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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 1: DISCOVERING AVIATION 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with pilot training, aviation opportunities, and human factors in aviation. Gain a basic understanding of the school's pilot training program. COMPLETION STANDARDS: The student will indicate, through oral quizzing, familiarity with pilot training programs, opportunities in aviation and human factors. In addition, the instructor will make sure the student has a basic understanding of policies and procedures applicable to the school's pilot training program. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 1, SECTION A - Pilot Training How to Get Started Role of the FAA Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs) Eligibility Requirements Types of Training Available Phases of Training Private Pilot Privileges & Limitations CHAPTER 1, SECTION B - Aviation Opportunities New Experiences Aviation Organizations Category/Class Ratings Additional Pilot Certificates CHAPTER 1, SECTION B - Aviation Opportunities cont. Aviation Careers CHAPTER 1, SECTION C - Introduction to Human Factors Aeronautical Decision Making Crew Resource Management Pilot-in-Command Responsibility Communication Resource Use Workload Management Situational Awareness Aviation Physiology Alcohol, Drugs, and Performance Fitness for Flight

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 2 (A & B), Aircraft Systems - Airplane & Powerplant STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 1 DUAL - LOCAL (0.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Become familiar with the training airplane and its systems. Learn about certificates, documents and checklists. Understand how to conduct the necessary preflight activities. Learn about the functions of the flight controls, and how they are used to maintain specific attitudes. Gain an understanding of preflight preparation and procedures. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display basic knowledge of aircraft systems and the necessity of checking their operation before flight. Become familiar with the control systems and how they are used to maneuver the airplane on the ground and in the air. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Introduce: Fitness for Flight Positive Exchange of Flight Controls Certificates and Documents Airworthiness Requirements Airplane Logbooks Airplane Servicing Fuel Grades FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Use of Checklists Preflight Inspection Airworthiness Requirements After Landing, Parking, and Securing Equipment Checks Before Takeoff Check Engine Starting Normal Takeoff and Climb Radio Communications Straight-and-Level Flight Positive Exchange of Flight Controls Climbs, Descents, and Level Offs Taxiing Medium Banked Turns in Both Directions STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Private Pilot Maneuvers - Ground Operations and Basic Maneuvers. 3/25/2010 1 © Normal Approach and Landing After Landing, Parking, & Securing Certificates and Documents Operation of Systems Location of First Aid Kit Location of Fire Extinguisher

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 2: AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Gain a basic understanding of the main airplane components and systems. Learn about powerplant and related systems. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 2, SECTION A - Airplanes Fuselage Wings Empennage Landing Gear Engine / Propeller Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) CHAPTER 2, SECTION B - The Powerplant and Related Systems Reciprocating Engine Induction Systems CHAPTER 2, SECTION B - The Powerplant and Related Systems Supercharging and Turbocharging Ignition Systems Fuel Systems Refueling Oil Systems Cooling Systems Exhaust Systems Propellers Propeller Hazards Electrical Systems

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 2 (C) STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 2 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Review procedures and maneuvers introduced in Flight Lesson 1, especially preflight activities, ground operations, and attitude control during basic maneuvers using visual reference (VR). Introduce additional procedures and maneuvers. Emphasis will be on correct procedures for preflight and ground operations. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency in preflight activities, ground operations, and coordinated airplane attitude control. Perform takeoffs with instructor assistance. Be familiar with control usage necessary to maintain altitude within + 250 feet during airspeed and configuration changes. Exhibit understanding of attitude control by visual reference (VR). PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Human Factors Concepts Preflight Activities Engine Starting Certificates and Documents Runway, Taxiway Signs/Mrkgs, Lighting Grnd Ops including Crosswind Taxiing Collision Avoidance Precautions Airworthiness Requirements FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Crosswind Taxi Collision Avoidance Precautions Airspeed and Congifuration Changes Flight at Approach Airspeed Traffic Patterns Descents in High & Low Drag Configurations Review: Preflight Inspection Positive Exchange of Flight Controls Before Takeoff Check Normal Takeoff and Climb Straight-and-Level Flight (VR) Climbs (VR) Descents (VR) STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Private Pilot Maneuvers - Flight Maneuvers 3/25/2010 2 © Use of Checklists Engine Starting Radio Communications Taxiing Medium Banked Turns in Both Directions (VR) Normal Approach and Landing After Landing, Parking, and Securing Airspeed and Configuration Changes Minimum Equipment List Concept Operation of Systems

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 3: AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS - FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with flight instrument functions and operating characteristics, including errors and common malfunctions. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 2, SECTION C - Flight instruments Pilot-Static Instruments Airspeed Indicator Vertical Speed Indicator Gyroscopic Instruments Magnetic Compass Altimeter STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 3 (A & C)

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 3 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.2)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Review airspeed control during basic maneuvers and traffic pattern operations. Introduce stalls from various flight attitudes to increase understanding of airplane control during normal and critical flight conditions. Introduce attitude control by instrument reference (IR). Emphasis will be directed to proper execution of the listed basic maneuvers and procedures, particularly takeoffs, traffic patterns, and landings. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency in coordinated airplane attitude control during basic maneuvers. Perform unassisted takeoffs. Demonstrate correct communications and traffic pattern procedures. Landings completed with instructor assistance. Maintain altitude within + 250 feet during airspeed transitions and while maneuvering at slow airspeeds. Indicate basic ability to control attitude by instrument reference. (IR).

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

Situational Awareness Basic Instrument Maneuvers Airworthiness Requirements Airplane Servicing Minimum Equipment List

Preflight Planning, Operation of Powerplant, Aircraft Systems, & Engine Runup Procedures Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance Precautions Windshear and Wake Turbulence Avoidance Procedures. FLIGHT TASKS:

Introduce: Flight at Various Airspeeds From Cruise to Slow Flight Maneuvering During Slow Flight Power-Off Stalls Power-On Stalls Straight-and-Level Flight (IR) Constant Airspeed Climbs (IR) Constant Airspeed Descents (IR)

Review: Parking and Securing the Airplane Use of Checklists Collision Avoidance Precautions Preflight Inspection Airspeed and Configuration Changes Engine Starting Normal Takeoff and Climb Before Takeoff Check Flight at Approach Airspeed Traffic Patterns Normal Approach and Landing Descents in High and Low Drag Config. Airport and Runway Markings, Lighting and Taxiway Signs Radio Communications

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 4: AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS - AERODYNAMIC PRINCIPALS 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with the four forces of flight, aerodynamic principles of stability, maneuvering flight, and load factor. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 3, SECTION A - Four Forces of Flight Lift Airfoils Pilot Control of Lift Weight Thrust Drag Ground Effect CHAPTER 3, SECTION C - Aerodynamics of Maneuvering Flight Climbing Flight Left-Turning Tendencies Descending Flight Turning Flight Load Factor

