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Operation of Aircraft Systems
Lesson Plan

DATE:
STUDENT NAME:
OBJECTIVE:
Ensure the student exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the elements related to the operation of systems on the airplane provided for the flight test by explaining at least three of the following systems:
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