Ex 1. Aircraft Familiarisation


To become familiar with the component parts, controls, and systems of the aircraft.

Explanation of the aircraft:

  • Component parts of the aircraft
  • Main flight controls
  • Engine controls

Explanation of the cockpit layout and systems:

  • Operation of flying controls
  • Operation of engine controls
  • Flight instruments/Engine instruments
  • Electrical system
  • Fuel system
  • Operation of safety equipment

Check lists and drills:

  • Use of check lists and drills suitable for aircraft type
  • Instinctive knowledge of position of controls

Emergency drills:

  • Action in the event of fire; in the air and on the ground
  • Failure of equipment or systems
  • Escape drills