Cessna 172S

Everything you need know for your checkout

In this course we will cover everything you need to know for your checkout in a Cessna 172S. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Airspeeds 
  • Powerplant
  • Weight limitations
  • Normal procedures
  • Emergency procedures 
  • Aircraft systems
  • Performance

This course will help make your aircraft checkout process go quickly and smoothly. It's like an aircraft ground review in your pocket!

*Note: due to the many differences in equipment options, this course does not cover avionics. You will need to discuss installed equipment differences with your flight instructor.

What's included?

12 Videos
12 Quizzes
1 Text
5 PDFs

Make your C-172S checkout go smoothly before your first flight. You'll become the instructor's pet!

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Nate Graham
Nate Graham

Meet your ground instructor

It was at the early age of 5 when Nate first discovered a small aviation section at the school library and checked out his first airplane book. He's been obsessed with aviation ever since. Getting his first job at 15 years old, he was able to make just enough money to pay for a one-hour flight lesson each month. Despite flying at this early age, he wasn't able to finish his private pilot license until shortly after his 19th birthday. Having a newly printed pilots license in hand, he headed off to Utah State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology. He began teaching after earning his CFI in 2009. 

Nate has a lovely wife (who also enjoys flying) and three young boys who appear to be just as crazy about airplanes as he is. Other aviation aspirations for Nate include adding glider, seaplane, and rotorcraft ratings in the not-too-distant future.