Familliarization and preparation for flight

Familiarization and Preparation for Flight

The main purpose of this lesson:
  • To introduce you to the physical sensations of flight.
  • To familiarize you with the purpose of pertinent documents, the aircraft, and how to determine if it is ready for flight.
Note for the instructor:
  • Point out local landmarks.
  • Allow student to take controls.
  • avoid turbulence and steep angle of bank.
  Why ?
  • Don’t waste time, you want to be a pilot right ? So let’s go in flight !
  • Learning what is required to flight is an important lesson that we must learn immediatly.
Airworthiness Certificate (C of A)Document
You must have on board:
  1. Airworthiness Certificate (C of A)
  2. Registration Certificate (C of R)
  3. Operators Handbook (AFM)
  4. Weight and Balance
  5. Licenses (crew and radio)
  6. Logbook Aircraft (Journey Logbook)
In addition you should have:
  • Interception Orders (CFS)
  • Radio Station License (not req in US and Canada)
  • Annual Airworthiness Inspection
Weight and Balance:

Calculate:

  • T/O and landing weights and make sure aircraft is within C of G limits.
  • Have an idea of where the C of G lies so that you expect how your airplane will perform.
Performance:

Calculate:

  • Take off Distances.
  • Landing Distances.
  • Cruise numbers including climb, TAS etc.
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Flight plans / Flight itinerary:

To know:

  • Requirement in flight.
  • Opening.
  • Info required
  • Closing
Chart Supplement (usa) / Canadian flight supplement

To know:

  • How to find data for a specific airport.
  • Determine if current
Review questions
  • What important information does the CFS include ?
  • Is it a requirement to have a weight and balance before take-off?
  • What are all your sources for weather information ?
  • How do you open a flight plan ?
  • What are 3 documents which are required on board the aircraft?