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 3 (B), Chapter 4 (A)

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 4 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.2)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice the maneuvers listed for review to gain additional proficiency and demonstrate the ability to recognize and recover from stalls. The student will also receive instruction and practice in the maneuvers and procedures listed for introduction, including emergency operations and additional practice of airplane control by instrument reference (IR). Instructor may demonstrate secondary, accelerated maneuver, crossed-controlled, and elevator trim stalls. Emphasis will be on procedures related to COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency in coordinated airplane attitude control during basic maneuvers. Perform unassisted takeoffs. Demonstrate correct communications and traffic pattern procedures. Landings completed with instructor assistance. Demonstrate basic understanding of steep turns, slow flight, stalls, stall recovery, and emergency operations. Complete demonstrated stalls. Indicate basic understanding of airplane control by used of the flight instruments. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Wake Turbulence Avoidance Airport, Runway, and Taxiway Signs, Markings, Emergency Field Selection Workload Management and Lighting Pilot-in-Command Responsibilities Emergency Procedures & Equipment Malfunctions

Introduce: Systems and Equipment Malfunctions Emergency Procedures Emergency Descent Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated) Emergency Equipment & Survival Gear Climbing & Descending Turns (VR) (IR) Steep Turns Turns to Headings (VR) (IR) Demonstrated Stalls (Secondary, Accelerated Maneuver, Crossed-Control and Elevator Trim)

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Flight at Slow Airspeed and Configuration Changes Airspeeds with Flight at Approach Speed Realistic Distractions, Maneuvering During Slow Flight and the Recognition Flights at Various Airspeeds From Cruise to Slow and Recovery from Flight Stalls Entered from Power-Off Stalls Straight Flight and Power-On Stalls From Turns Spin Awareness Normal Takeoffs and Landings Collision Avoidance Precautions Traffic Patterns STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Private Pilot Maneuvers - Ground Reference Maneuvers

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 5: AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS - AERODYNAMIC PRINCIPALS LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with the four forces of flight, aerodynamic principals of stability, maneuvering flight and load factor. Gain a basic understanding of stall/spin characteristics as they relate to training airplanes. Learn the importance of prompt recognition of stall indications. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 3, SECTION B - Stability Three Axis of Flight Longitudinal Stability Center of Gravity Position Lateral Stability Directional Stability Stalls Spins CHAPTER 4, SECTION A - Safety of Flight Collision Aviodance / Visual Scanning Space Airport Operations Right-of-Way Rules Minimum Safe Altitudes Taxing in Wind Positive Exchange of Flight Controls 2.0 HOURS

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 4 (B, C & D)

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 5 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.2)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice the review maneuvers to gain proficiency. Introduce ground reference maneuvers and maneuvering at slow airspeeds by instrument reference. Emphasis will be on emergency landing procedures. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency in coordinated airplane attitude control during basic maneuvers. Perform unassisted takeoffs. Demonstrate correct communications and traffic pattern procedures. Landings completed with a minimum of instructor assistance. Maintain altitude + 225 feet and headings + 15 degrees during straight-and-level flight. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and recover from stalls. Indicate basic understanding of attitude instrument flying and simulated emergency landing procedures. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Situational Awareness Realistic Distractions Determining Wind Direction

FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Rectangular Courses S-Turns Turns Around a Point Maneuvering During Slow Flight (IR) Review: Positive Exchange of Flight Controls Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR) Power-Off Stalls Power-On Stalls Normal Takeoffs & Landings Spin Awareness Emergency Descent Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated) Emergency Equipment & Survival Gear Turns to Headings (IR) Turns to Headings (VR) Distractions, and the Recognition and Recovery from Stalls Entered from Straight Flight and from Turns Flight at Slow Airspeeds with Realistic Distractions, and the Recognition and Recovery from Stalls Entered from Straight Flight and From Turns

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 6: THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Understand important safety considerations, including collision avaidance precautions, right-of-way rules and minimum safe altitudes. Become familiar with airport marking and lighting, aeronautical charts and types of airspace. Learn about collision avoidance procedures and runway collision avoidance. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 4, SECTION B - Airports Controlled and Uncontrolled Runway Layout Traffic Pattern Airport Visual Aids Taxiway Markings Ramp Area Hand Signals Runway Incursion Avoidance Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) Airport Lighting Visual Glideslope Indicators Approach Light Systems Pilot-Controlled Lighting CHAPTER 4, SECTION C - Aeronautical Charts Latitude and Longitude Projections Sectional Charts World Aeronautical Charts Chart Symbology CHAPTER 4, SECTION D - Airspace Classifications Uncontrolled Airspace Controlled Airspace Class E Class D Class C Class B Class A Special VFR STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 5 STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 6 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) Special Use Airspace Other Airspace Areas Emergency Air Traffic Rules Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice the review maneuvers to gain proficiency. Introduce go-arounds, slips, and crosswind takeoffs and landings so the student may begin to learn the procedures during varying wind conditions. Review ground reference maneuvers. Emphasis will be on go-arounds and any of the more advanced maneuvers that appear to be difficult for the student. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency in coordinated airplane attitude control. Demonstrate ability to fly a specific ground track while maintaining altitude + 200 feet. Demonstrate basic understanding of how the forward slip is used for an approach to a landing. Indicate knowledge of crosswind takeoff/landing procedures and go-arounds. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Lost Communication Procedures Communication Workload Management Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Go-Around / Rejected Landing Forward Slips to Landing Crosswind Takeoff and Climb ATC Light Signals Review: Rectangular Courses S-Turns Turns Around a Point Emergency Descent Runway Incursion Avoidance

Runway Incursion Avoidance Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) Crosswind Approach and Landing Unusual Attitudes

Traffic Patterns Wake Turbulence Avoidance Normal Takeoffs and Landings Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 7: COMMUNICATIONS & FLIGHT INFORMATION 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with radar, transponder operations and FAA radar equipment and services for VFR aircraft. Understand the types of services provided by the FAA. Learn how to use the radio for communication. Gain a basic understanding of sources of flight information, particularly the Aeronautical Information Manual and FAA advisory circulars. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 5, SECTION A - Radar and ATC Services Radar Transponder Operation FAA Radar Systems VFR Radar Services Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) Flight Service Stations VHR Direction Finder Assistance CHAPTER 5, SECTION B - Radio Procedures VHF Communication Equipment Using the Radio Phonetic Alphabet Coordinated Universal Time CHAPTER 5, SECTION B - Radio Procedures cont. Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) ATC Facilities and Controlled Airports Lost Communication Procedures Emergency Procedures Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) CHAPTER 5, SECTION C - Sources of Flight Information Airport Facility Directory Federal Aviation Regulations Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) Advisory Circulars (ACs) Jeppsen Information Services STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review Chapters 1- 5 in preparation for STAGE I Exam. STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 7 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.2)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice Instrument flight maneuvers, takeoffs, landings, and emergency procedures in preparation for solo flight. Review those maneuvers & procedures that appear to be difficult for the student. Emphasis on ground reference maneuvers & emergency operations. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Display increased proficiency and skill in instrument scan and interpretation during practice of instrument flight maneuvers. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds should be performed without instructor assistance. Emergency procedures should be accomplished with minimal assistance. Ground reference maneuvers should indicate increasing proficiency and precision. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Review: Sections of FAR Parts 61 & 91 Applicable to Private Pilots. Airspace Rules and Procedures for the Airport where the Solo Flight will be Performed

Flight Characteristics and Operational Limitations for the Make/Model of Aircraft Flown in Solo Flight Review those Maneuvers & Procedures that appear to be Difficult for the Student FLIGHT TASKS:

Emphasis on Ground Reference Maneuvers and Emergency Operations.

