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II. Preflight Procedures 16 Task E. Taxiing and Sailing (ASES, AMES) References FAA-H-8083-2; FAA-H-8083-23, 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 taxiing and sailing operations, including runway incursion avoidance. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.II.E.K1 Airport information resources including chart supplements, airport diagram, and appropriate references. CA.II.E.K2 Taxi instructions/clearances, if applicable. CA.II.E.K3 Airport markings, signs, and lights, if applicable. CA.II.E.K4 Visual indicators for wind. CA.II.E.K5 Aircraft lighting. CA.II.E.K6 Procedures for: CA.II.E.K6a a. Appropriate flight deck activities during taxiing CA.II.E.K6b b. Safe taxi at towered and non-towered airports (land operation) CA.II.E.K6c c. Entering crossing runways (land operation) Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.II.E.R1 Inappropriate activities and distractions. CA.II.E.R2 Porpoising and skipping. CA.II.E.R3 Low visibility taxi and sailing operations. CA.II.E.R4 Other aircraft, vessels, and hazards. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.II.E.S1 Complete the appropriate checklist. CA.II.E.S2 Perform a brake check when an amphibious plane begins to move on land. CA.II.E.S3 Position the flight controls, flaps, doors, water rudder, and power correctly for the existing wind, water and sailing conditions and to prevent and correct for porpoising and skipping so as to follow the desired course while sailing. CA.II.E.S4 Use the appropriate idle, plow, or step taxi technique. CA.II.E.S5 Exhibit procedures for steering, maneuvering, maintaining proper position and situational awareness. CA.II.E.S6 Plan and follow the most favorable taxi or sailing course for current conditions. CA.II.E.S7 Comply with seabase/airport/taxiway markings, signals, and signs.

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