Suggested Literature for A.S.E.S. Rating

Set yourself up for success.

By familiarizing yourself with the FAA-H-8083-23 Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook, you will be prepared for your first day of Airplane Single Engine Sea training. We recommend reading and familiarizing yourself with Chapters 1-6 and 8 , as well as memorizing the Vspeeds for our Cessna 172M.

CIGARS and FCARS are two flowchecks that are important to familiarize yourself with before starting your A.S.E.S. training. Being familiar with these two acronyms and the Vspeeds will save you time and money and allow you to focus on the techniques and skills specific to flying floatplanes. 

Taxi Flowcheck

C.I.G.A.R.S.

Controls

Check flight controls

Istruments

Check all instruments

Gas

Fuel selector both, mixture rich, primer locked

Attitude

Trim set for takeoff

Run Up

Power to 1700 RPM, check mags, carb heat check, engine instruments green arc, suction green arc

Safety

1. Doors and windows latched

2. Seat belts and harnesses secure

3. Cessna Before Takeoff Checklist reviewed

Before Take Off Flowcheck

F.C.A.R.S.

Flaps

Set to 20°

Carb

Carb heat cold

Area

Area clear of water and airborne traffic

Rudders

Water rudders up

Safety

1. Doors and windows latched

2. Seat belts and harnesses secure

3. Make radio call

Before Landing Flowcheck

G.U.M.P.S.

Gas

Fuel selector both, mixture full rich, primer in and locked

Undercarriage

Undercarriage down and welded

Mixture

Mixture full rich

Pumps & Props

*No fuel pump and fixed pitch propeller

Safety

1. Doors and windows latched

2. Seat belts and harnesses secure

Cessna 172M Vspeeds

Vspeeds

Max. Demononstrated X-Wind

10 kts

Vs1 Clean

47 kts

Vso 30° Flaps

44 kts

Vx – Best Angle of Climb

55 kts

Vy – Best Rate of Climb

66  kts

Normal Enroute Climb Speed

60-70 kts

Best Glide Speed

70 kts

Normal Approach Speed:

Flaps 0°                      80 kts

Flaps 10°                    75 kts

Flaps 20°                   70 kts

Flaps 30°                    65 kts

Vfe – Max 30°

85 kts

Va @ 2220 lbs

96 kts

Va @ 2020 lbs

91 kts

Va @ 1820 lbs

86 kts

Vno

128 kts

Vne

160 kts