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Private Pilot Lesson 4

Now that you are leaning how to fly the plane, it's time to learn just how it stays in the air.


In this lesson you will learn basic aerodynamics, stalls, steep turns, and airplane weight and balance.

Lesson Contents

Review of Lesson 3
Airplane Aerodynamics
Slow Flight
Stalls (Spins)
Steep Turns
Flight Instruments
Select parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (FARs)
Optional Assignment


Objective...2 min
Lesson Content...90 min
De-Brief...2 min


Model Airplane (Supplied by instructor)
Airplane Flying Handbook
Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual
FAR/AIM book

Lesson Completion Standards

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to display knowledge, to practical test standards, of the lesson content. This oral can be repeated as necessary to ensure the student is confident in his/her knowledge.