DescriptionThe airplane is accelerated to liftoff speed in the shortest distance possible and established in a maximum angle climb until all obstacles are cleared.
ObjectiveTo develop the student’s ability to obtain maximum performance from the airplane while executing a short-field takeoff and safely clearing all obstacles in the departure path.
Procedure• Prepare for Takeoff. Complete before takeoff checklist. Verify flaps are retracted.• Taxi onto runway. Taxi into position at the very beginning of runway to allow maximum utilization of available takeoff distance. Align airplane on centerline and stop.• Add takeoff power. Smoothly and continuously apply takeoff power while maintain pressure on the brakes. Check static RPM (2330), release brakes and call out when airspeed is alive.• Accelerate to liftoff. Accelerate with yoke in a neutral position. Smoothly and firmly apply back pressure at the applicable airspeed depending on takeoff weight:2300 lbs: 52 KIAS 2100 lbs: 50 KIAS 1900 lbs: 47 KIAS• Establish initial climb. Pitch for and maintain applicable climb airspeed depending on takeoff weight until obstacle is clear (50 feet):2300 lbs: 59 KIAS 2100 lbs: 56 KIAS 1900 lbs: 54 KIAS• Stabilize the climb. Once obstacle is cleared, lower nose to , trim to relieve control pressures and continue climb.
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 conditions.• Clear the area, taxi into takeoff position and align the airplane on the runway centerline utilizing maximum available takeoff area.• Apply brakes while setting engine power to achieve maximum performance.• Confirm takeoff power before brake release, verify proper engine/flight indications before rotation.• Rotate and lift off at the recommended airspeed and accelerate to the recommended obstacle clearance airspeed or .o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• Establish a pitch attitude that will maintain the recommended obstacle clearance airspeed or until the obstacle is cleared or until the airplane is 50 feet above the surface.o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• After clearing obstacle, establish pitch attitude for , and accelerate to and maintain Vy during the climb.o Private: +10/-5 knotso Commercial: +/-5 knots• Configure the airplane in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance after a positive rate of climb has been verified.• 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.