach Number, Equivalent Airspeed, Calibrate Airspeed, True Airspeed

Weight Performance
Calculate wing loading.
Estimate the weight of an aircraft.
Performance Range –v Payload calculations

Drag
Calculate the maximum lift to drag ratio.
Calculate the minimum drag speed.
Plot the Drag Polar (Appendix 2 to CS23)

Engine Performance
Describe the Engine Flight Envelope
Understand what effects General Engine Performance
Determine fuel flows and specific fuel values.
Derive and Calculate the propulsive Efficiency;
Understand the thrust characteristics;

Performance
Determine and aircraft's Absolute Ceiling;
Calculate and aircraft’s Optimal Speeds;
Describe the Limiting factors on Flight Envelopes (CS23.333);
Corner Velocities;
Accelerated Stall lines;
Structural limits;
Calculate the Specific Range, Specific Endurance,
Utilise the Breguet Range equations;
Calculate takeoff distance (CS23.59);
Calculate landing distance (CS23.75);

Manoeuvres
Calculate the stall speed. (CS23.39);
Describe Speed stability;
Calculate the max load factor in a turn (VN Diagram) (CS23.337); Calculate the rate of turn;
Calculate the minimum drag speed;
Gliding;
Landing;

Maintenance Test Flights
Requirement for test / check flights (M.A.708);
Flight test schedule;
Briefing the flight crew;

Control Systems Part B:
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Review of control systems
Reasons for using feedback;
Applications of feedback control to aircraft systems;
The design process;

Mathematical Modelling
Mathematical modelling;
Use of differential equations;
Use of Laplace Transforms;
Use of Matrices;
Aircraft system transfer functions;
Poles and zeros;
Disturbance modelling;
Aircraft and aircraft systems;
Experimental methods;
Block diagrams;
Block diagram reduction;
Disturbance inputs;
Signal flow graphs;

Time response
Transient and steady state responses;
First and higher order responses;
Time delay; Specifications;

Frequency response
Frequency response specifications;
System gain in dB;
Bandwidth;
Effect of system order;
Resonance;
Frequency response diagrams;
Bode diagrams. First & higher order systems;
Pure time delay;
Closed loop frequency responses;

Servo Systems
Components of a servo control system;
Aircraft system responses to standard inputs and disturbance inputs;
Design examples and component selection;
Application areas – Aircraft systems;

Aircraft Stability and Control
Analysis of system stability;
Static and dynamic stability of aircraft;
Contribution of aircraft components;
Predict the lateral and longitudinal stability of an aircraft. (CS 23.173)
Predict the directional, lateral and longitudinal dynamic stability . (CS 23.181);
Determine the neutral point;

Sensitivity
Open and closed loop systems;
Parameter variations;
Sensitivity functions;
