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.
- Normal/crosswind departure and approach
- Pattern work
- Hovering forward, backward, and sideways
- Hovering around a pattern on the ground, in various orientations
- Hover taxi
- Straight-in autorotations
- Air taxi
- 0-30 minutes: Drive to helicopter hangar and preflight inspection
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-50: Student air/hover taxis to taxiway or ramp area for hover practice
- 50-65: Pattern work
- 65-75: Hover practice
- 75-85: Pattern work
- 85-90: Shutdown
- 90-110: Put helicopter away, return to classroom
- 110-125: Discussion
- FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
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.
- 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: