Flight Guidance 2

Key Facts 
ContactProf. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel
Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Zeunert
Dr. Martin Kügler
Dr. Chong Wang
Carsten Schmidt-Moll
Phillip Koppitz
Alexander Cocuz
Language of InstructionsGerman or English
Language of MaterialsEnglish
Type / ECTSLecture / 3 (Ergänzungsfach)
SemesterSummer Semester
Time and PlaceLecture: Wednesdays, 10.00-11.30, First Appointment: MW3618. Further ones are either MW3618 or Zoom, depending on the lecturer’s availability.
  • Flugführung 1 (Flight Guidance 1) is NOT required, however, recommended, as it provides technical background knowledge.
  • The lab course Praktikum Flugführung (Flight Guidance Lab) is highly recommended, as it gives hands-on experience with the job of a flight crew. However, it is NOT mandatory for Flight Guidance 2.
Content / Educational Objectives
  1. Introduction and Stakeholder Analysis
    • Get to know the most important actors and institutions in the (civil) aviation environment
    • Understand the interrelationship of stakeholders and their various roles, e.g., as advisories, rulemakers, service providers, or customers
  2. Aviation Law
    • Introduction to the legislative regulation of civil aviation in Europe
    • Overview of requirements and standards applicable to commercial air transport, including technical, personnel, and operations aspects
  3. Air Traffic Management
    • Learn how European airspace is structured and what infrastructure is provided
    • Understand how flights are guided along their respective routes
    • Overview of processes and systems that supplement the real-time traffic control
  4. Navigation
    • Get to know the operational principles of in-flight navigation and routing
    • Introduction to aeronautical navigation charts and their usage
    • Route selection and planning
  5. Meteorology
    • Introduction to meteorology and explanation of elementary weather phenomena
    • Learn how weather affects flight operations
    • Insight in weather services and reports used in aviation
  6. Flight Performance
    • Get to know performance considerations that need to be carried out when operating an aircraft and learn how they are done
    • Find out how required amount of fuel for a flight is determined
  7. Flight Planning and Conduct
    • Recap and apply the aspects discussed in the previous chapters to an exemplary commercial transport flight
    • Perform an the planning and preparation for the flight
    • Learn the operational procedures and events during the conduct of the flight
Reference Literature
  • EASA Regulation Library: www.easa.europa.eu/document-library
  • Jeppesen or Oxford EASA ATPL Training Manuals: Air Law, Meteorology, Flight Planning, Performance, Mass & Balance
  • Aeronautical Information Service der Deutschen Flugsicherung DFS: www.dfs-ais.de
  • EUROCONTROL European Aeronautical Information Service Database: www.ead.eurocontrol.int
  • Mensen, H.. Moderne Flugsicherung. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer 2004
  • ICAO Doc. 4444: Procedures for Air Navigation Services: Air Traffic Management
  • Mies, J.. Privatpiloten Bibliothek Wetter. Band 6. Motorbuch Verlag. 2001
  • Flugwetterberatungsdienst des Deutschen Wetterdienstes: www.flugwetter.de
  • Filippone, A.. Flight Performance of Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft. Oxford: Elsevier 2006
  • Dole, C. E., Lewis, J. E.. Flight Theory and Aerodynamics. New York: Wiley-Interscience 2000
  • UK Civil Aviation Authority. CAP Library: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11