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 Airmen Certification Standards.

  • Task E: National Airspace System
  • Task F: Performance and Limitations
  • Task G: Operations of Systems
Study these sections of the PTS Explained Guide:

Practical Knowledge Private Pilot Aeronautical Experience

Review the accumulated experience with your instructor.

Complete the Private Pilot – Required Aeronautical Experience sheet and bring to the lesson.
Decision Making and Risk Mgmt
  • Describe aeronautical decision making (ADM)
  • Why is ADM important to aviation safety?
  • Describe Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM)
  • Describe a hazard.
  • Describe a risk.
  • Describe risk management.
  • Describe the hazardous attitudes and their antidotes.
  • Describe how the PAVE checklist aids in risk management prior to flight.
  • How will you manage external pressures to make future flights?
  • What are personal minimums and how do you use them?
  • What are your personal minimums for solo flight?
  • Describe an aeronautical decision making model you can use in flight.
  • Describe situational awareness.
  • Describe automation management.
  • Review the Preflight Briefing Sheet
  • Use the PAVE checklist to identify risks associated with the flight.
PHAK 25BStudy PHAK Chapter 2 Aeronautical Decision-Making



Complete the ASI Aeronautical Decision Making course and bring the completion certificate to the lesson.


Flight Experience
The instructor will ask you to perform each maneuver listed below.

  • Slow Flight
  • Power Off Stall
  • Power On Stall
  • Steep Turns
  • Normal/Crosswind Takeoff
  • Normal/Crosswind Landing
  • Go Around
  • Forward Slip
  • Simulated Engine Failure
  • Short Field Takeoff
  • Short Field Landing
  • Soft Field Takeoff
  • Soft Field Landing
  • Emergency Descent
  • Basic Attitude Instrument Flying
  • Unusual Attitude Recoveries
  • Radio Navigation
  • Rectangular Course
  • S-Turns
  • Turns around a point
Review the Private Pilot Airmen Certification Standards for each of these maneuvers.