Weather at Alternate.
The designated alternate airfields are presently ___________________.
The weather there is forecasted to be ______________________________.
Navigational And Flight Planning
1. Climbout. Climbout will be in accordance with local course rules to our selected training
area, deviating as necessary to maintain adequate cloud clearances.
Mission Planning, including Fuel/Oxygen Management. (Example)
We will transit to the working area, begin with the high work maneuvers (TP/
ATS/SPIN), then simulated HAPLs and LAPLs as initiated by the IP.
We will accept the aircraft for flight with greater than XXX lbs./side. Bingo fuel will
be determined by expected length of the flight and forecasted weather conditions.
We must have at least 1000 psi oxygen pressure to accept the aircraft.
We will monitor and manage our fuel with instrument, gas and position reports given
at least every 15-20 minutes.
Penetration. Generally not applicable to Contact flights. If an IMC descent is required,
the IP will descend with IFR clearance from ATC.
Approach. If the weather at homefield degrades below 1000/3 or Approach Control
directs instrument recoveries, the instructor will fly an instrument approach and the SNA will
assume the duties of copilot:
Maintain VFR "see and avoid" lookout when not in clouds.
Back up IP as he requests for DME, altitude, or landing gear alerts.
Search for visual contact with runway landing environment.
Alert IP with "airport in sight" and clock code direction.
Recovery. Planned recovery will be VFR via the course rules for our working area. We
will obtain current ATIS.
If we abort in the chocks, another aircraft will be issued and we will alert the
FDO/ODO. Example of areas that may cause aborts:
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