Flight 17 - Solo Flight in the Local Area


The purpose of this lesson is for the student to manage elements associated with a local solo flight while practicing the maneuvers listed as review.


You will be conducting a solo flight today to another airport. Your mission is to practice the appropriate maneuvers listed in the syllabus, operate safely within the local area, and execute a landing at an airport other than your home airport.

  • Prepare for a flight to the Lincoln Airport.
  • 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
Practice Maneuvering during Slow Flight
Practice Steep Turns
Practice Power-On Stalls
Practice Power-Off Stalls
Practice Turns Around a Point
Practice S-Turns
Practice Short-Field takeoffs and maximum performance climbs
Practice Short-Field Approach and Landing
Practice Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
Practice Soft-Field Approach and Landing
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 listed in the learning objectives table.
  • safely conducts a local solo flight. The flight instructor will conduct a postflight discussion to ensure that lesson content and objectives have been met.