WTC - Initial Training

Session Two: Asymmetric Flight


Position the Aircraft in the vicinity of the WTC Terminal Building. The aircraft should be parked with the Engines Shut down.

Start-Up and Taxi:

Obtain the current ATIS, perform a standard Engine Start, and taxi the aircraft from the parking position towards the active Runway.

Taxi to the duty runway and hold short. Perform you pre-take-off checks and when ready, check for traffic and line up on the active runway.

Take Off:

Conduct a normal take-off according to the Flight Operations Manual page 841.

Climb and Departure:

After take-off, maintain Runway heading until passing 10,000 feet. Once past 10,000 feet, head towards the Training area and continue climbing to 20,000 feet.

Attempt to fly the aircraft by hand as much as possible.  Concentrate on holding an attitude, as opposed to chasing the instruments.

Asymmetric Air Work Exercises:

Once you have reached 20,000 and have passed 50 DME DEN, gently reduce the throttle on one engine to idle. If you have more than two engines, be sure to use an outboard engine. The key is to hold heading and altitude. To do this, you will need to make use of the rudder on your aircraft. Set the power on the remaining engine(s) so as you maintain altitude, and a respectable airspeed.

Add more power on the remaining engine(s), and enter a climb. You will notice that the effect of the missing engine is more pronounced, and you will need to use more rudder to maintain heading.

When you have the feel of the aircraft in the climb, level off and enter a descent back to 15,000 feet. Throughout this exercise you will find yourself having to alter your rudder input depending on the amount of power you require. Once you have established the aircraft in level flight (at 15,000 feet) head back towards Denver airport. You should have been able to hold your heading ±10 degrees throughout this exercise.

Glide performance:

Now, close the remaining throttle(s) and see if you can determine the best glide speed of the aircraft. The best glide speed of the aircraft is the speed that results in the lowest Rate of Descent. If you accelerate or decelerate from this speed, your Rate of Descent will increase or decrease accordingly.

Apply power to all engines again at a suitable level above the terrain, climb back to 10,000 feet.

Arrival and Landing:

Return to the WestWind Training Centre at Denver via the most expeditious means.

As you are flying towards Denver, using the environmental Menu, feed in some wind from 5,000 up to 15,000 feet. The direction is up to your, but the magnitude should be around 25 knots.

Enter the pattern and make a normal landing based on the figures in the Pilot Operating Handbook. Taxi to the gate and shutdown.

This concludes Session Two.

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