IV. Takeoffs, Landings and Go-Arounds

A. Normal Takeoff and Climb
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; POH/AFM; AIM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with a normal takeoff, climb operations, and rejected takeoff procedures.

Note: if a crosswind condition does not exist, the applicant's knowledge of crosswind elements must be evaluated through oral testing.
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 Effects of atmospheric conditions, including wind on takeoff and climb performance  
K2 Vx and Vy  
K3 Appropriate airplane configuration.  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Selection of runway based on pilot capability, airplane performance and limitations, available distance and wind  
R2 Effects of:  
R2a a. Crosswind  
R2b b. Windshear  
R2c c. Tailwind  
R2d d. Wake Turbulence  
R2e e. Runway surface / condition  
R3 Abnormal operations, to include planning for:  
R3a a. Rejected takeoff  
R3b b: engine failure in takeoff/climb phase of flight  
R4 Collision hazards to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, wires, vehicles, persons, and wildlife  
R5 Low Altitude maneuvering including stall, spin, or CFIT  
R6 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, or improper task management  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Complete the appropriate checklist  
S2 Make radio calls as appropriate  
S3 Verify assigned / correct runway  
S4 Ascertain wind direction with or without visible wind direction indicators  
S5 Position the flight controls for the existing wind  
  • Clear the area
  • maintain necessary flight control inputs
  • taxi into takeoff position and align the airplane on the runway centerline without stopping
  • while advancing the throttle smoothly to takeoff power.
S7 Confirm takeoff power and proper engine and flight instrument indications  
S8 Seaplane Omitted  
S9 Rotate and lift off at the recommended airspeed and accelerate to Vy  
S10 Seaplane Omitted  
S11 Establish a pitch attitude to maintain the manufacturer's recommended speed or Vy +10/-5 knots  
S12 Configure the airplane in accordance with manufacturer's guidance  
S13 Maintain Vy +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude  
S14 Maintain directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout takeoff and climb  
S15 Comply with noise abatement procedures