“YOU MUST SEE OVER THE NOSE,
YOU MUST SEE OVER THE NOSE,
YOU MUST SEE OVER THE NOSE.”
During climb you need to lower your nose to achieve Vy plus 10 knots before making any turns. We call this Vmcs…Velocity Maneuvering Climb Speed. You should lower your nose in all turns close to the ground, especially while in the traffic pattern.
“We do imminent stalls and during the recovery use the words,
“EASE OFF THE BACK PRESSURE AND GENTLY PUSH THE STICK FORWARD TO OBTAIN A SLIGHT NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE."
The ball must be kept centered to avoid entering a spin (Stalls are only practiced with a CFI in the right seat).
“When we close the throttle and put the plane in a power off glide, we must lower the nose so the wing will continue to produce lift and keep us safe. Say the words below numerous times during the glide.
“YOU MUST LOWER THE NOSE TO KEEP US SAFE,
YOU MUST LOWER THE NOSE TO KEEP US SAFE,
YOU MUST LOWER THE NOSE TO KEEP US SAFE.”
“KEEP THE NOSE DOWN TO KEEP US SAFE AND MAINTAIN OUR INERTIA/ENERGY."
Keep the nose down until you are the height of a car, at which POINT you will add some back pressure and fly level down the runway. Focus your eyes down the runway to the end of the runway. This is the EYE transition point. By focusing on the trees/horizon at the end of the runway you will easily see when the plane begins to lose some altitude. As the plane loses altitude you slowly add some back pressure to arrest the descent.
The Landing Doctor Code for Private Pilots
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When you become a LSA CFI in about 150 hours total time.
NO. You can start instructing students pursuing their Light Sport Certificate without a commercial Certificate or instrument rating. You will eventually get both.
Our LSA CFI's will be your primary instructors. They can only teach you while you are working towards your Light Sport Pilot's Certificate. You will remain a student pilot until you have about 140 hours at which time you will get your Private Pilot's Certificate. You will need 20 hours from a CFI with a commercial certificate and instrument rating.
Yes, but not in our planes. Our program is fast track to an airline or corporate flying job. We do not permit our students to take passengers. After becoming an LSA CFI, you can fly with another LSA CFI and share the cost of the rental with a 25% discount. You can both log the time if one of you is under the hood doing IFR training.
The Landing Doctor Code of Conduct March 8, 2019