Online Taster: Aircraft Recognition (Civil)

Ref: C3530936

Know your Boeings from your Airbuses? No? Then this taster is for you. A simple guide for those who want to find out more about civil aviation in an easy to understand way. The course will provide a brief history of aviation over the last 30 years. You will also learn how to identify various aircraft types from subtle differences in plane characteristics when flying overhead or coming in to land. A range of websites, Facebook groups, YouTube channels and apps will be shared with you during the session to enjoy and learn more about aircraft recognition in your own time.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the most common types of civil aircraft and ways of recognising them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify the most common types of civil aircraft.
  • explain some of the significant changes in aircraft over the last 30 years.
  • list the different characteristics of the most common planes currently in use
  • spot the difference between a freight aircraft and a passenger aircraft

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • This taster will be delivered via Zoom, a tele-conferencing method. Students will be able to interact with the tutor and other students via virtual break out rooms, chat boxes and speaking in the group.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Following this taster, a full Aircraft Recognition course may be planned.

Download full course information sheet

Online Taster: Aircraft Recognition (Civil)

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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