Flight Training Lesson 8
1.0 Hour Dual; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised February 2007
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,
hovering, and air/hover taxiing. Student will be introduced to maximum
performance takeoffs and steep approaches.
- Air taxi
- Straight-in autorotations
- Maximum performance takeoff
- Steep approach and criteria for a go-around: at a decision height of 100' AGL, airspeed should not fall below 15 knots until the descent rate is below 300 fpm
- 0-30 minutes: Drive to helicopter hangar and preflight inspection
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-55: Student air/hover taxis to Taxiway Whiskey or Romeo for hover practice
- 55-90: Pattern work with maximum performance takeoffs, steep approaches, and go-arounds (as necessary)
- 90-110: Put helicopter away, return to classroom
- 110-120: Discussion
- FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
Student should be able to handle all radio communications with Hanscom
Tower. Student should begin progressing toward being able to hold the
helicopter at ETL during a maximum performance takeoff and recognizing
when a steep approach is going poorly (see criteria above) and
initiating a go-around.
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 8
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: