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PTS CFI CFII (2) (2)

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61 FAA-S-8081-6D Task J: Soft-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL) References: FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-S-8081-12, FAA-S-ACS-6; POH/AFM. Objective: To determine that the applicant: 1. Exhibits instructional knowledge of the elements of a soft- field approach and landing by describing: a. How to determine landing performance and limitations. b. Configuration and trim. c. Obstructions and other hazards which should be considered. d. Effect of wind and landing surface. e. Selection of a touchdown area. f. A stabilized approach at the recommended airspeed to the selected touchdown point. g. Coordination of flight controls. h. A precise ground track. i. Timing, judgment, and control procedure during roundout and touchdown. j. Touchdown in a nose-high pitch attitude at minimum safe airspeed. k. Proper use of power. l. Directional control after touchdown. m. Use of checklist. n. After landing runway incursion avoidance procedures. 2. Exhibits instructional knowledge of common errors related to a soft-field approach and landing by describing: a. Improper use of landing performance data and limitations. b. Failure to establish approach and landing configuration at appropriate time or in proper sequence. c. Failure to establish and maintain a stabilized approach. d. Failure to consider the effect of wind and landing surface. e. Improper procedure in use of power, wing flaps, and trim. f. Inappropriate removal of hand from throttle. g. Improper procedure during roundout and touchdown. h. Failure to hold back elevator pressure after touchdown. i. Closing the throttle too soon after touchdown. j. Poor directional control after touchdown. k. Improper use of brakes. 3. Demonstrates and simultaneously explains a soft-field approach and landing from an instructional standpoint.

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