Section 4: Flight Operations


METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
1 Pressure and Density Altitude
2 Airspeed Versus Mach Number
3 Altimeter Setting and Associated Errors
4 Temperatures
- Static
- Ram
- Ambient
5 Relative Humidity and Dewpoint
6 Engine Icing
7 Structural Icing

AEROPLANE PERFORMANCE
1 Required Thrust and Power
2 Take-off Performance
3 Climb Performance
4 Cruise Flight
5 Maximum Range
6 Maximum Endurance
7 Landing Performance
8 Effect of Airframe Surface Contamination
9 Effect of Runway Surface Contamination
10 "V" Speeds
11 Hydroplaning

COMPUTING CENTRE OF GRAVITY
1 Use of Weights and Moments
2 Centre of Gravity Relative to Datum
3 Centre of Gravity Relative to Percentage of Mean Aerodynamic Cord
4 Use of Reduction Factor and Index Units

CALCULATING CHANGES TO CENTRE OF GRAVITY
1 Zero Fuel Weight
2 Effect of Fuel Consumption
3 Effect of Fuel Dumping

CENTRE OF GRAVITY LIMITS
1 Take-off Limits
2 Landing Limits
3 Zero Fuel Limits
4 Fore and Aft Limits
5 Use of Loading Charts/Graphs
6 Compartment Load Limits
7 Weight, Altitude, Temperature (WAT), Takeoff and Landing Performance Charts

CRITICAL SURFACE CONTAMINATION
1 Clean Aircraft Concept - Practices and Techniques
2 Frozen Contaminants Including Cold-Soaking Phenomenon
3 De-Icing and Anti-Icing Fluids
4 De-Icing and Anti-Icing Procedures
5 Variables That Can Influence Holdover Time
6 Critical Surface Inspections
7 Pre-take-off Inspection
8 Health Affects
9 Use of Application Guideline Tables

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