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.
- 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.
You must have on board:
- Airworthiness Certificate (C of A)
- Registration Certificate (C of R)
- Operators Handbook (AFM)
- Weight and Balance
- Licenses (crew and radio)
- 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:
- 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.
- Take off Distances.
- Landing Distances.
- Cruise numbers including climb, TAS etc.
Flight plans / Flight itinerary:
- Requirement in flight.
- Info required
Chart Supplement (usa) / Canadian flight supplement
- How to find data for a specific airport.
- Determine if current
- 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?