Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 3:35 pm #13374Tim PonsotParticipant
Hi Folks—-looks like we will have a pretty nice flyable day tomorrow so long as the predicted crosswind wind stays manageable.
I can help with spring checkouts until about 3 if anyone’s interested. I’d prefer to start fairly early so I can help as many of you as possible but it’ll depend on tow pilot availability.
Let me know what you want to do.
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 3:55 pm #13375Nicholas LegenzaParticipant
I’m interested in an operation tmr 🙂
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Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 4:29 pm #13376John ScottParticipant
Count me in.
John M. Scott
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 4:41 pm #13377Don GrilloKeymaster
I’m having some work done on the house and can’t be there until 2 or so.— Don
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 5:57 pm #13378cornelis van de klippeParticipant
Tomorrow does not work for me
Cornelis van de klippe
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 9:17 pm #13383Tim PonsotParticipant
For all who intend to do your spring checkout with me, I wanted to offer some information that I hope will demystify the process and make you aware of an objective standard. I’m writing this out to keep myself organized and efficient tomorrow as much as anything else. I want to review the following tasks with each of you:
Before Takeoff Check
Normal and Crosswind Takeoff
Maintaining Tow Positions
Boxing the Wake
Forward Slips and Sideslips
Stall Recognition and Recovery
Normal and Crosswind Landings
You’ll find these tasks in the Practical Test Standards of the rating appropriate to your experience level. You need not perform these tasks to PTS standards but I do want to spend some time briefing on what those standards are. The learning objective is that during the debrief you would be able to self-evaluate whether your performance met the practical test standards or not so much.
Expect the checkout to consist of 3 flights, 2×2000’ tows and 1 flight involving a simulated Premature Termination of the Tow.
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 9:54 pm #13384Dennis BurkeParticipant
Tim, some of us did 2 flights gor Spring Checkout on Sat 4/8/23, instead of 3 flights.The initial was to 3000 to get the PTS tasks in, and 2nd flight for PTT handling. I think there is still(?) a 3rd flight required, but it wasn’t clear if that is Solo, or with a CFI, since things were busy on Say with many CFIs getting cleared for spring check.Can anyone clarify the 3rd flight req?
Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 7:45 am #13385Don GrilloKeymaster
Denny, you will need a third solo flight to meet the 90 day currency before you can take up a passenger. FAR 61.57— Don
Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 9:11 am #13386Dennis BurkeParticipant
Thank you Don. Now its clear!
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