More efficient climbs may be required for obstacle clearance or
specific requirements. Vx is the best angle of climb (75 KIAS).
Vy is the best rate of climb (100 KIAS).
If the airplane has been properly trimmed, some back pressure may be required on the elevator
control to hold this attitude until proper climb speed is established. On the other hand, relaxation
of any back pressure may result in the airplane settling, even to the extent that it contacts the
The airplane will pick up speed rapidly after it becomes airborne. However, only after it is
certain the airplane will remain airborne and a safe landing can no longer be made should the
landing gear be retracted. Check first that the fuel caps are secured with no streaming fuel.
Check the airspeed below 120 KIAS and raise the gear. Check for three "UP" indications.
Since the power on the initial climb is fixed at the takeoff power setting, the airspeed must be
controlled by making slight pitch adjustments using the elevators. However, do not stare at the
airspeed indicator when making these slight pitch changes. Instead, watch the attitude of the
airplane in relation to the horizon. It is better to first make the necessary pitch change and hold
the new attitude momentarily, and then glance at the airspeed indicator as a check to see if the
new attitude is correct. Due to inertia, the airplane will not accelerate or decelerate immediately
as the pitch is changed. If the pitch attitude has been over or under corrected, the airspeed
indicator will show (belatedly) airspeed that is more or less than that desired. When this occurs,
the cross-checking and appropriate pitch-changing process must be repeated until the desired
climbing attitude is established. When the correct pitch attitude has been attained, it should be
held constant while cross-checking it against the horizon and other outside visual references. The
airspeed indicator should be used only as a check to determine if the attitude is correct. Be
smooth with attitude adjustments.
Approaching the holdshort line (approximately 200 feet prior) switch to Tower
When appropriate, and in accordance with the SOP, call the tower for clearance.
Prior to making this call, listen carefully to avoid cutting out other transmissions.
Instructions to "Taxi into position and hold" or "Hold short" must be read back.
Clearance for takeoff will be acknowledged with, "Call sign, cleared for takeoff."
Note the wind and, upon receiving takeoff clearance, taxi into the takeoff position in
accordance with local course rules.
Crossing the holdshort line, complete the Takeoff Checklist (noting time), and report
it over the ICS.
When properly aligned on the runway (with nose wheel centered and brakes held) and
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