In the first phase of training, you will master the fundamentals. On the ground, you’ll learn your airplane inside and out. How the flight controls work, how the power plant operates, and how to thoroughly inspect your airplane before every flight. You’ll even spend a couple of hours in the aircraft maintenance shop looking under the “hood” of your airplane. In the air, you’ll learn how to take-off, climb, turn, descend, and ultimately land the airplane. This phase will culminate in your first solo flight.