Short Field Approach and Landing
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a Short-Field Takeoff, climb operations, and rejected takeoff procedures
  • 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:

  • The goal of the Short-field approach and landing is to maximize aircraft performance in order to safely and accurately land the airplane, obtaining maximum performance, by touching down at the slowest possible airspeed

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Short-Field 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:

Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL) Airman Certification Standards:

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

Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL) Knowledge:

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:

Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL) Risk Management:

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

Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL) Skills:

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

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

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

    Verify assigned/correct runway
  • PA.IV.E.S4:

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

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

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

    Apply brakes while setting engine power to achieve maximum performance
  • PA.IV.E.S8:

    Confirm takeoff power prior to brake release and verify proper engine and flight instrument indications prior to rotation
  • PA.IV.E.S11:

    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.E.S12:

    Configure the airplane in accordance with the manufacturer's guidance after a positive rate of climb has been verified
  • PA.IV.E.S13:

    Maintain Vy +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude
  • PA.IV.E.S14:

    Maintain directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout takeoff and climb
  • PA.IV.E.S15:

    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