DescriptionThe airplane will be aligned with the runway centerline and the ailerons held into the wind. Takeoff power will be applied, and the airplane is allowed to accelerate to rotation speed at which time the pitch attitude is increased to establish a positive lift-off and a VY pitch attitude. Once airborne a wind correction angle will be established to maintain a ground track that is aligned with the runway centerline.
ObjectiveDevelop student’s ability to safely accomplish takeoff and departure under normal/crosswind conditions.
Procedure• Prepare for takeoff. Complete before takeoff checklist. Verify all engine gauges are within normal operating range. Ensure the runway as well as the approach and departure paths are clear of traffic.• Taxi onto runway. Line up on runway centerline, center the nosewheel, and neutralize the ailerons. Verify heading matches intended runway. Check windsock before beginning takeoff roll. If crosswind exists, apply full aileron deflection in the direction of wind.• Add takeoff power. Smoothly advance throttle to takeoff power. As the airplane starts to roll, select a reference point off the cowling through which the runway centerline passes. Apply right rudder to counteract engine torque and keep airplane aligned with runway centerline. Check engine instruments to ensure adequate performance and call out “engine instruments in the green.” Verify airspeed indicator needle increasing and call out “airspeed alive.”4. Adjust control pressure. As aircraft accelerates, control pressures become more effective. Reduce rudder pressure to maintain directional control and apply slight back pressure on the yoke. If crosswind exists, reduce aileron input as practical to keep aircraft aligned with centerline.• Lift off the runway. Upon reaching (55 KIAS), establish takeoff attitude and maintain nose position relative to the horizon using back pressure.• Establish a climb attitude. Accelerate to climb speed () and climb out on departure leg on extended runway centerline. Use right rudder to counteract left turning tendencies.• Stabilize the climb. Once a safe altitude is reached, apply elevator trim to relieve control pressure. Complete after takeoff checklist and continue on course.
ACS Standards• Complete the appropriate checklist.• Make radio calls as appropriate.• Verify assigned/correct runway.• Ascertain wind direction with or without visible wind direction indicators.• Position the flight controls for the existing wind.• Clear the area; taxi into takeoff position and align the airplane on runway centerline.• Confirm takeoff power and proper engine and flight instrument indications prior to rotation.• Rotate and lift off at the recommended airspeed and accelerate to .• Establish a pitch attitude to maintain manufacturer’s recommended speed ofo Private: +10/-5 knots,o Commercial +/-5 knots.• Configure airplane in accordance with manufacturer’s guidance.• Maintain to a safe maneuvering altitude.o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• Maintain directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout takeoff and climb.• Comply with noise abatement procedures.