The take-off sequence in a light aircraft is the most critical of all normal flight procedures. All the engine’s available performance must be employed during the acceleration and initial climb — leaving no power in reserve — and there is no potential energy of excess height or excess momentum available. Thus, during take-off, the pilot’s options are extremely limited.
Prior to take-off, it is essential to check the aircraft, airfield and atmospheric conditions to determine if take-off can be undertaken safely, how the take-off and climb-out will be conducted and to have a predetermined emergency plan.
(For pre-take-off communication procedures see ‘Radiotelephony communications and procedures‘) Continue reading Post ID 442