Flight Training Lesson 9

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 and landings, hovering, air/hover taxiing, maximum performance takeoffs, steep approaches, and go-arounds. Student will learn to recognize shallow, normal, and steep approach angles. Focus will be placed on any area of review deemed necessary by the instructor.




Completion Standards

During vertical takeoffs and landings, the student shall keep forward and sideward movement to a minimum with no aft movement, maintain stationary position over a surface reference point and maintain a desired heading of +/- 15 degrees. Student should be able to handle all radio communications with Hanscom Tower. Normal approaches shall be terminated within +/- 3 feet of the desired point. During normal departures, a heading of +/- 15 degrees shall be maintained with the necessary correction for crosswind during the takeoff leg (crabbing). During a hover taxi, student shall maintain the recommended hovering altitude +/- 2 feet, maintain position within 3 feet of each pivot point during turns, and maintain landing skid orientation parallel to direction of forward movement. During air taxi, the student shall select a safe airspeed/altitude combination to avoid the danger areas of the Height-Velocity diagram. During traffic pattern operations, the pattern altitude shall be held within +/- 100 feet, desired airspeed maintained within +/- 10 kts, and desired heading maintained +/- 15 degrees. Student should be able to hold the helicopter at ETL during a maximum performance takeoff. Student should recognize when a steep approach is going poorly and initiate a go-around.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 9

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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