Overview of 3 private pilot phases: solo, cross-country, test preparation. Choosing a flying club and training aircraft.
What to look for in a flight instructor: experience, temperament, motivation, organized.
Questions to ask a prospective CFI (certified flight instructor): availability, syllabus, textbook and other training videos/materials, test pass rate.
A student pilots first flight. Learn enough during your preflight brief so you can make the takeoff, climbs, turns, and descents.
A student pilot’s first flight by themselves!
A student learns how to navigate with GPS & VOR, and also how to fly by reference solely to the flight instruments on the panel.
Flight in January to Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and Truckee for a mountain flying checkout.