Review: Straight-and Level Flights (VR-IR) Steep Turns Constant Airspeed Climbs (VR-IR) Constant Airspeed Descents (VR-IR) Climbing and Descending Turns

Turns to Headings (IR) Rectangular Courses S-Turns Turns Around a Point Crosswind Takeoff and Climb Crosswind Approach and Landing

Runway Incursion Avoidance Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) Go-Around / Rejected Landing Forward Slips to Landing Systems and Equipment Malfunctions Emergency Procedures

Emergency Descent Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated) ATC Light Signals Unusual Attitudes

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STAGE 1 GROUND LESSON 8: STAGE I EXAM 1.0 HOUR EXAM 1.0 HOUR CRITIQUE

LESSON OBJECTIVES Complete Stage I Exam on Chapters 1-5.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Stage I Exam must be completed with a score of at least 80%.

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: FAR Parts 1, 61 & 91 & NTSB 830

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 8 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.2)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Prior to this flight, the instructor will administer and grade the Presolo Written Exam and Briefing. Practice the listed review maneuvers and/or procedures, including emergency operations and basic instrument maneuvers, to help the student gain proficiency and confidence. Emphasis will be directed toward correction of any faulty tendencies to prepare the student for the first solo. COMPLETION STANDARDS: This lesson is complete when the student successfully passes the Presolo Written Exam with a minimum score of 80%, and the instructor has reviewed each incorrect response to ensure complete student understanding. Demonstrate the ability and readiness for supervised solo flight in the traffic pattern. Exhibit understanding of attitude instrument flying. Indicate good understanding of local airport and airspace rules as well as systems and equipment malfunctions and related emergency procedures.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Presolo Written Exam Critique Presolo Flight Training Requirements Wake Turbulence Avoidance Collision Avoidance Precautions As Deemed Necessary By Instructor

FLIGHT TASKS:

Review: Before Takeoff Check Operation of Systems Normal and/or Crosswind Takeoff Preflight Inspection Climbing & Descending Turns Engine Starting Wake Turbulence Avoidance Radio Communication Straight-and-Level Flight (IR) Normal and/or Crosswind Taxiing Turns to Headings (IR) Power-Off Stalls Maneuvering During Slow Flight (IR) Power-On Stalls Maneuvering During Slow Flight Normal and/or Crosswind Approach & Landing

Flight at Slow Airspeeds with Realistic Distractions, and the Recognition & Recovery from Stalls Entered from Straight Flight and from Turns Systems & Equipment Malfunctions Steep Turns Rectangular Courses Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated)

S-Turns Turns Around a Point Spin Awareness Emergency Procedures Emergency Descent Forward Slips to Landing Traffic Patterns Go-Around/Rejected Landing

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Review any deficient subject areas based on the results of the Presolo Written Exam. Review Private Pilot Maneuvers & Maneuvers Multimedia Training as required, or as assigned by the instructor. 3/25/2010 8 ©

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STAGE 2 GROUND LESSON 9: FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Become familiar with Federal Aviation Regulations applicable to private pilots and accident and incident reporting requirements of NTSB 830.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson.

ACADEMIC CONTENT: FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS Part 1 Part 61 Part 91 NTSB 830

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 6

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 9 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice normal takeoffs and landings in preparation for solo flight in Lesson 11.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate increased proficiency in normal takeoffs and landings.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: As Deemed Necessary By Instructor FLIGHT TASKS:

Review: Operation of Systems Preflight Inspection

Engine Starting Radio Communication Normal and/or Crosswind Takeoff

Normal and/or Crosswind Approach & Landing Go-Around/Rejected Landing Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated)

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review any deficient subject areas based on the results of the Presolo Written Exam. Review Private Pilot Maneuvers & Maneuvers Multimedia Training as required, or as assigned by the instructor.

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STAGE 2 GROUND LESSON 10: METEROLOGY FOR PILOTS 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Learn the causes of various weather conditions, frontal systems and hazardous weather phenomena. Understanding how to recognize critical weather situations from the ground and during flight, including hazards associated with thunderstorms. Become familiar with the recognition and avoidance of wind shear and wake turbulence. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 6, SECTION A - Basic Weather Theory The Atmosphere Atmospheric Circulation Atmospheric Pressure Coriolis Force Global Wind Patterns Local Wind Patterns CHAPTER 6, SECTION B - Weather Patterns Atmospheric Stability Temperature Inversions Moisture Humidity Thunderstorms Turbulence Wind Shear Microburst Icing Restrictions to Visibility Volcanic Ash CHAPTER 6, SECTION B - Weather Patterns cont. Dewpoint Clouds and Fog Precipitation Airmasses Fronts CHAPTER 6, SECTION C - Weather Hazards

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 7 STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 10 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice normal takeoffs and landings in preparation for solo flight in Lesson 11. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate increased proficiency in normal takeoffs and landings. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: As Deemed by the Instructor FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Operations of Systems Preflight Inspection Engine Starting Radio Communication

Normal and/or Crosswind Takeoff Normal and/or Crosswind Approach & Landing Go-Around/Rejected Landing Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated)

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review any deficient subject areas based on the results of the Presolo Written Exam. Review Private Pilot Maneuvers & Maneuvers Multimedia Training as required, or as assigned by the instructor. 3/25/2010 10 ©

