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AIRCRAFT TYPE TRAINING PROGRAM
SEAWIND AMPHIBIAN

Prepared by Ted Dirstein


BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE - BRIEFING
  • Operational considerations of high thrust line
  • Effects of engine torque
  • Operational considerations of drag
  • Overview of fuel system
  • Auxiliary fuel pump operation
  • Overview of hydraulic system
  • Review or instruction on use of constant speed propeller, as required
  • Review or instruction on operation of retractable gear aircraft
  • Review or instruction on operation of fuel injected engines
PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION - BRIEFING
  • General pre-flight inspection of aircraft
  • Ground handling - lifting point for nose and push points
  • Towing and nose wheel characteristics
Fuel Management
  • Main tanks
  • Transferring auxiliary fuel
  • Briefing on range and endurance
  • Fuel balancing
Engine Oil
  • Quantities
  • Oil types - recommendations
  • Engine break-in
Loading Considerations
  • Maximum gross
  • Maximum baggage
  • Nose compartment loading
  • Center of gravity and ballast
  • Hull draft, when moored
Cockpit Briefing
  • Operation of all standard systems, switches and controls
  • Operation of avionics, as applicable
  • Operation of accessories, as applicable
  • Passenger briefing recommendations
  • "V" speeds
Flight Training - Normal Operations
  • Engine starting procedures
  • Pre-takeoff checks
  • Briefing on auxiliary fuel pump usage
  • Power settings - climb, cruise, and descent
  • Straight and level flight
  • Propeller pitch control
  • Mixture leaning
  • Effect of gear extension and flap extension
  • Turns - gentle, medium and steep
  • Slow flight-characteristics, propeller cavitation, recovery
  • Stalls - approach, departure, and gliding from cruise and approach configurations
  • Incipient spin recognition, recovery and prevention
LANDPLANE OPERATIONS
  • Ground handling & taxiing
  • Airport Circuit/Pattern Procedures
  • Flying the circuit/pattern
  • Pre-landing checks
  • Recommended approach angles
Takeoffs - Techniques
  • Normal
  • Soft and/or rough field - Briefing Only
  • Obstacle clearance - Briefing Only
  • Configuring for climb
Landings - Techniques
  • Normal
  • Cross-wind landings
  • Short, rough and grass operations - Briefing Only
  • Descent profile
  • Undershoot recovery
SEAPLANE OPERATIONS
Preparation For Water Operations
  • Pre-flight check of water-specific equipment
  • Methods of determining wind direction and velocity
  • Determining suitability of a landing area
  • Briefing - boat traffic and other hazards
  • Refueling while afloat - Briefing Only
  • Checking hull compartments for water while afloat
  • Passenger briefing for water operation
Taxiing on the Water
  • Displacement taxiing
  • Plow taxiing and engine run-up on water
  • Step taxiing and step turns
  • Use of water rudder
  • Effect of wind - weather vaning
  • Effect of engine torque
  • Paddling and sculling
  • Docking/Mooring
  • Beaching/Ramping
Takeoffs
  • Briefing on nose/bow attitudes
  • Establishing the planing attitude
  • Porpoising and recovery
  • Rough water takeoff
  • Use of flaps in rough water
  • Takeoff run over a boat wake
  • Takeoff run with swells present - Briefing Only
  • Takeoffs employing step turns
  • Cross-wind takeoffs and effect of engine torque
  • Takeoff techniques at high density altitudes with heavy loadings
Landings
  • Stall landings and step landings
  • Conversion of step landings to stall landings
  • Rough water landings
  • Cross-wind landings
  • Bounce/skip recovery
  • Landing in confined areas, rivers, gorges, small lakes
  • Emergency stopping on water - Briefing Only
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
  • Engine failure - After Takeoff - During Cruise
  • Hydraulic system failures
  • Manual gear and flap extension
  • Briefing on malfunction of gear up/down indicator lights and procedures
  • Briefing on jammed nose-wheel
  • Briefing on airframe icing
  • Briefing on emergency water landing considerations e.g., at night, sea swells
  • ELT operation
COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS (Optional)
  • Engine pre-heating
  • Crankcase oil breather icing and prevention
  • Emergency landings: on snow covered terrain, on frozen lakes
  • Extended off-season storage considerations
  • Prevention of frozen water in hull
REMOTE AREA OPERATIONS (Optional)
  • Recognition and correction of fuel injector blockage
  • Recognition and correction of spark plug problems
  • Survival gear
  • Over-nighting in the aircraft
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