Flight Deck Management Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with safe flight deck management practices

Attention:

  • Research a case study
  • Discuss how the initial conditions set conditions which developed into an incident/accident/mishap
  • Relate similar personal experience of the same type of incident/accident/mishap

Motivator:

  • Cockpit management are the actions and procedures, starting with preflight, in which all necessary equipment, documents, checklists, and navigation charts appropriate for the flight are on board and easily accessible
  • With this comes the need to keep things organized to reduce Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and confusion in flight

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Forward-Slips to 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

Flight Deck Management Completion/Airman Certification Standards:

  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; AC 120-71; POH/AFM

Knowledge:

The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • PA.II.B.K1:

    Passenger briefing requirements, to include operation and required use of safety restraint systems
  • PA.II.B.K2:

    Use of appropriate checklists
  • PA.II.B.K3:

    Requirements for current and appropriate navigation data

Risk Management:

The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing:
  • PA.II.B.R1:

    Improper use of systems or equipment, to include automation and portable electronic devices
  • PA.II.B.R2:

    Flying with unresolved discrepancies

Skills:

The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
  • PA.I.B.S1:

    Secure all items in the flight deck and cabin
  • PA.I.B.S2:

    Conduct an appropriate pre-takeoff briefing, to include identifying the PIC, use of safety belts, shoulder harnesses, doors, sterile flight deck, and emergency procedures
  • PA.I.B.S3:

    Program and manage the airplane’s automation properly

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