Pinch Hitter Course

Make your flying companion more comfortable and able to control the airplane in an emergency or just better able to help out on flights.

  • 5 Hr’s Ground Instruction
  • 5 Hr’s Flight Training

 

Lesson One – The Airplane

The student will become familiar with airplane systems, controls, and how it flies.

Ground:

  • Aerodynamics and Principles of flight
  • Instruments
  • Flight Controls

Flight:

  • Four basics of flight –
    • Straight and Level
    • Turns
    • Climb
    • Descent

Goals: We want the student to be able to name all controls and instruments, and maneuver the airplane during flight.

Lesson Two – Navigation

We will get familiar with radio navigation, VOR system and GPS if applicable.

Ground:

  • Sectional Chart reading
  • Basic VOR function

Flight:

  • Review four basics of flight
  • Demonstration and practice VOR flying, intercept, and tracking.

Goals: The student will get familiar flying the four basics of flight within altitude and within headings while intercepting and tracking the VOR.

Lesson Three – Communication

We will get familiar with communication with air traffic control.

Ground:

  • We will talk about and practice communications with ATC
  • Review of charts and airspace

Flight:

  • Student will tune and listen to ATIS, make calls to ground, and tower.
  • Student will review previous lessons.
  • Student will contact approach control and establish flight following.

Goals: Flying assigned VOR radials while maintaining altitude and heading, look up and use appropriate frequencies and make radio calls.

Lesson Four – Take off and landing practice.

Ground:

  • Traffic pattern and procedures.

Flight:

  • Take off and landing practice

Goals: Be able to fly the pattern and align the airplane with the runway center line using rudder and ailerons properly for wind.

Lesson Five – Take off and landing practice

Ground:

  • Review of traffic pattern procedures, take off and landing

Flight:

  • Take off and landing practice

Goals: Be able to fly the pattern and align the airplane with the runway center line using rudder and ailerons properly for wind and make a safe landing.


Flight Schedule