Flight Training Lesson 7

1.0 Hour 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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Become proficient with normal and crosswind takeoffs, pattern work, and landings. Become proficient with all types of hovering and air/hover taxiing.




Completion Standards

Student should be able to hold a hover for longer than 1 minute in winds of 8 knots or less. Student should be able to takeoff without any assistance from the instructor, and do at least 50 percent of approaches and landings without assistance. 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. During climbs and descents the level off will be accomplished within 150 feet of the assigned altitude, airspeed will be maintained within +/- 10 kts, and heading within +/- 15 degrees.

Student should be able to takeoff into and land from a hover without sideward or rearward drift.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 7

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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