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I was just wondering if a Class B endorsement was required for a Private Pilot Check-ride in the US?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to aviation.SE! For questions about regulations, please always tell us which country you're asking about. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 23:21
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, this is in the US. $\endgroup$
    – Jason
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 23:28
  • $\begingroup$ Do not worry. I have edited the question for you. Please accept or approve the answer. :) $\endgroup$
    – Super
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 23:29

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You do not need a Class B endorsement for your PPL Check ride.

By the time you get to you check ride you should have the first 8 endorsements from this list, provided by the FAA.

I will add one caveat to this. During your check ride your examiner will ask you plan a cross country flight. If the route calls for it and you have the endorsement you can plan it through Class B. However if you plan it through Class B your examiner may ask for the endorsement or try and trip you up over it. if you plan a course through Class B without the endorsement the DPE may not stop you when you get in the air. Be careful as you can bust a checkride for this.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot for the information, Dave. Really helps a lot! $\endgroup$
    – Jason
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 23:52
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    $\begingroup$ Well put, Dave! $\endgroup$
    – Super
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 1:44
  • $\begingroup$ There is a later version of 61-65E, dated 1/6/13, vs the 11/29/05 document linked to above. Here is the later one: faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/… $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ FAA also has an update Airman Testing Questions & Answers guide, 19 pages of things you might be asking about, so I won't copy it here. faa.gov/training_testing/testing/media/questions_answers.pdf $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 15:10

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