Tests & Stage Checks

What are stage checks?

Throughout your training you will be working to complete three major stages. Each stage has various competencies that you must complete. Your skill and knowledge of these competencies will be tested across a variety of worksheets, quizzes, and then a final stage exam. After demonstrating proficiency for all parts of a stage, you will be able to participate in that stage's item: your first solo, cross-country flights, or taking your check-ride.

Within each stage there are a variety of worksheets and quizzes. Please do not complete these items without direction from your CFI. The point of these items is to test your knowledge and maintain proficiency throughout your training. You may have the desire to "get ahead" and complete items as soon as possible. This however is not the intention.

Stage 1


The first major milestone in flight training is your first solo. Stage 1 consists of the basics - from preflight to maneuvers - up through solo.

Stage 2


After your solo, you'll start flying to different airports. Stage 2 is all about navigation, weather, airspace, performance, and communications.

Stage 3


The moment you've all been waiting for: your checkride! But first, you must demonstrate proficiency across various competencies.

Aircraft Checkout Test (General)

If you're already a pilot and you're looking to get checked out in one of our aircraft, this is your section. Complete one of the tests below and submit to a CHI Aerospace staff member (preferably the CFI you'll be flying with). You can complete the test ahead of time by using the posted documents on the Aircraft Documents & Manuals page. There, you can find the POH for each aircraft as well as Dynon or Garmin Avionics manuals and more.


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