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STAGE 2 GROUND LESSON 11: INTERPRETING WEATHER DATA 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Learn how to obtain and interpret weather reports, formats and graphic charts. Become familiar with the sources of weather information during preflight planning and while in flight. Recognize critical weather situations described by weather reports and forecasts. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 7, SECTION A - The Forecasting Process Forecasting Methods Compiling and Processing Weather Data Forecasting Accuracy and Limitations Types of Forecasts CHAPTER 7, SECTION B - Printed Reports & Forecasts Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) Radar Weather Reports (SD) Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPS) Teminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Aviation Area Forecast (FA) Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecast Severe Weather Reports & Forecasts AIRMET/SIGMENT/Convective SIGMET CHAPTER 7, SECTION C - Graphic Weather Products Surface Analysis Chart Weather Depiction Chart Radar Summary Chart Satellite Weather Pictures Low-Level Significant Weather Prog Severe Weather Outlook Chart Forecast Winds and Temperatures Aloft Chart Volcanic Ash Forecast and Dispersion Chart CHAPTER 7, SECTION D - Sources of Weather Information Preflight Weather Sources In-Flight Weather Sources Enroute Flight Advisory Service Weather Radar Services Automated Weather Reporting Systems STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review FAR Parts 1, 61 & 91, NTSB 830 and Chapters 6 & 7 in preparation for STAGE II Exam. STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 11 DUAL/SOLO - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: During the dual portion of the lesson, the instructor will review takeoff and landing procedures to check the student's readiness for solo flight. In the second portion of the lesson, the student will fly the first supervised solo flight in the traffic pattern. COMPLETION STANDARDS: The student will display the ability to solo the training airplane safely in the traffic pattern. At no time will the safety of the flight be in question. Complete solo flight in the local traffric pattern as directed by the instuctor.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Any Student Questions Student Pilot Supervised Solo Flight Operations in the Local Traffic Pattern FLIGHT TASKS: Review Engine Starting Radio Communications Traffic Patterns Normal Landings Normal and/or Crosswind Taxiing Before Normal Takeoff Check Normal Takeoffs Go-Around/Rejected Landing Introduce Supervised Solo: Radio Communications Taxiing Before Takeoff Check STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review, as required, in preparation for the Stage I Check in Flight Lesson 13. 3/25/2010 11 © Normal Takeoffs and Climbs (3) Traffic Patterns Normal Approaches and Landings (3) After Landing, Parking and Securing

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STAGE 2 GROUND LESSON 12: STAGE II EXAM 1.0 HOUR EXAM 1.0 HOUR CRITIQUE

LESSON OBJECTIVES

Complete Stage II Exam on Chapters 6-7, FAR Parts 1, 61 & 91 & NTSB 830.

COMPLETION STANDARDS:

Stage II Exam must be completed with a score of at least 80%.

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 8

STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 12 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Prior to this flight, the instructor will administer and grade the Presolo Written Exam and Briefing. Practice the listed review maneuvers and/or procedures, including emergency operations and basic instrument maneuvers, to help the student gain proficency.

COMPLETION STANDARDS:

This lesson will be designed by the flight instructor to address any deficiency of the student in preparation for Stage One Flight Lesson 13.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

As Deemed Necessary by Instructor in Preparation for Stage 1 Check

FLIGHT TASKS:

Review: As Deemed Necessarily by Instructor in Preparation for Stage 1 Check

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Review, as required, in prepraration for the Stage I Check in Flight Lesson 13.

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STAGE 3 GROUND LESSON 13: AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Learn how to use data supplied by the manufacturer to predict airplane performance, including takeoff and landing distances and fuel requirements. Learn to compute and control the weight and balance condition of a typical training airplane. Become familiar with basic functions of aviation computers. Understand the effects of density altitude on takeoff and climb performance. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 8, SECTION A - Predicting Performance Aircraft Performance and Design Chart Presentations Factors Affecting Performance Takeoff and Landing Performance Climb Performance Cruise Performance Using Performance Charts CHAPTER 8, SECTION B - Weight & Balance Importance of Weight Importance of Balance Terminology Principles of Weight & Balance Computation Method CHAPTER 8, SECTION B - Weight & Balance cont. Table Method Graph Method Weight Shift Formula Effects of Operating at High Total Weights Flight at Various C.G. Positions CHAPTER 8, SECTION C - Flight Computers Mechanical Flight Computers Time, Speed & Distance Airspeed and Density Altitude Computations Wind Problems Conversions Multi-Part Problems Electronic Flight Computers Modes and Basic Operations STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 9 STAGE 1 FLIGHT LESSON 13: STAGE 1 CHECK GROUND - (1.0) FLIGHT - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: The Chief Instructor, Assistant Chief Instructor, or the Designated Check Instructor will evaluate the student's proficiency to determine if he/she is prepared to depart the traffic pattern area on future solo flights. In addition, the student will be evaluated in all other maneuvers, procedures, and knowledge areas appropriate to the first stage of the Flight Training Syllabus. COMPLETION STANDARDS: This lesson and Stage 1 are complete when the student can competently perform preflight duties and all other procedures and maneuvers necessary for the safe conduct of a solo flight in the local traning area. Altitude will be maintained + 150 feet, headings + 15 degrees and airspeed + 10 knots. Additional instruction will be assigned, if necessary to ensure that the student meets the standards for advancing to Stage 2. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Certificates and Documents Airworthiness Requirements Preflight Planing, Powerplant Ops, A/C Systems Runway & Taxiway Markings and Lightings Airspeed and Configuration Changes Minimum Equipment List Concepts Airspace Rules Engine Run-up Procedures Ground Reference Maneuvers Lost Communication Procedures Visual Scanning/Collision Avoidance Windshear & Wake Turbulence Procedures Emergency Procedures & Equip Malfunctions Land and Hold Short Ops (LAHSO) Flight Characteristics & Limitations of Aircraft Airplane Logbooks Runway Incursion Avoidance FAR Parts 61 & 91 Instrument Flight Maneuvers Positive Exchange of Flight Controls

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Operations of Systems Airworthiness Requirements Engine Starting Radio Communications Normal and/or Crosswind Takeoff and Climb Ground Reference Maneuvers Maneuvering During Slow Flight Taxiing Before Takeoff Check Collision Avoidance Precautions Wake Turbulence Avoidance Spin Awareness Traffic Patterns Flights at Slow Airspeeds w/ Realistic Distractions & the Recognition & Recovery frm Stalls Entered frm Str Flight & Frm Turns Systems & Equipment Malfunctions Normal &/or Crosswind Approach & Landing Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated) Power-Off Stalls Power-On Stalls Emergency Descents Emergency Procedures Instrument Flight Maneuvers Go Around/Rejected Landings

