|Sport Pilot Airplane||Flight 18 - Maneuver Review|
- Lesson objectives and completion standards
- Scenario - Have PT explain their Go/No Go decision.
- Route and Sectional Chart Review
- Navigation Log Review
- Airport/Facility Review
- Weather Briefing Interpretation
- Performance Review
- Weight and Balance Review
- Flight Plans
- Preflight Risk Assessment
Leg 1 - Cameron Park to Bakersfield
- Departure - Soft Field Takeoff: Tell the PT that it snowed last night and airport personnel have not plowed the runway yet. There is approximately 1” to 2” inches of light fluffy snow on the runway.
- En route
- PT should demonstrate the ability to navigate and maneuver the aircraft on course.
- Allow the PT to initially use all available means (GPS, VOR, etc.). Once on course, take away all navigation aids in order to effectively evaluate their pilotage and dead reckoning skills.
- Have PT simulate opening their flight plan by selecting the proper frequency and going through the appropriate radio calls.
- Once in the practice area, ask questions: What is our Groundspeed? What will be our ETA or ETE to the destination? After we reach the destination, how much flight time will we have left?
- Flight by reference to instruments: Have the PT put on view limiting device and tell them they just entered the clouds. PT should elect to do a 180 degree turn without being prompted.
- Lost Procedure: Take the view limiting device off the PT and have them start lost procedures working simple to complex (map-only to navigation aids). PT should be able to locate their position using their map. After they identify their position, let them use navigational aids in order to verify their location.
- Steep turns, slow flight, and stalls: PT should be able to set-up for and execute all maneuvers with no instructor input
- Emergency Operations: Engine Fire - Emergency Descent to Emergency Approach and Landing
- Ground Reference Maneuvers: PT should set-up for and execute all ground reference maneuvers with no instructor input.
- Diversion: Simulate medical emergency - PT should elect to divert to the nearest airport (Ideally, this is Columbia so that the student can get some real grass field experience)
- PT should enter the pattern correctly with no instructor input. Tell the PT it looks like much of the runway has been rendered unusable. Suggest the following limitation: runway starts at the first center line stripe and ends at the halfway point. PT should elect to do a short field landing. Have PT pick appropriate touchdown and aim point.
- Practice landings and takeoffs at diversion airport as necessary.
Leg 2 - Return to Cameron Park
- Departure - PT should elect to do a short field takeoff automatically due to length of runway available. If PT does not elect to do a short field, tell them a construction crew has placed a 200 ft tall crane off the end of the runway.
- En route - practice diversion planning, flight by reference to instruments, system and equipment malfunctions
- Arrival - PT should be able to navigate to home airport with no instructor input. Practice takeoffs and landings as necessary.