by Jonathan M. Stern
Time, Fuel, and Distance to Climb
Your second performance calculation is made with the Time, Fuel, and Distance To Climb Chart in the POH. Using the Normal Climb chart, you can calculate time, fuel, and distance to climb to your cruising altitude of 6,000 feet and enter the results on the left side of the flight log as 3.1 gallons of fuel, 9 minutes, and 15 nautical miles. The chart also instructs that 2.0 gallons of fuel should be added for engine start, taxi, and takeoff. Accordingly, in the top, far right column, you can enter 2.0 gallons for taxi and takeoff.