The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the student to the elements associated with ground reference maneuvers and practice review maneuvers with guidance from the instructor.
Aerial Survey Flight
You are employed by an aerial survey company that uses on-board sensors to map property boundaries. This requires the pilot to fly the aircraft accurately over prominent landmarks at a precise altitude while correcting for winds. Some survey tasks require you to orbit over a specific landmark and maintain a constant radius from the landmark. There may be other survey aircraft working the same area, so it is important to be heads-up and prepared to take evasive action if necessary. A tough job—but the pay is good. Note: a commercial pilot certificate is typically required for this position; however, the pilot skills needed to do this job are the same flight skills a private pilot will need in traffic pattern operations.
Your job today is to survey a road intersection at 38°49'27.6"N 121°27'04.9"W and the borders of the section that surround that ground reference. Because of the equipment on board the aircraft, your fuel is somewhat limited, so plan to gas-up at an airport near the survey site between missions.
|Practice||Discuss lesson objective and completion standards|
|Describe||Turns around a point|
|Describe||S Turns across a road|
|Practice||Preflight Risk Assessment|
|Practice||Turns around a point|
|Practice||S Turns across a road|
|Perform||Normal/Crosswind Takeoff and Climb|
|Practice||Stall recognition and recovery procedures: from straight flight and from turns (full or imminent)|
|Perform||Airport traffic pattern entry and departure procedures|
|Practice||Forward Slip to a landing|
|Practice||Side Slip to a Landing|
|Practice||Normal/Crosswind Approach and Landing|
|Practice||Go arounds/Rejected landings|