LESSON 19 – Solo cross-country
Dual – ground: 0.5
Solo – 2.5
Objective: Use of previously gained knowledge to complete a solo cross-country flight
solo cross-country briefing
required documents and endorsements
determining performance and weight and balance
basic VFR weather minimums
en route communications
En route weather information
ATC light signals
aeronautical decision making
computing groundspeed, ETA, and fuel requirements
use of dead reckoning
VOR interception and tracking
use of navigation log
filing and opening and closing FAA flight plan
Demonstrate accurate planning and conduct of a solo cross-country flight using the three common methods of navigation
NEXT LESSON: #20, Long solo cross-country
Suggested student homework assignments:
Read Chapter 12, Airport Operations, of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge .
Read the June 28, 2002 ePilot Student Newsletter’s Training Tips article Unplanned Diversions .
Review the source materials for which links are given in the article listed above.