Flight Computer CRP-1 and CRP-5 For UK EASA PPL and LAPL
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Training for the UK EASA Private Pilot Licence exams on how to use the CRP1 or CRP5 flight computer (sometimes described as the Whizzy Wheel).
The course includes use of the Wind side of the computer, and several function on the calculator side. The calculations taught are:
1. Indicated Airspeed to True Airspeed calculations
2. Speed time distance calculations
3. Fuel specific gravity calculations
4. Fuel burn calculations
The course includes a trench of each type of calculation, showing the recommended method, then worked examples and some multiple choice practice questions.
This course is recommended prior to attending a ground school session for either the Navigation exam or the Flight Performance and Planning exam.
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|Section 1: Conversion of Temperature (Calculator Side)|
Introduction to the CRP Flight ComputerPreview
Conversion of Temperatures Between Fahrenheit and Celcius
|Section 2: Speed, Distance and Time Problems (Calculator Side)|
Calculate Time Taken, knowing Speed and Distance
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
How to use the calculator side of the CRP flight computer to calculate speeds, times and distances.
Working out Fuel Consumption, Required and Endurance
|Quiz 2||3 questions|
Using the calculator side solve fuel use problems.
|Section 3: Calculation of True Airspeed (Calculator Side)|
The difference between the terms IAS, RAS and CAS.
Meaning of IAS, CAS and RAS
|Quiz 3||4 questions|
Understanding the terminology of airspeed.
Calculation of True Airspeed from Altitude, temperature and Indicated Airspeed
|Quiz 4||6 questions|
Calculate true airspeed from indicated airspeed, altitude and temperature.
|Section 4: The Wind Side of the Computer|
Setting the Wind Velocity on the Computer
Finding Heading and Ground Speed, Knowing the Track, TAS and Wind Velocity
|Quiz 5||4 questions|
Practice using the wind side of the flight computer to solve the following questions.
Finding the Wind Velocity from Heading, TAS, Track and Ground Speed
|Quiz 6||2 questions|
Using the wind side of the flight computer calculate wind velocity from heading, track made good, TAS and ground speed.
Finding Headwind and Crosswind Components on a Runway
Finding the Direction of a Crosswind Limit.
|Quiz 7||2 questions|
Runway crosswind calculations using the wind side of the CRP Flight Computer.
|Section 5: Conversion of Units (Calculator Side)|
Conversion Between Meters, Yards and Ft
Conversion between Nautical Miles, Statue Miles and Kilometers
Conversion between Knots, MPH and KPH
Conversion Between Imperial Gallons, US Gallons and Litres
Conversion between Kilograms and Pounds
Conversion between Volumes and Weights
|Quiz 8||3 questions|
using the calculator side of the flight computer convert given volumes to weights and visa versa.
|Section 6: Typical Planning Use|
Where the Information Comes From
Obtain Magnetic Heading and Ground Speed for a planPreview
|Section 7: Check of understanding|
|Quiz 9||6 questions|
Confirm understanding of the use of the CAS/RAS to TAS conversion feature.
Speed, Time and Distance Calculations
Fuel Burn Rate
Converting Volumes to Weights and Converting Distances
Calculating True Heading and Groundspeed
Finding Wind Velocity From Track, Groundspeed, TAS and Heading.
Robert started flying in 1990 after leaving school, following a 5 year gap while at university and working as an engineer, Robert returned to aviation and was trained by the Royal Air Force. He then went on to operate C130J Hercules transport aircraft in many places in the world. Robert became a civilian flight instructor in 2006 and has taught many students toward the award of their PPL. Robert now mostly flies Boeing 747-400 aircraft but also Piper Warrior PA28s and American Champion Citabria teaching new pilots.