Presentation on theme: "ASL Flight Testing Observations CAA Instructor Seminars – August 2013 Graham Leach, Pete Dixon, Brendon Bourne, Gordon Alexander."— Presentation transcript:
ASL Flight Testing Observations CAA Instructor Seminars – August 2013 Graham Leach, Pete Dixon, Brendon Bourne, Gordon Alexander
Scope of Presentation Theme – Teaching the basics well Introduction Key areas of a CPL flight test Summary Discussion forum and questions Conclusion
Aspeq/ASL Who?Aviation Services Limited What?Delegated examining service Why?Not deemed CAA core business When?Established 1992 Where?Lower Hutt based but nationwide How?Theory exams and flight testing
Aspeq’s Role Provide impartial and independent assessment of candidates knowledge and skills Test against NZ CAA mandated syllabi Assist FTOs to prepare trainees for flying training Participate in “NZ Inc. ” to gain international business.
Introduction Video clip Origins of incident? Modern environment – differences to past? Pressure to perform/deliver? Common denominators for training? Inadequate preparation for flight test - groundwork Let’s break down the test phases
Flight Test Profile Preparation for flight – met, fuel, flight profile planning, personal documentation Ground handling/taxiing Upper air general handling – stalling, turning, slow flight, PFLs Other Emergencies Circuits Airmanship/HF RTF procedures/use of airspace Post flight procedures
Commonly observed points Pre flight inspection. A/C technical knowledge... Situational awareness / looking and listening Judgement / decision making. Approach speeds, aim point, crosswind etc. Overall common sense. Flying to conditions BASICS and AIRMANSHIP
Summary ASL provides independent flight examining services to the aviation training industry as well as being the provider of theory examinations for both pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers. Our role is to provide a uniform standard of testing to satisfy our delegated responsibility from the Director of CAA. The standards are high so that our environment can be as safe and professional as possible.