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Preflight Procedures
Lesson Plans

Preflight Assessment:

  • Satisfy the requirements of Section II, Task A by determining that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with preparing for safe flight accounting for pilot, aircraft, environment, and external factors
    Knowledge:
    The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
    • PA.II.A.K1:
    Pilot self assessment
    • Information
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    • PA.II.A.K2:
    The process to determine if the aircraft is appropriate for the mission by considering load, range, equipment and aircraft capability
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    • PA.II.A.K3:
    Aircraft preflight inspection including:
    • PA.II.A.K3a:
    Which items must be inspected
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    • PA.II.A.K3b:
    The reasons for checking each item
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    • PA.II.A.K3c:
    How to detect possible defects
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    • PA.II.A.K3d:
    The associated regulations
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    • PA.II.A.K4:
    Environmental factors that could affect the flight plan:
    • PA.II.A.K4a:
    Terrain
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    • PA.II.A.K4b:
    Route selection
    • PA.II.A.K4c:
    Obstruction
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    • PA.II.A.K4d
    Weather
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    • PA.II.A.K5:
    External pressures
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    • PA.II.A.K6:
    Seasonal weather phenomena
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Cockpit Management:

  • Satisfy the requirements of Section II, Task B by determining that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with safe cockpit management practices

Knowledge:
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
  • PA.II.B.K1:
Pilot and passenger safety restraint systems, requirements, and operational considerations
  • Information
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  • PA.II.B.K2:
Oxygen use regulations, system operational guidelines, and system checks, if applicable
  • Information
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  • PA.II.B.K3:
Safety system rules and operational considerations
  • Information
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  • PA.II.B.K4:
Passenger briefing requirements and appropriate information
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  • PA.II.B.K5:
PIC responsibility to have available material for the flight as planned
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  • PA.II.B.K6:
The purpose of a checklist
  • Information
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References:

  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-2) Risk Management Handbook
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-3)
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-23)
  • POH/AFM
  • AC 00-6