Stage 2 – Advanced Maneuvers and Risk Management

Unit 1 – Let’s talk weather!

Preflight Exercises Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Weather Aviation Weather Reports Observations METAR What is a METAR? Where can you obtain a METAR? What information is contained in a METAR? … Continue reading Unit 1 – Let’s talk weather!

Unit 2 – Stall Review and Incipient Spin Recoveries

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from Flight Service and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics Slow Flight Describe slow flight. Describe the forces acting … Continue reading Unit 2 – Stall Review and Incipient Spin Recoveries

Unit 3 – Emergency Instrument Flying

  Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Systems Vacuum System and Gyro Instruments Draw a schematic of … Continue reading Unit 3 – Emergency Instrument Flying

Unit 4 – Let’s Review – Maneuvers, Ground Reference and Emergencies

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics S-Turns and Turns around a Point How do you determine … Continue reading Unit 4 – Let’s Review – Maneuvers, Ground Reference and Emergencies

Unit 5 – Operating at Short and Soft Fields

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance. Calculate Takeoff and Landing Performance at a sea-level airport (KSAC) and a mountain airport (KRNO) using both ISA temp/pressure and a ISA +20 temperature/standard pressure. Preflight the … Continue reading Unit 5 – Operating at Short and Soft Fields

Unit 6 – Emergency Instrument Flying

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Systems Electrical System Draw a schematic of your airplane’s electrical system. What is the voltage of your … Continue reading Unit 6 – Emergency Instrument Flying

Unit 7 – Shorts, Softs and Maneuvers

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Aerodynamics Performance Takeoffs and Landings Describe how to perform a short field takeoff? Describe how to perform … Continue reading Unit 7 – Shorts, Softs and Maneuvers

Unit 8 – Stage Review

Preflight Exercises Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area. Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet. Preflight the airplane using your checklist. Preflight Discussion Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study: Practical Knowledge Be prepared to respond to questions on these topics in the Private Pilot PTS. Task … Continue reading Unit 8 – Stage Review