- The student will be introduced to the concept of airworthiness from the perspectives of safety and legality.
- The student will learn to interpret regulations pertaining to airworthiness.
- The student will develop the ability to assess airworthiness from both perspectives.
- Aircraft Logbooks (if available)
- Pilot's Operating Handbook
- Discuss the concept of airworthiness and its regulatory requirements
- Demonstrate how to use an aircraft logbook to verify all inspections have been completed
- Demonstrate how to determine airworthiness if a component is found to be inoperative
- Find the required documents in the training aircraft
- Using 14 CFR 91.205, find the required equipment in the training aircraft
- Using the aircraft logbooks, show that all required inspections have been completed for the training aircraft
- Considering legality and safety, practice making a go/no-go decision for a simulated inoperative component of the training aircraft
- The student demonstrates understanding of general airworthiness requirements including aircraft certificates, inspections, airworthiness directives, and special flight permits.
- The student demonstrates understanding of pilot-performed preventive maintenance.
- The student demonstrates understanding of equipment requirements for day and night VFR and procedures for dealing with inoperative equipment.
- The student demonstrates the ability to determine the aircraft is airworthy in a given scenario.