Appendix 2, 332 FW 1

LOW-LEVEL FLIGHT TRAINING SYLLABUS

20 HOURS MINIMUM (DOCUMENT FOR RECORDS

FWM#:     090 (new)
Date:        June 3, 1993
Series:      Aviation Management
Part 332:  Aircrews
Originating Office:  Aviation Management  

Vary to meet pilot's experience and proficiency.

Flight Planning. Evaluate all aspects, each flight.

            Aircraft pre-flight.

            Weather analysis.

            Weight and balance--before and during flight (fuel burn).

            Route/stops.

            Charts/maps - VFR/IFR/Local/Quad sheets, etc.

            Communication - ground and air; before, during and after flight Passenger briefing.

            Hazards to flight (R-areas; Military Operations Area (Memorandum of Agreement),
            towers, etc.).

            Takeoff computation.

            Discussion with field manager, other pilots, etc.

Basic Maneuvers. 3-5 Hours.

            Slow flight.

            Short and soft field takeoff and landing.

            Commercial maneuvers.

            Stall series - influence of bank angle.

            Traffic alert - eyes and ears.

            Track some rivers with observer in mind (visual field) coordination/smoothness.

            Use of checklists.

            Ground reference maneuvers; tracking of moving objects.

Cross Country. 2-5 Hours.

            Low level (500' AGL or below); at least 2 of 100 NM or more; navigation radios off;
            planning and flying. Use of charts; awareness of position; finding destination.

Selected Service Missions. Actual 3-5 Hours.

High-Density Operations (congested areas). 3-5 Hours.

            Alertness.

            Radio communications.

            Flight paths and obstacles and height above ground.

Water/Ski Operations. If appropriate, 3-5 Hours.

            All Phases - sailing; step taxing; glassy water; etc.

            Takeoff landing site selection.

Emergency Procedures. 1-3 Hours.

Judgment/Decision-Making/Attitude. Continuous assessment.

            Reaction to stress, pressures, time constraints realistic priorities/perspective.

            Who is in command.

            Expression of confidence to crew/passengers.

            Interest in job.

            Attention to detail.

            Sensitivity to passengers' concerns.

            Maturity.

            Risk analysis; options; alternatives.

            Hazardous thought patterns.

Note: Suggest use of tape recorder by instructor and discussion later with pilot.


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