Flight Training Lesson 33
2.0 Hours Solo Cross-Country; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised August 2006
Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.
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The student will plan and execute his/her second solo cross-country
flight to include at least two destinations chosen by the
This lesson should meet the requirements of FAR 61.109(c)(4)(ii): "One
solo cross country flight of 100 nautical miles total distance, with
landings at three points, and one segment of the flight being a
straight-line distance of more than 25 nautical miles between the
takeoff and landing locations".
- Preflight cross-country planning (reviewed by instructor)
- Sectional charts
- Altitude selection
- Course selection
- Checkpoint selection
- Distance measurements
- Computation of flight time, headings, and fuel requirements
- Weather briefing
- Aircraft performance
- Navigation log
- VFR flight plan
- Weight and balance
- Class B, C, D, E, and G airspace operations
- Navigation via pilotage, dead reckoning, and GPS
- Diversion and lost procedures
- Solo cross-country flight to destinations chosen by student and approved by instructor
- -30-0 minutes: Student plans cross-country trip
- 0-30: Drive to helicopter hangar, preflight inspection, and instructor review of cross-country planning
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-140: Solo cross-country flight to destinations chosen by student and approved by instructor (suggest KBED-KORH-KMHT-KBED)
- 140-150: Shutdown
- 150-170: Put helicopter away
- 170-190: Discussion
- Charts as required
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
The student will plan the cross-counrty flight with no instructor assistance, and the instructor will review the plan for accuracy and make the appropriate logbook endorsements. The student will perform the planned cross-country flight and the instructor will determine how well the flight was conducted by oral examination and will check to be sure all required flight log entries have been made.
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 33
Any deviations from the completion standards should be noted in previous section.
After completing a maneuver listed under Introduction, place a check mark next to that maneuver.
Assign grades of Above Standard, Meets Standard, or Below Standard to maneuvers listed under Review.
- Student Name:
- Instructor Name/CFI#/expiration:
- Date of Lesson:
- Aircraft Type/Registration:
- Route of Flight:
- Number of Landings:
- Hours Dual/Solo:
- Hours Cross-Country:
- Hours Night:
- Hours Simulated Instrument: