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.
How to use the calculator side of the CRP flight computer to calculate speeds, times and distances.
Using the calculator side solve fuel use problems.
Understanding the terminology of airspeed.
Calculate true airspeed from indicated airspeed, altitude and temperature.
Practice using the wind side of the flight computer to solve the following questions.
Using the wind side of the flight computer calculate wind velocity from heading, track made good, TAS and ground speed.
Runway crosswind calculations using the wind side of the CRP Flight Computer.
using the calculator side of the flight computer convert given volumes to weights and visa versa.
Confirm understanding of the use of the CAS/RAS to TAS conversion feature.
A final check of understanding to ensure you are ready to use the CRP Flight Computer in UK CAA PPL exams.
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.