Flight Training Lesson 5

1.25 Hours Dual; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours

by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised August 2006

Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.

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Student continues building proficiency in the use of flight controls, holding a hover, normal approaches and departures, and radio communication. Emphasis will be placed on how crosswinds affect helicopter maneuvers.




Completion Standards

Student should be able to maintain altitude +/- 100' when straight and level and +/- 200' in turns, airspeed should be controled within +/- 10 knots, and heading should be maintained +/- 15 degrees. Student should be progressing toward holding a hover for longer than 1 minute in winds of 8 knots or less. Student should demonstrate an understanding of crosswind influence on helicopter maneuvers.

Student should have managed two unassisted takeoffs to a hover and two unassisted landings from a hover, both with minimum sideward or rearward motion.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 5

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.

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