Training Tip: A very good bad approach

A student pilot approaching the solo phase makes four circuits of the airport traffic pattern with the flight instructor aboard—doing a nice job three times and turning in one forgettable performance. How will the instructor assess the...

Training Tip: A very good bad approach

A student pilot approaching the solo phase makes four circuits of the airport traffic pattern with the flight instructor aboard—doing a nice job three times and turning in one forgettable performance. How will the instructor assess the student’s preparedness for solo after that?