Flight Training Lesson 24

1.5 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 be introduced to off-airport operations on pinnacles and in confined areas. Off-airport operating procedures and the importance of performance planning will be reviewed, and the student will gain a better appreciation of the hazards associated with off-airport operations.




Completion Standards

The student will demonstrate the ability to perform a high and low reconnaissance to evaluate wind, terrain, and obstructions, select a proper approach path, touchdown point, and departure path.. He/she shall track the selected approach path toward the touchdown point at an acceptable approach angle, verify findings of the high reconnaissance, and terminate the approach either to a hover or to the surface as appropriate at the selected touchdown point. The student will perform a ground reconnaissance to evaluate wind and obstructions, select a proper takeoff point, and plan a safe hover taxi. He/she shall perform a proper takeoff, safely clearing obstructions, tracking the pre-selected departure path and maintaining engine power within normal operating limits throughout the maneuver.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 24

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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