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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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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-...
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What are the experience requirements and process for becoming an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner?

When it comes time to hire a new Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), what does the FAA look for? What triggers new DPE job openings? How do the application and onboarding processes work? Are there more ...
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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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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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Can a DPE do a checkride in any plane of the same class?

Do DPEs have to be certified in a specific aircraft type, or can they do a checkride in any airplane of the same class? For example, if I have done all my training in a Cirrus SR22 and want to do my ...