Certificates and Documents

Certificates and Documents : Lesson Plan Private ASEL

Preflight Preparation
Practical Test Standards – Task Lesson Plan

DATE  :   ___________ / _______________ / ______________ 
PILOT APPLICANT    :   __________________________________________ 
SCHEDULE  : 
  • □ 12 min. / Pilot Certificate, Medical Certificate and Logbook
  • □ 30 min. / Aircraft Documents, Record and Logs
  • □ 30 min. / CFR’s Part 61 and 91
  • □ 30 min. / Weight and Balance
  • □ 06 min. / Critique and Preview of Next Lesson

Times are estimated depending on student’s ability.

EQUIPMENT  : 
  • □ Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations = CFR
  • □ FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual = AFM
  • □ Aircraft Markings and Placards
  • □ Pilot’s Logbook and / or Flight Record
  • □ Airplane Maintenance Records = Logs
OBJECTIVE  :  The FAA requires that the pilot applicant :

  • □ 1. Exhibits knowledge of the elements related to certificateIs and documents by explaining the appropriate –
    (a) pilot certificate, privileges and limitations.
    (b) medical certificate, class and duration.
    (c) pilot logbook or flight record, required entries.
  • □ 2. Exhibits knowledge of the elements related to certificates and documents by locating and explaining the –
    (a) airworthiness and registration certificates.
    (b) operating limitations, placards, instrument markings, handbooks, and manuals.
    (c) weight and balance data, including the equipment list.
    (d) airworthiness directives and compliance records, maintenance requirements, tests, and appropriate records.
ELEMENTS  : 
  • □ 1. FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual = AFM
  • □ 2. Airframe, engine, and propeller logs
  • □ 3. Code of Federal Regulations familiarity
  • □ 4. Advisory Circulars = AC’s familiarity
  • □ 5. Airworthiness Directives = AD’s
  • □ 6. ARROWS checklist
  • □ A – Airworthness certificate
  • □ R – Registration certificate
  • □ R – Radio station license
  • □ O – Operating limitations
  • □ W – Weight and balance data / equipment list
  • □ S – Supplemental type certificate
COMMON ERRORS  : 
  • □ 1. Confused about medical expiration date
  • □ 2. Misreading inspection records
  • □ 3. Exceeds weight or balance criteria
  • □ 4. Obsolete equipment list
  • □ 5. Misreading airworthiness expiration date
  • □ 6. Claims operating limitations complicated
INSTRUCTOR’S ACTIONS  : 
  • □ 1. Explain and discuss the lesson objective, and the required knowledge criteria.
  • □ 2. Explain pilot and medical certificates, privileges, limitations, and durations, referent CFR’s.
  • □ 3. Demonstrate correct pilot flight log maintenance, and posting guidelines.
  • □ 4. Familiarize pilot with the existence, location and correct utilization of: approved airplane flight manual, markings, and placards, maintenance inspections and appropriate records and weight and balance, performance mandates.
  • □ 5. Stress the importance of adherence to all limitations and restrictions for both the student and airplane.
  • □ 6. Conduct a review of procedures and techniques, and preview the next lesson.
STUDENT’S ACTIONS  : 
  • □ 1. Participate in discussion of objective, listen, take notes, ask and solve questions.
  • □ 2. Become acquainted with all the above specified documents. Participate in the examination and review of each item.
  • □ 3. Study and comprehend the application of each subject item, including limitations and durations.
COMPLETION STANDARDS  : 
  • □ 1. Student has explained the location, validation, and durations of the above mentioned documents required to be on the pilot’s person, or on board the airplane.
  • □ 2. Student has located, and interpreted pertinent regulations in the CFR’s.
  • □ 3. Student has explained the significance of airworthiness, meintenance requirements, and operationg limitations.
  • □ 4. Student has demonstrated competence by completing an oral examination, and calculating and resolving weight and balance problems accurately.
REFERENCES  : 
□ CFR-Part 61 Certification of Pilots and Flight Instructors
□ CFR-Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules
□ AC 61-21A Flight Training Handbook
□ AC 61-23B Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
□ AC 91-23 Pilot’s Weight and Balance Handbook
□ AFM FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual