Stage 1 – Primary Maneuvers and Introduction to Decision Making

Stage 1 – Ground School

Overview: The Stage 1 Ground School covers a wide variety of topics that are needed to provide you with a solid foundation to start flight training. All of the knowledge covered during this ground school will be regularly used and assessed in Stage 1 through standardized quizzes, oral discussions, and in-flight scenarios. Duration: 6 hours … Continue reading Stage 1 – Ground School

Unit 1 – The Four Fundamentals

Preflight Exercises Before this lesson, call the KMHR AWOS (Automated Weather Observation Station) at 916-366-3371. Listen to the recorded weather information and practice writing it down until you can capture all of the information in one loop. We suggest this format: Identifier Date/Time Wind Visibility Ceiling Temperature/Dewpoint Altimeter Setting KMHR 1835Z 180@10 10SM SKC 33/8 … Continue reading Unit 1 – The Four Fundamentals

Unit 2 – The Four Fundamentals in Three Dimensions

Preflight Exercises Conduct the preflight inspection Sit in the airplane and become familiar with every knob and switch. Dry-run through the following checklists (touch, but don’t change) Engine start Run-up Takeoff 1,000 AGL Before Landing Walk the traffic pattern on the ramp, talking through the radio announcements made in the traffic pattern. Preflight Discussion Topic … Continue reading Unit 2 – The Four Fundamentals in Three Dimensions

Unit 3 – It’s all about the angle

Preflight Exercises Conduct the preflight inspection. Dry-run through the following checklists 1,000 AGL Before Landing HASEL Slow Flight Power Off Stall Power On Stall Walk the traffic pattern on the ramp, talking through the radio announcements and checklists executed in the traffic pattern. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics Stability … Continue reading Unit 3 – It’s all about the angle

Unit 4 – Lift, Load and Levels

Preflight Exercises Complete the weight and balance portion of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Conduct the preflight inspection Dry-run through the following checklists Before Landing Landing HASEL Slow Flight Power Off Stall Power On Stall Steep Turns Walk the traffic pattern on the ramp, talking through the radio announcements and checklists executed in the traffic pattern. … Continue reading Unit 4 – Lift, Load and Levels

Unit 5 – What if its windy?

Preflight Exercises Complete the weight and balance portion of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Conduct the preflight inspection Dry-run through the following checklists Before Landing Landing HASEL Slow Flight Power Off Stall Power On Stall Steep Turns Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics Effect of wind on ground track What does … Continue reading Unit 5 – What if its windy?

Unit 6 – Let’s talk landings

Preflight Exercises Complete the weight and balance portion of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Conduct the preflight inspection Dry-run through the following checklists Before Landing Landing HASEL Slow Flight Power Off Stall Power On Stall Steep Turns Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics Normal Landing Define a stabilized approach. What is … Continue reading Unit 6 – Let’s talk landings

Unit 8 – Stage Review

Preflight Exercises Complete the weight and balance portion of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Conduct the preflight inspection Dry-run through the following checklists: HASEL Slow Flight Power Off Stall Power On Stall Steep Turns Engine failure during takeoff roll Engine failure immediately after takeoff Engine failure in flight Emergency landing without power Preflight Discussion Topic Be … Continue reading Unit 8 – Stage Review