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What is the procedure to appeal an FAA DPE who conducts exams in a manner that conflicts with certification standards?

Does the FAA have a formal process to allow applicants and instructors to appeal a DPE who does not conduct pilot examinations in a manner consistent with the ACS/PTS guidelines? If yes, how does ...
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Ways to find a practice area

I am taking a check-ride at an unfamiliar airport. How should I look for a practice area for maneuvers?
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If a pilot takes a MEL checkride and later a SES checkride, is the pilot now also qualified for MES/SEL?

*Assuming all checkrides are passed. If a pilot gets a multi-engine land rating on a primary checkride, and later takes a checkride as single-engine sea, is the pilot now qualified for multi-engine ...
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Is a class B endorsement required for a Private checkride?

I was just wondering if a Class B endorsement was required for a Private Pilot Check-ride in the US?
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Is a 100 hour inspection required for an aircraft to be used in a checkride?

Is a 100 hour inspection required when renting an aircraft for a practical test with a DPE, to whom you are paying a fee? Lots of money is being exchanged, yet the DPE told me that it is not "For ...
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What aircraft maintenance logs should I have available for a private checkride?

I’m about to do my Private Pilot Checkride in my own plane. I’ve been trying to find a list of things that will be needed for the Checkride in the logbook, as I had thought it was an updated annual, ...
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Can I do an instrument rating checkride in an experimental aircraft?

The EAA has a document that strongly suggests that IFR operation in Experimental Aircraft is legal. The necessary equipment is described in 91.205. Provided all this is met, as well as all other IFR ...
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Can I do an IFR checkride in an airplane that isn't certified for IMC?

Related to Can a plane be IFR certified, but not allowed in IMC? and Are there any LSA aircraft that can be flown IFR in IMC? . I understand the distinction between IFR and IMC. I can train for IFR ...
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What is the FAA's definition of “for hire”?

(note: references to specific FAA documents or cases are always appreciated!) This is a general question and might best be considered as open-ended. It is, however, posed for clarification of a few ...
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Can an instructor sign off for my check ride if I didn't fly with him since a year?

I am at the end of my training as a student pilot with an overkill amount of flying hours, but I had a couple of complications in the way. I flew with my old instructor (instructor A) for about 3 ...
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Can I get my IFR practical and oral examinations directly through the FAA if I can't find designated examiner?

A friend needs to go for instrument and commercial check rides and can't find designated examiner that is local. Can she schedule one at the nearest FAA office?
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Where can I find detailed steps on how to perform all ACS maneuvers?

All the maneuvers outlined in the Airman Certification Standards (slow flight, power on stalls, short field, etc.) have been taught by my instructor to me but on no occasion have I received reference ...
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Tips for the private pilot check ride [duplicate]

I am 17 and am going to be taking my check ride for my private pilot's license very soon. What tips do you have before I go up? (Oral exam and check ride). I am more looking for personal experience ...
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Can a private pilot obtain a recreational pilot certificate?

While I'm thankful that third class medical reform has passed, I currently have a special issuance medical that the FAA has been reviewing for several months. This go around, they requested additional ...
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What weight and balance form should I use for my checkride?

I am studying for private pilot checkride and saw this form in an Oral Exam. Can you tell me where I can get this form online? If not, is there a better form for expiration and W&B data?
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Is it necessary to have my full name (including middle name) on my student pilot license?

So my student pilot license is missing a middle name, but my drivers license, written exam, and passport all have it printed. I've spoken with the DPE, and he says it may be an issue, or it may not, ...
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How do I plan for my PPL checkride which will involve a diversion?

My CFI has told me that in my checkride I will begin a planned cross country flight and will be diverted to another airport shortly into the flight. My question is, how do I effectively plan for this? ...
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Is it better to begin the gear down before landing checklist abeam the touchdown point or midfield? [closed]

For complex aircraft, I had always been taught to begin the before landing checklist, or the gear down before landing checklist, abeam the touchdown point, which for me is normally the thousand foot ...
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Sport pilot upgrade to private pilot [duplicate]

I have a sport pilot license and fly my own SLSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft). I have all the required logbook hours signed off by my CFI for the PPL and 120 hours as PIC plus 80 dual student hours. ...
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Where can I get a copy of my notice of disapproval from a failed checkride?

I can't find the notice of disapproval that I was given after I failed the oral portion of my private pilot checkride. I have looked EVERYWHERE. What do I need to do? Is there something on IACRA or ...
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Do I need a checkride for an initial SIC A320 type rating?

I have an FAA A320 initial pilot-in-command (PIC) type rating but haven't flown the actual aircraft. Currently I am undergoing the second-in-command (SIC) type rating. I have completed the ground ...
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Backup plane for checkride: Can it be a different model?

I'm a student pursuing a US Private Pilot License, and recently scheduled my checkride. I've been training in a 1981 Piper Warrior (PA-28-161), but if its annual goes sour I may have to take my club's ...
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Can you accept a LAHSO on your private pilot checkride?

Suppose you're on your private pilot checkride and the tower gives you a land and hold short clearance. Are you able to accept that clearance? I know you're expected to fly as if you were a private ...
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Once you have passed the oral portion of a checkride, do you have to retake it ever again?

I recently attempted to take my Commercial/ME/Instrument checkride. I passed the oral exam portion, but shortly after the engine started running rough. After making it through about 3-4 maneuvers and ...
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Is an FAA Part 121/135 checkride conducted under Part 91 or Part 121/135?

Is a checkride which is required in order to qualify a pilot for 121 or 135 operations itself conducted under Part 91 or Part 121/135 rules? For instance, is a first class medical required in order ...
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What is a 709 ride?

One of the enforcement actions that FAA can take against a pilot is known as a "709 ride" in which your certifications and rating are reevaluated by the FAA. What is the regulatory basis for this ...
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What happens during a checkride for a private pilot license?

For a Private Pilot License in USA, what happens when a student takes his/her checkride? I want to know the sequence of events. According to my knowledge, which is sort of vague, things proceed as ...
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What should I do after failing the oral portion of my private pilot check ride?

What steps should I take after failing the oral portion of the check ride for my PPL?
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Will I fail a check-ride if I do a go-around for a short-field landing?

Let's assume that I'm on a check-ride and my next requirement is to perform a short-field landing. If I'm coming in for landing and it's obvious I'm not going to hit my mark, can I perform a go-...