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 electronic navigations, opening and closing flight plans, VFR flight following, and arrivals and departures at tower-controlled airports.
Your daughter is starting college at Chico State and you are planning to fly her and her bags in your Cessna 172. Your daughter weighs 130 pounds and is bringing two 50 lb suitcases with her.
After dropping your daughter off and her bags, you are going to fly down to the Yuba County airport to have your oil changed by Honeycutt Aviation, enjoying lunch while you wait.
Finally, you'll return home to Cameron Park.
|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||Filing a VFR flight plan|
|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|
|Perform||Preflight Risk Assessment|
|Practice||Opening and closing a flight plan|
|Practice||Maintaining and completing a navigation log|
|Practice||Navigation via dead reckoning|
|Practice||Navigation via pilotage|
|Practice||Navigation using electronic aids|
|Practice||Procedures and operating practices for collision avoidance, wake turbulence precautions, and wind shear avoidance|
|Practice||ATC and radio phraseology and procedures|
|Practice||Tower controlled airport procedures|
|Perform||Control and maneuvering solely by reference to flight instruments, including straight and level flight, turns, descents, climbs, use of radio aids, and ATC directives.|
|Perform||Takeoff, approach and landing procedures, including short-field, soft-field|