Exercise 10 – Range and Endurance

In this lesson you will practice flight for range and flight for endurance. You will also be formally introduced to ancillary controls and possibly the landing.


Planned Activities

• Review Exercises 4-9 and Complete Exercises 3, 10 from the Flight Training Manual

Reference Material

• FTM (Flight Training Manual)

• Aircraft Information Manual/Pilot Operating Handbook (POH)

• Ground Instruction Notes


• Review the radio communication procedures for an uncontrolled/controlled airport.

• Study the normal section, external section and performance section (range and endurance chart) from the POH for related topics.

• Be able to answer the following questions:

1) How do we determine flight for range experimentally?

2) List three factors that affect flight for best range.

3) How do we experimentally establish flight for endurance?

4) List three factors that affect flight for best endurance.

5) When can I use flight for endurance? When can I use flight for range?

6) Name some ancillary controls and their operation.

Tips/Rules of Thumb/Theory

• When completing run up on slippery winter day, find a spot that is clear of ice to prevent the airplane from sliding. (No run-ups over puddles of water)

• Right rudder input is required when adding power.

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