11—Transition to Complex Airplanes
Table of Contents
High Performance and Complex Airplanes
Function of Flaps
Takeoff, Climb, and Cruise
Blade Angle Control
Constant-Speed Propeller Operation
Ground Boosting vs. Altitude Turbocharging
Low Manifold Pressure
Retractable Landing Gear
Landing Gear Systems
Controls and Position Indicators
Landing Gear Safety Devices
Emergency Gear Extension Systems
Operational Procedures PreFlight
Takeoff and Climb
Approach and Landing
Transition to a complex airplane or a high performance airplane should be accomplished through a structured course of training administered by a competent and qualified flight instructor. The training should be accomplished in accordance with a ground and flight training syllabus. [Figure 11-12]
This sample syllabus for transition training is to be considered flexible. The arrangement of the subject matter may be changed and the emphasis may be shifted to fit the qualifications of the transitioning pilot, the airplane involved, and the circumstances of the training situation, provided the prescribed proficiency standards are achieved. These standards are contained in the practical test standards appropriate for the certificate that the transitioning pilot holds or is working towards.
The training times indicated in the syllabus are based on the capabilities of a pilot who is currently active and fully meets the present requirements for the issuance of at least a private pilot certificate. The time periods may be reduced for pilots with higher qualifications or increased for pilots who do not meet the current certification requirements or who have had little recent flight experience.
Figure 11-12. Transition training syllabus.
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