IV. Takeoffs Landings and Go-Arounds
M. Forward slip to a landing
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 forward slip to a landing
The applicant demonstrates understanding of
K1 Concepts of energy management during a forward slip approach  
K2 Effects of atmospheric conditions, including wind and density altitude on approach and landing performance  
K3 Wind correction techniques during forward slip  
K4 When and why a forward slip approach is used during an approach  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Selection of runway or approach path and touchdown area 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: Landing surface/condition  
R3 Planning for  
R3a a: Go-around and rejected landing  
R3b b: Land and hold short operations (LAHSO)  
R4 Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, wires, vehicles, persons, and wildlife  
R5 Low altitude maneuvering including stall, spin, or CFIT  
R6 Distraction, loss of situational awareness, or improper task management  
R7 Forward slip opearations, including fuel flowage, tail stalls with flaps and lack of airspeed control  
R8 Surface contact with the airplanes longitudinal axis misaligned  
R9 Unstable approach  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Complete the appropriate checklist  
S2 Make radio calls as appropriate  
S3 Plan and follow a flightpath to the selected landing area considering altitude, wind, terrain, and obstructions  
S4 Select the most suitable touchdown point pased on wind, landing surface, obstructions, and airplane limitations  
S5 Position airplane on downwind leg, parallel to landing runway  
S6 Configure the airplane correctly  
S7 As necessary, correlate crosswind with direction of forward slip and transition to sideslip before touchdown  
S8 Touchdown at a proper pitch attitude, within 400 feet beyond or on the specified point, with no side drift, and with the airplane's longitudinal axis aligned wit and over the runway center/landing path.  
S9 Maintain a ground-track aligned with the runway center/ landing path