Stage 1 - Fundamentals
During Stage 1, the pilot-in-training will develop their foundational piloting skills. The pilot-in-training will become familiar with their training airplane and learn how to control and maintain desired flight attitudes and ground tracks. The pilot-in-training will also gain experience in risk management, decision making and the application of Federal Aviation Rules.
At the completion of this stage, the pilot-in-training will have:
developed proficiency in the pre-solo maneuvers
completed the pre-solo knowledge test
completed their first solo flight in the traffic pattern