Module Title:VFR Communications
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered by an EASA approved training organisation.
Module Aim: To give students an understanding of the terms and language used in aircraft communications, how information, such as weather is transmitted and to teach them distress and emergency procedures and the general principles of VHF propagation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Perform general and distress VFR communications procedures.
LO2 Take the necessary action in case of a communications failure.
LO3 Interpret weather communicated information
LO4 Describe the general principles of VHF propagation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
VFR Communications
Definitions. General operating procedures. Relevant Weather Information terms. Action required to be taken in case of communication failure. Distress and urgency procedures. General principles of VHF propagation and allocation of frequencies.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload


Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEPLT_D Bachelor of Science in Pilot Studies 3 Mandatory