Questions tagged [checkride]

Examinations for acquiring or renewing pilot licenses.

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 ...