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Instructor » Flight Test Standards Gyroplane » Aircraft Performance


Task: Aircraft performance and operating requirements


To determine that the candidate; 

(a) Uses the appropriate performance charts or aircraft’s flight manual, to calculate take-off and landing distances with due consideration to density altitude, runway slope, wind and any other relevant conditions in relation to private operations (within a reasonable time).

(b) Makes a sound decision on whether the required performance is within the aircraft’s capability.

(c) Demonstrates knowledge of the effects of seasonal and atmospheric conditions on the aircraft’s performance.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Require the candidate to calculate the aircraft’s take-off and landing distance for the flight or a hypothetical flight.

(b) Place emphasis on complete and accurate performance calculations and the soundness of the candidate’s judgement in regard to the aircraft’s performance capability and operating limitations.

(c) Require the candidate to complete the calculations in (a) and (b) within a total of one hour.

(d) Require the candidate to describe the effects of seasonal conditions on the aircraft’s performance.