2 – THE NEW AIRPLANE

THE NEW AIRPLANE

The aircraft studied in the course will be C-FQRV, a 1961 N-35 Bonanza

Type Checkout

  • Always love the one you’re with
  • The Third Commandment: Thou shalt know thy aircraft
  • Successful career pilots always have a deep knowledge of their aircraft:
    • Handling characteristics (in and out of the envelope)
    • Limitations
    • Systems including failure modes
  • Military type training often involves sitting blindfolded in the cockpit (it’s good to know exactly where to look or reach)

High Performance Airplanes

  • Speed Range
  • Weight Range
  • C of G Range
  • Stabilizers vs. Trim
  • Inertia and Kinetic Energy
    • Moment in Pitch, Roll, and Yaw
    • Effect of Weight and Speed (Ke = 1/2 MV2 , i.e. Proportional to the square of the velocity)
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