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C.A.M.E.L.S. – what does this mean, – a pre-manuver checklist? (multi / commercial)

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My instructor told me what she thought it meant, but I didn't get it written down before we were off talking about something else.  Anyone know?  It is printed at the beginning of all the manuver outlines for slow flight, power on / off stalls, etc.

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  1. Wes Beard on Mar 16, 2011

    CAMELS – Commercial Airplane Multi Engine Land and Sea.CASELS – Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land and SeaPASELS – Private Airplane Single Engine Land and SeaPAMELS – Private Airplane Single Engine Land and Sea
    You will see these terms in training course outlines for schools.

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  2. Jim Chambers on Mar 16, 2011

    Asked my instructor this morning, and it stands for:

    C.onfiguration (clean / dirty for manuver)
    A.irspeed for entry ( manuvering speed by default)
    M.in Safe Alt to perform the manuver
    E. ?? (I wrote it down in my flying notebook, which is out in the car, thought I would rememebr it, but this one escapes me)
    L.anding Options (in case things go bad)
    S.can Area (clearing turns)

    PERFORM MANUVER!  I think that it is something that the CFI committe at my flight school has built into all the manuver flows, and not something widely circulated.

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  3. MaggotCFII on Mar 17, 2011

    “E” = Engine – Mixture/RPM/MP, Carb Heat, Fuel Pump and gauges Green
    and whatever else will keep things running and/or required by the POH.

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