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Before Takeoff Check
2010-03-18

Before Takeoff Check Emergency procedures review
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Pre-takeoff Considerations
P B 1 Gross Weight and Center of Gravity B BR Gross weight is the empty weight plus useful load You must check...

Trimming Cessnas (instructor notes)
P Cessna has engineered its trim so that certain changes in trim can be anticipated to correspond to flight path changes in different models For example ...

Changing You
P You begin flying with an attitude that may or may not be compatible to the reality required Attitude is a basic human factor that sets performance...

Certificates and Documents
I FONT SIZE quot; 1 quot; REFERENCES; FARs 43 61 and 91; AC 61 21 AC61 23; Pilot #39;s handbook and Flight Manual...

Wire Strikes
li 1 accident in 20 is a wire strike BR li A wire strike will occur below 200 #39; AGL in VFR BR...

Failed Teaching
The most dangerous aspect of flying and flight instruction is that the FAA Part 91 system lets incompetents fly and get sweetheart proficiency checks just...

Practice Illusions
P B Autokinesis B BR On a dark night fly toward a single light Student is to stare only at the light...

Major CFI Applicant Problem Areas
P middot; Not fitting lesson to student level BR middot; Too much talking without check on comprehension BR middot; Avoiding unknown an...

Dealing with Delays
One of the advantages of learning to fly in the fall is the greater probability of weather delays A pilot learns to live with and accept delays of any kind...

Spatial Disorientation
P Spatial disorientation is the No 1 cause of military fatal accidents Even the best pilot will become disoriented under the right conditions Effects on...

Growing Up As A Pilot
It takes more than time to grow and mature as a pilot Judgment cannot be measured just by time but by the number of successful ...

Where Accidents Happen
ul li Only 8 of midairs are from head on 42 are between airplanes flying in the same direction ...

Fear of Flying
An Opinion on Fear B BR I have concerns with fear as it relates to flying I realize fear of...

Fuel Accidents
ul li The number one cause of engine failure is lack of fuel BR li 10 of General Aviation accidents are caused...

Trim instruction
P The direction to move the trim and the proper instructional words to use are a common source of confusion Raising the trim wheel lowers the nose...

The Student As A Problem
Of great concern to the responsible instructor is the prospective pilot who is heavily occupied with concerns unrelated to flying Many students who are...

Category
Normal Category is a certification category This category has a maximum G loading of 3 8 G #39;s positive G #39;s 1 52...

Standard Rate Turns
P All banks under the hood are at standard rate Standard rate turns requires two minutes to make a 360 degree circle One minute for a...

Pitot Tube Inventor
The pitot tube was invented by Francais Pitot a French physicist and dentist born in 1695 His tube was first used to measure ...

Hundred Octane Aviation Fuel
Interestingly of all machines only airplanes have their own fuel BR BR In the late 1930s light weight and compact engines were being developed...

Private Pilot Endorsements
An instructorÝs endorsement indicates that he feels you have been instructed in and are competent to perform a given maneuver At that time Your logbook is a legal document...

Ground Reference
Turns around a point BR B 600 to 1000 feet 45 degree bank U U 100 feet U...

Nice To Know Information
ul li Multiply horsepower by 09 to give gallons per hour consumption with safety factor BR li Most aircraft...

Performance Sheet ASEL
Compute weight and balance with gross takeoff weight___________ Center of gravity location ________ BR Gross landing weight __________ Center of gravity location _________ BR Shift weight...

When A Pilot Dies
Two of my pilots have died in airplane crashes One I had advised to quit and I thought that he had Three years later ...

Runup
P Use a run up checklist Always face the wind Engine cooling is the reason We are not teaching a flying career made only...

Military Operational Areas (MOA)
P ATC may fly IFR flights through if radar separation possible Because of military aerobatics VFR flight requires caution No clearance required but contact controlling agency...

A Need to communicate
P What is the only question an instructor can never answer It is the unasked question Many concerns are unspoken The unspoken fear of every...

My First Month As A Student Pilot
H4 Week 1 H4 P FONT SIZE quot; 1 quot; Monday: Rain BR Tuesday: Rain BR ...

1996 Statistics
46000 accidents 25 involved drugs or alcohol 20 were caused by mechanical problems 27 had terrain as a factor 2 had weight ...

Postflight Debriefing
The postflight debriefing begins as a self evaluation by both student and instructor as to why certain operations were less than successful or why...

Instructional sequence
P By the second flight the student should have previewed the aircraft manual The manual checklist material must be completely incorporated into that of the student ...

Stalls
P When we do stalls we are seeking recognition and prompt proper recovery You the student are being taught awareness How you become...

A History of Measurement
Under the Roman Empire Rome became the center of the western world All roads led to Rome and all distances were measured from Rome The distances...

FAR Violations In Decending Order
ol li Careless or reckless operation BR li Compliance with ATC clearances and instructions BR li Failure to meet requirement...

Mad As Hell And Taking It
P In flying we react in an emergency as we first learned to react When we show anger we react as we first learned to react Just...

Fitting The Hood
P The hood should be fitted prior to engine start Note that the attitude indicator has both a wings level and a level index mark at its...

IFR Flying Faults
P Initially VFR to IFR flight results in over controlling especially when making corrections Non instrument rated pilots who fly into instrument weather lose control in...

Applicant Summary
You must have an application for a rating form FAA Form 8710 1 a waiver form as required a medical certificate and radio license for foreign...

1998 Statistics
li B Over 20 of all G A fatal accidents had weather as contributing factor BR ...

About Students
ol li A student won #39;t learn from those they distrust BR li A student won #39;t improve unless told what...

Shoulder Harness
1 As of 1975 4 out of every 5 people ever killed in airplanes since the Wright brothers would have been alive if they had been ...

River Flying with Steep Turns
P On some subsequent lesson it is well to select an upwind track along a very S shaped course By flying upwind the relative ground speed...

Teaching precepts
P li Docendo Discimus We learn by teaching When by yourself you are the instructor BR BR ...

The Unteachable Student
I have found that my methods and I am incompatible with about 5 of my students This was true when I was teaching...

Utilizing Hood Training
P The FAA integrated mix of VFR and IFR instruction is a violation of the very instructional precepts considered basic to flight instruction The purpose of the...

Different Miles and How They Came to Be
Under the Roman Empire Rome became the center of the western world All roads led to Rome and all distances were measured from...

Wifferdill
I #39;m told that quot;wolferdale quot; is an aviation perhaps military aviation term meaning a 270 turn Is this correct BR ...

General Aviation Statistics
Only three out of every 1000 people in the US are pilots BR Out of 67 000 licensed instructors in the U s ...

Areas of Required Knowledge
Required logbook endorsements with date and time BR BR Preflight BR Flight Procedures BR Aircraft Performance BR Radio...

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