Sport Pilot Flight: Lesson 7:
Go-Around and Forward Slip to a Landing
Objective: To introduce Go-Around procedures, forward slip to a landing, and recovery
from bouncing and ballooning during landing. To gain proficiency in takeoffs and
landings by concentrated practice.
1. Preflight briefing
a. Review traffic patterns. Right patterns.
b. Recovery from bouncing and ballooning during landing.
a. Student performs all preflight items while explaining to instructor. Try to plant
some deficiency conditions for student to find, such as incorrectly set altimeter.
a. Review Normal and crosswind takeoff and landing
b. Review Traffic patterns
c. Recovery from bouncing and ballooning during landing
d. Dealing with unexpected ATC requests
i. Cross airport to opposite downwind
ii. Reverse direction on downwind\
iii. Teardrop maneuver back to final approach from upwind leg dueto runway
e. ATC light signals. Where is this information found in the cockpit?
f. Wind shear avoidance
g. Additional items at discretion of instructor.
4. Post flight critique and preview of next lesson.
1. See reading list on Sport Pilot Training Syllabus, page 33.
2. Report ground school progress.
3. Obtain Sport Pilot certificate soon.
4. Write down your impressions of this flight in a notebook.
This lesson is successfully completed when the student
1. Demonstrates understanding of go-around procedures, forward slip to a landing, and
recovery from bouncing and ballooning during a landing.
2. Demonstrates ability to fly a specific ground track during ground referenced
3. When in the traffic pattern, maintains altitude ±200’, airspeed ±15 kt., and desired