Flight 22 - Practical Test Prep Flight II


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


Soaring in a Sailplane

A good friend has invited you to join him for a day of flying gliders in Minden, NV. You've decided to fly, rather than spend two hours driving.

  • Study these tasks in the Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards
    • Area of Operation 1 Preflight Preparation
      • Task F: Operation of Systems
      • Task G: Aeromedical Factors
      • Task J: Performance and Limitations
    • Area of Operation 8: Slow Flight and Stalls
      • Task D: Spin Awareness
    • Area of Operation 10: Postflight Procedures
  • Plan a cross-country flight to Minden (KMEV)
  • 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 Operation of Systems
Perform Aeromedical Factors
Perform Performance and Limitations
Perform Spin Awareness
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 Steep Turns
Perform Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Perform Diversion
Perform Lost Procedures
Perform Maneuvering During Slow Flight
Perform Power-Off Stalls
Perform Power-On Stalls
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique Performance
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • meet the desired outcomes in the learning objectives table.