Takeoffs and Power-on Stalls

by Philip Greenspun; revised April 2005

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This is a local flight from Bedford to the practice area and back. The student becomes proficient with maintaining a precise airspeed during takeoff and climbout and at recovering from power-on stalls. The student improves his or her ability to flare the airplane.




  1. 0-15 minutes: planning in the lounge
  2. 15-30: pre-flight and getting settled in the airplane
  3. 30-45: taxiing out and running up
  4. 45-90: the flight
  5. 90-105: park and secure airplane
  6. 105-120: evaluation and discussion
Total time: 2:00


Instructor Actions

The instructor helps with landing flares as necessary.

Student Actions

The student does all radio communications and manipulation of the flight controls.

Completion Standards

Maximum ball deflection 1/2 scale. Altitude within 100 feet; heading within 10 degrees; airspeeds within 10 knots.


Reading Assignment

AIM Chapter 4 (Air Traffic Control and Airport Operations)
Text and photos (if any) Copyright 2005-2007 Philip Greenspun.