Flight 27 - Practical Test Stage Check


The purpose of this lesson is to assess the pilot-in-training's readiness for the practical test.


The scenario will be assigned by the instructor conducting the stage check.

  • Study these tasks in the Jeppesen Private Pilot FAA Practical Test Study Guide
    • As assigned by your instructor
  • Plan a cross-country flight as assigned by instructor conducting the stage check.
  • Obtain a 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 Pilot Qualifications
Perform Airworthiness Requirements
Perform Weather Information
Perform Cross-Country Flight Planning
Perform National Airspace System
Perform Performance and Limitations
Perform Operation of Systems
Perform Human Factors
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 Forward Slip to a Landing
Perform Go-Around/Rejected Landing
Perform Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Perform Navigation Systems and Radar Services
Perform Diversion
Perform Lost Procedures
Perform Emergency Descent
Perform Emergency Approach and Landing
Perform Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
Perform Ground Reference Maneuvers
Perform Maneuvering During Slow Flight
Perform Power-Off Stalls
Perform Power-On Stalls
Perform Steep Turns
Perform Basic Instrument Maneuvers, including unusual attitude recoveries and electronic navigation
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique Performance
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • meet all Private Pilot Airplane Airmen Certification Standards and is ready for the practical test.