342-0439/01 – Principles of Flight 2 (ZL2)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Dorda, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject´s goal is to achieve the necessary competencies to focus on the issues of fundamental principles of aircraft flying in the areas of heavy air subsonic and supersonic speeds. Knowledge of the Principles of Flight and the need of teaching of this course by acquiring of some aviation qualifications is an ICAO requirement.

Teaching methods



The course is based on module 080, the basics of flight in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, which lays down the technical requirements for crews in civil aviation under Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The content is focused on the basic knowledge of high-speed aerodynamics of aircraft. The course builds on the Principles of Flight I The student will gain knowledge in the field of aerodynamics, air flow around the profile at high speeds, resistance to supersonic flow, the principle and the formation of a multiple in the range that allows him to pass ATPL exams at the Civil Aviation Authority in Prague.

Compulsory literature:

Principles of Flight, Theoretical Knowledge Manual ATPL. Frankfurt: Jeppesen GmbH, 2001 ISBN 0-88487-290-4 THOM, T. The Aeroplane – Technical, The Air Pilot´s Manual, Volume 4. London: Airlife Publishing, Ltd., 1994. ISBN 1-85310-017-X

Recommended literature:

KROES, M. J.; RARDON, J. R. Aircraft basic science. 7th ed. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, c1993. Glencoe aviation technology series. ISBN 0-02-801814-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:


Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2007/2008 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100  51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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