Flight Training Lesson 22

1.25 Hours 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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The student will review maximum performance takeoffs, steep approaches, and slope operations. The student will be introduced to running landings.




Completion Standards

The student will gain an understanding of the conditions requiring a shallow approach and running landing, and the execution thereof. During maximum performance takeoffs, the student will demonstrate proper attitude and power control to hold the helicopter at ETL, maintain heading within +/- 15 degrees, and transition smoothly to normal climb when clear of the obstacle. During a steep approach, the student shall maintain an appropriate approach angle and rate of closure. Steep approaches should transition smoothly to a stationary hover within 3 feet of the designated point. The student will recognize the need for and perform a go-around when a steep approach landing cannot be made safely or the student is directed to go-around by his/her instructor. Slope operations should be well-controlled, slow, and smooth.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 22

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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