| New Student Pilots:
to do a Pre-flight Inspection - This will help you remember
how to perform a thourough pre-flight check.
Instrument Panel - Become familiar with your instrument
panel as soon as you can. The quicker you can find the information
inside the plane that you need, the easier it will be to control
Engine and Pre-takeoff Runup - Review your start-up checklists!
Develop your Situational Awareness:
Airport Diagram (pdf 133 kb) - Situational Awareness is
the hardest part about learning how to fly! A great way to
get started is know your local aiport runway's and taxiways!
how to fly the Traffic Pattern - The key to a sucessful
landing, is knowing where you are at all times and being able
to think ahead of the plane. You need to know how to fly a
typical traffic pattern!
Pattern Entries - This tool will help new pilots vizualize
how to enter the traffic pattern at various airports.
Working with the Radios:
Stack Guide - A visual depiction and explanation of the
radios. Be sure to use this in conjunction with your VFR Communications
Manual (which was included with your enrollment syllabus)!
- List live to Air Traffic Control on your computer! Enter
ISP in the search box, and maybe you'll hear your instructor