|Complete all portions of the Preflight Briefing Sheet, except for takeoff and landing performance.
Preflight the airplane using your checklist.
|Topic||Be able to answer:||Resources to study:|
|Weather||Aviation Weather Reports
Terminal Area Forecast
Winds and Temps Aloft
Weather Briefing Interpretation
|Study PHAK Chapter 12 Weather Theory
Complete How to obtain a weather briefing
Obtain a weather briefing using Flight Service for a local flight. Be able to interpret each of these weather products, explaining the significant of the weather depicted, and be able to decode symbols and abbreviations:
Study the section on weather and weather services in your test prep course.
Use AC 00-45G Aviation Weather Services as a reference to interpret any textual weather product or chart. Your checklist supplement also has many abbreviations and symbols decoded for you.
Note: As an alternative to Flight Service, the Aviation Weather Center provides aviation weather products that can be quickly displayed.
||Review PHAK Chapter 6 Flight Controls
Study Chapter 7 – Airplane Systems in your airplane’s POH/AFM.
|Practical Knowledge||Explain the certification standards for, and how to perform, these maneuvers:
Explain how to fly the traffic pattern, and all collision avoidance procedures.
Explain how to correct for wind drift in the traffic pattern.
Explain how wake turbulence and mechanical turbulence affect the airplane.
Explain traffic pattern communications.
Explain how to perform a go-around, recover from a bounce, recover from a high approach, low approach, and crosswind takeoff and landing techniques.
|Study the Private Pilot Airmen Certification Standards for these maneuvers.|
|Decision Making and Risk Mgmt||Weather-related accidents
Identify the missed hazards and poor decisions in the accident report you analyzed.
Review crosswind component and weight and balance for flight.
Use the PAVE checklist to identify risks associated with the flight.
|Research a general aviation accident in the NTSB accident database that was weather related. Bring the accident report to the lesson.|
|Takeoffs, Landings, and Go Around||
|Ground Reference Maneuvers||