Pacific Skies Aviation Training Methods
Private Pilot SyllabusFAA-approved, the Private Pilot Syllabus is the product of over 20 years of teaching and aviation experience, providing the foundation and practical instruction to our students.
Regular stage checks are also a part of the PSA philosophy. A senior instructor is able to a provide independent evaluation and feedback of the student's performance, as well as helping the instructor continue to maintain standardization of instruction.
Each lesson is clearly laid out with objectives, preflight discussion topics and the tasks to be accomplished during the lesson. At times, not all the items in a lesson will be covered in the given time. Students keep a copy of their syllabus, either a hard or PDF copy, for the instructor to annotate. Thus everything is kept track of and can be covered at a later time. Homework and feedback can also be written down, as each lesson provides room for such. Competition standards allow clear assessment where everyone knows what is expected.
In addition, the syllabus contains guides which have also been made in-house. While not yet a full textbook, the guides provide practical and detailed explanations of local and PSA specific topics of the private pilot syllabus.
At the back of the syllabus document, is the Oral Exam Guide. Developed from many check rides over the years, it has proved to be a vital source of student material for our private pilot students.
Commercial Syllabus and Cessna 182 Transition Syllabus
The Commercial syllabus takes off where the Instrument leaves off. Again, following the same format with detailed lessons and guides which breakdown the complex systems of the Cessna TR182.
For those students wishing to not get their commercial certificate, there is an adjusted syllabus which culminates in a CE-182 checkout.