Ground 01

by Philip Greenspun; revised April 2005

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This is a ground lesson before the first flight. The student will learn some basic aerodynamics, will learn the function of all the controls to be manipulated during the first flight, and will learn some facts that should reduce anxiety about flying.



Completion Standards

Student should be able to identify all of the controls in the trainer aircraft or a photo of the trainer aircraft's cockpit. Student should be able to explain how an airplane flies, turns, and climbs.


Reading Assignment

Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual Part I "Fundamentals of Flight".
Text and photos (if any) Copyright 2005-2007 Philip Greenspun.