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STAGE 3 GROUND LESSON 14: AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Learn the basic concepts for VFR navigation using pilotage, dead reckoning and aircraft navigation systems. Become familiar with guidelines and recommended procedures related to flight planning, use of an FAA Flight Plan, VFR cruising altitudes and lost procedures. Gain a basic understanding of VFR navigation using pilotage, dead reckoning and navigation systems. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 9, SECTION A - Pilotage & Dead Reckoning Pilotage Dead Reckoning Flight Planning VFR Cruising Altitudes Flight Planning Lost Procedures CHAPTER 9, SECTION B - VOR Navigation CHAPTER 9, SECTION D - Advanced Navigation VOR Operations Ground and Airbornes Equipment Basic Procedures VOR Orientation and Navigation VOR Checkpoints and Test Signals VOR Precautions Horizontal Situation Indicator Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) VORTAC-Based Area Navigation Long Range Navigation (LORAN) Inertial Navigation System Global Positioning System CHAPTER 9, SECTION C - ADF Navigation ADF Navigation Orientation Homing ADF Intercepts and Tracking Movable-Card Indicators Radio Magnetic Indicator ADF Precautions

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 11 STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 14 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Learn the basic procedures for short-and soft-field takeoffs, climbs, approaches and landings in the training airplane. Review ground reference maneuvers, slow flight and stall recognition. Determine if the student is competent to fly the second supervised solo in the traffic pattern. Emphasis on short- and soft-field takeoffs and landings. COMPLETION STANDARDS: The student will be able to explain runway conditions that necessitate the use of soft-field and short-field takeoff and landing techniques. Demonstrate the correct procedure to be used under existing or simulated conditions, although proficiency may not be at private pilot level. Ground track during the ground reference maneuvers will be accurate. Maintain altitude + 150 feet. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Weight and Balance Computations Aeronautical Decision Making Performance Estimates Pilot-in-Command Responsibility FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Low-Level Wind Shear Precautions Short-Field Takeoff & Maximum Performance Climb Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb Short-Field Approach and Landing Rectangular Courses Turns Around a Point Maneuvering During Slow Flight at Slow Airspeeds with Realistic Distractions, & the Recognition & Recovery from Stalls Entered from Straight Flight & From Turns S-Turns Effects of High Density Altitude

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STAGE 3 GROUND LESSON 15: FLYING CROSS COUNTRY 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Develop a sound understanding of the planning process for a cross-country flight. Become familiar with the details of of flying a typical cross-country flight, including evaluation of in-flight weather and decisions for alternative actions, such as a diversion.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson.

ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 11, SECTION A - The Flight Planning Process Developing the Route Preflight Weather Briefing Completing the Navigation Log Flight Plan Preflight Inspection CHAPTER 11, SECTION B - The Flight Plan Flight to Approved Destination using Actual Conditions

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual - Chapter 10

STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 15 SOLO - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: The student will fly the second supervised solo in the local traffic pattern. Emphasize airport operations, including takeoff, traffic pattern, approach and landing procedures, as well as collision avoidance and radio communications.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: The student will perform each of the takeoffs using the correct techniques. Liftoff speed will not vary from the recommended speed by more than five knots. The landing approaches will be stabilized, and the approach speed will not vary more than five knots from the desired speed. Smooth landing touchdowns at the correct speed within 300 feet of the desired touchdown point.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

Solo Operations in the Traffic Pattern Windshear and Wake Turbulence Awareness Emergency Procedures and Equip Malfunctions Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance

Ground Effect Situational Awareness Aircraft Performance Estimates Emergency Field Selection

Go Around/Rejected Landings Radio Communications Weight and Balance Computations PIC Responsibilities

Spin Awareness Runway Incursion Avoidance Preflight Inspection Traffic Pattern

FLIGHT TASKS:

REVIEW: Supervised Solo: Radio Communicaitons

Taxiing Normal Takeoff and Climb Before Takeoff Check Traffic Patterns

Normal Approach and Landing After Landing, Parking, and Securing

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Review, as required, in preparation for the first solo flight in the local flying area. 3/25/2010 15 ©

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STAGE 3 GROUND LESSON 16: APPLYING HUMAN FACTORS PRINCIPLES 2.0 HOURS

LESSON OBJECTIVES Gain an insight into important aviation physiological factors as they relate to private pilot operations. Become familiar with the accepted procedures and concepts pertaining to aeronautical decision making and judgment, including cockpit resources management and human factors training. Gain a basic understanding of aeronautical decision making and judgment. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate understanding during oral quizzing by instructor at completion of the lesson. ACADEMIC CONTENT: CHAPTER 10, SECTION A - Aviation Physiology Vision in Flight Night Vision Visual Illusions Disorientation Respiration Hypoxia Hyperventilation CHAPTER 10, SECTION B - Aeronautical Decision Making Applying the Decision Making Process Pilot-in-Comman Responsibility Communication Workload Management Situational Awareness Resource Use Applying Human Factors Training

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review Chapters 8 - 11 in preparation for STAGE III Exam.

STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 16 SOLO - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Practice the listed maneuvers to gain proficiency and confidence. Review ground reference maneuvers to increase skill in maintaining specific ground tracks. Practice other maneuvers as directed by the flight instructor. Emphasis on traffic pattern entry, exit, approach, and landing procedures, including used of a stabilized approach.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: This lesson is complete when the student has conducted the assigned solo flight. The student should attempt to gain proficiency in each of the assigned maneuvers and procedures.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Solo Operations in the Traffic Pattern Aircraft Performance Estimates Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance Windshear and Wake Turbulence Awareness Emergency Procedures and Equip Malfunctions Ground Effect Situational Awareness Emergency Field Selection Traffic Pattern Spin Awareness Go Around/Rejected Landings Radio Communications Weight and Balance Computations PIC Responsibilities Runway Incursion Avoidance Preflight Inspection

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Radio Communications Normal and/or Crosswind Takeoffs and Climbs S-Turns Power-Off Stalls Power-On Stalls Traffic Patterns Turns Around a Point Normal &/ or Crosswind Approaches & Landings Maneuvering During Slow Flight STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Private Pilot Maneuvers - Attitude Instrument Flying

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STAGE 3 GROUND LESSON 17: STAGE III EXAM 1.0 HOUR EXAM 1.0 HOUR CRITIQUE

LESSON OBJECTIVES

Complete Stage III Exam on Chapters 8 - 11.

COMPLETION STANDARDS:

Stage III Exam must be completed with a score of at least 80%.

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

Review Chapters 1 - 11, FAR Parts 1, 61 & 91 & NTSB 830 in preparation for FINAL EXAM.

STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 17 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Practice the listed maneuvers to gain proficiency and confidence. Introduce airplane control by instrument reference during emergency situations to broaden the student's knowledge. Emphasis will be on the introduction of VOR and ADF orientation, tracking, and homing, as well as attitude instrument flying.

