ASL Flight Testing Observations

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ASL Flight Testing
Observations
CAA Instructor Seminars –
August 2013
Graham Leach, Pete Dixon,
Brendon Bourne, Gordon
Alexander
Scope of Presentation
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Theme – Teaching the basics well
Introduction
Key areas of a CPL flight test
Summary
Discussion forum and questions
Conclusion
Aspeq/ASL
Who?
What?
Why?
When?
Where?
How?
Aviation Services Limited
Delegated examining service
Not deemed CAA core business
Established 1992
Lower Hutt based but nationwide
Theory exams and flight testing
Aspeq’s Role
Provide impartial and independent assessment of
candidates knowledge and skills
Test against NZ CAA mandated syllabi
 Assist FTOs to prepare trainees for flying training
 Participate in “NZ Inc. ” to gain international
business.
Introduction
 Video clip
 Origins of incident?
 Modern environment – differences to past?
 Pressure to perform/deliver?
 Common denominators for training?
 Inadequate preparation for flight test groundwork
 Let’s break down the test phases
Flight Test Profile
• Preparation for flight – met, fuel, flight profile
planning, personal documentation
• Ground handling/taxiing
• Upper air general handling – stalling, turning,
slow flight, PFLs
• Other Emergencies
• Circuits
• Airmanship/HF
• RTF procedures/use of airspace
• Post flight procedures
Commonly observed points
• Pre flight inspection. A/C technical
knowledge...
• Situational awareness / looking and listening
• Judgement / decision making. Approach
speeds, aim point, crosswind etc.
• Overall common sense. Flying to conditions
BASICS and AIRMANSHIP
Summary
ASL provides independent flight examining
services to the aviation training industry as well
as being the provider of theory examinations
for both pilots and aircraft maintenance
engineers.
Our role is to provide a uniform standard of
testing to satisfy our delegated responsibility
from the Director of CAA.
The standards are high so that our environment
can be as safe and professional as possible.
Instruct professionally
Maintain high standards
Seek guidance when unsure
Enjoy your flying!
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Thank You

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