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II. Preflight Procedures 15 Task D. Taxiing (ASEL, AMEL) References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-25; POH/AFM; AC 91-73; Chart Supplements; AIM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with safe taxi operations, including runway incursion avoidance. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.II.D.K1 Current airport aeronautical references and information resources including chart supplements, airport diagram, and appropriate references. CA.II.D.K2 Taxi instructions/clearances. CA.II.D.K3 Airport markings, signs, and lights. CA.II.D.K4 Visual indicators for wind. CA.II.D.K5 Aircraft lighting. CA.II.D.K6 Procedures for: CA.II.D.K6a a. Appropriate flight deck activities during taxiing including taxi route planning, briefing the location of Hot Spots, communicating and coordinating with ATC CA.II.D.K6b b. Safe taxi at towered and non-towered airports CA.II.D.K6c c. Entering or crossing runways CA.II.D.K6d d. Night taxi operations CA.II.D.K6e e. Low visibility taxi operations Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.II.D.R1 Inappropriate activities and distractions. CA.II.D.R2 Confirmation or expectation bias as related to taxi instructions. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.II.D.S1 Complete the checklist, as appropriate to the aircraft. CA.II.D.S2 Perform a brake check immediately after the airplane begins moving. CA.II.D.S3 Position the flight controls properly for the existing wind conditions. CA.II.D.S4 Control direction and speed without excessive use of brakes. CA.II.D.S5 Maintain positive control of the airplane during ground operations. CA.II.D.S6 Properly position the aircraft relative to hold lines. CA.II.D.S7 Receive and correctly read back clearances/instructions. CA.II.D.S8 Exhibit situational awareness. CA.II.D.S9 Use an airport diagram or taxi chart during taxi. CA.II.D.S10 Comply with airport/taxiway markings, signals, ATC clearances and instructions.

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