Private Pilot Syllabus

Private Pilot Flight Training is broken into several phases.  Each phase is outlined below.

Pre-Solo Instruction:
• Introduction to the aircraft, flight controls, instruments, and systems
• Engine operation, ground operations, taxiing, airport procedures, runway and taxiway markings
• Take off, basic flight maneuvers, straight and level, coordinated turns, climbs, descents, combined maneuvers
• Ground reference maneuvers: turns around a point, S-turns across a road, figure-8s around two points
• Slow flight with and with out flaps, power off and power on stalls, recognition of stall onset and stall recovery
• Radio communications, controlled and un-controlled airports
• Traffic pattern practice, approaches, go-arounds
• Emergency procedures
• Normal landings, cross wind landings, slips to a landing
• short and soft field take off's

Solo Flight:
• Supervised traffic pattern First Solo Flight!!!
• Flight to nearby airports
• Solo air work (ground reference maneuvers, slow flight etc.)

Cross Country & Checkride Prep
• Advanced Maneuvers: short field and soft field take off's and landings
• Cross country flying: planning the flight, navigation aids, filing a flight plan, pilotage and dead-reckoning, en-route radio communications
• Simulated Instrument flight (hood)
• Emergency procedures (engine out practice)
• Night flight

Cross Country & Checkride Prep Solo Work
• Take off and landings, basic and advanced
• Flight to nearby airports
• Cross country flight
• Long solo cross country flight
• Flight maneuvers in preparation for the private pilot test

Cory Johnson,
Jul 2, 2013, 1:58 PM
Cory Johnson,
Jul 2, 2013, 1:58 PM