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Task: Taxiing and brake check


To determine that the candidate; 

(a) Performs a brake check immediately after the aircraft begins to move.

(b) Completes instrument serviceability checks whilst taxiing, in accordance with recommended procedures.

(c) Controls taxiing speed without excessive use of brake.

(d) Recognises and avoids hazards.

(e) Positions the controls for the existing wind conditions.

(f) Parks the aircraft at the holding point, in accordance with the aircraft’s flight manual or recommended practices.

And after landing; 

(a) Carries out the appropriate after landing checks once clear of the active runway.

(b) Parks the aircraft correctly with due attention to wind direction and other aircraft or objects.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Observe the candidate’s taxiing procedures and determine that the performance meets the objectives.

(b) Place emphasis on correct aircraft control, taxi speed, and avoidance of hazards.