Communications, Light Signals,
and Runway Lighting Systems Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • Objective: To determine the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with normal and emergency radio communications, air traffic control (ATC) light signals, and runway lighting systems
  • References: 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM

Attention:

  • Research a Taxiing case studies
  • Discuss how the initial conditions developed into an incident/accident/mishap
  • Relate similar personal experience of the same type of incident/accident/mishap

Motivator:

  • Traffic Pattern procedures develop the ability to stay safely and efficiently arrive at an uncontrolled airport, or after arrival, utilize the traffic pattern
  • The traffic pattern is comprised of several components which standardized flow of aircraft, at a specific altitude within the terminal area
  • This standard flow allows for predictability in an otherwise extremely dangerous environment
  • The traffic pattern is the ultimate goal which began with the rectangular course with many hazards

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Taxiing:
0:15
Review (quiz):
0:05
Case Studies:
0:05
Total Ground Time:
0:30

Required Materials:

  • Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard

Instructor Actions:

Student Actions:

Private Pilot - Communications, Light Signals, and Runway Lighting Systems Airman Certification Standards:

  • Objective: To determine the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with normal and emergency radio communications, air traffic control (ATC) light signals, and runway lighting systems
  • References: 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM


Risk Management:

The applicant is able to identify, assess, and mitigate risk associated with:
  • PA.III.A.R1:

    Communication
  • PA.III.A.R2:

    Deciding if and when to declare an emergency
  • PA.III.A.R3:

    [Archived]
  • PA.III.A.R3:

    Use of non-standard phraseology

Skills:

The applicant exhibits the skill to:
  • PA.III.A.S1:

    Select and activate appropriate frequencies
  • PA.III.A.S2:

    Transmit using standard phraseology and procedures as specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and Pilot/Controller Glossary
  • PA.III.A.S3:

    Acknowledge radio communications and comply with ATC instructions or as directed by the evaluator

Re-Motivation:

Closure:

  • Advise students that this lesson will be used as a starting point for the next lesson
  • Assign study materials for the next lesson