Professional Pilot Program Outcomes

  • To conduct appropriate preflight preparation that assesses current and forecast weather, predicted aircraft performance, loading and navigational requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan cross country flights in the national airspace system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft systems and instruments.
  • Effectively communicate and comply with air traffic control. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in normal, short and soft field take-offs and landings.
  • Perform minimum controllable airspeed and stall maneuvers.
  • Demonstrate selected ground reference maneuvers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in emergency procedures and operations.
  • Control the aircraft solely by reference to aircraft flight and navigational instruments.
  • Ability to conduct instrument approaches. 
  • Perform and demonstrate proficiency in high performance commercial pilot maneuvers.
  • Pass appropriate FAA practical test required for pilot certification on the first attempt.