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 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?