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Task: Descent


To determine that the candidate is capable of; 

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

(b) Trimming the aircraft to maintain the descent 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 descent to be demonstrated.

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

(c) Ensure the aircraft is trimmed for the descent attitude.

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

(e) Make allowance for airspeed fluctuations due to turbulence (but not excessively so).