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V.B Cockpit Management___________________________________________________________


References:
1. AC 60-14 (Aviation Instructor’s Handbook)
2. FAA-H-8083-3 (Airplane Flying Handbook)
3. FAA-S-8081-1 (Private Pilots Practical Test Standards) pg. 1-5
4. FAA-S-8081-2 (Commercial Pilots Practical Test Standards) pg. 1-15
5. POH (Pilots Operating Handbook)
6. FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual

Objective To develop the students understanding of Cockpit Management as it pertains to


aviation.

Elements 1. Proper arranging and securing of essential materials and equipment in the cockpit.
2. Proper and orderly maintenance of records that reflect the progress of the flight.
3. Proper use and/or adjustment of such cockpit items as safety belts, shoulder harnesses,
rudder pedals, and seats.
4. Occupant briefing on emergency procedures and use of safety belts.

Schedule 1. Discuss Objectives 03


2. Review Material 02
3. Development 20
4. Conclusion 05

Equipment 1. White Board / Markers


2. Airplane Flying Handbook
3. Private PTS
4. Commercial PTS
5. Model Airplane

IP’s Actions 1. Discuss lesson objectives


2. Present Lecture
3. Ask and Answer Questions

SP’s Actions 1. Participate in discussion


2. Take notes
3. Ask and respond to questions

Completion This lesson will be complete when the student demonstrates an understanding of the
Standards elements related to Cockpit Management.

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Instructor’s Notes: Cockpit Management____________________________________________


INTRODUCTION:
WHAT? – Cockpit management is a process that combines you, your airplane, and the environment for safer and
more efficient operations. Effective cockpit management involves correctly utilizing checklists, maintaining an
organized cockpit, and continually analyzing situations, solving problems, making decisions, and planning ahead.
WHY? – To make all our flights more safe, more organized and more enjoyable.
OVERVIEW - This lesson will cover the basic elements pertaining to Cockpit Management, including:
1. Proper arranging and securing of essential materials and equipment in the cockpit.
2. Proper and orderly maintenance of records that reflect the progress of the flight.
3. Proper use and/or adjustment of such cockpit items as safety belts, shoulder harnesses, rudder pedals, and
seats.
4. Occupant briefing on emergency procedures and use of safety belts.

DEVELOPMENT:
HOW?
1.) Elements of effective cockpit management.
A.) Communication
B.) Decision making and problem solving
C.) Situational awareness -- be aware of other traffic, weather, etc.
D.) Standardization -- checklist discipline = read out loud as do.
2.) Proper arranging and securing of essential materials and equipment in the cockpit.
A.) Ensure prior to flight that all equipment you might need is onboard and readily available.
B.) An organized cockpit is a safer and simpler cockpit.
C.) All loose articles should be secured before takeoff.
3.) Proper and orderly maintenance of records that reflect the progress of the flight.
A.) On X-country flights, keep track of flight log and update fuel, groundspeed, and ETA calculations after
each checkpoint.
4.) Proper use and/or adjustment of such cockpit items as safety belts, shoulder harnesses, rudder pedals,
and seats.
A.) Prior to engine start, make all necessary adjustments to ensure full control movement and safe operations.
B.) Should use same seat position for each flight.
C.) Ensure that seats are locked in place.
D.) Safety belts/shoulder harnesses are required during taxi, takeoff, and landing, but should be worn at all
times for safety.
5.) Occupant briefing on emergency procedures and use of safety belts.
A.) Must brief all passengers on how to fasten and unfasten safety belts prior to movement.
1. Should also brief passengers on emergency procedures:
a) What to do before and after an off-airport landing.
b) How to operate emergency exits and doors.

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COMMON ERRORS:
1. Failure to place and secure essential materials and equipment for easy access during flight.
2. Failure to maintain accurate records essential to the progress of flight.
3. Improper adjustment of equipment and controls.

CONCLUSION

OVERVIEW
Discuss Elements, to include:
1. Proper arranging and securing of essential materials and equipment in the cockpit.
2. Proper and orderly maintenance of records that reflect the progress of the flight.
3. Proper use and/or adjustment of such cockpit items as safety belts, shoulder harnesses, rudder pedals, and
seats.
4. Occupant briefing on emergency procedures and use of safety belts.

PRIVATE PTS
As Listed

COMMERCIAL PTS
As Listed

COMPLETION STANDARDS:
1. Pilot has demonstrated knowledge of cockpit management. Through discussion with and oral quizzing from
the CFI.

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