Private Pilot Syllabus

Below is a list of the lessons, they may not all be completed in one flight lesson.

Flight Lessons
{1 Dual}{2 Dual}{3 Dual}{4 Dual}{5 Dual}{6 Dual}{7 Dual}{8 Dual}{9 Pre-Solo Check/Dual}{10 Dual/Solo}
{11 Dual/Solo}{12 Dual}{13 Dual}{14 Dual}{15 Solo}{16 Dual}{17 Solo}
{18 Solo}{19 Solo}{20 Dual}{21 Night/Dual}{22 XC/Dual}
{23 XC/Solo}{24 XC/Solo}{25 Night XC/Dual}
{26 Night XC/Solo}{27 Dual}{28 Checkride Practice/Solo}
{29 - Simulated Flight Check/Dual}{30 - Final Progress Check/Dual}

Flight Lesson 9
Pre-Solo Progress Check - Dual

Dual 2.0 Hour (all approximate)
Pre/Postflight 2.0 Hour (all approximate)

The student will perform all required maneuvers while being observed by instructor who will evaluate and make an objective appraisal of the student's piloting ability under a test situation. The student shall perform all the maneuvers with no instructor assistance.

  1. Preflight: oil, fuel, sump, tires, systematic.
  2. Cockpit management: organization, planning.
  3. Starting: checklist, clear, power, oil pressure.
  4. Taxi: speed, braking, power, controls.
  5. Run-up: position, checklist, power, controls.
  6. Takeoff: power, center, airspeed, coordination.
  7. Climb out: attitude, airspeed, center, coordination.
  8. To practice area: power, heading, altitude, level off.
  9. Slow flight: transition, airspeed, altitude, heading.
10. Power-on stalls: clear, attitude, recovery, coordination.
11. Accelerated stalls: clear, attitude, recovery, coordination.
12. Power-off stalls: clear, attitude, recovery, coordination.
13. Spin awareness: coordination, rudder control.
14. Steep turns: roll in, power, altitude, bank, roll out, coordination.
15. Emergency landings: airspeed, checklist, field, altitude, pattern.
16. Rectangular course: altitude, track, coordination.
17. Eights Along a Road: altitude, track, coordination.
18. Eights Across a Road: altitude, track, coordination.
19. S-Turns: altitude, track, coordination.
20. Turns Around a Point: altitude, track, coordination.
21. Remaining in practice area.
22. Return to airport: ATIS, radio, checklist, altitude.
23. Pattern entry: altitude, position, check traffic.
24. Downwind: altitude, position, heading, RPM, radio.
25. Base: power, turn, flaps, airspeed, trim.
26. Final: turn, center, airspeed, stabilized.
27. Slip: control, smoothness, center.
28. Landing: center, spot, contact, rollout, braking.
29. After landing checklist: location, organized, complete.
30. Radio: frequency, volume, terminology, acknowledge.
31. Shutdown: organized, checklist, complete.

Completion Standards:

Altitude +/-100 feet, Heading +/-10 degrees, Airspeed +/-5 knots, ball within 1/2 width, basic understanding of all maneuvers.