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IX. Emergency Operations 52 Task C. Systems and Equipment Malfunctions References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, POH/AFM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with system and equipment malfunctions appropriate to the airplane provided for the practical test, and that the applicant is able to analyze malfunctions and take appropriate action for simulated emergencies. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.IX.C.K1 Partial or complete power loss related to the specific powerplant, including: CA.IX.C.K1a a. Engine roughness or overheat CA.IX.C.K1b b. Carburetor or induction icing CA.IX.C.K1c c. Loss of oil pressure CA.IX.C.K1d d. Fuel starvation CA.IX.C.K2 System and equipment malfunctions specific to the airplane, including: CA.IX.C.K2a a. Electrical malfunction CA.IX.C.K2b b. Vacuum/pressure and associated flight instrument malfunctions CA.IX.C.K2c c. Pitot/static system malfunction CA.IX.C.K2d d. Electronic flight deck display malfunction CA.IX.C.K2e e. Landing gear or flap malfunction CA.IX.C.K2f f. Inoperative trim CA.IX.C.K3 Smoke/fire/engine compartment fire CA.IX.C.K4 Any other system specific to the airplane (e.g., supplemental oxygen, deicing) CA.IX.C.K5 Inadvertent door or window opening. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.IX.C.R1 Failure to use the proper checklist for a system or equipment malfunction. CA.IX.C.R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.IX.C.S1 Describe appropriate action for simulated emergencies specified by the evaluator, from at least three of the elements or sub-elements listed in K1 through K5 above. CA.IX.C.S2 Complete the appropriate checklist.

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