COMPLETION STANDARDS:

Perform takeoffs and landings smoothly, while maintaining good directional control. Approaches will be stabilized, and airspeed will be within five knots of that desired. Demonstrate basic understanding of VOR/ADF orientation, tracking, and homing. Display the correct unusual attitude recovery techniques and be able to initiate emergency climbs and descents by instrument reference using radio communications, navigation facilities, and radar services.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

Basic Instrument Maneuvers, Including Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes Radio Communication, Navigation Systems/ Facilities, and Radar Services

Resource Use Disorientation Situational Awareness

FLIGHT TASKS:

Introduce: VOR Orientation and Tracking (VR) ADF Orientation and Homing (VR) Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes Using Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/ Facilities, and Radar Services (IR) Power-Off Stalls (IR) Power-On Stalls (IR)

Review: Short-Field Takeoffs & Maximum Performance Climbs Maneuvering During Slow Flight (IR) Low Level Wind Shear Precautions Short-Field Approaches & Landings Power-On Stalls Power-Off Stalls

STUDY ASSIGNMENT:

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STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 18 LESSON OBJECTIVES: DUAL - LOCAL (1.0) INSTRUMENT (0.5)

Review attitude instrument flying, including all instrument procedures intended to help a private pilot (without an instrument rating) avoid hazardous situations due to marginal VMC or inadvertent flight into IMC. Review short- and soft-field procedures & emergency operations. Emphasis on attitude instrument flying.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate competency in basic instrument maneuvers & procedures at the private pilot level, including control of the airplane during unusual attitude recoveries, & emergency climbs & descents. Control altitude + 150 feet during level turns, straight-and-level flight, & slow flight. Stall recoveries should be coordinated with a minimum loss of altitude. Demonstrate increasing skill in short- and soft-field takeoff & landing procedures. Display the correct recovery techniques from stalls & unusual attitudes. Be able to initiate emergency climbs & descents by instrument reference using radio communications, navigation facilities, & radar services. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Flight Instrument Functions, Common Errors, & Limitations Navigation Instruments Operations in Turbulence Inadvertent Flight into IMC Resource Use Partial Panel

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: VOR Orientation & Tracking (VR-IR) ADF Orientation & Homing (VR-IR) Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR) Recovery From Unusual Flight Attitudes (IR) Power-Off Stalls (VR-IR) Power-On Stalls (VR-IR) Soft-Field Takeoffs & Landings Crosswind Takeoffs & Landings Forward Slips to a Landing Using Radio Communication, Navigation SystemGo-Around/Rejected Landing Short-Field Takeoffs/Maximum Performance Flight on Federal Airways Climbs & Landings Facilities, & Radar Services (IR) Emergency Descents and Climbs Using Radio Emergency Operations Aids or Radar Directives (IR)

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Private Pilot Maneuvers - Night Operations STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 19 DUAL - NIGHT LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Introduce the special operational considerations associated with night flying. Practice night traffic patterns, approaches, and landings. Stress importance of including instrument references for maintaining attitude. Emphasize the physiological factors & additional planning associated with the night environment. Intro towered airports. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of attitude control. Control altitude + 150 feet during level turns, straight-and-level flight, and slow flight. Stall recoveries should be coordinated with a minimum loss of altitude. Complete 5 takeoffs and landings to a full stop with each landing involving flight in the traffic pattern. All landing approaches should be stabilized with touchdown at a predetermined area on the runway.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Preparation for Night Flight Night Vision Disorientation Visual Illusions Night Scanning/Collision Avoidance Aircraft, Airport, and Obstruction Lighting Aeromedical Factors FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Use of Checklists Preflight Inspection Airworthiness Requirements Taxiing Before Takeoff Check Towered Airport Operations Normal Takeoffs and Climbs Review: Short-Field Takeoffs/Max Performance Climbs and Landings Soft-Field Takeoffs and Landings Go-Around/Rejected Landing Normal Approaches and Landings Minimum Equipment List VFR Navigation Personal Equipment Flight Planning Considerations

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STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 20 DUAL - CROSS-COUNTRY (2.0) INSTRUMENT (0.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Introduce cross-country procedures and the proper techniques to be used during flights out of the local training area, including use of VOR, ADF, and radar services under simulated instrument flight conditions. Prepare the student to make cross-country flights as the sole occupant of the airplane. Review instrument and emergency operations. Emphasize cross-ctry navigation procedures that include a point of landing at least a straight line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate the skill to perform cross-country flight safely as the sole occupant of the airplane, including use of navigation systems and radar services under simulated conditions. Include a point of landing at least a straight -line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure. Demonstrate complete preflight planning, weather analysis, use of FAA publications and charts, adherence to the preflight plan, and the use of pilotage, dead reckoning, radio communication, and navigation systems. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Cross Country Flight Planning: Flight Publications Route Selection & Basic Navigation Procedures (Pilotage & Dead Reckoning) Sectional Charts Weather Information Fuel Requirements Performance & Limitations Navigation Log

FAA Flight Plan (How to Open, Close, or Amend)

Aeronautical Decision Making Workload Management Basic Instrument Maneuvers & Procedures

Weight & Balance Cockpit Management Aeromedical Factors Resource Use

FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Cross-Country Flight: Flight Plan Considerations Departure Opening Flight Plan Course Interception Pilotage Dead Reckoning VOR Navigation ADF Navigation Instrument Flight: Review: VOR Tracking (IR) Emergency Operations ADF Homing (IR) Systems & Equipment Malfunctions Use of Radar Services (IR) Emergency Descents Airport Operations: Runway Incursion Avoidance National Airspace System Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated) Controlled Airports Emergency Equipment & Survival Gear Use of ATIS Use of Approach and Departure Control Go-Around/Rejected Landing CTAF (FSS or UNICOM) Airports STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review night operations in preparation for night cross-country in Flight Lesson 21. STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 21 DUAL - NIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY (2.0) INSTRUMENT (0.5)

Use of Radar Services (VR) Power Settings & Mixture Control Diversions to an Alternate Lost Procedures Estimates of Groundspeed & ETA Position Fix by Navigation Facilities Flight on Federal Airways Collision Avoidance Precautions Closing the Flight Plan

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Introduce night navigation & emergency operations. Recognize the importance of thorough planning & accurate navigation. The flight should include a total distance of more than 100 nautical miles & a point of landing at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure. Attitude instrument flying practice. Emphasize precise aircraft control & the navigation accuracy required for night VFR cross-country flights. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate an understanding of night cross-country preparation & flight procedures, including ability to maintain attitude by instrument reference. Navigation should be accurate, & simulated emergency situations should be handled promptly, utilizing proper judgment. Total distance of more than 100 nautical miles required. In addition, the flight must include a point of landing at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure. Complete 5 takeoffs & landings to a full stop with each involving flight in the traffic pattern. Landing approaches stabilized with touchdown at or near the appropriate touchdown area on the runway. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Night Orientation, Navigation, & Chart Reading Techniques Weather Information Route Selection Altitude Selection Fuel Requirements Departures & Arrival Procedures Preparation for Night Flight Aeromedical Factors FLIGHT TASKS: Introduce: Use of ATIS, Approach, & Departure Control Pilotage Dead Reckoning Radio Navigation (VR-IR) Emergency Operations Use of Unfamiliar Airports Collision Avoidance Precautions Diversion to Alternate Lost Procedures Unusual Attitude Recoveries (IR) Review: Flight Plan Considerations Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR) Short-Field Takeoffs/ Maximum Performance Climbs & Landings Normal Takeoffs & Climbs Soft-Field Takeoffs & Landings Go-Around/ Rejected Landing Normal Approaches & Landings

