Flight Training Lesson 13

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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Student will practice straight-in and hover autorotations. Student will be introduced to slope operations.




Completion Standards

The student will show progress in any area(s) of weakness. Slope operations should be slow and smooth. The student will be able to enter an autorotation without substantial changes to the aircraft's attitude or trim. During the glide, the student should be able to hold airspeed at (R22) 65 knots +/-10 knots or (R44) 70 knots +/-10 knots, and rotor RPM should be maintained within the green arc. The student should begin the flare +/- 15' of the 40' AGL altitude recommended by Robinson. The student should be aware of the potential for overspeeding the rotor system during the flare. During power failure at hover (hover autorotations), the student shall touch down with acceptable forward movement, minimum sideward movement, no aft movement, without excessive loads on the landing gear, and heading shall be maintained +/- 10 degrees.The student shall recover immediately and correctly at the first indications of settling with power.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 13

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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