Chapter 16 - Transition to Other Airplanes
This chapter is devoted to the factors associated with, and the basic operating practices applicable to, a pilot checkout on airplanes which have significantly different flight characteristics, performance capabilities, and operating procedures from those airplanes which the pilot has previously flown. Accident records indicate that some pilots take unnecessary risks when they attempt to fly a different type of airplane without familiarizing themselves with its peculiarities, limitations, and systems. A knowledge and observance of the basic practices discussed in this chapter may save many lives and unnecessary accidents.