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Instructor » Flight Test Standards Gyroplane » Climbing


Task: Climbing


To determine that the candidate is capable of; 

(a) Maintaining the nominated climb speed ± 5 knots.

(b) Trimming the aircraft to maintain the climb attitude.

(c) Maintaining the aircraft’s engine temperatures and pressures within acceptable limits in accordance with the aircraft’s flight manual and recommended procedures.

(d) Clearing the flight path ahead of the aircraft by use of a recommended procedure.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Nominate the type of climb to be demonstrated.

(b) Place emphasis on the candidate’s demonstration of airspeed and balance control.

(c) Ensure the aircraft is trimmed for the climb attitude (including rudder, if applicable).

(d) Place emphasis on the candidate’s monitoring and control of engine temperature.

(e) Place emphasis on the candidate’s procedure for clearing the flight path ahead of the aircraft.

(f) Make allowance for airspeed fluctuations due to gusts and turbulence (but not excessively so).