The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the pilot-in-training to the fundamentals of night operations.
Romantic Dinner in the foothills
You have decided to take your “significant other” on a special date! This date includes a moonlit flight over your date’s house, followed by a landing at a nearby town for a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant, and then to another restaurant for dessert. Your date’s house lies approximately 2 miles south of town; so the plan is take-off, fly over the house, and then proceed to the nearby town.
|Perform||Discuss lesson objective and completion standards|
|Explain||Required aircraft equipment|
|Explain||Airport and navigation lighting|
|Perform||Preflight Risk Assessment|
|Practice||Night flight preflight actions|
|Practice||Normal and crosswind takeoffs|
|Practice||Flight at various airspeeds and configurations from cruise to slow flight|
|Practice||Stall recognition and recovery procedures; power on/power off, full and imminent|
|Practice||Normal and crosswind landings|