Exercise 11 — Slow Flight

Aim

To determine the trainee's ability to establish and manoeuvre the aircraft in slow flight, maintain flight control within this range, prevent a stall, and recover promptly and smoothly to normal flight.

Description

At an operationally safe altitude that allows recovery at or above the altitude recommended by the manufacturer or 2,000 feet AGL, whichever is higher, the trainee shall establish and manoeuvre the aircraft in slow flight.

Performance Criteria

The trainee will:

  • complete appropriate safety precautions before entering slow flight;
  • stabilize and maintain the airspeed at 1.2 Vso, +/-5 knots;
  • establish straight and level flight and complete level turns, with gear and flaps selected as specified by the instructor;
  • maintain the specified altitude, +/-100 feet;
  • maintain the specified heading during straight flight within +/-10°;
  • maintain the bank angle within +/-10° during turns;
  • roll out on a specified heading within +/-10°;
  • maintain co-ordinated flight;
  • divide attention between aeroplane and lookout;
  • prevent a stall;
  • recover promptly and smoothly to normal flight.
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