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AFH Chapter 17

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

CHAPTER TITLE: Transition to Light Sport Airplanes (LSA)


Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the AFH Chapter 17. They are listed in the order they are found in the Airplane Flying Handbook.


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FIGURE 17-1

The LSA category covers a wide variety of aircraft including: A) airplane, B) gyroplane, C) lighter-than-air, D) weightshift-control, E) glider, and F) powered parachute.


FIGURE 17-2

Light sport airplane.


FIGURE 17-3

LSA can be constructed using both metal and composites.


FIGURE 17-4

A water-cooled 4-cycle engine.


FIGURE 17-5

An electronic flight instrumentation system provides attitude, airspeed, altimeter, vertical speed, direction, moving map, navigation, terrain awareness, traffic, weather, and engine data all on one or two liquid crystal displays.


FIGURE 17-6

Crosswind landing.


FIGURE 17-7

Moderate mountain winds can create severe turbulence for LSA.


FIGURE 17-8

Example of wind limitations that a LSA may have.


FIGURE 17-9

Pilot’s Operating Handbook for a LSA.


FIGURE 17-10

Adjustment lever for the rudder pedal position.


FIGURE 17-11

Stoke flight control with conventional engine controls.


FIGURE 17-12

Trim control.


FIGURE 17-13

A ballistic recovery parachute is a popular safety feature available on some LSA.


FIGURE 17-14

Split flap.


FIGURE 17-15

EFIS indication of level cruise flight.


FIGURE 17-16

Example of a POH Emergency Procedures section.


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