Summary of Private Specs (C152

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Note: Please consult the Private Practical Test Standards
for clarification of these and
other requirements. Instructor
specifications can be tighter
than the PTS minimums. (DT)
specifies personal preferences
per Don Thompson. Examiners
(GP), George Prewitt and (MG),
Michael Grimes have their
preferences as well.
Takeoff, normal or crosswind:
Power............................... Full Throttle

Rotation....................50 (VR ) ±5 Kt
Climb................. 67 (VY ) +10/-5 Kt
Straight and Level (no hood):
Airspeed.......... As Specified ±10 Kt
Altitude..... As Specified ±100’ (DT)
Heading......As Specified ±10° (DT)
Slow Flight (no hood):
Airspeed............... 45 +5/-0 Kt (DT)
Altitude.......... As Referenced ±100’
Heading...........As Referenced ±10°
Bank...................As Specified ±10°
Normal/Crosswind Apch/Lndg:
Apch Airspeed.......... 60 ±5 Kt (DT)
Normal.................... Full Flaps (DT)
Crosswind............... 20° Flaps (DT)
Touchdown................ 46 +10/-5 Kt
TD.............within 400’ of Specified
CL Displacement...... ±10’ R/L (DT)
Go Around:
Power....................................... Full

Immed. Pitch..... 67 (VY) +10/–5 Kt
Flaps.........Retracted Appropriately
Steep Turns:
Airspeed...... Under 102 (VA) ±10 Kt
Altitude............... Referenced ±100’
Heading......... Roll Out ±10° of Ref.
Bank...................................45° ±5°
Power On (Departure) Stall:
Heading (Lvl Stall).....±10° fm Ref.
Bank (If requested)..........20° ±10°
Break at Stall.............Obvious (GP)
Altitude................... Minimum Loss
Power Off (Apch) Stall:
Heading (Lvl Stall).....±10° fm Ref.
Bank (If requested)..........20° ±10°
Break at Stall.............Obvious (GP)
Recovery.................. Simultaneous
........ Reduction of Angle of Attack,
.......... Full Power, Carb. Heat Cold,
..............Pitch to 54 (VY) +10/-0 Kt
Altitude................... Minimum Loss
Flaps.........Retracted Appropriately

Summary of Private Specs (C152)
S-Turns Across A Road:
Airspeed................... 70 ±5 Kt (DT)
Altitude.......... 3,200’– 3,300’ ±100’
Entry............................. Downwind
First Turn.....Specified Left or Right
Forward Slip Landing (No Flaps):
Apch Airspeed......... 60 ±5 Kt (MG)
Cross Rudder Input......... Full (MG)
TD.............within 400’ of Specified
Touchdown............... 46 +10/–5 Kt
CL Displacement...... ±10’ R/L (DT)
Simulated Engine Out:
Airspeed..........................60 ±10 Kt
Short Field Takeoff:
Liftoff..............................55 ±10 Kt
Climbout..... 54 (VX w/10°) +10/-5 Kt
AS bynd Obs....... 67 (VY) +10/-5 Kt
Short Field Landing:
Approach................... 46 +10/-5 Kt
Touchdown........................ at MCA
.................within 200’ of Specified

Rectangular Course:
Airspeed................... 70 ±5 Kt (DT)
Altitude......... 3,200’– 3,300’, ±100’
Entry............45° to Downwind Leg
Turns...........Specified Left or Right

Soft Field Takeoff:
Climbout..........54 or 67, +10/-5 Kt
............................... as appropriate

Turns Around A Point:
Airspeed................... 70 ±5 Kt (DT)
Altitude.......... 3,200’– 3,300’ ±100’
Entry............................. Downwind
Turns...........Specified Left or Right

Ded Reckoning and Pilotage:
Navigation........w/in 3 NMs of CRS
Checkpoints...... w/in 5 Min. of Est.

© 2008 Don Thompson

Soft Field Landing:
Approach................... 46 +10/-5 Kt

© 2008 Don Thompson

(cont.)

Destination...............Estimates ETA
Altitude................Maintained ±200’
Headings.............. Maintained ±15°
Straight & Level on Instruments:
Airspeed.......... As Specified ±10 Kt
Altitude..............As Specified ±200’
Heading..............As Specified ±20°
Climbs on Instruments:
Airspeed.......... As Specified ±10 Kt
Level Off Altitude................... ±200’
Heading..............As Specified ±20°
Turns on Instruments:
Airspeed.......... As Specified ±10 Kt
Level Off Altitude................... ±200’
Heading..............As Specified ±20°
Unusual Attitude Recovery on
Instruments:
Nose Low with Bank............Power
.................... Reduce, Wings Level,
.......... Pitch Up To Level, Power In
Nose High with Bank......Power In,
.....................Pitch Down To Level,
...................................Wings Level
Radio Navigation:
Nav Aid.... Tunes, Identifies Station
Airspeed.......... As Specified ±10 Kt
Altitude..............As Specified ±200’
Heading..............As Specified ±20°

Simulated Engine Out:
Airspeed.................. 60 (VG) ±10 Kt

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