Lesson 19


1. Preflight Orientation
2. Flight
3. Postflight Evaluation


During this lesson, the student learns to perform VFR night navigation competently. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper planning and accurate navigation. This flight should include at least one landing at an unfamiliar airport and be more than 100 NM total distance.


Lesson Review

  • Aeromedical Factors
  • Preparation and Equipment
  • Normal Takeoff and Climb
  • Short-Field Takeoff and Climb
  • Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
  • Maneuvering During Slow Flight (VR-IR)
  • Recovery From Unusual Flight Attitudes (IR)
  • Go-Around

Lesson Introduction

Night Cross-Country Planning

  • Obtaining Weather Information
  • Route Selection
  • Altitude Selection
  • Fuel Requirements

Night Cross-Country Flight

  • Pilotage
  • Dead Reckoning
  • VOR Navigation (VR-IR)
  • Emergency Operations
  • Normal Approach and Landing
  • Short-Field Approach and Landing
  • Soft-Field Approach and Landing


The student will demonstrate an understanding of night cross-country planning and flight procedures and precautions. Navigation should be accurate, and emergency situations should be handled promptly, utilizing proper judgment. In addition, all landing approaches should be stabilized with touchdown at a predetermined area on the runway. At the completion of this lesson the student must have logged at least ten (10) takeoffs and landings to a full stop at night.

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