Transcript ASL Flight Testing Observations
ASL Flight Testing Observations
CAA Instructor Seminars – August 2013 Graham Leach, Pete Dixon, Brendon Bourne, Gordon Alexander
Scope of Presentation
• • • • • • Theme – Teaching the basics well Introduction Key areas of a CPL flight test Summary Discussion forum and questions Conclusion
Aspeq/ASL Aviation Services Limited Delegated examining service Not deemed CAA core business Established 1992 Lower Hutt based but nationwide Theory exams and flight testing
Provide impartial and independent assessment of candidates knowledge and skills Test against NZ CAA mandated syllabi Assist FTOs to prepare trainees for flying training Participate in “NZ Inc. ” to gain international business.
Origins of incident?
Pressure to perform/deliver?
Common denominators for training?
Inadequate preparation for flight test groundwork
Modern environment – differences to past?
Let’s break down the test phases
Flight Test Profile • Preparation for flight – met, fuel, flight profile planning, personal documentation • Ground handling/taxiing • Upper air general handling – stalling, turning, slow flight, PFLs • Other Emergencies • Circuits • Airmanship/HF • RTF procedures/use of airspace • Post flight procedures
Commonly observed points
• • • • Pre flight inspection. A/C technical knowledge...
Situational awareness / looking and listening Judgement / decision making. Approach speeds, aim point, crosswind etc.
Overall common sense. Flying to conditions
BASICS and AIRMANSHIP
Summary ASL provides independent flight examining services to the aviation training industry as well as being the provider of theory examinations for both pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.
Our role is to provide a uniform standard of testing to satisfy our delegated responsibility from the Director of CAA.
The standards are high so that our environment can be as safe and professional as possible.
Instruct professionally Maintain high standards Seek guidance when unsure Enjoy your flying!
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