Flight Guidance Lab

Key Facts
Contact Nils Schlautmann, M.Sc.
Language of Instructions English/(German)
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lab Course / 4 (Elective Lab Module)
Semester Winter and Summer Semester
Time and Place (SoSe23/24) Exam Review: 06.03.2024, 17:00-18:00, only after E-Mail Registration until 02.03.2024
Time and Place (SoSe24) 04.02.2024-17.03.2024 via TUMonline
Prerequisites none, but Flugführung 1 (Flight Guidance 1) or Aircraft Performance is highly recommended
Registration Registration via TUM-Online.
Content / Educational Objectives In this course, the student learns about the basics of the operational work done in a traffic airplane when flying with instrument flight rules. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cockpit Familiarization
  • Procedures und Checklisten
  • Crew Coordination
  • Basic Instrument Flying
  • Radio navigation
  • Communication
  • VOR & NDB intercepts
  • ILS-Approach
  • Standard Instrument Departures
  • Radar Vectors
  • Holdings & Procedures Turns
Teaching Methods / Materials
  • Two Professional FNPT (Flight and Navigation Procedure Trainer)
    • Beech Baron C-58 (completely developed by the institute)
    • Diamond DA42, certifiable FNPT-II bought from Diamond-Simulation
  • Real aviation charts
  • Video tutorial
  • CBTs for the use of Garmin G1000 avionics
Course Details
  • Students will be provided 10 course lessons in a group of two
  • The lessons will, in general, be held every week and last about 4:00 hours each at a fixed time slot during the week
  • Two additional and mandatory lessons in the plenary for the theoretical background will be provided (date and time are shown in TUMOnline)
  • The last (tenth) lesson is an exam flight
Exam Exam flight and short questions
Reference Literature Will be provided during the course.