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Lesson 1e - Positive Control Check

Lesson Objective

The instructor will teach the procedure of the "Positive Control Check"

Regulatory Requirement

  • Pre-Solo pilot (Student Pilot and Transition Pilots): §61.87(i)(1)
  • Private Pilot Test Candidate: PTS Area of Operation II(C)


  • Purpose of the positive control check
  • Relation to aircraft assembly
  • Aileron check
  • Spoiler check
  • Elevator check
  • Rudder check

Completion Standards

When complete, the student will be able to demonstrate a satisfactory positive control check

Prerequisite Study


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