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10. Precautionary Landing
To determine that the candidate can carry out the procedure for evaluating an unfamiliar airstrip or a landing area where the suitability of the landing surface is unknown.
The examiner will assign a potential landing area. The candidate will be required to determine whether or not the site would be suitable for a landing, using an organized procedure to assess factors such as obstacles, softness or hardness of the surface, slope, roughness, length, width, wind direction or other factors affecting a landing.
Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:
- establish circuits at an appropriate distance from the runway or airstrip;
- overfly the landing area in stabilized flight that will permit an effective assessment of surface conditions and maintain a safe obstacle clearance altitude;
- maintain appropriate altitude, heading and airspeed;
- select the most suitable touchdown zone considering wind conditions, landing surface and obstructions;
- indicate the type of landing to be used;
- prepare the passenger for landing; and
- complete appropriate checks.