Forward Slip to a Landing (ASEL, ASES)
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a forward-slip to a landing
  • References: 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:

  • A slip is a cross-control procedure where you are using "wing-low, top-rudder" to track the aircraft straight for altitude loss (forward-slip) or crosswind compensation (side-slip)
    • In doing this, you will need to lower the nose as the increase in drag without an increase in thrust will cause a rapid loss of airspeed, risking a stall
    • Simply stated, the higher the angle of bank, the lower the nose must be

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Forward Slip to a Landing (ASEL, ASES):
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:

  • Forward Slip to a Landing (ASEL, ASES) (ASEL, ASES) Airman Certification Standards:

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


    Forward Slip to a Landing Risk Management:

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

      Selection of runway or approach path and touchdown area based on pilot capability, airplane performance and limitations, available distance, and wind
    • PA.IV.M.R2:

      Effects of:
    • PA.IV.M.R3:

      Planning for:
    • PA.IV.M.R4:

      Collision hazards
    • PA.IV.M.R5:

      Low altitude maneuvering, including stall, spin, or controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
    • PA.IV.M.R6:

      Distractions, task prioritization, loss of situational awareness, or disorientation
    • PA.IV.M.R7:

      Forward slip operations, including fuel flowage, tail stalls with flaps, and lack of airspeed control
    • PA.IV.M.R8:

      Surface contact with the airplane’s longitudinal axis misaligned
    • PA.IV.M.R9:

      Unstable approach

    Forward Slip to a Landing Skills:

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

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

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

      Plan and follow a flightpath to the selected landing area considering altitude, wind, terrain, and obstructions
    • PA.IV.M.S4:

      Select the most suitable touchdown point based on wind, landing surface, obstructions, and airplane limitations
    • PA.IV.M.S5:

      Position airplane on downwind leg, parallel to landing runway
    • PA.IV.M.S6:

      Configure the airplane correctly
    • PA.IV.M.S7:

      As necessary, correlate crosswind with direction of forward slip and transition to sideslip before touchdown
    • PA.IV.M.S8:

      Touch down at a proper pitch attitude, within 400 feet beyond or on the specified point, with no side drift, and with the airplane’s longitudinal axis aligned with and over the runway center/landing path
    • PA.IV.M.S9:

      Maintain a ground track aligned with the runway center/landing path

    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