Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards for Lighter-Than-Air, Balloon and Airship by Federal Aviation Administration

Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards for Lighter-Than-Air, Balloon and Airship

By Federal Aviation Administration

  • Release Date: 2011-10-10
  • Genre: Transportation
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Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards for Lighter-Than-Air, Balloon and Airship:
Commercial Pilot — Lighter-Than-Air Practical Test Standards (PTS) book has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish the standards for commercial pilot certification practical tests for the lighter-than-air category, balloon and airship classes. FAA inspectors and designated pilot examiners shall conduct practical tests in compliance with these standards. Both commercial pilots exercising flight instructor privileges and applicants should find these standards helpful during training and when preparing for the practical test. 
Book Contents:
Introduction
General Information
Practical Test Standard Concept
Practical Test Book Description
Practical Test Standard Description
Use of the Practical Test Standards Book
Commercial Pilot – Lighter-Than-Air Practical Test
Prerequisites
Aircraft and Equipment Required for the Practical Test
Examiner Responsibility
Satisfactory Performance
Unsatisfactory Performance
Crew Resource Management (CRM)
Applicant’s Use of Checklists
Use of Distractions During Practical Tests
Metric Conversion Initiative
Flight Instructor Responsibility
Instrument Privileges-Airship
SECTION 1: Lighter-Than-Air—Balloon
Contents
Additional Rating Table
Applicant’s Practical Test Checklist
Examiner’s Practical Test Checklist
AREAS OF OPERATION:
Fundamentals of Instructing
Technical Subjects
Preflight Preparation
Preflight Lesson On A Maneuver To Be Performed In Flight
Preflight Procedures
Airport Operations
Launches and Landings
Performance Maneuvers
Navigation
Emergency Operations
Postflight Procedures
SECTION 2: Lighter-than-Air—Airship
Contents
Additional Rating Table
Applicant’s Practical Test Checklist
Examiner’s Practical Test Checklist
AREAS OF OPERATION:
Fundamentals Of Instructing
Technical Subjects
Preflight Preparation
Preflight Lesson on A Maneuver To Be Performed in flight
Preflight Procedures
Airport Operations
Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
Performance Maneuvers
Navigation
Emergency Operations
Postflight Procedures

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