Flight 9 - Takeoffs and Landings


The purpose of this lesson is to apply knowledge and skill learned in previous lessons and practice normal and crosswind landings with little instructor input.


Visit Potential Customer at Manufacturing Facility

You are flying to a neighboring manufacturing facility to meet with the company – a potential customer for your patented tagnite metal coating process. A division manager from the company has been visiting your shop and will ride with you to the neighboring manufacturing facility. Once at the facility, the CEO will meet you at the airport. Obviously, you wish to impress your passenger and the CEO with your professionalism – both in the air, and on the ground.

  • Prepare for flight to the Lincoln Regional Airport (KLHM)
    • Use your plotter to determine the true course and distance in nautical miles from Cameron Park airport to Lincoln Regional Airport. Convert the true course to a magnetic course by applying the magnetic deviation depicted on the sectional chart for this area.
    • On the notepad that you take with you into the airplane, write down these details regarding the Lincoln Regional Airport:
      • Airport Name and Identifier
      • Airport Elevation
      • Traffic Pattern Altitude
      • CTAF Frequency
      • AWOS Frequency
      • Runway identifiers, width, length and type of visual glide slope indicator, and traffic pattern direction
  • Obtain a weather briefing and be prepared to present it during the Preflight Discussion
  • Calculate weight and balance and takeoff and landing performance
  • Review aircraft maintenance records to determine compliance with inspection requirements.
Learning Objectives
Preflight Discussion
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Discuss lesson objective and completion standards
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Crosswind takeoff and climb
Perform Maximum Performance Climb (Vx and Vy)
Perform Collision avoidance procedures
Perform Airport traffic pattern entry and departure procedures
Perform Before Landing procedures
Practice Crosswind landings (with and without flaps)
Practice Emergency Approach and Landing
Practice Go arounds/Rejected landings
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique performance
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • meet the desired outcomes listed in the learning objectives table.
  • identify and promptly conduct go around procedures.
  • conduct checklist procedures with no input from the instructor.
  • maintain directional control at all times during the takeoffs and landings.
  • conduct a stabilized approach without instructor guidance.
  • accomplish landings with little instructor guidance and touchdowns should be within 500 feet of the desired point.
  • maintain altitude ±200 feet, roll out on headings within ±20 degrees, ±10 degrees of desired bank, airspeed ±10 knots.