Flight Operations

GENERAL

  1 Pilot-In-Command responsibilities
  2 Winter operations
  3 Thunderstorms avoidance
  4 Mountain flying operations
  5 Collision avoidance - use of landing lights
•   6 Runway numbering
  7 Airport rotating beacon
  8 VASIS/PAPI
  9 Obstruction marking and lighting
  10 Units of measurements and conversion
  11 Radio communications
•   12 Wheelbarrowing
•   13 Hydro-planning
•   14 Taxiing
•   15 Effects of wind and wind shear
•   16 Side-slips

USE OF PERFORMANCE CHARTS

•   1 Take-off charts
2 Cross-wind charts
3 Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI)
4 Cruise charts
5 Fuel burn charts
6 Landing charts
  7 Performance (V) speeds - Va, Vno, Vfe, Vlo, Vne, Vs, Vx, Vy
  8 Effect of ice, snow, frost, slush, water on take-off and landing distance
  9 Effect of various runway surfaces on take-off and landing distance
  10 Upslope, downslope runway

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

•   1 Effects of aircraft critical surface contamination
  2 Lift/drag ratio
3 Effects of density altitude and humidity
  4 Attitude plus power equals performance
  5 Normal, short, soft and rough field take-offs and landing
6 Ground effect
7 Best angle of climb (Vx)
8 Best rate of climb (Vy)
9 Manoeuvring speed (Va)
  10 Normal operating limit speed (Vno)
  11 Never exceed speed (Vne)
  12 Maximum flap speed (Vfe)
  13 Maximum gear operating speed (Vlo)
  14 Gliding for range
  15 Flying for range
  16 Flying for endurance
17 Slow flight
18 Stalls
19 Indicated and true stalling speed
20 Stall speed vs altitude
21 Spins
22 Spirals
  23 Recommended safe recovery altitudes
  24 Bank/speed vs rate/radius of turn
25 Effects of change of weight or centre of gravity (CG) on performance
  26 Use of aircraft flight manual and approved operational information
  27 Use of unapproved operational information

WEIGHT AND BALANCE

  Terms - e.g. datum, arm and moment
•   Locating CG
•   CG limits
  Empty weight and gross weight
  Load adjustment
  Cargo tie-down and passenger loading
•   Normal and utility category

WAKE TURBULENCE

•   Causes
•   Effects
•   Avoidance

SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR)
(AIM Canada - SAR Information)

  Types of service available
•   ELT (exclude categories)
  Aircraft emergencies
  Survival - basic techniques

AIRCRAFT CRITICAL SURFACE CONTAMINATION

    Clean aircraft concept
  Frozen contaminants and removal techniques
  Cold soaking phenomenon
  Pre-take-off contamination inspection
  De-ice/Anti-ice fluids - Type I, II, III, IV
  6 Correct use of fluids
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