I. Preflight Preparation
F. Performance and Limitations
FAA-H-8083-1, FAA-H-8083-2; FAA-H-8083-3; FAA-H-8083-25B; POH/AFM
Objective To Determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management and skills associated with operating an airplan safely within the parameters of its performance capabilities and limitations
K1 Elements related to performance and limitations by explaining the use of charts, tables, and data to determine performance

FAA H- 8083-25b (chapter 11)
FAA H-8083-3B (Chapter 5)

FAA 8083-2 [Risk Management Handbook]
Outside envelope (5-9)
Understanding Rate of Climb (1-4)
Rate & Radius of Turn (5-10,11)

K2a Factors affecting performance to include:  
K2b a. Atmospheric conditions  
K2c b. Pilot technique  
K2d c. Airplane configuration  
K2e d. Airport environment  
K2f e.Loading (eg., center of gravity) FAA H 8083-1B (chapter 5)
K2f f. Weight and balance FAA 8083-1 [Weight and Balance Handbook]
effects of weight (1-2)
stability and balance control (1-4)
K3 Aerodynamics  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify assess and mitigate risks encompassing;
R1 Inaccurate use of manufacturer's performance charts, tables, and data FAA-H-8083-25b
Performance (11-5)
Performance Charts (11-19)
Performance Data (11-1)
R2 Exceeding airplane limitations  
R3 Possible differences between calculated performance and actual performance  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to
S1 Compute the weight and balance
correct out of center gravity (CG) loading errors
and determine if the weight and balance remains within limits during all phases of flight
Computations (10-5)
Restrictsions (10-6)
S2 Utilize the appropriate airplane manufacturer's approved performance charts, tables, and data POH 1974 C172M
Takeoff (6-3)
Max Rate of Climb (6-3)
Cruise Performance (6-4)
Landing (6-5)