15° 15.233'N, 120° 40.637'E
ELEV: 100 Ft.
Notice to ACFC Airmen
1. Observe maximum altitude in Charlie: Stay below 800ft
Never exceed 800ft AGL in our training airspace to ensure you stay clear of commercial airspace.
2. Power line hazard
There is an almost invisible power line across the lahar river. There are more of such power lines everywhere in Charlie. New power lines go up all the time. Never drop below 200 ft.
Pilots who wish to fly overland must be endorsed to CAAP first. To get endorsed you need to pass a theoretical test of 30 questions.
Pass mark is 70% (21 questions). You have 35 minutes to answer the questions.
As a general exam technique we recommend you answer the questions where you are sure about the anwer uickly first. Then review the questions you are unsure about later. Some answers maybe 'more correct than others' this is common in multiple choice tests.
To prepare for the test read these documents:
- CAAP CAR's Document as it relates to single engine VFR flight, Especially Part 8
- ICAO rules of the air. in terms of flying levels, visual ATC signals in event of radio failure, Rules of the Air
You will find all answers here.
When you are ready to take the test please ask our office to set you up on a computer and the exam will be same format as the sample test below, In the event of not gaining the required 70% pass mark you can sit the exam again the next day after reviewing your knowledge base. Failure on the second attempt will require a one week break for additional study.
Below you find a sample test for your preparation.
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Annual check rides include a briefing following this form. Pilots with an existing pilot licence from other authorities wishing to obtain an ACFC license also have to undergo check rides and the same briefing. In addition they have to undergo a conversion briefing following this form.
Correct Engine Handling
Do not take off with a cold engine
Do not switch off a hot engine immediately
Before flying: Do warm up the engine at 2000 rpm for 2 minutes and then at 2500 rpm until operating temperature is reached
Before switching the engine off: Do let the engine run at 3000 rpm for 2 minutes and then at 2000 rpm for a short period to dissipate heat build up.
Cyclinder head temperature range for Rotax 503: 180°C - 220°C, for Rotax 582: 110°C - 130°C
Overheating Warning: Engine overheat can occur with our planes and it can make the engine fail! Always reduce throttle setting after take off. Do check the temperature gauge regularly.
Cross Country Reports
Visit Yankin' and Bankin' for reports and photos of cross country flights by ACFC members.
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ACFC Newsletter Library
A new ACFC Newsletter comes out whenever there is enough to tell to fill an interesting issue.
Read it for the latest club news and browse back issues for all the many stories about overland flights, aeroplane projects and other experiences shared by our members.