IV. Takeoffs Landings and Go-Arounds
E. Short field takeoff and Maximum performance climb
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; POH/AFM; AIM
Objectives To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with Short Field Takeoff and Maximum performance Climbs
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 Apply brakes while setting engine power to achieve maximum performance  
S8 Confirm takeoff power prior to brake release and verify proper engine and flight instrument indications prior to rotation  
S9 Rotate and lift off at the recommended airspeed and accelerate to the recommended obstacle clearance airspeed or Vx +10/-5 knots  
S10 Establish a pitch attitude that will maintain the recommended obstacle clearance airspeed or Vx +10/-5 knots until clearing the obstacle or until the airplane is 50 feet above the surface.  
S11 Establish a pitch attitude for Vy and accelerate to Vy +10/-5 knots after clearing the obstacle or at 50feet AGL if simulating an obstacle  
S12 Confgure the airplane in accordance with the manufacturer's guidance after a positive rate of climb has been verified  
S13 Maintain Vy +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude  
S14 Maintain directional control and porper wind-drift correction throughout takeoff and climb.  
S15 Comply with noise abatement procedures