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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of advanced aircraft instrumentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120160  Demonstrate understanding of advanced aircraft instrumentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Use radio aids to optimise navigation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of area navigation systems.
  • Aircraft instrumentation is analysed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 5.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 5.
  • Demonstrate understanding of South African Aviation law, International Civil Aviation Organization Rules and procedures for small commercial aeroplane operations at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The terms "aircraft" and "aeroplane" are used as synonyms where appropriate.

    Aviation Law and Procedures as are applicable to general operations and flight rules; operation of large aeroplanes in commercial airline transport operations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use radio aids to optimise navigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Microwave Landing System (MLS) principles, components and use are described for precision approaches. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of area navigation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles of area navigation flight management systems are explained in terms of navigation and flight envelope control. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Area navigation flight management system principles include but are not limited to:
  • Two and three-dimensional navigation.
  • Flight envelope management.
  • Database content and management.
  • Hybrid systems.
  • Error sources and propagation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Flight management system instrumentation indications are interpreted in order to navigate and cotrol the flight envelope. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Aircraft instrumentation is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Air data instruments are analysed in terms of principles of operation, construction, accuracy and errors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Air data instruments pitot and or static systems, altimeter, air speed indicator, Mach meter, vertical speed indicator (VSI), air data computer (ADC).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gyroscopic instruments are analysed in terms of principles of operation, construction, accuracy and errors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gyroscopic instruments refer to directional gyroscope, slaved gyrocompass, altitude indicator (vertical gyro), turn and bank indicator (rate gyro).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) is discussed in terms of principles of operation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Radio aids
  • Radio wave properties.
  • Radio wave propagation in the atmosphere.
  • CVOR and Doppler VOR including use of radio magnetic indicator.
  • DME (distance measuring equipment).
  • ILS (instrument landing system).
  • MLS (microwave landing system).

    Area navigation systems
  • General philosophy.
  • Flight deck equipment and operation.
  • Instrument indications.
  • Types of area navigation systems input.
  • Very high frequency omni-directional radio range and or distance measuring equipment area navigation (RNAV).
  • Flight director and auto-pilot coupling.

    Self contained and external referenced navigation systems
  • Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) GPS and Global┐naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Activating and canceling search, rescue and security procedures timeously.
  • Identify, understand and apply aviation legislation specific to the type of operation and prevailing conditions in order to prevent transgressions.
  • Utilising a thorough knowledge of legislation and practices applicable to incident and accident reporting in order to minimise potential legal exposure thereto. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Activating and canceling search, rescue and security procedures timeously.
  • Utilising a thorough knowledge of legislation and practices applicable to incident and accident reporting in order to minimise potential legal exposure thereto.
  • Arranging one's activities to comply with applicable regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Arranging one's activities to comply with applicable regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion by:
  • Making reports as required by the regulations and/or operators' procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Relating aerodrome operating minima to meteorological forecasts and reports and making decisions based on the comparison. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Understanding and applying all relevant agreements and international organisation information and the rules of the air.
  • Understanding the legal context in which air transport operations are conducted and the responsibilities of the role players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Abbreviations:

    ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
    VSI: Vertical Speed Indicator
    ADC: Air Data Computer
    EFIS: Electronic Flight Instrument System
    CAA: Civil Aviation Authority
    MLS: Microwave Landing System 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  58008   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  49950   National Certificate: Navigation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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