One Engine Inoperative (Simulated)
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with flight solely by reference to instruments with one engine inoperative
  • Note: See Appendix 6: Safety of Flight and Appendix 7: Aircraft, Equipment, and Operational Requirements & Limitations
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; FAA-P-8740-66; POH/AFM

Attention:

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

Motivator:

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
One Engine Inoperative (Simulated):
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 - One Engine Inoperative (Simulated) Airman Certification Standards:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with flight solely by reference to instruments with one engine inoperative
  • Note: See Appendix 6: Safety of Flight and Appendix 7: Aircraft, Equipment, and Operational Requirements & Limitations
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; FAA-P-8740-66; POH/AFM

One Engine Inoperative (Simulated) Knowledge:

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
  • PA.X.C.K1:

    Procedures used if engine failure occurs during straight-and-level flight and turns while on instruments

One Engine Inoperative (Simulated) Risk Management:

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

    Failure to identify the inoperative engine
  • PA.X.C.R2:

    Inability to climb or maintain altitude with an inoperative engine
  • PA.X.C.R3:

    Low altitude maneuvering, including stall, spin, or controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
  • PA.X.C.R4:

    Distractions, task prioritization, loss of situational awareness, or disorientation
  • PA.X.C.R5:

    Fuel management during single-engine operation

One Engine Inoperative (Simulated) Skills:

The applicant exhibits the skill to:
  • PA.X.C.S1:

    Promptly recognize an engine failure and maintain positive airplane control
  • PA.X.C.S2:

    Set the engine controls, reduce drag, identify and verify the inoperative engine, and simulate feathering of the propeller on the inoperative engine. (Evaluator should then establish zero thrust on the inoperative engine.)
  • PA.X.C.S3:

    Establish the best engine-inoperative airspeed and trim the airplane
  • PA.X.C.S4:

    Use flight controls in the proper combination as recommended by the manufacturer, or as required to maintain best performance, and trim as required
  • PA.X.C.S5:

    Verify the prescribed checklist procedures normally used for securing the inoperative engine
  • PA.X.C.S6:

    Attempt to determine and resolve the reason for the engine failure
  • PA.X.C.S7:

    Monitor engine functions and make necessary adjustments
  • PA.X.C.S8:

    Maintain the specified altitude ±100 feet or minimum sink rate if applicable, airspeed ±10 knots, and the specified heading ±10°
  • PA.X.C.S9:

    Assess the airplane’s performance capability and decide an appropriate action to ensure a safe landing
  • PA.X.C.S10:

    Avoid loss of airplane control or attempted flight contrary to the engine-inoperative operating limitations of the airplane
  • PA.X.C.S11:

    Utilize SRM

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