The Long Runway at Pease
by Philip Greenspun; revised April 2005
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The student will learn how to update a flight plan with current
weather information and to update a flight plan in flight with revised
ETAs. The student will use a VOR receiver in flight. The student will
become comfortable with flying low over the runway. The student will
be introduced to approaching and landing without flaps. The student
will learn to pick an appropriate landing spot for wake turbulence
- Wake Turbulence
- Using a VOR in flight.
- Updating a flight log in flight.
- Low Approaches and high-speed taxi.
- No-flap landings.
- preflight review of New York sectional
- flight and fuel planning, update of flight log from previous
- discussion of wake turbulence and how to avoid it
- passenger briefing and pilot briefing
- flight to Pease (KPSM), checking visual
references and Lawrence, Boston, Manchester, and Pease VORs
- get ATIS, contact Pease tower to request "the option"
- land on the numbers at Pease and taxi at 5-10 knots below rotation
speed for 1 mile before taking off
- approach the runway and fly 5' over the runway for 1 mile before
touching and going
- full-stop landing and rest at Port City FBO
- depart with a 1-mile high-speed taxi and then a 1-mile
- come back for stop and go
- come back for a half-flaps stop and go
- come back for a no-flaps stop and go
- depart Pease for flight down the beach at 700-1000', over the
Newburyport airport then up the Merrimack River to Lawrence
- touch-and-goes at Lawrence
- return to Bedford
Total time: 4:00
- 0-30 minutes: checking weather, planning in the lounge
- 30-45: pre-flight and getting settled in the airplane
- 45-60: taxiing out and running up
- 60-120: flight to Pease and stop-and-goes
- 120-150: rest at FBO
- 150-210: return to Bedford via shoreline and Lawrence
- 210-225: park and secure airplane
- 225-240: discussion and evaluation
- New York Sectional
- flight log form
The instructor helps with landing flares and with the reduced flap
landings. The instructor takes the flight controls while the student
fusses with VORs
The student does the flight planning and keeps the flight log updated
while manipulating the flight controls.
Altitude within 100 feet; heading within 10 degrees; airspeeds within
10 knots. Arrival at waypoints within 5 minutes of ETA.
AIM section on meteorology and weather services.