Flight Training Lesson 17
2.0 Hours Dual; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 1.25 Hours
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised January 2008
Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.
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During this lesson, the student will review IFR cross-country
procedures. Emergency situations are introduced to familiarize the
student with the appropriate operating procedures. The emergencies
will be discussed and simulated during a short cross-country flight, under IFR, to
a nearby non-towered airport, with two approaches total. The student will obtain
a clearance by telephone at the non-towered airport, with void time.
- IFR cross-country planning
Filing an IFR flight plan
Air traffic Control clearance
- Obtaining weather information
- Aircraft performance, limitations, and systems related to IFR operations
- Clearance copying
- Clearance read back
En Route procedure and clearances
- Use of DPs
- Use of Radar
Canceling an IFR flight plan
Arrival procedures and clearances
- VOR navigation
- En Route course changes
- Calculating ETAs
- Use of STARs
- Use of Radar
- approaches (GPS, VOR, LOC, ILS)
Simulated emergency procedures
obtaining clearance at an non-towered airport
- Loss of communications
- Systems failure
- Equipment failure
- Low fuel supply
- Engine failure
- plan and file to FIT
- depart BED and cover DG/HSI
- ask student to report failed gyro to ATC (noting that this is a simulation)
- ask student to imagine a radio failure; what would be the right course of action?
- uncover the DG/HSI and cover the attitude indicator
- "What if the outside air temperature is below freezing and we're in a cloud? How do we know if we are picking up ice? Can we descend below the airway MEA to warmer air?"
- "What airspeed should we fly in turbulence?"
- "We are in IMC on an airway and the low fuel light just came on. What to do?"
- "You're in a cloud, on an airway, and the engine begins running very rough? What to do now?
- fly a no-gyro approach at FIT
- cancel IFR in the air or on the ground at FIT
- call ATC on the phone from FIT to obtain clearance with void time, as of 2008, call Bridgeport FSS at 1-866-293-5149
- uncover all gyros and return to BED
- fly the ILS 29 to a full stop at BED
- FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
- FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
- Robinson R22/R44 IFR Trainer
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
The student should display an understanding of the procedures
involved in cross-country planning, filing IFR flight plans and
obtaining IFR clearances. The student will demonstrate a sound
understanding of the procedures used in the various emergency
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 17
Any deviations from the completion standards should be noted in previous section.
After completing a maneuver listed under Introduction, place a check mark next to that maneuver.
Assign grades of Above Standard, Meets Standard, or Below Standard to maneuvers listed under Review.
- Student Name:
- Instructor Name/CFI#/expiration:
- Date of Lesson:
- Aircraft Type/Registration:
- Route of Flight:
- Number of Landings:
- Hours Dual/Solo:
- Hours Cross-Country:
- Hours Night:
- Hours Simulated Instrument: