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12 II. Preflight Procedures Task A. Preflight Assessment References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-23; POH/AFM; AC 00-6 Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with preparing for safe flight. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.II.A.K1 Pilot self-assessment. CA.II.A.K2 Determining that the aircraft to be used is appropriate, airworthy, and in a condition for safe flight. CA.II.A.K3 Aircraft preflight inspection including: CA.II.A.K3a a. Which items must be inspected CA.II.A.K3b b. The reasons for checking each item CA.II.A.K3c c. How to detect possible defects CA.II.A.K3d d. The associated regulations CA.II.A.K4 Environmental factors including weather, terrain, route selection, and obstructions. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.II.A.R1 Pilot. CA.II.A.R2 Aircraft. CA.II.A.R3 Environment (e.g., weather, airports, airspace, terrain, obstacles). CA.II.A.R4 External pressures. CA.II.A.R5 Aviation security concerns. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.II.A.S1 Inspect the airplane with reference to an appropriate checklist. CA.II.A.S2 Verify the airplane is airworthy and in condition for safe flight.

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