Basic principles of Airmanship Air Experience Flying Objectives • • • • • • Understanding of AEF in the Air Cadets Introduce the Basic Trainer –The Tutor Have a basic understanding of Flight Controls Understand ‘Safety in the Air’ Understand ‘Safety on the Ground’ Review the Tutor Passenger Brief Video. Flying in the Air Cadets • Air Experience Flights – Grob Tutor 115E • Operational Aircraft on an opportunity basis • Civil Flights on an opportunity basis • Must be 13 years 3 months • Have had at least a safety brief OR 1st Class cadet. Opportunity Flights in Operational Aircraft CH-47 Chinook Opportunity Flights in Operational Aircraft Tristar Opportunity Flights in Operational Aircraft C-130 Hercules Your Local Air Experience Flight Click here to view AEF Locations in Google Earth 1 Air Experience Flight RAF St Athan Return to Map Next Slide 2 Air Experience Flight Boscombe Down Return to Map Next Slide 3 Air Experience Flight Colerne Return to Map Next Slide 4 Air Experience Flight Glasgow Airport Return to Map Next Slide 5 Air Experience Flight RAF Wyton Return to Map Next Slide 6 Air Experience Flight RAF Benson Return to Map Next Slide 7 Air Experience Flight RAF Cranwell Return to Map Next Slide 8 Air Experience Flight RAF Cosford Return to Map Next Slide 9 Air Experience Flight RAF Church Fenton Return to Map Next Slide 10 Air Experience Flight Woodvale Return to Map Next Slide 11 Air Experience Flight RAF Leeming Return to Map Next Slide 12 Air Experience Flight RAF Leuchars Return to Map Next Slide Grob Tutor 115E Grob Tutor 115E Grob Tutor 115E Grob Tutor 115E Grob Tutor 115E Grob Tutor 115E Wingspan: 10.0m Length: 7.6m Height: 2.8m Max Weight: 990Kg Engine: 180hp Max Speed: 185Kts Side-by-side 2 seat Carbon Fibre construction Cockpit Layout See poster for details Flight Instruments - Altimeter Attitude Indicator (or Artificial Horizon) Airspeed Indicator Vertical Speed Indicator FLIGHT CONTROLS Control Surfaces Control Surfaces – what do they look like in real life??? Control Surfaces – what do they look like in real life??? The Axes of an Aircraft Longitudinal Axis – “roll” Controlled by Ailerons Vertical Axis – “yaw” Controlled by the Rudder Lateral Axis – “pitch” Controlled by Elevators Ailerons Control column Push right Left aileron down Right aileron up Aircraft rolls right Aircraft rolls right And continues to do so until the control column is placed in the neutral position Aircraft rolls right Summary • • • • Control column left Left aileron up Right aileron down Aircraft rolls left. Rudder The rudder is controlled by ‘Rudder Pedals’ in the cockpit Rudder pedals set to neutral Push right pedal forwards (left with come back towards you!) Rudder moves right Aircraft yaws right Aircraft yaws right Aircraft yaws right Summary • • • • • • Push right pedal forward Rudder moves right Aircraft moves right Push left pedal forward Rudder moves left Aircraft moves left. Elevator Control column Push Forward Elevator moves down Nose pitches down Nose pitches down And continues to do so until the control column is placed in a neutral position Airspeed will increase Nose pitches down Summary • • • • Control column back Elevator moves up Nose pitches up Speed will decrease. Explore the effects of control surfaces using the digital demo Air Experience Flight Safety Briefing Video SAFETY ON THE GROUND When on the Ground • Never approach an aircraft unless told to do so • Never walk towards the propeller. Always approach from an angle that can be seen • Remove any hats in the aircraft dispersal area – Look & Listen. Parachute Fitted Seat Harness Rip Cord Extended ONLY PULL THIS CORD IN AN EMERGENCY BALE OUT…. ….AND ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE FALLEN CLEAR OF THE AIRCRAFT! When on the Ground • If a Jet beware of both the intake and the exhaust areas • Keep hands away from your parachute ’D’ ring • Listen to the Ground crews or Staff Cadets. Ready to go! SAFETY IN THE AIR While in the Air • Talk to the pilot – ask questions • Ask to see the effects of controls • Ask about the instruments • Only touch the controls when told to do so. While in the Air • Keep hands & feet away from the controls if you are not flying the aircraft • Listen to any commands, if not sure ask to repeat • Ensure that you have no loose articles in your pocket. Summary • Ask Questions • Ask to take control • Do not touch unless told to do so • Think Safe • Look & Listen. Above all else... ... Enjoy your flight Objectives • • • • • • Understand the types of AEF in the Air Cadets Introduce the Air Cadet Basic Trainer –The Tutor Have a basic understanding of Flight Controls Understand ‘Safety in the Air’ Understand ‘Safety on the Ground’ Review the Tutor Passenger Brief Video. Any Questions? Questions • • • • What does AEF stand for? Name the aircraft we use for AEF? What is the number of your local AEF? What happens when you move the control column to the right? • From which direction should you approach the Tutor? Questions • • • • Which control can you touch first? What is an ASI? What is an Artificial Horizon? What is this?