The Flight Simulation module offers the students a realistic,professional pilot training experience. Students learn aboutaviation technology and the knowledge and skills required for asafe flight. They apply what they learn to virtual flying experiences, which may spark an interest in aviation-related continuing education and careers.
In this module, students learn and demonstrate the principles of hydraulic and pneumatic power, including force, area and pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, and several related scientific laws. Lab-Volt's Fundamentals of Fluid Power trainer provides the tools for these demonstrations. The equipment includes check, flow control, directional control, and relief/sequence valves; a vacuum pressure gauge; and single- and double-acting cylinders.
Through other hands-on experiments, students perform mathematical calculations and design pneumatic circuits. They also learn about schematic symbols and how they are used to diagram fluid power systems.
• Principles of force, area and pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, and Pascal's, Boyle's, Charles', and Gay-Lussac's Laws
• Gauges and flow meters, pumps and compressors, pressure control valves, actuators, force multiplication, volume relationships, and fluid power symbols
• Uses and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic power in modern technology
7 - 30 days total. Level 1: 7 lessons (approximately 40 minutes each), Level 2 with independent study: 10 lessons, Level 2 stand-alone: 10 lessons