Baton Rouge Community College
Academic Affairs Master Syllabus
Date Approved or Revised: 4/20/2012
Course Name: Landing gear and position warning___
Course Number: ATMA 2080
Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Credit Hours: __3___
Course Description: A study of the aircraft’s hydraulic and pneumatic systems the associated components
Prerequisites: All AMTG Courses
Suggested Enrollment Cap: 25
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the students
will be able to:
1. Inspect, check, service landing gear
2. Repair retraction systems, shock struts
3. Inspect and repair tires, wheels, brakes
Assessment Measures: Assessment of all learning outcomes will be measured using the following methods:
1. Practical Projects, Quizzes and Unit Test
Information to be included on the Instructor’s Course Syllabi:
; Disability Statement: Baton Rouge Community College seeks to meet the
needs of its students in many ways. See the Office of Disability Services to
receive suggestions for disability statements that should be included in each
; Grading: The College grading policy should be included in the course syllabus.
Any special practices should also go here. This should include the instructor’s
and/or the department’s policy for make-up work. For example in a speech
course, “Speeches not given on due date will receive no grade higher than a
sixty” or “Make-up work will not be accepted after the last day of class.”
; Attendance Policy: Include the overall attendance policy of the college.
Instructors may want to add additional information in individual syllabi to meet the
needs of their courses.
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; General Policies: Instructors’ policy on the use of things such as beepers and
cell phones and/or hand held programmable calculators should be covered in this
; Cheating and Plagiarism: This must be included in all syllabi and should
include the penalties for incidents in a given class. Students should have a clear
idea of what constitutes cheating in a given course.
; Safety Concerns: In some programs this may be a major issue. For example,
“No student will be allowed in the safety lab without safety glasses.” General
statements such as, “Items that may be harmful to one’s self or others should not
be brought to class.”
; Library/ Learning Resources: Since the development of the total person is part
of our mission, assignments in the library and/or the Learning Resources Center
should be included to assist students in enhancing skills and in using resources.
Students should be encouraged to use the library for reading enjoyment as part
of lifelong learning.
Expanded Course Outline:
A. Landing Gear Basics
1. Discuss safety relating to aircraft landing gear.
2. Discuss the evolution of aircraft landing gear.
3. Identify various configurations of landing gear and give advantages.
4. State the type of landing gear arrangement used on modern aircraft.
5. Define terms related to aircraft landing gear.
B. Landing Gear Systems.
1. List and explain the different components in large and small aircraft landing gear systems.
2. Compare small and large aircraft landing gear and load absorbing components.
3. Discuss the attachment of the main landing gear to the aircraft structure.
4. ? Perform a landing gear alignment check. (Level 3) (App. C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-001)
5. Discuss landing gear maintenance and inspection procedures.
6. Discuss aircraft steering systems in large and small aircraft.
7. Discuss types, purposes and servicing of shimmy dampers.
8. ? Service nose gear shimmy damper. (Level 3) (App. C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-002)
9. ? Check and adjust steering linkage. (Level 3) (App. C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-003)
10. ? Operate and check retractable landing gear, position indicating and warning
systems. (Level 3) (App. C.I, f.27; C.II, a.29, h.52) (amta-2080-004)
C. Aircraft Wheels, Tires and Shock Strut Service and Maintenance
1. Describe types of aircraft wheels and their construction.
2. List methods of repair and inspection of aircraft wheels.
3. Classify types of tires and their design features.
4. Explain the procedure for removing, balancing, and installing tires and tubes.
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5. Discuss repair, re-treading, and storage of aircraft tires.
6. Explain repair and storage of tubes.
7. ? Remove, inspect, build-up, install and service aircraft wheel and tire assemblies.
(Level 3) (App. C.I, f.27;C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-005)
8. Discuss the oleo shock strut assembly and its operation.
9. Discuss the servicing of the oleo shock strut.
10. ? Remove, clean, disassemble, inspect, repair, reassemble, reinstall and service an
air-oleo shock strut. (Level 3) (App. C.I, f.27; C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-006)
D. Aircraft Brake Systems and Maintenance
1. List types and construction of aircraft brakes.
2. Discuss the operation, inspection and repair of aircraft brakes.
3. List causes for brake malfunction.
4. Describe how to repair and bleed brakes on small and large aircraft.
5. ? Remove and install new linings in hydraulically operated single-disc brakes. (Level 3)
(App. C.II, a.29) (amta-2080-007)
6. ? Troubleshoot, repair and service a brake system. (Level 3) (App. C.II, a.29)
7. Discuss inspection and adjustment of multi-disc brakes.
8. Discuss the operating principles of hydraulic brake anti-skid systems.
9. ? Demonstrate the operation of an anti-skid system. (Level 2) (App. C.II, h.51)
E. Position Systems.
1. Discuss position indicating systems.
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