ECTS - Aerodynamics and Flight Theory

Aerodynamics and Flight Theory (APM208) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aerodynamics and Flight Theory APM208 2 2 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Nafiz Alemdaroğlu
  • Research Assistant Heyecan Utke Koyuncuoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to provide determination of calculus-based concepts of aerodynamics in aircraft flight.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The skills of understanding, explaining and using the fundamental concepts of aerodynamics.
  • To develop students’ basic knowledge of flight theory.
  • To develop student’s knowledge of flight stability and dynamics.
Course Content Physics of the atmosphere, international standard atmosphere, airflow around a body, boundary layer, laminar and turbulent flow, free stream flow, relative airflow, upwash and downwash, vortices, stagnation, the terms: camber, chord, mean aerodynamic chord, profile, drag, induced drag, centre of pressure, angle of attack, wash in and wash out,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Physics of the Atmosphere; International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), application to aerodynamics (Module 8.1)
2 Aerodynamics; Airflow around a body (Module 8.2)
3 Aerodynamics; Boundary layer, laminar and turbulent flow, free stream flow, relative airflow, upwash and downwash, vortices, stagnation (Module 8.2)
4 Aerodynamics; The terms: camber, chord, mean aerodynamic chord, profile (parasite) drag, induced drag, centre of pressure, angle of attack, wash in and wash out, fineness ratio, wing shape and aspect ratio (Module 8.2)
5 Aerodynamics; Thrust, Weight, Aerodynamic Resultant (Module 8.2)
6 Aerodynamics; Generation of Lift and Drag: Angle of Attack, Lift coefficient, Drag coefficient, polar curve, stall (Module 8.2)
7 1. Midterm
8 Aerodynamics; Aerofoil contamination including ice, snow, frost (Module 8.2)
9 Theory of Flight; Relationship between lift, weight, thrust and drag (Module 8.3)
10 Theory of Flight; Glide ratio (Module 8.3)
11 Theory of Flight; Steady state flights, performance, Theory of the turn (Module 8.3)
12 2. Midterm
13 Theory of Flight; Influence of load factor: stall, flight envelope and structural limitations (Module 8.3)
14 Theory of Flight; Lift augmentation. (Module 8.3)
15 Flight Stability and Dynamics (Module 8.4)
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. TTS Module 8

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 13 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 16 100
Percentage of Semester Work 0
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0