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STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 22 SOLO - CROSS-COUNTRY (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Use previous experience & training to complete solo cross country. Increase proficiency & confidence. The flight should include a point of landing that is at least a straightline distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure. Emphasize planning & following the plan, including alternatives.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate accurate planning & conduct of a VFR cross-country flight using the three methods of navigation. During the postflight evaluation, the student will exhibit an understanding of unfamiliar airport operations. At least one landing more than 50 n.m. from the departure airport.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Review the Solo Cross-Country Briefing Required Documents & Endorsements Basic VFR Weather Minimums & Airspace Rules Enroute Communication ATC Services Available to Pilots Enroute Weather Information VFR Position Report Emergency Operations Lost Procedures Diversion Lost Communication Procedures ATC Light Signals Aeronautical Decision Making Resource Use Workload Management

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Preflight Preparation: Flight Plan Considerations Sectional Charts Flight Publications Route Selection Fuel Requirements Performance & Limitations Weight & Balance Navigation Log FAA Flight Plan Aeromedical Factors Cross-Country Flight: Opening the Flight Plan VOR & ADF Navigation Position Fix by Navigation Facilities Pilotage Dead Reckoning Flight on Federal Airways Use of Unfamiliar Airports Estimates of Groundspeed Estimates of ETA Closing the Flight Plan

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review as required in preparation for the Stage 2 Check in Flight Lesson 24.

STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 23 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Review Maneuvers to be tested on the Stage II Check.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate proficiency in maneuvers to be tested on the Stage II check to the Completion Standards of the Stage II Check.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: As Deemed Necessary by Instructor

FLIGHT TASKS: As Deemed Necessary by Instructor

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STAGE 2 FLIGHT LESSON 24: STAGE II CHECK GROUND (1.0) FLIGHT - LOCAL (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: This stage check, conducted by the Chief Instructor, the Assistant Chief Instructor, or the Designated Check Instructor, will evaluate the student's takeoff, landing, and stall recognition / recovery procedures to determine any areas of weakness. Additionally, the student's ability to plan and conduct cross-country flights will be evaluated, as well as safe and effective operation of the aircraft during all other phases of flight in Stage 1 and 2 of the Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct cross-country flights using sound knowledge of flight planning, preflight action, weather analysis, and the appropriate aeronautical publications. Exhibit the correct use of 3 methods of navigation, the ability to correctly determine location at any time, the ability to compute ETAs within 10 minutes, and the correct technique for establishing a course to an alternate airport. Demonstrate short and soft-field takeoffs and landings safely with consistent results. The student should be proficient in all other maneuvers and procedures, as well as the associated knowledge area of Stage 1 & 2 prior to advancing to Stage 3. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Acceptable Performance Criteria Applicable Rules Maneuvers Procedures Preflight Preparation National Airspace System Cross-Country Planning FLIGHT TASKS: Cross-Country Flight Departure Course Interception VOR Navigation Pilotage Dead Reckoning Collision Avoidance Precautions Low Level Wind Shear Precautions Diversion to Alternate Lost Procedures Emergency Operations Steep Turns/Ground Reference Manuevers Use of Power Settings and Mixture Control Soft-Field Takeoffs and Climbs Soft-Field Approaches and Landings Short-Field Takeoffs and Maximum Performance Climbs Short-Field Approaches and Landings Power-Off Stalls Power-On Stalls Weather Information Cockpit Management Use of Checklist

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Prepare flight bag for solo cross-country in Lesson 25. STAGE 3 FLIGHT LESSON 25 SOLO - CROSS-COUNTRY (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Complete the scheduled cross-country flight to improve judgment & confidence when operating in unfamiliar areas. The flight should include a point of landing at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 NM from the original point of departure. 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop with each landing involving flight in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower. Emphasize cross-country procedures and rules for flight in Class D airspace. COMPLETION STANDARDS: This lesson is complete when the student has conducted the assigned cross-country flight. Review the student's navigation log; revised in-flight ETAs at each checkpoint should not vary from the ATAs by more than + 5 minutes. At least 1 landing more than 50 NM from the departure airport. Successfully accomplish the 3 traffic pattern, takeoff, and landing requirements at a controlled airport. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Required Documents and Endorsements Route of Flight/Alternates, Emergency Operations Aeronautical Charts And Publications That Apply To The Flight ETA Estimates Fuel Requirements Basic VFR Weather Minimums Situational Awareness Lost Procedures Diversion Airspace Rule Pertinent To The Planned Route Of Flight Enroute Communication, ATC Services, and Ppertinent Sources of Weather Information Aeronautical Decision Making

FLIGHT TASKS: Preflight Preparation Sectional Charts Flight Publications Route Selection Weather Information Fuel Requirements Navigation Log FAA Flight Plan Cross-Country Flight VOR Navigation Position Fix by Navigation Facilities Pilotage Dead Reckoning STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Prepare flight bag for solo cross-country in Lesson 26. 3/25/2010 21 © Estimates of Groundspeed Estimates of ETA Use of Controlled Airports Performance and Limitations Weight and Balance

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STAGE 3 FLIGHT LESSON 26 SOLO - CROSS-COUNTRY (2.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: During this lesson, the student will complete the long cross-country requirement. This flight should be of at least 100 nautical miles, total distance, with landings at a minimum of 3 points, including a straight-line segment at least 50 nautical miles between takeoff and landing locations. 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop with each landing involving flight in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower. Emphasize cross-country procedures and rules for flight within Class D airspace. COMPLETION STANDARDS: Demonstrate cross-country proficiency by competing the flight as planned and without incident. Review the completed navigation log during the postflight evaluation to determine whether it was completed and used correctly. The cross-country flight must include a distance of over 100 NM with landings at a minimum of 3 points, including at least one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of a least 50 NM between takeoff and landing locations. Successfully accomplish the 3 traffic pattern, takeoff, and landing requirements at a controlled airport. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Cockpit Management, Decision Making, and Use of the Magnetic Compass Conduct of the Planned Flight Judgment FAA Flight Plan (how to open, close, or amend) Unfamiliar Airport Operations Emergency Descent Operations Enroute Communications and Facilities Emergency Operations In-Flight Weather Analysis

