Confined Area Takeoff and Climb
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a confined area takeoff, and maximum performance climb operations
  • References: 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 Takeoff and Climb:
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 - Confined Area Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASES, AMES) Airman Certification Standards:

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

Confined Area Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASES, AMES) Knowledge:

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:

Confined Area Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASES, AMES) Risk Management:

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

Confined Area Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASES, AMES) Skills:

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

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

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

    Verify assigned/correct takeoff path
  • PA.IV.G.S4:

    Ascertain wind direction with or without visible wind direction indicators
  • PA.IV.G.S5:

    Position the flight controls for the existing wind
  • PA.IV.G.S6:

    Clear the area, taxi into takeoff position utilizing maximum available takeoff area and align the airplane on the takeoff path
  • PA.IV.G.S7:

    Confirm takeoff power and proper engine and flight instrument indications prior to rotation
  • PA.IV.G.S8:

    Establish a pitch attitude that maintains the most efficient planing/liftoff attitude and correct for porpoising and skipping
  • PA.IV.G.S9:

    Avoid excessive water spray on the propeller(s)
  • PA.IV.G.S12:

    Establish a pitch attitude for Vy and accelerate to Vy +10/-5 knots after clearing the obstacle or at 50 feet AGL if simulating an obstacle
  • PA.IV.G.S13:

    Retract flaps, if extended, after a positive rate of climb has been verified or in accordance with airplane manufacturer's guidance
  • PA.IV.G.S14:

    Maintain Vy +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude
  • PA.IV.G.S15:

    Maintain directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout takeoff and climb
  • PA.IV.G.S16:

    Comply with noise abatement procedures

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