Module Title:Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Teaching will be conducted using briefings and practical work. At the end of each practical section, students will be debriefed as to their progress and will be graded accordingly.
Module Aim: Migrating to a more complex aircraft as part of their training, students will build upon the Standard Operating Procedures and theory they have already learned and prepare for the CPL Skills test.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Recovering the aircraft from a stall or an abnormal attitude.
LO2 Make use of ADF equipment to determine a QDM or a QDR and to follow it if and when necessary.
LO3 Make use of the VOR equipment to determine a radial TO/FROM and track the exact radial to return back to his airport or to another more suitable destination. Understand the factors affecting good judgement.
LO4 Display an understanding of the proper procedures for entering and executing basic instrument flight manoeuvres.
LO5 Roll out from turns within ± 10º; altitude ± 100; airspeed ± 10 kts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Flight Controls
Rolling, Yawing, Pitching, Power Adjustment, Mixture Adjustment.
Take-Off, Climb, Cruise, Descend, Landing, Short field landing,
Lookout, Aircraft Management, Radio procedures, Cockpit management, scanning instruments.
Stalls, Simulated single engine failure, slow flight, loss of communication procedures. Stalls with and without power, instrument failure, Adverse weather procedures, abnormal attitude recovery, critical attitudes.
VFR Navigation, Cross Country. IFR Cross Country, Holding patterns, Circling, distance to a Navaid station, SID, STAR.
Orientation, Relative bearing, Homing, Station passage, QDM/QDR concept and practice, Limitations, Holding patterns, Type of holdings, Different holding entries (EM-30 / EM-31), Wind drift correction techniques, ADF approaches
Orientation and interpretation, Concept, demonstration and practice of radial, heading and course, Station passage, TO/FROM concept and practice, Limitations.
Concept of position fixing and radio fixing, Demonstration and practice with two lines of position fixing, Relationship among OBS/HEADING/CDI, in the different phases of the holding entries.
ILS, CDI versus localizer
IFR Cross Country, Holding patterns, Circling, distance to a Navaid station, SID, STAR
Cockpit management, scanning instruments
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Skills test 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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 5 Group Elective 1