Flight 10 - Maneuver Review


The purpose of this lesson is to review the listed maneuvers in preparation for the first solo and stage check.


Demonstration Flight

You are an aircraft salesman who is taking a potential customer on a demonstration flight in the Evektor SportStar. Your goal is to show the customer how easy the SportStar is to operate and its sporty handling characteristics. You have decided to take him on a short cross country. During the flight to the nearby airport you will demonstrate basic aircraft handling maneuvers, to include the aerodynamics demonstration, and stall recognition and recovery. Upon reaching the airport, you plan to demonstrate both normal and power off landings. During the return trip you plan to demonstrate whatever the customer wishes to see. Obviously, you want to make a good impression on this customer—he’s got big bucks and is eager to spend them.

  • Prepare for flight to the Sacramento McClellan Airport (KMCC)
    • Use your plotter to determine the true course and distance in nautical miles from Cameron Park airport to Sacramento McClellan Airport. Convert the true course to a magnetic course by applying the magnetic deviation depicted on the sectional chart for this area.
    • On the notepad that you take with you into the airplane, write down these details regarding the Sacramento McClellan Airport:
      • Airport Name and Identifier
      • Airport Elevation
      • Traffic Pattern Altitude
      • CTAF Frequency
      • AWOS Frequency
      • Runway identifiers, width, length and type of visual glide slope indicator, and traffic pattern direction
  • Obtain a weather briefing and be prepared to present it during the Preflight Discussion
  • 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 Discuss lesson objective and completion standards
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Use of checklists
Perform Taxiing
Perform Proper use of the radio for two-way communication
Perform Normal or crosswind takeoff and climb
Perform Basic Maneuvers (Straight-and-Level, Turns, Climbs, Descents, Climbing and Descending Turns)
Perform Stall recognition and recovery procedures: from straight flight and from turns (full and/or imminent)
Perform Emergency Procedures
Perform System and Equipment Malfunctions
Perform Collision avoidance procedures
Perform Airport traffic pattern entry and departure procedures
Perform Before Landing Procedures
Perform Go around from rejected landings
Perform Normal or crosswind landings (with or without flaps)
Perform Emergency Approach and Landing
Perform After landing, engine shutdown, securing and postflight inspection
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique performance
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • safely operate an airplane as pilot-in-command for local solo flight.
  • perform all maneuvers and procedures to meet or exceed standards outlined in the pre-solo stage completion standards.
  • maintain altitude within ±150 feet, heading within ±20 degrees and airspeed within ±10 knots.