[Ref FTA material 2016]
To enter a climb
before entering a climb, ask yourself – have you trim your aircraft in straight-and-level?
– do it first!
One more thing – what’s the maximum climbing altitude? AAI set?
Look out – clear left, center below and above and right
(do this by temporarily banking wing to left and right then back to level in a smooth way to gain more vision)
Then, use the mnemonic – P-A-T
Power – set the correct power – if not FADEC or fix-pitch propeller – my own experience in a variable pitch propeller, increase power should increase r.p.m by propeller control first – i.e increase power : propeller control to highest rpm →(before) throttle control to full throttle. One more thing is that my own experience in propeller type aircraft, full throttle, right rudder.
Attitude – set the climb attitude
Trim – select-hold-trim
To maintaining the climb
Performance – altimeter/VSI, (DI, TC,) ASI, (AAI)
Notes: Assigned Altitude Indicator
Lower the nose to cruise attitude approximately every 500 ft
Then monitor Engine Temp and Pressure
To exit the climb – to level off from the climb
use the mnemonic – A-P-T
Attitude – select cruise attitude, awaiting the speed to increase to desired speed, at this moment, coarse trim to trim off the pressure first
Power – set cruise power, remember power reduce, may need left rudder
Trim – Select – Hold – (fine) Trim