Stage 1 - Pre-Solo

Requirements 

Below, you will find resources and quizzes...

Preflight Action

Resources 

  • PAVE & IMSAFE Checklist

  • 1800 WX Brief

  • METAR

  • FAR Part 61 & 91

  • Risk Assessment

  • Aeronautical Decision Making

  • Aircraft Documents & Manuals

Quizzes

  • PAVE & IMSAFE Checklist

  • 1-800-WXBRIEF

  • METAR

  • FAR Part 61 & 91

  • Risk Assessment

  • Aeronautical Decision Making

  • Aircraft Documents & Manuals

Aircraft & Ground Ops

Resources

  • Aircraft Construction & Design

  • Pilot Operating Handbook (RV12)

  • Pilot Operating Handbook (C172)

  • Weight and Balance

  • Aircraft Preflight Checklist

  • Airport Operations

  • Propeller Safety

Quizzes

  • Aircraft Construction & Design

  • Weight and Balance

  • Aircraft Preflight Checklist

  • Airport Operations

  • Propeller Safety

In-Flight

Resources

  • Maneuvers Guide (RV12)

  • Maneuvers Guide (C172)

  • Solo ACS Requirements

  • Radio Communications

  • Traffic Pattern 

  • Emergency Procedures

Quizzes

  • Maneuvers

  • Solo ACS Requirements

  • Radio Communications

  • Traffic Pattern 

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Basic Definitions

To achieve solo, you must demonstrate safe operation of the aircraft in the required maneuvers and procedures found in FAR 61.87, or you can check out our blog on solo flight requirements. During this time you will be asked to complete CHI's pre-solo written exam and the aircraft checkout test. Both must be completed and corrected to 100% with your instructor.

After your assigned instructor determines that you are proficient in these areas, and your pre-solo written exam and aircraft checkout test have been corrected to 100%, you will fly with another instructor as the final check before your initial solo flight.

Required Stage 1 Tests

Aircraft Checkout Tests

  • Van's RV-12 Checkout Test

  • Cessna N172 Checkout Test

Student Pre-Solo Exam