Microlight General Skills Test (GST) Information

The following is what the examiner will use to select a subset to test you on in the GST:


PREPARATION FOR FLIGHT

Weather suitability
Aircraft documents check
Weight and balance calculation
Weight and performance calculation
Fuel and oil state
Aircraft acceptable
Booking out, ATC
Pre-flight inspection

 

STARTING, TAXIING AND POWER CHECKS

Pre-start checks
Post-start checks
Taxiing techniques
Power checks

 

TAKE-OFF

Pre-take-off checks (vital actions)
During and post-take-off checks
Normal take-off
Crosswind take-off
Assessment of crosswind component
AERODROME DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
CLIMBING
STRAIGHT AND LEVEL FLIGHT
DESCENDING USE OF POWER, FLAP, SPOILER
TURNING
Level
Climbing
Descending
At high angles of bank

UNUSUAL ATTITUDES

Recovery from spiral dives and side-slips
Recovery from a steep climbing turn

 

STALLING

Checks before stalling
Recovery from developed stall
Recovery at the incipient stage
Straight
Turning
In approach configuration

SPIN AVOIDANCE

Recovery at the incipient stage

 

FORCED LANDING WITHOUT POWER (power is at idle not off)

Checks
Procedure

 

NAVIGATION, ORIENTATION

Recognition of features
Assessment of heading
INITIAL APPROACH PROCEDURES
CIRCUIT PROCEDURES

 

APPROACH AND LANDING

Pre-landing checks (vital actions)
Powered approach
Glide approach
Crosswind
Assessment of crosswind component
Checks after landing
MISSED APPROACH PROCEDURES

 

SIMULATED EMERGENCIES

Engine fire in the air/on the ground
Cabin fire in the air/on the ground
Engine failure after take off
OTHER SIMULATED EMERGENCIES
ENGINES AND SYSTEMS HANDLING

 

AIRMANSHIP AND AWARENESS

Lookout
Positioning – restricted airspace, hazards, weather
ATC liaison
Aerodrome discipline

 

ACTION AFTER FLIGHT

Engine shut down
Parking and security aircraft
Recording flight detail