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WSM: Practical Training Phase 3

You can expect the syllabus set by flight schools to differ in respect of the implementation of the requirements.
However, the following is offered as a guide to prospective student pilots on what they will cover in their training.
The practical flight training syllabus set out below is broken up into 5 phases. The is to train a student pilot  to the level of proficiency required for the issue of a type rating for light sport weight shift controlled microlights, and to provide the training necessary to act as pilot-in-command of any light sport weight shift controlled microlight for which he or she holds a valid class or type rating, engaged in non-revenue flights under visual flight rules.
Each lesson will be repeated until a satisfactory level is obtained.  These lessons are set out as follows:
Phase 1:
Lesson 1:        Exercise 1 – 3             Air experience
Lesson 2:        Exercise 4 & 5:            Effects of controls and taxiing
Lesson 3:        Exercise 6:                  Straight and level
Phase 2:
Lesson 4:        Exercise 7 & 8:            Climbing and descending
Lesson 5:        Exercise 9:                  Turning
Lesson 6:        Exercise 10A & B:       Slow flight and stalling
Lesson 7:        Exercise 12 & 13:       Initial Circuits
Lesson 8:        Exercise 12 & 13:        Advanced Circuits
Phase 3:
Lesson 9:        Exercise 12 & 13:        Cross wind circuits and landings
Lesson 10:      Exercises 1E, 5E, 12E & 13E:  Circuit emergencies
Lesson 11:      Exercise 12 & 13:        Check ride to first solo
Lesson 12:      Exercise 14:                First Solo
Lesson 13:                  Exercise 12 & 13:        Solo circuits
Phase 4:
Lesson 14:      Exercise 15:                Advanced turning
Lesson 15:      Exercise 16:                Forced landing without power
Lesson 16:      Exercise 17A:              Low level flying
Lesson 17:      Exercise 17B:              Precautionary landing
Phase 5:
Lesson 18:      Exercise 18A:              Navigation – dual
Lesson 19:      Exercise 18A, B & C:   Navigation with problems and GPS - dual
Lesson 20:      Exercise 18A:              Navigation – solo
Lesson 21:      Exercise 19:                Basic instrument flight
Phase 6:
Lesson 22:      Flight test prep
Lesson 23:      NPL flight test
Lesson 24:      NPL test – NAV

Phase 3

Lesson 9:
Exercise 12 & 13:
Cross wind circuits and landings
  • Ground briefing:
    • The influence of the wind on the circuit
  • Air exercises:
    • A thorough briefing on the landing
    • Emphasize to student where to look
    • Crosswind technique: Rotate speed in strong winds, effect of wind on circuit geometry, approach speed and adjusting for gusts, cross control technique 
  • Safety:
    • Student to do all radio work 
  • Checklist and its use:
    • Student to do all ground and circuit checks

Lesson 10:
Exercises 1E, 5E, 12E & 13E:
Circuit emergencies
  • Ground briefing:
    • Emergencies with respect to take off, landing, go around and engine failure.
    • Emergencies on the ground
    • Emergencies with regard to braking and steering
  • Air exercises:
    • Aborted take off
    • Engine failures after take off.
    • The go around
    • Missed approach
    • Demonstrate ground emergencies
    • Procedure to follow with regard to fault finding, planning of the descent, and radio call.
    • Student to do all circuits and all the landings.
    • Action in the event of fire in flight and on the ground
    • Glide approach and flapless landings 
  • Safety:
    • Student to do all radio work. 
  • Checklist and its use:
    • Student must be able to do all checks.

Lesson 11:
Exercise 12 & 13:
Check ride to first solo
  • Ground briefing:
    • Purpose of flight to student
  • Air exercise:
    • Consolidation of circuit and circuit procedures as well as circuit emergencies.
    • Student must be competent.
    • Normal circuit and glide approaches must be covered.
  • Emergencies:
    • Engine fire on the ground
  • Checklist:
    • Student pilot licence present
    • Pre-solo test written

Lesson 12:
Exercise 14:
First Solo
  • Ground briefing:
    • Aircraft performance in climb and speed
    • Difference in landing
  • Air Exercise:
    • Student to complete one normal circuit
  • Checklist:
    • Before flying solo a learner must in addition to being proficient in exercises 1 to 13;
    • be able to reasonably execute a simulated emergency landing from any position in the circuit.
    • He or she must also have completed a minimum of 6 (six) hours of dual instruction.
    • He or she must be the holder of a valid Student Pilot licence and have successfully passed the required exams.

Lesson 13:
Exercise 12 & 13:
Solo circuits
  • Ground briefing:
  • Dual check will be done for the first three hours of circuit work
  • Air Exercise:
    • Normal circuits
    • Student to practice on the accuracy of touch down point
    • Aim point for the round out to be the numbers
    • Accurate approaches and speed control to be emphasized
    • Instructor to evaluate progress of student
    • Student to assess own landings and discuss his mistakes with the instructor.
    • Student to end the flight when he becomes either tires or is uncomfortable with the weather.
    • The dual check should encompass the following:
      • Glide approaches
      • Aim point
Emergencies: Engine fire in the air 
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