Instructor » Flight Test Standards Gyroplane » Engine Start, Warm-up & Shutdown
Task: Engine start, warm up and shutdown
To determine that the candidate;
(a) Starts and warms up the engine in accordance with the aircraft’s flight manual or checklist with emphasis on;
- Determining that the area is clear and that the aircraft is positioned so as to avoid creating a hazard
- Setting the brakes correctly
- Correctly starting the engine and checking engine instruments after start
- Commencing to taxi, only when temperatures and pressures are stabilised in accordance with the aircraft’s flight manual.
(b) Demonstrates knowledge of the actions required in the event of an engine fire during or after start.
And post flight;
(a) Carries out the shut down checks in accordance with the aircraft’s flight manual or checklist.
(b) Supervises the passenger(s).
(c) Completes the post flight documentation and secures the aircraft.
The examiner/instructor will;
(a) Observe the candidate’s engine start and shutdown procedure and determine that the candidate’s performance meets the objectives.
(b) Ask the candidate to explain the actions in the event of an engine fire during or after start (at examiner/instructor discretion).