Glossary of Flight Prep - Certificates and Documents
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- Must your Private Glider license be in your possession every time you fly as Pilot-In-Command?
- If you move to a new address, must you notify the FAA in writing of your change in address?
- YES, within 30 days.
- Is your Private Glider License permanent?
- YES. The license expires only if voluntarily surrendered, revoked by the FAA, or if the pilot dies.
- Can a Private Pilot fly for hire?
- What are the medical requirements for a Private Pilot Glider?
- The pilot must sign a statement stating that he/she has no known medical defect which would make him unfit to fly.
- Do the FARs require that every flight be logged?
- What flights must be logged in order to carry passengers?
- 1) At least three takeoffs and landings in a glider must have been accomplished and logged within the preceding 90 days.
2) A flight review, per FAR 61.56, must have been accomplished and logged within the preceding 24 months.
- Must you have accomplished and logged a Flight Review, per 61.56, within the preceding 24 months to fly a glider as PIC?
- What flights must be logged in order to take an FAA practical test?
- The minimum experience requirements for such a test, as specified in part 61 of the FAR's.
- What flights must be logged to fly a glider as Pilot in Command?
- 1) A flight review per FAR 61.56 within the preceding 24 months.
- What are the minimum requirements for a glider pilot flight review?
- 1) Min. one hour of ground instruction
2) Minimum one hour flight instruction
OR three flights.
- When does a Flight Review Expire?
- At the end of the 24th month after the flight review is accomplished. A review accomplished on September 18th 2001 would expire on September 30th 2003.
- What flight information should be logged when making an pilot logbook entry?
- 1) Date
2) Duration of flight
4) type of glider flown
5) N-Number of glider
6) Type of experience
Dual or PIC(Solo)?
- Must you have your pilot logbook in your possession every time you fly?
- What documents must be in the glider to be legal for flight?
- A - Airworthiness Certificate
R - Registration Certificate
O - Operating limitations
W - Weight and Balance information
- Is the Airworthiness Certificate permanent?
- What info is on the registration certificate?
- 1) Name and address of the owner of the glider.
2) Registration number of the glider.
- What are the acceptable ways the Operating Limits can be aboard?
- 1) Placards
2) Air Speed Indicator Markings
3) Glider Operating Manual.
- What are the required operating limits of the glider?
- 1) Maximum ground launch speed
2) Maximum aerotow speed
3) Maneuvering Speed
4) Rough Air Speed
5) Never Exceed Speed
- Where is the authoritative information regarding the operating limits of a glider found?
- In the manufacturer's handbook.
- What are the acceptable ways that Weight and Balance information can be aboard?
- Placards or the glider operating manual.
- Why is flight unsafe if the C.G.(center of gravity) is out of aft limits?
- Because lowering the nose to recover from a stall may be difficult or even impossible, leading to loss of control of the glider.
- What Two conditions MUST be satisfied when solving weight and balance problems?
- 1) Weight of the glider must be at or below maximum gross weight
2)The C.G.(center of gravity) must be within the manufacturer's specified limits.
- Why is flight with the center of gravity out of forward limits dangerous?
- Because it may be difficult or impossible to raise the nose of the glider, particularly during landing.
- What inspections must be performed on a glider carrying passengers for hire?
- 1) Annual inspection
2) 100-hour inspection
- Who can perform an Annual Inspection?
- An Authorized Inspector(IA).
- Must glider inspections be logged?
- YES, in the glider's airframe logbook.
- Who is responsible for determining if a glider is in airworthy condition?
- The PIC..Pilot In Command
- Who is responsible for maintaining a glider in airworthy condition?
- The Owner.
- What is a minor repair?
- 1) Tire repair
2) Seat repair
3) Making small, non-structural repairs to the external fabric or skin of the aircraft.
- What is preventative maintenance?
- 1)Servicing landing gear oleos with oil or nitrogen.
2)Lubrication of non-structural members
3)Lubrication of wheel bearings
4)Replacing safety belts or seat components
- Can a Private Pilot perform minor repairs or preventative maintenance?
- What is major Glider repair?
- 1)Involves large portions of the external skin of the aircraft
2)Involves structural members of the aircraft
3)Any repair that may affect the flight characteristics of the aircraft.
- Who is authorized to perform a MAJOR glider repair?
- 1) Approved aviation mechanics
2) Authorized Inspectors(IA)
Major repairs MUST be noted in the aircraft logbook and signed off by a qualified aviation maintenance professional.
- Where in the FAR's can detailed regulations be found governing aircraft maintenance and repairs?
- FAR PART 43
- A private glider pilot may?
- 1)Take passengers
3)Fly any glider
- What minimum equipment is required in a glider?
- Airspeed indicator
- How does use effect the 100 hr inspection for a glider that is used for hire to carry passengers or property?
- Depends on what purpose the aircraft is being used for at the time. For instance the 100hr is NOT required for the checkride.
- Are Airworthiness Directives Mandatory?
- Yes...unless the AD says so.
- Who issues Service Bulletins?
- The factory
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