Do you calculate required runway lengths before every flight?
Aircraft performance dynamically changes with weather, fuel burn, and pilot input. These changes affect runway required, time to climb, fuel burn, time en-route, etc. Learn how to quickly locate the performance information in your aircraft’s POH to plan a safe flight. An introduction to engine operation including how to choose power / RPM settings in a complex aircraft, proper leaning, pre-takeoff engine limitation briefing, and strategies for monitoring the health of your aircraft systems will be presented. We’ll also share some rule-of-thumb calculations to help you cross-check your performance as your flight progresses. And, we’ll review some issues and limitations with popular electronic flight planning applications.
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