Ex 7. Climbing

Aim:

To enter and maintain a steady full-power-climb, and then return to level flight at a predetermined altitude. Also to enter and maintain a steady cruise-climb.

Airmanship:

  • Lookout
  • Altimeter setting procedure
  • Position of aircraft in relation to Airways etc
  • Awareness of any blind spots
  • Monitoring engine temperature

Entry to climb:

  • Power first, then attitude adjustment (PAHT Power-Attitude-Hold-Trim)
  • Combining power and attitude for performance
  • Establishing and holding correct speed for climb

Levelling off:

  • Attitude first, then power adjustment (AHPT Attitude-Hold-Power-Trim)
  • Maintenance of selected altitude

Effect of flaps on climb, (if applicable):

  • Effect on attitude and airspeed

Maximum Angle of climb:

  • Speed to achieve performance required
  • Practical uses

Maximum Rate of climb

  • Speed to achieve performance required
  • Practical uses

Cruise climb

  • Practical uses