Stage 3 Check for Cross Country

Cross-Country Flights


For the student to gain the required experience in solo cross-country operations and obtain the solo cross-country endorsement and experience for repeated cross-country flights.


Stage written exam. This includes the multiple choice questions now available on line at: the gateway site for Aviation e-Learning

Or you can find the test questions in the SPORT and PRIVATE PILOT TRAINING SYLLABUS – AIRPLANE. (and typically an additional written test by the CFI for the specific airport to solo).

Ground Check Completion Standards:

Test score of 70% or better and reconciled to 100%.

Flight planning

____ Personal navigation equipment

____ Weather and operational considerations Pre-flight planning

____ Altitude

____ Courses and distances

____ Speed, time, and heading calculations.

____ Completing the flightlog

____ Fuel calculations

____ Weight and balance

____ Takeoff and landing performance

____ Airport information for intended airports plus diversions

____ Flight log form

____ Flight plan form

____ Airplane documentation and preparation for flight

____ Right-of-way rules

____ Weather discussion

____ Radio communications Navigation

____ GPS

____ Pilotage

____ Dead reckoning

____ Flight log kept throughout flights

Flights for Stage 3 Check: Based on the results of flight lesson 13, the understanding of the items listed in this stage check, and cross -country ground test, additional flights may be necessary. Repeat lessons 11, 12 or 13 as required.

Ground Stage 3 Check: Pass Stage 3 test with score of 70% or higher, reconciled to 100%.

Completion Standards: Student performs cross country flights to get cross-country endorsement 8.