Flight Planning. Evaluate all aspects, each flight.
Weight and balance--before and during flight (fuel burn).
Charts/maps - VFR/IFR/Local/Quad sheets, etc.
Communication - ground and air; before, during and after flight Passenger briefing.
to flight (R-areas; Military Operations Area (Memorandum of Agreement),
Discussion with field manager, other pilots, etc.
Basic Maneuvers. 3-5 Hours.
Short and soft field takeoff and landing.
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.
level (500' AGL or below); at least 2 of 100 NM or more; navigation radios
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.
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.
Risk analysis; options; alternatives.
Hazardous thought patterns.
Note: Suggest use of tape recorder by instructor and discussion later with pilot.