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Autralian Flight Instructor Manual

Flight Instructor Manual A E R O P L A N E I S S U E 2 : D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6 FOREWORD I have long held the view that one of the important ingredients for a safe and viable aviation industry is a properly resourced flying training sector. Some of those resources can be quite basic. For example, an important contribution to training is for flying instructors to have available to them a basic guide to elementary flying training. Publication 45, the Flight Instructor’s Manual first published b




  Flight Instructor ManualAEROPLANE ISSUE 2: DECEMBER 2006  PAGE i Civil AviAtion SAety Authority FOREWORD I have long held the view that one of the importantingredients for a safe and viable aviation industry is aproperly resourced flying training sector.Some of those resources can be quite basic. Forexample, an important contribution to training is for flyinginstructors to have available to them a basic guide toelementary flying training.Publication 45, the Flight Instructor’s Manual firstpublished by the Department of Civil Aviation in 1967,has served the flying training sector well over the years.Over time, however, the language and style have becomeoutdated, and there was a need for the contents to be‘refreshed’.I asked a small team to take a look at Publication 45,update it where needed, and put it into a form that couldgo out to the industry for comment. This resulted in FlightInstructors Manual (FIM) (Issue 1), which was provided toevery current fixed wing flying instructor in Australia.Following extensive industry consultation, including aCASA funded workshop for senior industry instructors,Issue 2 of the FIM was developed. I now proudly releasethis version, which I plan to have reviewed periodically Bc B AM Chief Executive OfficerNovember 2006  PAGE 1 Civil AviAtion SAety Authority CONTENTS  wd2 idc4 t fg sc6 Sds 01 Familiarisation with the aeroplane and air experience 702 Preparation for flight 803 Taxiing 904 Operation of controls 1105 Straight and level flight 1606 Climbing 1907 Descending 2208 Turning 2509 Stalling 3210 Sideslipping 3611 Take-off 3812 Approach and landing 4313 Spins and spirals 5214 First solo 5715 Emergency and special procedures 5816 Pilot navigation 6417 Instrument flying night 7218 Night flying 86Chapter Page  PAGE 2 Civil AviAtion SAety Authority INTRODUCTION The history of this Flight Instructors Manual (Issue 2),published by CASA in 2006 has very interesting srcins.Robert Smith-Barry (1886 – 1949) was one of the firstpilots to train at Central Flying School (CFS) and in the earlystages of World War (WW) 1 (1914 – 1918) casualty rates atflying training establishments exceeded the number lost incombat. Smith-Barry secured approval to return to Britainand re-organize training at CFS in August 1917.Smith-Barry’s training doctrine clearly stressed thatstudents were not to be led away from potentiallydangerous manoeuvres but were instead to be exposedto them in a controlled environment in order that thestudent could learn to recover from instinctive errors ofjudgement.Smith-Barry’s methods were so successful as to gainworldwide renown and his approach to flying training wasrapidly adopted by many allied air forces. He also servedin a flying training role in WW2 (1939 – 1945).The influence of Smith-Barry’s flying training philosophieswas most evident in the Empire Air Training Scheme ofWW2, which trained some 37500 Australians as well asNew Zealanders, Canadians and Rhodesians. In fact the‘flying training bible’ of that era as adapted (AP1732A)was used almost exclusively in civil aviation flying trainingin Australia for about 20 years after WW2. That publicationwas the basis for the Australian flight instructor’s manual- Publication 45, which served the civil flying trainingindustry from 1967 until 2005.This Flight Instructors Manual has its foundations in thedocuments mentioned above.This manual has been written with the aim of presentingflying instructors of all experience levels a guide toelementary flying training. As flying instructionaltechnique must to a large extent depend on thecharacteristics of the particular type of aeroplane andequipment being used, no direct reference is made to anyparticular type of aeroplane or equipment. It is sufficientlycomprehensive to cover all aspects of flying training onsimple aeroplanes with fixed undercarriages and fixedpitch propellers.The manual will be of greatest benefit to the instructorif he or she understands how to use it correctly. Some