Ground 1 - Flight Training


The purpose of this lesson is to:

  • provide the pilot-in-training with an overview of flight training, the Sport Pilot Airplane course, scenario-based training, learner centered grading, and single pilot resource management. 
  • discuss the privileges and limitations of the Sport Pilot Certificate and the use of the Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards, policies and procedures, additional certificates and ratings, and human factors.
  • introduce the pilot-in-training to pre-flighting and post-flighting the training aircraft.

You are a student pilot beginning your training to become a sport pilot.


Study these chapters in the Jeppesen Private Pilot Textbook and answer the end-of-section review questions.

  • Chapter 1
    • Section A: Pilot Training
    • Section B: Aviation Opportunities
    • Section C: Introduction to Human Factors
  • Chapter 2
    • Section A: Airplanes
Learning Objectives
Flight Training
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Flight training process
Describe Flight training providers
Describe The instructor and student relationship
Describe The role of the FAA
Describe Sport Pilot Certificate Eligibility Requirements
Describe Sport Pilot Privileges and Limitations
Sport Pilot Airplane Course
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Syllabus
Describe Phases of Training Program
Describe Ground and Flight Lesson Structure
Describe Scenario-based training
Describe Learner-centered grading
Describe Tracking Progress
Describe Completion standards for lessons, stages, course
Describe Exams and preparation
Describe Instructor Responsibilities
Describe Student Responsibilities
Describe Use of Aviation Training Device
Describe Student Pilot Kit Materials
Aircraft Preflight and Postflight
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Preflight procedures using the checklist
Describe Post-flight procedures using the checklist
Policies and Procedures
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Refueling
Describe Noise Abatement Procedure
Describe Payment Procedures
Describe Risk Management and Safety Procedures
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • meet the desired outcomes for all learning objectives in this lesson.
  • understand the basic outline of the Sport Pilot Airplane course, the flight training process, and the use of scenario-based training to develop single-pilot resource management skills
  • identify major components of the aircraft and, with instructor guidance, be able to describe the procedures that are to be used during the preflight and postflight inspection.