Airborne Aviation Constant Speed Unit (CSU)

Faster and more powerful propeller aircraft typically feature a Constant Speed Unit (CSU) propeller system.

Constant Speed Unit (CSU) Endorsement

A constant speed propeller is a type of propeller that can change its blade pitch to take better advantage of the power supplied by an engine in much the same way that a transmission in a car takes better advantage of its power source.

At Airborne Aviation we have a number of aircraft types that feature CSU's including:

  • Cessna 182
  • Beechcraft Debonair
  • Piper Seneca (Twin)
  • Beechcrat Duke (Twin)

Course Overview

During ground and flight training you will cover explore the following:

  • CSU Principles of Operation
  • Pre-Flight Considerations
  • Cockpit Controls & Indicators
  • Power Settings & Limits
  • Before Take-off Checks
  • Procedures for Adding/Removing Power
  • General Aircraft Handling
  • CSU Malfunctions
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Circuits

At the completion of the course you will be issued with a Constant Speed Unit (CSU) design feature endorsement in your logbook and be type checked to private hire our current generation Cessna 182's. In order to fly our G1000 equipped glass-cockpit C182's you must have completed the Glass Cockpit Conversion course.

This course may be combined with our Retractable Undercarriage Endorsement course to receive both endorsements in a cost and time effective way.

Constant Speed Unit (CSU) Endorsement Estimate

Below is an estimate based on pricing current at 1st May 2018 and includes all the training a typical trainee requires to meet the required standard.

Courses typically run on a one-to-one basis and are designed to fit in to both your schedule and budget constraints.


Constant Speed Unit (CSU) Endorsement

Flight Training
- 3.0 Hours Dual (C182T)
- Briefing
Landing / Movement Fees
- Camden Landing Fees (3)
- Camden Movement Fees (3)

Estimated Total:
  • Price is exclusive of GST.
  • Hours quoted are the typical hours achieved by most trainees. If you are not up to the required standard at the completion of the course additional training will be required.


Why Airborne Aviation?

Selecting a flying training organisation is an important step when deciding to add to your existing qualifications.

Visit our Why Airborne page to see what differentiates us from the competition.


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