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March 11th, 2024
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PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

STAGE 1 - BASIC CONTROLS

Week 1
M
Forelfight Intro/ FSP Intro/Onboarding / Documentation/IACRA Student Pilot Application
TPilot Qualifications
WAirworthiness Requirements
T 
FBasic Intro to Systems

 

Week 2
MRunway Incursion Avoidance
TWeight & Balance, Intro to Performance Calculations
WAircraft Performance and Calculations
TNational Airspace System
FWeather Products and Sources
Week 3
MChecklists, Preflight, Basic Controls
TWeather Theory Part 1
WChecklists, Preflight, Basic Controls
TWeather Theory Part 2
FChecklists, Preflight, Basic Controls
Week 4
MInterpreting Instruments, Slow Flight
TNavigation
WStalls
TBasic Cross Country Planning
FSteep Turns

 

Week 5
MGo-Arounds
TTraffic Patterns, Comms, Go-Arounds
WTraffic Patterns, Comms
TNon-Towered Comms, Pattern Entry
FStage Check

 

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Stage 2 - Refining Control / Solo Prep

Week 1
MTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
TEmergencies
WTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
TDiversions / Alternates
FTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Week 2
MTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
TAerodynamics
WTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
TWind Correction and Slips
FTOL’s, Refined Control, Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Week 3
MTOL’s, Emergencies
TGround Reference Manuevers
WTOL’s, Ground Reference Manuevers, Emergencies
TCross-Wind Takeoff and Landings
FTOL’s, Ground Reference Manuevers, Emergencies
Week 4
MTOL’s, Ground Reference Manuevers, Slips
TOperation of Systems
WTOL’s, Ground Reference Manuevers, Slips
TRegulations
FTOL’s, Ground Reference Manuevers, Slips
Week 5
MAll Maneuvers – Solo Prep
TPre-Solo Knowledge Test / Endorsements
WAll Maneuvers – Solo Prep
TShort Field and Soft Field TOL’s
FSolo Eval

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Stage 3

Week 1
MLocal Solo 1
TNTSB Reporting Requirements
WLocal Solo 2
TFAA Written Test Deficiencies
FLocal Solo 3
Week 2
MShort Field TOL’s
TCross Country Planning
WSoft Field TOL’s
TCross Country Planning
FDual XC
Week 3
MXC Flight Eval
TNight Operations
WSolo XC Flight 1
TCheckride Prep
FSolo XC Flight 2
Week 4
MSolo XC Flight 3
TLog Book Audit
WCheckride Prep / Night XC
TCheckride Prep
FCheckride Prep / Night XC
Week 5
MCheckride Prep
TCheckride Prep / IACRA Application
WCheckride Prep
TCheckride Prep / Endorsements
FCheckride

INSTRUMENT RATING

Stage 1

Week 1
MPilot Qualifications – Introduction to Instrument Rating
TIFR Regulations and Procedures
WInstrument Navigation
TWeather Theory / Sources
FHolding / DME Arcs / Intro to instrument Approaches
Week 2
MPiper Arrow Endorsment Training
TPiper Arrow Endorsment Training
WPiper Arrow Endorsment Training
TPiper Arrow Endorsment Training
FPiper Arrow Endorsment Training
Week 3
MBasic Instrument Flight Maneuvers
TAircraft flight instuements
WHolding and DME Arcs
TSpaced Based Nav / Methods to instrument flying
FPrecision Approaches
Week 4
MNon-Precision Approaches (XC)
TIFR Emergencies
WInstrument Improvement (XC)
TBasic Instrument Flight Maneuvers and Patterns
FCircling Approaches (XC)
Week 5
MGo-Arounds / Missed Approaches (XC)
THolding and DME Arcs
WDME Arc Improvement (XC)
TNon-Precision Approaches
FInstrument Improvement (XC)

INSTRUMENT RATING

Stage 2

Week 1
MPartial Panel (XC)
TPrecision Approaches
WLost Comms / Emergency Procedures (XC)
TIFR Emergencies
FInstrument Improvement (XC)
Week 2
MInstrument Improvement (XC)
T
Instruement Flight Deck Check / Departure and Arrival Charts
WInstrument Long XC
TEnroute Charts
FInstrument Long XC
Week 3
MInstrument Improvement and timed turns (XC)
TCross Country Flight Planning
WInstrument Improvement (XC)
TStudent Teaches: Pilot Qualifications / IFR Procedures
FInstrument Improvement (XC)
SInstrument Long (XC)
Week 4
MInstrument Improvement (XC)
TStudent teaches: Weather Information
WInstrument Improvement (XC)
TStudent teaches: Airplane Instruments and Navigation
FInstrument Improvement (XC)
Week 5
MCheckride Prep
TStudent Teaches: Cross Country Flight Planning
WCheckride Prep
TMock Checkride Oral
FCheckride Prep

COMMERCIAL

Stage 1

Week 1
MCrew Time
TCrew Time
WCrew Time
TCrew Time
FCrew Time
Week 2
MCrew Time
TCrew Time
WCrew Time
TCrew Time
FCrew Time

 

Week 3
 Ongoing Training
Week 4
 Ongoing Training
Week 5
 Ongoing Training

CFI

Stage 1

Week 1
 Ongoing Training
Week 2
 Ongoing Training
Week 3
 Ongoing Training
Week 4
 Ongoing Training
Week 5
 Ongoing Training

CFII

Stage 1

Week 1
 Ongoing Training
Week 2
 Ongoing Training
Week 3
 Ongoing Training
Week 4
 Ongoing Training
Week 5
 Ongoing Training

COMM MULTI

Stage 1

Week 1
 Ongoing Training
Week 2
 Ongoing Training

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