Lesson 26



1. Preflight Orientation
2. Flight
3. Postflight Evaluation


This End -of -Course Flight Check, conducted by the chief instructor, the assistant chief instructor, or the designated check instructor, is to evaluate the student’s overall proficiency, skill, and knowledge in private pilot operations. Additionally, the student will exhibit the sound judgment and decision making capabilities necessary for a private pilot to operate effectively and safely within the Airspace System.


Lesson Review
Preflight Preparation

  • Certificates and Documents
  • Airworthiness Requirements
  • Weather Information
  • Performance and Limitations
  • Cross-Country Flight Planning
  • Operation of Systems
  • Aeromedical Factors
  • National Airspace System

Cross-Country Flying

  • Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
  • Radio Navigation
  • Diversion to an Alternate
  • Lost Procedures

Basic Piloting Skills

  • Preflight Inspection
  • Cockpit Management
  • Use of Checklist
  • Engine Starting
  • Taxiing
  • Before Takeoff Check
  • Radio Communications
  • ATC Light Signals
  • Collision Avoidance Precautions
  • Low-Level Wind Shear Precautions
  • Wake Turbulence Avoidance
  • Airport, Runway, and Taxiway Signs, Markings, and Lighting
  • Normal and Crosswind Takeoffs and Climbs
  • Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
  • Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
  • Straight-and-Level Flight (VR-IR)
  • Constant Airspeed Climbs (VR-IR)
  • Constant Airspeed Descents (VR-IR)
  • Turns to Headings (VR-IR)
  • Unusual Attitudes (IR)
  • Using Radio Communications, Navigation Facilities, and Radar Services (IR)
  • Maneuvering During Slow Flight
  • Power-Off Stalls
  • Power-On Stalls
  • Flight at Slow Airspeeds with Realistic Distractions
  • Recognition and Recovery from Stalls Entered from Straight Flight and Turns
  • Spin Awareness
  • Steep Turns
  • Ground Reference Maneuvers
  • Emergency Approach and Landing
  • Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
  • Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
  • Traffic Patterns
  • Normal and Crosswind Approaches and Landings
  • Forward Slips to Landing
  • Go-Around/Rejected Landing
  • Short-Field Approach and Landing
  • Soft-Field Approach and Landing
  • After Landing, Parking and Securing


The student will demonstrate proficiency that meets or exceeds the standard of performance outlined in the current FAA Private Pilot Practical Test Standards. Mastery of the airplane should be demonstrated with the successful outcome of each task performed never seriously in doubt. Additional instruction will be assigned, if necessary, to meet the stage and course completion standards.

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