Flight 21 - Practical Test Prep Flight I


The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the pilot-in-training for the practical test.


Exciting times in Oakdale

You are planning a flight to Oakdale to visit a friend who has just purchased a new Light Sport Airplane. You're excited about the opportunity to fly a new airplane.

  • Study these tasks in Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards
    • Area of Operation 1: Preflight Preparation
      • Task C: Weather Information
      • Task D: Cross-Country Flight Planning
      • Task E: National Airspace System
    • Area of Operation 4: Takeoffs, Landings and Go-Arounds
    • Area of Operation 5: Performance
    • Area of Operation 6: Ground Reference Maneuvers
    • Area of Operation 7: Navigation
    • Area of Operation 8: Slow Flight and Stalls
    • Area of Operation 9: Emergency Operations
  • Plan a cross-country flight to Oakdale (O27)
  • Obtain a standard weather briefing
  • Calculate weight and balance and takeoff and landing performance.
  • Review aircraft maintenance records to determine compliance with inspection requirements.
Learning Objectives
Preflight Discussion
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Weather Information
Perform Cross-Country Flight Planning
Perform National Airspace System
Perform Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
Perform Soft-Field Approach and Landing
Perform Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
Perform Short-Field Approach and Landing
Perform Forward Slip to a Landing
Perform Go-Around/Rejected Landing
Perform Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Perform Diversion
Perform Lost Procedures
Perform Emergency Descent
Perform Emergency Approach and Landing
Perform Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
Perform Ground Reference Maneuvers
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique Performance
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • meets the desired outcomes in the learning objectives table.