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Preflight Preparation National Airspace System Sectional Charts Flight Publications Route Selection Weather Information Fuel Requirements Performance and Limitations Weight and Balance Navigation Log Cross-Country Flight Opening & Closing the Flight Plan VOR Navigation Dead Reckoning Estimates of Groundspeed Use of Airports w CTAF (FSS and/or UNICOM) Estimates of ETA Use of Controlled Airsports Pilotage FAA Flight Plan

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review any deficient knowledge areas in preparation for Stage III Check and FAA Practical Test. STAGE 3 FLIGHT LESSON 27 DUAL - LOCAL (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Review the areas of operation, including specified maneuvers and procedures and determined by the instructor to increase proficiency to the level required of a private pilot. Further develop the student's knowledge and skill in preparation for the private pilot practical test. Emphasis will be on correction of any deficient skill or knowledge areas. COMPLETION STANDARDS: The student will exhibit progress & acceptable proficiency by performing each assigned maneuver smoothly & with a proper coordination & precision according to the criteria established by the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards. PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

Maneuvers and Procedures in Preparation for the Stage 3 Check, End-of-Course Flight Check, & FAA Practical Test, Including Spin Awareness and Night Operations. FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR) Power-Off & Power-On Stalls (VR-IR) Using Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/Facilities, and Radar Services (IR) Normal/Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings Airport Operations Preflight Preparation Ground Operations Steep Turns Ground Reference Maneuvers Unusual Attitude Recoveries (IR) Short-field Takeoff & Max. Perf. Climbs & Landings Specific Maneuvers or Procedures Assigned by the Flight Instructor Emergency Descents and Climbs Using Radio Aids or Radar Directives (IR) Go-Around & Rejected Landing Forward Slips to Landing Cross-Country Flight Procedures Emergency Operations Soft-Field Takeoff and Landings After Landing, Parking, and Securing

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STAGE 3 FLIGHT LESSON 28 DUAL - LOCAL (1.0)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: Review the areas of operation specifically assigned by the instructor with special emphasis on correcting any deficiency in the performance of maneuvers or procedures before the Stage 3 Check. Further develop the student's knowledge and skill in preparation for the private pilot practical test. Emphasis will be on correction of any deficient skill or knowledge areas.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: The lesson is complete when the student has practiced the assigned maneuvers and procedures. The student should exhibit competence and ability to correct any weak performance areas determined previously. Perform each assigned maneuvers and procedure with proper coordination and precision according to the criteria established in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

FLIGHT TASKS: As Deemed Necessary by Instructor

STUDY ASSIGNMENT: Review any deficient knowledge areas in preparation for Stage III Check and FAA Practical Test.

STAGE 3 FLIGHT LESSON 29: STAGE III CHECK

GROUND - (2.0) FLIGHT - LOCAL (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: This stage check, conducted by the Chief Instructor, the Assistant Chief Instructor, or the Designated Check Instructor, will evaluate the student's ability to perform the listed maneuvers at the proficiency level of a private pilot. Additionally, the student's ability to plan and conduct cross-country flights safely will be evaluated, as well as safe and effective operation of the aircraft during all other phases of flight in Stage 3 of the Private Pilot Flight Training Syllabus.

COMPLETION STANDARDS: Each Maneuver and procedure should be performed at the proficiency level of a private pilot. Mastery of the airplane should be evident and the successful outcome of each task performed should be expected. Any maneuvers or procedures which do not meet this standard should be reviewed with the student and assigned additional practice. Student should exhibit a sound understanding of the knowledge, skill, and proficiency requirements for private pilot certification. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct cross-country flights using sound knowledge of flight planning, preflight action, weather analysis, and the appropriate aeronautical

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION: Certificates and Documents Airworthiness Requirements National Airspace System Weather Information Flight Planning Performance and Limitations Aircraft Systems Aeromedical Factors Night Operations

FLIGHT TASKS: Review: Normal/Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings Go-Around & Rejected Landing Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR) Power-Off & Power-On Stalls (VR-IR) Using Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/Facilities, and Radar Services (IR) Ground Reference Maneuvers Preflight Inspection Ground Operations Spin Awareness Steep Turns Airport Operations Forward Slips to Landing Instrument Manuevers (IR) Short-Field Takeoff & Max. Performance. Climbs & Landings Soft-field Takeoffs and Landings Emergency Operations After Landing, Parking, and Securing Unusual Attitudes Recoveries (IR) CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT Radio Navigation Pilotage and Dead Reckoning Diversion to Alternate Lost Procedures

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END OF COURSE FLIGHT LESSON 30: GROUND - (2.0) FLIGHT - LOCAL (1.5)

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

This stage check, conducted by the Chief Instructor, the Assistant Chief Instructor, or the Designated Check Instructor, will evaluate the student's ability to perform the listed maneuvers at the proficiency level of a private pilot.

COMPLETION STANDARDS:

Each Maneuver and procedure should be performed at the proficiency level of a private pilot. Mastery of the airplane should be evident and the successful outcome of each task performed should be expected. Any maneuvers or procedures which do not meet this standard should be reviewed with the student and assigned additional practice. Student should exhibit a sound understanding of the knowledge, skill, and proficiency requirements for private pilot certification. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct cross-country flights using sound knowledge of flight planning, preflight action, weather analysis, and the appropriate aeronautical publications.

PREFLIGHT DISCUSSION:

Certificates and Documents Airworthiness Requirements National Airspace System Weather Information Flight Planning

Performance and Limitations Aircraft Systems Operations of Systems Cross Country Flight Planning Aeromedical Factors

FLIGHT TASKS:

Review: Collision Advoidance Precautions Low-level Wind Shear Precautions Wake Turbulence Avoidance Airport, Runway, & Taxiway Signs, Markings, Lighting Normal/Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings Short Field Takeoff & Max. Performance Climb Short-Field Takeoff and Climb Straight-and-level Flight (VR-IR) Constant Airspeed Climbs (VR-IR) Constant Airspeed Descents (VR-IR) Preflight Inspection Cockpit Management Use of Checklist Engine Start Taxiing Before Takeoff Check Radio Comunictions ATC Light Gun Signals Turns to Headings (VR-IR) Unusual Attitudes (IR) Spin Awareness

Systems and Equipment Malfunctions Using Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/Facilities, and Radar Services (IR) Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR) Power-Off & Power-On Stalls (VR-IR) After Landing, Parking, and Securing Normal & Crosswind Approaches and Landings Emergency Operations & Equipment Flight at Slow Airspeeds W/realistic distractions, and the recognition and recovery from stalls entered from straight flight and turns Emergency Approach & Landing (Simulated) Steep Turns Traffice Pattern Forward Slips to Landing Go-Around & Rejected Landing Short-Field Approach and Landing Soft-Field Approach and Landing Ground Reference Maneuvers Soft-field Takeoffs and Landings

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