Flight Training Lesson 19
1.0 Hour Dual, 0.5 Hour Solo; 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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All pre-solo manuevers and requirements will be reviewed to confirm the student's readiness for his/her initial supervised solo flight. Student will conduct his/her first supervised solo flight following favorable review by the instructor.
- Radio communications
- Hover including hover taxi
- Airport operations, traffic patterns, and collision and wake turbulence avoidance
- Normal/crosswing takeoffs and approaches
- Low rotor RPM recognition and recovery
- Emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions
First Supervised Solo Flight
- Vertical takeoff to a hover
- Vertical landing from a hover
- Normal takeoffs, traffic patterns, and normal approaches (3)
- 0-30 minutes: Drive to helicopter hangar and preflight inspection
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-85: Pre-solo requirements review with instructor
- 85-90: Instructor exits helicopter
- 90-115: First solo flight
- 115-120: Shutdown
- 120-140: Put helicopter away
- 140-155: Discussion
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
The student will demonstrate the ability to safely pilot the helicopter in solo flight while adhering to established traffic pattern procedures. He/she will demonstrate effective radio communication skills, safe hovering skills, proper attitude and airspeed control during the takeoff and climb, and proper rate of closure and ground track during the approach. The instructor will make the appropriate FAR Part 61 and SFAR 73 endorsements after reviewing the student's practical capabilities and the student's logbook for necessary flight time and maneuvers training. The student will will conduct his/her first supervised solo flight.
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 19
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: