The purpose of this manual is to help in the explanation, visualization and execution of the flight maneuvers required for the Commercial Pilot Practical Flight Test. Students preparing for their oral and flight test will find this manual helpful. Any pilot preparing for a Biennial Flight Review (BFR), can use this manual as a refresher on maneuvers that you may not have executed in quite some time. Flight Instructor applicants and Certified Flight Instructors will find this manual a beneficial teaching aid.
The manual breaks down each maneuver required on the Commercial Practical Test in six parts:
Benefits of this manual over other flight maneuver manuals:
- FAA objective for the maneuver
- FAA completion standards
- General description of the maneuver
- Detailed step by step textual description on how to execute the maneuver as recommended by the FAA
- References to FAA publications where the information was compiled from
- Detailed graphic profiles summarizing the procedure in a visual format
- Also included are airspeeds, pitch attitudes, bank angles, power settings and configurations for a Cessna 172P plus room to add the same information for up to three additional aircraft.
- Certified Flight Instructors can use this teaching aid as an excellent resource for preflight briefings.
- Only detailed maneuvers manual with a spiral binding. Easy to lay book open flat in the classroom or in the cockpit.
- Several flight schools use this manual as a standardization tool for all their instructors and students.
- There is no other source that details the Commercial Pilot Maneuvers like this book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Certificates and documents
Cross country flight planning
National airspace system
Performance and limitations
Operation of systems
Radio communication and ATC light signals
Airport, runway, and taxiway signs, markings, and lighting
Pilotage and dead reckoning
Radio communication, navigational facilities, and radar services
Systems and equipment malfunction
Emergency equipment and survival gear
Before takeoff check
TAKEOFFS, LANDINGS, GO-AROUNDS and TRAFFIC PATTERN OPERATION
Normal takeoff and climb
Crosswing takeoff and climb
Short field takeoff and maximum performance climb
Soft field takeoff and climb
Traffic pattern operations
Normal appraoch and landing
Crosswing approach and landing
Short field approach and landing
Soft field approach and landing
Power-off 180 degree accuracy approach and landing
GROUND REFERENCE MANEUVERS
Eights on pylons
Intercepting and tracking a VOR, GPS, or LORAN
Intercepting and tracking NDB bearings
Intercepting and tracking navigational systems profiles
SLOW FLIGHT AND STALLS
Maneuvering during slow flight
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS / POST FLIGHT PROCEDURES
Emergency approach and landing
After landing, parking and securing
Weight and balance / performance