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Operation of Aircraft Systems
Lesson Planns

DATE:
STUDENT NAME:
OBJECTIVE:
Familiarize the student with the elements related to the operation of systems on the airplane provided for the flight test
CONTENT:
  • Primary flight controls and trim
  • Flaps, leading edge devices, and spoilers
  • Water rudders (ASES)
  • Powerplant and propeller
  • Landing gear
  • Fuel, oil, and hydraulic
  • Electrical
  • Avionics
  • Pitot-static, vacuum/pressure and associated flight instruments
  • Environmental
  • Deicing and anti-icing
SCHEDULE:
Introduction0:05
Medical certificate requirements, classes, and duration of validity0:15
Pilot logbooks and flight records0:10
Located and discuss airworthiness and registration certificates0:10
Located and discuss operating limitations, placards, instrument markings, and Pilot Information Manual (PIM/POH/AFM)0:10
Located and discuss weight and balance data0:10
TOTAL GROUND TIME:0:50
EQUIPMENT:
Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard
INSTRUCTOR'S ACTIONS:
  • Discuss primary flight controls and trim
  • Discuss flaps, leading edge devices, and spoilers
  • Discuss water rudders (ASES)
  • Discuss powerplant and propeller
  • Discuss landing gear
  • Discuss fuel, oil, and hydraulic
  • Discuss electrical
  • Discuss avionics
  • Discuss pitot-static, vacuum/pressure and associated flight instruments
  • Discuss environmental
  • Discuss deicing and anti-icing
STUDENT'S ACTIONS:
  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions
COMPLETION STANDARDS:
  • Explaining:
    • Private pilot certificate privileges, limitations, and recent flight experience requirements
    • medical certificate class and duration
    • pilot logbook or flight records
  • Locate and Explain:
    • Airworthiness and registration certificates
    • Operating limitations, placards, instrument markings, and POH/AFM
    • Complete a weight and balance data sheet
    • Discuss all equipment on board and equipment list