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Acronyms and Mnemonics

Discussion in 'CFI Corner' started by MikeOH58, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. MikeOH58

    MikeOH58 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see what different acronyms and mnemonics fellow JC instructors use?


    (Day VFR)
    A
    A
    T
    T
    O
    O
    M
    M
    S
    S
    F
    F
    L
    E
    A

    AFLAP (Night VFR)

    GRAAC (IFR)

    The Cow THinks Milk Has CHemicals

    (TC+TH+MH=CH)
     
  2. SFCC/UND

    SFCC/UND Well-Known Member

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    Mary Had + Roast Beef= Mary Barf. GrabCard. A Fat Cats for par 91 205. I'll try and think of some more, there are a lot.
     
  3. splash

    splash Well-Known Member

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    The message behind them would be nice...lol

    Red Bike + Muddy Hole= Muddy Bike

    Relative Bearing+Magnetic heading= Magnetic bearing
     
  4. c172captain

    c172captain Well-Known Member

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    DAY VFR
    G
    O
    O
    S
    E
    A
    C
    A
    T
    NIGHT VFR
    A
    P
    E
    S
    or
    F
    L
    A
    P
    S
    I think GRABCARD is universal.


    Rubber Boots + Muddy House= Muddy Boots

    RB+MH=MB, think.... who the hell uses NDBs anyways
     
  5. c172captain

    c172captain Well-Known Member

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    How's a student gonna memorize somethin they can barely pronouce? :p

    Wait... after further investigation... is it pronounced Atom's flea? maybe?
     
  6. escapepilot

    escapepilot Well-Known Member

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    Day VFR
    T Tachometer
    O Oil Temperature Guage
    M Magnetic Direction Indicator (compass)
    A Altimeter
    T Temperature Guage (if water cooled engine)
    O Oil Temperature Guage

    F Fuel Guage
    L Landing Gear Position Indicator (if applicable)
    A Airspeed Indicator
    M Manifold Pressure Guage (if altitude engine)
    E ELT
    S Seatbelts

    Night VFR = FLAPS

    I swear I've forgetten more than I currently remember.
     
  7. kh15

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    TOMATO FFLAAMES -- Day VFR

    (2 F's and 2 A's)
    Floatation device (if required)
    Fuel quanity indicator(s)

    the extra A is for anti collision light (if required)

    FLAPS -- Night VFR

    ABC -- Emergency checklist
    Airspeed
    Best Field
    Checklist (time and altitude permitting)
     
  8. KC Jake

    KC Jake Well-Known Member

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    Day VFR:
    TOMATO FLAMES

    Night VFR:
    FLAPS

    IFR:
    GRABCARD

    My House + ouR Beer = My Beer
     
  9. Brian Z

    Brian Z Well-Known Member

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    X1, but the NDB has one little change. MH+youR Beer=MB
     
  10. Roger, Roger

    Roger, Roger Guest

    For compass lead/lag-UNOS
    Undershoot
    North
    Overshoot
    South


    GRABCARD for IFR, TOMATO FLAMES for day VFR, FLAPS for night VFR.

    Required inspections-AV1ATE-A
    Annual
    VOR
    100 hour
    Altimeter/Static
    Transponder
    ELT
    ADs

    Required paperwork in aircraft-AROW
    Airworthiness (remember, this one has to be on top!)
    Registration
    Operating limitations (POH, AFM, and/or placards, as appropriate)
    Weight and balance information
     
  11. minitour

    minitour New Member

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    *sigh*

    -mini
     
  12. Roger, Roger

    Roger, Roger Guest

    C'mon mini...are you trying to tell us you weren't an enormous nerd when you were a CFI?
     
  13. minitour

    minitour New Member

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    I used them....then I found the light. (God, I sound like what I'd imagine Barry Bonds to sound like in 10 years...) I don't find a need for the acronyms and mnemonics anymore. I have found other ways to teach the required equipment types, reporting points, etc. I'm just not a fan of them anymore.

    -mini
     
  14. splash

    splash Well-Known Member

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    Magnetic dip
    Oscillation
    North/south turning
    Acceleration/deceleration

    V.ariation
    D.eviation

    Compass errors
     
  15. pwapilot

    pwapilot Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean hijack the thread with a debate on the merits of mnemonics (yes, they are helpful in some instances), but I fail to see value in memorizing ones like "TOMATO FLAMES." I had one instructor tell me about this, but it seems to me that the only time you would need to be concerned with minimum equipment is when you have time to open up a copy of the FARs -- no making errors if you look it up right in 91.205 (I personally found it more useful to memorize the section number :) ). This also teaches the student how to use and understand the regulations right from the FARs. Do any of you CFIs have reasons for teaching such mnemonics that I may be overlooking, or is it mostly an expectation of your local DPEs to know minimum equipment just as well as something like Vg?
     
  16. Hckey2477

    Hckey2477 Well-Known Member

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    They helped me quite a bit through training. I used them all the time.

    (day vfr, night + ifr)
    ATOMATOEFLAMES
    FLAPS
    GRABCARDD

    (magnetic compass errors)

    VDMONA

    Variation
    Deviation
    Magnetic dip
    Osc.
    Norhterly turning errors
    Acceleration errors

    Required Reports (DRUMS)

    Deviations
    Requested
    Unforecast wx
    malfunctions
    safety of flight

    Special Use and Other Airspace (MTVPANT), (WARMPC)

    MH+RB=MB (my hot red b*lls make babies)

    and of course (ARROW) for docs.

    DPBS (dog poop bear Sh..) for VOR Checks

    Date, place, bearing, signature.


    ECHO Airspace (SETADOG)

    Surface
    Extension
    Transition
    Airway
    Domestic
    Offshore
    God (above FL600)

    Characteristics of a Critique (FATCOWS)

    Flexible
    Acceptable
    Thoughtful
    Comprehensive
    Objective
    Well organized
    Specific

    Inspecitions (AVIATES)

    Illusions (ICEFLAGGS)

    required/non-required reporting

    AMARVELOUS D VFR 500

    I have a couple more but im tired. LOL I know I am a dork.
     
  17. SuperCubRick

    SuperCubRick Well-Known Member

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    Not an instructor, yet, but thought I'd add

    For a run-up check

    Controls free & correct
    Instruments check (oil temp, pressure, vaccum, fuel pressure)
    Gas (left, right or both, check fuel gauges)
    Altimeter set - within +/- 75 ft of field elevation
    Runup (check engine instruments again, mag check, carb heat, prop cycle)
    Radios set for navigation/comm facilities being used.

    Trim for takeoff
    Interior inspection, seat belts on, doors locked
    Primer locked
    Pump (fuel pump on if required)

    Flaps as required
     
  18. minitour

    minitour New Member

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    Exactly.

    Pretty much a DPE thing. Though in reality it's testing the lowest level of learning. Not that rote doesn't have it's place (limitations & memory items, for sure), but I'd like to see students tested on greater levels than just rote.

    -mini
     
  19. t-cart

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    FART Before landing check

    Flaps
    Airspeed
    RunninGear
    Traffic
     
  20. KC Jake

    KC Jake Well-Known Member

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    Just because someone knows the mnemonic doesn't mean they don't know the reg. I always teach my students that TOMATOFLAMES is 91.205(b)...FLAPS is (c)...etc. The mnemonics are for checkrides. Even so, during checkrides, if the examiner asked me about required day VFR equipment, I would name a few, then say something about TOMATOFLAMES, and ask if he wanted me to open 91.205.
     

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