The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the pilot-in-training to all of the elements associated with a cross-country flight including navigating via pilotage, dead reckoning and GPS navigation.
Your next airplane
You are interested in a RV-12 that is listed for sale at the Rio Vista airport. You plan to take your flight instructor with you, who has some experience in RVs, to help you in evaluating whether it would be a good airplane for you to purchase.
|Perform||Discuss lesson objective and completion standards|
|Practice||Preflight planning and preparation|
|Practice||Use of aircraft performance charts pertaining to cross-country flight|
|Practice||Aircraft weight and balance computation|
|Practice||Procurement and analysis of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts|
|Practice||Identification of equipment and operating requirements to operate in the National Airspace System|
|Practice||Recognition, avoidance and operational restrictions of hazardous terrain features in the geographical area where the cross-country flight will be flown|
|Practice||Preflight Risk Assessment|
|Practice||Maintaining and completing a navigation log|
|Practice||Navigation via dead reckoning|
|Practice||Navigation via pilotage|
|Practice||Procedures and operating practices for collision avoidance, wake turbulence precautions, and wind shear avoidance|
|Perform||Takeoff, approach and landing procedures, including short-field, soft-field|