Documents & Resources
Checkout sheet, study materials, aircraft and avionics manuals, checklists, W&B documents, and FAA handbooks,
Disclaimer: These documents are to be used as reference only and are not a substitute for the manufacturers’ documents or material. Please use the current Airplane Flight Manual and version of official documents. Always conform to the manufacturers’ recommendations and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.
New Customer Documents
Aircraft Checkout & Rental
Renter’s Agreement – All customers, including students and renters, must complete this document. It is subject to change at any time. We will post the newest version here and in the office, so please check periodically for any changes. Latest version updated July 2023.
Aircraft Checkout Sheet – To rent or solo any of our aircraft, you must first complete the checkout process. This document must be filled out and reviewed with an instructor for each make & model you intend to fly. It also contains the list of flight items that will be completed in the air. Latest version updated Feb 23, 2023.
Complex Checkout Sheet – In addition to the Aircraft Review sheet above, this addendum covers questions pertaining specifically to our complex aircraft. You can download and fill out this PDF.
High-performance Checkout Sheet – In addition to the Aircraft Review sheet above, this addendum covers questions specifically for our high performance (Skylane 182 and Maule M7) aircraft.
Multi-Engine Checkout Sheet – In addition to the Aircraft Review sheet above, this addendum covers questions pertaining specifically to our Twin Comanche. It must be completed during your training or checkout.
Complex and High-performance Aircraft Checkout Requirements – If you would like to rent our Cessna 172RG, Cessna 182, Maule M7, or Twin Comanche, this is your guide to the flight hours and landing requirements for the checkout. You must also complete the Aircraft Checkout Sheet with addendums listed above plus complete a flight checkout. Latest version updated Feb 23, 2023.
Guide to Complex Checkout & Endorsement – This flying club created a maneuver’s guide for flying the Cutlass 172RG.
Guide to High Performance Checkout & Endorsement – This flying club created a helpful study guide for the high performance endorsement.
Flight Review – It’s time for your flight review or it’s been longer and you are getting back into flying, check out our flight review test that covers the FAA requirements for the ground portion. Please complete as much as possible prior to your scheduled Flight Review.
Instrument Proficiency Check – Click here for FAA guidance on an IPC.
Flying Courses – An overview of different pilot’s licenses and ratings we offer at AeroDynamic.
Guide to our Instructors – A list of our CFIs by location, what they can teach, which aircraft they are checked out to teach in, and who can perform stage checks.
Helpful Documents & Resources
Stage Checks – Paired with our own syllabus and a strive for excellence in training, AeroDynamic completes 3 stage checks for Private and Sport student pilots. This guide helps prepare students for each phase of their training.
Pre-Solo Exam – Your instructor will administer this open-book, take-home test as you get close to solo. Please complete to the best of your ability and review any deficient areas with your instructor. Once complete, you will receive an endorsement in your logbook.
Solo Operations & Limitations – A simplified breakdown of FARs and company policies for solo flights.
Private Pilot Requirements – An overview and checklist that you and your instructor should review prior to solo and prior to your practical test (checkride) to be sure all documentation, endorsements and training are appropriately logged and completed.
Sport Pilot Requirements – You and your instructor should review this prior to solo and prior to your practical test (checkride) to be sure all documentation, endorsements and training are appropriately completed.
Cross-Country Flight Planning Guide – Our “how-to” guide for creating flight plans.
Cross-Country Flight Plan Form – Our Nav Log is our preferred flight planning form. It is a fillable & printable PDF complete with weather info, diversion log, flight plan form, and more.
Diversion Checklist – This handy guide to in-flight diversions can be folded to fit on your kneeboard or saved in your iPad for quick reference.
Airworthiness Checklist – Are you and your plane legal to fly today? Fill out our checklist to make sure.
Passenger SAFETY briefing – The FAA’s guide to briefing your passengers.
Operations at Nontowered Airports – Excellent guidance from AOPA for operating at airports without a control tower, including pattern entry and communications.
VFR Personal Minimums – Determine go/no-go decisions by setting personal minimums for yourself using AOPA’s contract.
Personal Minimums Checklist – FAA guidance on decision making factors to set your own minimums.
METAR & TAF Guide – Understanding and decoding METARs
A Pilot’s Guide to Aviation Weather Services – FAA guidance on weather products
How to Obtain a Good Weather Briefing – FAA guidance on weather briefings
Weather Wise – AOPA Safety Advisor’s condensed guidance on fronts, thunderstorms, turbulence, and icing. Also search their Weather Wise videos for understanding weather.
Tips on Mountain Flying – An FAA Aviation Safety Program document
“From the Flight Deck” Hazards and Hot Spots at KRHV – FAA video regarding airport operations and arrival alert notices
Reid-Hillview Communications – Guide for new pilots on often-used terminology and instructions.
IFR Quick Reference Guide – A very detailed study guide to prepare for your checkride
IFR Kneeboard Sheet – A handy place to write down ATIS, CRAFT, lost comms, and more.
IFR Departures – A simple breakdown of SIDs, ODPs, and DVAs.
IFR Approaches – A review of the various types of instrument approach procedures.
IFR Lost Comms – Flying magazine’s helpful article on dealing with Lost Comms in IFR.
IFR Circle-to-Land Guidance – IFR magazine’s thorough article on how to legally circle to land
IFR XC Flight Planning Guide – Our “how-to” guide for IFR flight planning.
IFR XC Flight Plan Form – Navigation log for instrument cross-countries.
IFR Personal Minimums – A personal minimum contract with yourself for IFR proficiency and safe ADM.
Logging IFR Currency – IFR Magazine’s article with various scenarios on when and how to log IFR approaches for currency
NASA’s Aircraft Icing Training – A comprehensive course on ground and inflight icing.
FAA Legal Interpretations – A comprehensive list of legal interpretations that you should know about
ATP’s Commercial Pilot Maneuvers – Guide on required commercial pilot maneuvers.
Cessna 150M POH (updated 5/23)
Cessna 172M POH (1975, airspeed in MPH)
Cessna 172M POH (1976, airspeed in KIAS)
Twin Comanche Performance charts (no tip tanks)
Weight & Balance
Always verify this is the most current version before flight
Not for official use
Citabria Preflight Checklist
Citabria 7ECA Operating Checklist
Citabria 7ECA Emergency Checklist
Citabria 7KCAB Operating Checklist
Citabria 7KCAB Emergency Checklist
Decathlon 8KCAB Operating Checklist
Decathlon 8KCAB Emergency Checklist
Maule M5 Operating Checklist
Maule M7 Operating Checklist
Cessna 150 Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 150 Operating Checklist
Cessna 172L Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 172L Operating Checklist
Cessna 172M Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 172M Operating Checklist
Cessna 172N Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 172N Operating Checklist
Cessna 172P Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 172P Operating Checklist
Cessna 172RG Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 172RG Operating Checklist
Cessna 182J Preflight/Emergency Checklist
Cessna 182J Operating Checklist
Twin Comanche Preflight Checklist
Twin Comanche Flight Checklist
Twin Comanche Airworthiness Checklist
FAA Flight Training Handbooks
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