Wells Aircraft, Inc. Branson West
(417) 272-3921
393 Aero Drive
Branson West, MO 65737
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Training Aides

Equipment Requirements

Required equipment for VFR day flight. 91.205-91.207

Gas Gauges
Oil Pressure
Oil Temp
Safety Belts
ELT

Airspeed Indicator

Compass
Altimeter
Tachometer
- OR -
Tachometer
Oil Pressure
Manifold Pressure
Airspeed Indicator
Temp (Liquid cooled engines)
Oil Temp

Fuel Gages
Landing Gear Position Indicator
Altimeter
Magnetic Direction Indicator
ELT
Safety Harness

Additional equipment required for VFR night flight. 91.205

Anti-collision Lights
Position Lights
Electrical Source (alternator)
Spare Fuses
- OR -
Fuses
Landing Light (if for hire)
Anti-collision lights
Position Lights
Source of electrical energy (alternator)

Required Documents

The following documents must be in the aircraft at all times during flight.

Airworthiness Certificate
Registration
Operating Limitations
Weight and Balance

Required Maintenance

Annual - performed every 12 months
AD's - When applicable
VOR Check - Every 30 days for IFR use
100 Hour Inspection - for aircraft used for hire
Altimeter (Static System) Check - Every 24 months
Transponder Check - Every 24 months
ELT - Inspected every 12 months, replaced at the 1/2 life of the battery OR after one hour of cumulative use.

Airspace

Airspace Diagram based on 91.155

Recent Experience Requirements

  • To carry passengers during the day, pilots must have made three take offs and landings within the preceding 90 days. 61.57
  • To carry passengers one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, the pilot must have made at least three take offs and landings within the preceding 90 days. 61.57
  • A pilot is required to have a flight review every 24 months. A flight review consists of a minimum of one hour flight training and one hour of ground training. 61.56

Weather

Three ingredients needed for thunderstorms:

  • Unstable Air
  • Lifting Action
  • Moisture

Characteristics of unstable air:

  • Good Visibility
  • Cumulus Clouds
  • Turbulence

Characteristics of stable air:

  • Poor Visibility (haze, mist, fog)
  • Stratus Clouds

Misc

  • Supplemental oxygen is required for crew members at cabin altitudes over 12,500' MSL for periods longer than 30 minutes. 91.211
  • Supplemental oxygen is required at all times for crew members at cabin altitudes over 14,000' MSL. 91.211
  • Supplemental oxygen is required at all times for crew members and passengers at cabin altitudes over 15,000' MSL. 91.211
  • There are three types of NOTAMs - Local (taxiway closures, people on or near runways and taxiways), Distant (lack of fuel, runway closures), and Flight Data Center (regulatory, TFR's, nav-aides out of service).
  • Night time flight is only logged for time during Civil Twilight.
  • Position lights are required from sunset to sunrise.
  • Passengers cannot be carried from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise unless the recency requirements have been met (see 61.57)

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