Confined Area Approach and Landing
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a confined area approach and landing
  • References: FAA-S-ACS-6, FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-23; POH/AFM; AIM

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:

  • More austere and even urban airport environments require obstacle negotiation

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Confined Area Approach and Landing:
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:

  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions
  • Make a go/no-go decision, as appropriate

Confined Area Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) Airman Certification Standards:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a confined area approach and landing
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-23; POH/AFM; AIM

Confined Area Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) Knowledge:

The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of:


Confined Area Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) Skills:

The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
  • PA.IV.H.S1:

    Complete the appropriate checklist
  • PA.IV.H.S2:

    Make radio calls as appropriate
  • PA.IV.H.S3:

    Ensure the airplane is aligned for an approach to the correct/assigned landing surface
  • PA.IV.H.S4:

    Scan the landing area for traffic and obstructions
  • PA.IV.H.S5:

    Select and aim for a suitable touchdown point considering the wind, landing surface, and obstructions
  • PA.IV.H.S7:

    Maintain manufacturer's published approach airspeed or in its absence not more than 1.3 VSO, +10/-5 knots with gust factor applied
  • PA.IV.H.S8:

    Maintain directional control and appropriate crosswind correction throughout the approach and landing, as required
  • PA.IV.H.S9:

    Make smooth, timely, and correct control application during the round out and touchdown
  • PA.IV.H.S11:

    Touch down at a proper pitch attitude, within 200 feet beyond or on the specified point, with no side drift, minimum float, and with the airplane's longitudinal axis aligned with the projected landing path
  • PA.IV.H.S12:

    Execute a timely go-around if the approach cannot be made within the tolerances specified above or for any other condition that may result in an unsafe approach or landing
  • PA.IV.H.S13:
    Apply elevator control as necessary to stop in the shortest distance consistent with safety

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