During this initial phase of your flight training, your goal is to develop the skills needed to inspect the aircraft before each flight, taxi to the runway, take off, fly around the airport traffic pattern, and land your aircraft all alone, without your instructor’s help. In other words, to solo!
You’ll need to understand many new concepts while learning some key aviation terms. But most important, you’ll learn how to fly the airplane under favorable weather conditions at your local airport, including when and how to communicate over the radio.
Some of the many resources and tools in the Pre-Solo section of Flight Training Online include:
Where can I find the requirements that must be met before I can solo? Are there any tips or suggestions I can use to help me prepare for my first solo?
Interactive Courses, Quizzes and More
Increase and test your knowledge with learning aids such as Airport Markings Flash Cards, publications including the Ups and Downs of Take-offs and Landings, and quizzes on preflight actions and propellors.
Enhance your flying skills with articles and publications on ground operations, airport operations, basic maneuvers, flight maneuvers, ground reference maneuvers, and emergency procedures. These are the flying skills you’ll need to develop to control an aircraft in a safe and professional manner.
Increase your understanding with illustrated briefs available online including the theory of flight, flight controls, flight control forces, retractable landing gear, and propellor safety.
Make better, more informed decisions with additional resources and tools such as “A Pilot’s Guide to Medical Certification,” TurboMedical, an interactive tool that will help eliminate any surprises during your aviation medical exam, plus a searchable AME (aviation medical examiner) database.