While flying this exercise, be sure to review the various attitudes and movements from last lesson. Also review the safety items of a proper lookout and transfer of control. By this lesson it is a good idea to have a hand written basic “script” of communication for your student. Depending on the student’s ability last lesson and their ability to taxi, this may be a time to introduce the take-off with assistance.
- Establish straight and level flight on a heading
- Show the cruise attitude and relate it to the last lesson.
- Point out how to set cruise power, the power setting, and the normal airspeed in cruise
- Demonstrate that the wings are level and you are flying a heading.
- Review control of yaw
- Align the aircraft over a road
- If a crosswind exists, allow the aircraft to drift to demonstrate and show how to correct it.
- Turn around and allow the student to practice in the opposite direction.
- This is tracking over the ground
- Establish straight and level flight
- Demonstrate how to maintain level flight and alleviate control pressure using trim
- Trim is to relieve pressure, not fly the plane.
- Make sure your student does not fly using trim
- Set the attitude, trim off the pressure, assess what the airplane is doing, re-set the attitude, re-trim
- Slightly reduce power and maintain level flight at new cruise attitude.
- Control Yaw
- Return aircraft to cruise and allow
- From cruise repeat above steps this time increasing power.
- Reset heading indicator every 15 minutes if required in unaccelerated flight
- On east west headings show compass errors by accelerating and decelerating
- Starting on a heading of North, do a 30 degree angle of bank turn to south and point out compass errors.
- Have the student actively participate either by flying, keeping a lookout or something else
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