SECTION 7: FLIGHT OPERATIONS


GENERAL

  1. Pilot-in-Command Responsibilities
  2. Thunderstorm Avoidance
  3.  Mountain Flying Operations
  4.  Collision Avoidance
  5. Runway Numbering
  6. Obstruction Markings
  7. Units of Measurement and Conversion
  8. Radio Communications
  9. Aerodrome Operations (including Procedures for Landing with Other Aircraft in the Landing Area)
  10.  Effects of Wind / Wind Gradient including Wind Shear
  11.  Thermaling (including Safety Considerations)
  12. Effects of High Winds and Thunderstorms
  13.  Side-slips - cross-wind / height loss
  14. Ground Operations
  15.  Ground and Air Signals - (see diagrams)
  16. Methods of Launch
  17.  Aerotowing

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

  1. Lift / Drag Ratio
  2. Effects of Density Altitude and Humidity
  3.  Take-offs and Landings
  4. Ground Effect
  5.  Determining Approach Speeds
  6. Never Exceed Speed, Manoeuvring Speed
  7. Maximum Flap Speed
  8.  Gliding at Best L/D
  9. Minimum Sink Speed
  10. Wave Flying - Use of TAS
  11.  Stalls
  12.  Spins
  13.  Spirals
  14. Use of Aircraft Flight Manual

WEIGHT AND BALANCE

  1. Terms (e.g. Datum/Arm/Moment)
  2.  Locating CG
  3. CG limits
  4. Weights (e.g. Empty / Gross)
  5.  Load Adjustment - Use of Ballast

WAKE TURBULENCE

  1.  Causes
  2.  Effects
  3. Avoidance

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

  1. Types of Service Available
  2. ELT (exclude categories)
  3. Aircraft Emergencies
  4. Survival - Basic Techniques

AIRCRAFT CRITICAL SURFACE CONTAMINATION

  1. Clean Aircraft Concept
  2.  Contaminants - ice, frost, mud, etc.
  3. Pre-take-off Inspection

Ground and Air Signals: Glider signals used in the examination

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