501(c)7 non-profit
 Join Us!
   Club History
 Duty Roster
  Region IV



Skyline Soaring Club Training Syllabus

This syllabus is free for use for any organizations who wish to use the training syllabus, with restrictions. For details, please see the restrictions at the bottom of this page for details.

The Complete Skyline Soaring Syllabus is also available in:

If you would like to get an e-mail each time the syllabus is updated, please visit http://skylinesoaring.org/mailman/listinfo/syllabus

LessonPhase  FAR RequirementPTS AreaInstructor Sign-Off and Date
1  Before We Fly       
1a  Preflight Planning / Overview  61.87(i)(1)  I   
1b  Aeromedical Factors Discussion    I(E)   
1c  Use of Controls       
1d  Cockpit Familiarization       
1e  Positive Control Check  61.87(i)(1)  II(C)   
1f  Release Mechanisms  61.87(i)(1)  II(C)   
1g  Handling - Hangar to Flightline  61.87(i)(2)  II(B)   
1h  Handling - Flightline to Hangar  61.87(i)(2)  II(B)   
2  First Flights       
2a  Pre Takeoff Checklist  61.87(i)(1)  IV(A)   
2b  Attitude Flying / Scanning  61.87(i)(6)     
2c  Glider Daily Inspection  61.87(i)(1)  I, II(C)   
2d  Airport Procedures  61.87(i)(5)  III(A,B,C)   
2e  Cockpit Management    II(D)   
2f  Aerotow Release  61.87(i)(11)  IV(F)   
2g  Visual Signals  61.87(i)(11)  II(E)   
2h  Normal Takeoff  61.87(i)(3)  IV(B)   
2i  Normal Aerotow  61.87(i)(12)  IV(C)   
2j  Straight Glide  61.87(i)(4)  VII(A)   
2k  Shallow, Medium, Steep Turns  61.87(i)(4)  VII(C)   
2l  Normal Landing  61.87(i)(16)  IV(Q)   
3  Core Flights       
3a  Hi-Low Tow Transition  61.87(i)(12)  IV(C)   
3b  Before-landing Checklist  61.87(i)(16)  IV(Q)(8)   
3c  Traffic Pattern  61.87(i)(10,16)  IV(Q)   
3d  Minimum Controllable Airspeed  61.87(i)(8)  V(A), IX(A)   
3e  Turns to Heading    VII(B)   
3f  Forward Stall, with and without airbrakes  61.87(i)(14)  IX(B)   
3g  Turning Stall, with and without airbrakes  61.87(i)(14)  IX(B)   
3h  Spirals, Descents  61.87(i)(15)     
4  Advanced Skills       
4a  Collision, Windshear & Wake Turbulence Avoidance  61.87(i)(6)  IV(G)   
4b  Radio Procedures    III(A)   
4c  Minimum Sink  61.87(i)(8)  V(A)   
4d  Slips: Forward, Side, Turning  61.87(i)(7)  IV(R)   
4e  Best L/D; Speed-to-fly  61.87(i)(8)  V(B)   
4f  Boxing the Wake  61.87(i)(12)  IV(E)   
4g  Crosswind Takeoff  61.87(i)(3)  IV(B)   
4h  Crosswind Landing  61.87(i)(16)  IV(Q)   
4i  Unassisted Takeoff       
4j  Covered Instrument Landings  61.87(i)(9)  X(A)   
4k  Precision Landings and Stops  61.87(i)(16)  X(A)   
4l  Slips to Landing  61.87(i)(17)  IV(R)   
5  Soaring Techniques       
5a  Thermal  61.87(i)(18)  VI(A)   
5b  Ridge    VI(B)   
5c  Wave    VI(C)   
6  Unusual Attitudes and Emergencies       
6a  Slack Line  61.87(i)(9),(19)  IV(D)   
6b  Aerotow Emergency Procedures  61.87(i)(9),(19)  IV(G)   
6c  V-Speeds  61.87(i)(8)  V   
6d  Rope Breaks  61.87(i)(9),(19)  IV(G)   
6e  Pilot-Induced Oscillations       
7  Finishing Touches       
7a  Downwind Landing  61.87(i)(16)  IV(S)   
7b  Taxiing and Clearing Runway  61.87(i)(2)  XI   
7c  Assembly  61.87(i)(13)  II(A)   
7d  Postflight Inspection    XI(A)   
7e  Disassembly  61.87(i)(13)     
7f  Pre-Solo Written Test  61.87(b)     
7g  Special Awareness Training  91.161  91.161   
7h  Checkride Rating Endorsement    PTS p5   
8  Solo and Badges       
8a  First Solo and the A Badge       
8b  The B Badge       
8c  The C Badge       
8d  The Bronze Badge       
9  Continuing Training       
9a  Spring Field Check       
9b  Flight Review       

Creative Commons LicenseThe Skyline Soaring Training Syllabus by The Skyline Soaring Club is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://skylinesoaring.org/ABOUT/.