SECTION VI. MANUEVERING LIMITS
a. The following maneuvers are prohibited:
wing flaps up, or a positive load factor of 2.0Gs or any
negative load factor with wing flaps down.
(2) Aerobatics of any kind.
(3) Abrupt maneuvers above 184 KIAS.
(4) Any maneuver which results in a positive load
factor of 3.06Gs or a negative load factor of 1.224Gs with
b. Recommended turbulent air penetration airspeed is
5-27. BANK AND PITCH LIMITS.
a. Bank limits are 60o left or right.
b. Pitch limits are 30o above or below the horizon.
SECTION VII. ENVIRONMENTAL RESTRICTIONS
5-28. ALTITUDE LIMITATIONS.
The maximum altitude that the aircraft may be operated
at is 31,000 feet. When operating with inoperative yaw
damp, the altitude limit is 17,000 feet.
5-29. TEMPERATURE LIMITS.
The aircraft shall not be operated when the ambient
temperatures are warmer than ISA +37oC at SL to 25,000
feet, or ISA +31°C above 25,000 feet.
Engine ice vanes shall be retracted at +15°C and
Deice boots shall not be actuated below -40oC.
5-30. FLIGHT UNDER IMC (INSTRUMENT
This aircraft is qualified for operation in instrument
5-30A. ICING LIMITATIONS (TYPICAL).
While in icing conditions, if there is an
unexplained 30% increase of torque needed
to maintain airspeed in level flight, a
cumulative total of two or more inches of ice
accumulation on the wing, an unexplained
decrease of 15 knots IAS, or an unexplained
deviation between pilots and copilots
airspeed indicators, the icing environment
should be exited as soon as practicable. Ice
accumulation on the pitot tube assemblies
could cause a complete loss of airspeed
The following conditions indicate a possible
accumulation of ice on the pitot tube assemblies and
unprotected airplane surfaces. If any of these conditions
are observed, the icing environment should be exited as
soon as practicable.
1. Total ice accumulation of two inches or more on the
Determination of ice thickness can be
accomplished by summing the estimated ice thickness on
the wing prior to each pneumatic boot deice cycle (e.g. four
cycles of minimum recommended ½-inch accumulation.
2. A 30 percent increase in torque per engine required
to maintain an desired airspeed in level flight (not to
exceed 85 percent torque) when operating at recommended
3. A decrease in indicated airspeed of 15 knots after
entering the icing condition (not slower than 1.4 power off
stall speed) if maintaining original power setting in level
flight. This can be determined by comparing pre-icing
condition entry speed to the indicated speed after a surface
and antenna deice cycle is completed.
4. Any variations from normal indicated airspeed
between the pilots and copilots airspeed indicators.