A Good Pilot is Always Learning

PTS CFI CFII (2) (2)

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FAA-S-8081-6D 36 4. Determination of total weight and center of gravity and the changes that occur when adding, removing, or shifting weight. Task G: Navigation and Flight Planning References: FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-25. Objective: To determine that the applicant exhibits instructional knowledge of the elements of navigation and flight planning by describing: 1. Terms used in navigation. 2. Features of aeronautical charts. 3. Importance of using the proper and current aeronautical charts. 4. Method of plotting a course, selection of fuel stops and alternates, and appropriate actions in the event of unforeseen situations. 5. Fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning. 6. Fundamentals of radio navigation. 7. Diversion to an alternate. 8. Lost procedures. 9. Computation of fuel consumption. 10. Importance of preparing and properly using a flight log. 11. Importance of a weather check and the use of good judgment in making a "go/no-go" decision. 12. Purpose of and procedure used in filing a flight plan. Task H: Night Operations References: AIM; FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-25, FAA-S-8081-12, FAA-S-ACS-6. Objective: To determine that the applicant exhibits instructional knowledge of the elements of night operations by describing: 1. Factors related to night vision. 2. Disorientation and night optical illusions. 3. Proper adjustment of interior lights. 4. Importance of having a flashlight with a red lens. 5. Night preflight inspection. 6. Engine starting procedures, including use of position and anti-collision lights prior to start. 7. Taxiing and orientation on an airport. 8. Takeoff and climb-out. 9. In-flight orientation. 10. Importance of verifying the airplane's attitude by reference to flight instruments.

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