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TFS-493 Basic Training Lesson 01


BT-GL 01: Basic Aircraft Knowledge

- Engine start-up procedures + notes: Understanding WHAT and
WHY is the key to correct start-ups.
- Taxiway/Runway Markings: Better not get lost on a mission
before you even leave the ground!
- Take-off procedures and approach patterns: Scraping a tailpipe is more
than a bonehead thing to do, its dangerous!
- CONTROLLING the Aircraft: Dogfights can be fought with alot of yanking
and banking, but most of your flight SHOULD be using the stick alot more
gingerly and precise, especially in formation, on approach and in-flight refueling!
        •Climbs
        •Descents
        •Turns
        •Level Flight
        •Level Flight w/ stabilized Speed
        •Slow Flight
- Approach and Landing:What good are you if you can't use the plane again?
- Aircraft Shutdown:Along with the above, leave your aircraft as your found
it, in kick ass condition!
- Emergency Procedures and Concerns: Can you handle the pressure?
        •Engine Flame-out / Restart
        •Engine Failure / Appropriate landing technique
        •Spin Entry / Recovery
        •Stall Entry / Recovery
        •OverSpeed Awareness
        •Over-G awareness + G-LOC

Once the IP feels that you adequately understand the above procedures, the pilot in training can then move on to the Flight Lesson.


BT-FL 01: Basic Aircraft Handling

Procedure: To Pass:
- Engine start-up: Pilot completes satisfactory start-up procedure in less then 10 minutes.
-INS aligned
-Engine @ idle
-All systems in the Green.
-Ready to Taxi.
- Taxiway/Runway Markings: Be able to navigate on the airport using taxiway and runway markers.
-Take-off and Departure: Be able to lift off in a safe and predictable manner.
- CONTROLLING the Aircraft:
•Climbs
•Descents
•Turns
•Level Flight w/ stabilized Speed
•Slow Flight
Be able to control the aircraft:
Climb: Maintains a steady flight path and speed to the desired altitude.
Descent: Maintains a steady flight path and speed to the desired altitude.
Turn: Maintains a steady altitude and steady bank angle and rollout
to specified heading.
Level Flight: Maintains a steady altitude, steady heading and
steady speed using less than full power.
Slow Flight: Maintain altitude, speed and heading at slow speed.
- Approach and Landing: Correct approach procedure, pattern, communication.
- Aircraft Shutdown: Correct shutdown procedure.
- Emergency Procedures and Concerns:
•Engine Flame-out / Restart
•Engine Failure / Appropriate landing technique
•Spin Entry / Recovery
•Stall Entry / Recovery
•OverSpeed Awareness
•Over-G awareness + G-LOC
Climb to high altitude and practice over the airport:
In-flight Emergencies:

Emergencies handled appropriately with minimal delay.
Checklist usage is GOOD!...and almost pertinent!