Basics of Aircraft (APM102) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Basics of Aircraft APM102 3 0 0 3 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, Question and Answer, Observation Case Study, Field Trip.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Erk İNGER
  • Research Assistant Heyecan Utke Koyuncuoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to provide determination of calculus-based concepts of AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS in aircraft flight.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the conceptual topics of flight and apply to derivation of performance calculations of aircraft in flight.
  • Main Functional weights of aircraft, structural weight, engine weight, fuel weight and useful weight of aircraft. Wing, area ,span, chord, lift, drag, drag polar, all design parameters
  • Determination of taxing, takeoff, climb, cruise flight, landing calculations. Ceiling, load factor and maneuvering capabilities of performance.
Course Content Aircraft and engine classification, weight fractions, atmospheric model, wing loading, lift and drag coefficients, take-off distance, time and take-off velocity, deceleration motion, landing distance, climbing angle and velocity, gliding, cruise flight conditions and the range of the aircraft, ceiling of aircraft, endurance, maneuvering, load facto

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Aircraft Classification ,Engine Classification, Weight Fractions
2 Atmospheric Model of Flight
3 Wing Loading, Lift Force, Drag Force, Drag Coefficients, Drag Polar and Lift Force
4 Take off Distance, Time and Take off Velocity
5 Wing Loading, Lift Force, Drag Force, Drag Coefficients, Drag Polar and Lift Force
6 1. Midterm
7 Climbing Angle and Velocity
8 Deceleration Motion, Landing Distance
9 Gliding, Cruise Flight Conditions and the Range of the Aircraft
10 Ceiling of Aircraft, Endurance
11 2. Midterm
12 Maneuvering, Load Factor, Turning Rate, Turning Radius of Aircraft
13 Maneuvering, Load Factor, Turning Rate, Turning Radius of Aircraft
14 Turbojet Engines ,Turbofan Engines, Piston Prop and Turbo Prop Engine
15 Turbojet Engines ,Turbofan Engines, Piston Prop and Turbo Prop Engine
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Hale, F.J., Aircraft Performance, Selection, and Design, Wiley, New York, 1984.
Other Sources 2. Classs notes

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
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 13 3 39
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 4 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 81