Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES)
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a glassy water takeoff and climb
  • References: FAA-S-ACS-6, FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; 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:

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES):
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:

Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) Airman Certification Standards:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a glassy water takeoff and climb
  • Note: If a glassy water condition does not exist, the applicant must be evaluated by simulating the Task
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-23; POH/AFM; AIM

Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) Knowledge:

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
  • PA.IV.I.K1:

    Effects of atmospheric conditions, including wind, on takeoff and climb performance
  • PA.IV.I.K2:

    Vx and Vy
  • PA.IV.I.K3:

    Appropriate airplane configuration
  • PA.IV.I.K4:

    Appropriate use of glassy water takeoff and climb technique

Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) Risk Management:

The applicant is able to identify, assess, and mitigate risk associated with:

Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) Skills:

The applicant exhibits the skill to:
  • PA.IV.I.S1:

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

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

    Position flight controls and flaps for the existing conditions
  • PA.IV.I.S4:

    Clear the area; select appropriate takeoff path considering surface hazards or vessels and surface conditions
  • PA.IV.I.S5:

    Retract the water rudders as appropriate; advance the throttle smoothly to takeoff power
  • PA.IV.I.S6:

    Establish and maintain an appropriate planing attitude, directional control, and correct for porpoising, skipping, and increase in water drag
  • PA.IV.I.S7:

    Avoid excessive water spray on the propeller(s)
  • PA.IV.I.S8:

    Utilize appropriate techniques to lift seaplane from the water considering surface conditions
  • PA.IV.I.S9:

    Establish proper attitude/airspeed and accelerate to Vy +10/-5 knots during the climb
  • PA.IV.I.S10:

    Configure the airplane after a positive rate of climb has been verified or in accordance with airplane manufacturer's instructions
  • PA.IV.I.S11:

    Maintain Vy +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude
  • PA.IV.I.S12:

    Maintain directional control throughout takeoff and climb

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