Ground 1 - Aircraft Familiarization

Objective

The purpose of this lesson is for the pilot-in-training to be able to:

  • explain the general description and limitations of the training airplane
  • explain the normal procedures used with a complex airplane for takeoff and landing
Preparation

Study these resources prior to your lesson:

  • FAA- Airplane Flying Handbook - Chapter 11: Transition to Complex Airplanes
  • Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial Textbook - Chapter 11: Advanced Systems
  • Airplane POH 
    • Chapter 1: General
    • Chapter 2: Limitations
    • Chapter 4: Normal Procedures
Learning Objectives
Airplane Familiarization and Limitations
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Airplane POH Review - Limitations, Airspeeds, Power settings, Normal Procedures
Practice Preflight inspection and systems identification
Normal Procedures
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Takeoff procedure in a complex airplane
Explain Before landing procedures in a complex airplane
Explain After landing procedures in a complex airplane
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain the general description and limitations of the training airplane
  • explain the normal procedures used with a complex airplane for takeoff and landing