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v Table of Contents Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................. 1 Airman Certification Standards Concept ................................................................................................................. 1 Using the ACS ......................................................................................................................................................... 1 I. Preflight Preparation ............................................................................................................................................ 3 A. Pilot Qualifications ....................................................................................................................................... 3 B. Airworthiness Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 4 C. Weather Information .................................................................................................................................... 5 D. Cross-Country Flight Planning ..................................................................................................................... 6 E. National Airspace System ............................................................................................................................ 7 F. Performance and Limitations ....................................................................................................................... 8 G. Operation of Systems .................................................................................................................................. 9 H. Human Factors .......................................................................................................................................... 10 I. Water and Seaplane Characteristics, Seaplane Bases, Maritime Rules, and Aids to Marine Navigation (ASES, AMES) ......................................................................................................................... 11 II. Preflight Procedures ............................................................................................................................................. 12 A. Preflight Assessment ................................................................................................................................. 12 B. Flight Deck Management ........................................................................................................................... 13 C. Engine Starting .......................................................................................................................................... 14 D. Taxiing (ASEL, AMEL) ............................................................................................................................... 15 E. Taxiing and Sailing (ASES, AMES) ........................................................................................................... 16 F. Before Takeoff Check ................................................................................................................................ 17 III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations ............................................................................................................. 18 A. Communications and Light Signals ........................................................................................................... 18 B. Traffic Patterns ........................................................................................................................................... 19 IV. Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds ................................................................................................................ 20 A. Normal Takeoff and Climb ......................................................................................................................... 20 B. Normal Approach and Landing .................................................................................................................. 21 C. Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb (ASEL) ......................................................................................................... 22 D. Soft-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL) .................................................................................................. 23 E. Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL) .................................................... 24 F. Short-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL, AMEL).................................................................................... 25 G. Confined Area Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASES, AMES) .............................................. 26 H. Confined Area Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) ............................................................................. 27 I. Glassy Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) ...................................................................................... 28 J. Glassy Water Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) ............................................................................... 29 K. Rough Water Takeoff and Climb (ASES, AMES) ...................................................................................... 30 L. Rough Water Approach and Landing (ASES, AMES) ............................................................................... 31 M. Power-Off 180° Accuracy Approach and Landing (ASEL, ASES) ............................................................. 32 N. Go-Around/Rejected Landing .................................................................................................................... 33 V. Performance and Ground Reference Maneuvers .............................................................................................. 34

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