CHECKRIDE CHECKLIST

Getting ready for your flight test involves more than just preparing for the ground portion of the examination. Below you will find a list of items that you should review to determine that you understand all the tasks that will be on the test. If you are uncertain about anything, ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR CLARIFICATION, don't ask the examiner on the checkride day.

1) Ensure that you have met all the experience requirements for your test. 
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2) Read through the PTS. 
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3) Complete the online pilot application form. 
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4) Make sure to bring these items with you to your checkride. 

___ View limiting device
___ Aircraft maintenance logbooks
___ Current charts
___ Flight computer and plotter
___ Timer
___ Navigation logs and flight plan forms
___ Performance and weight and balance calculations
___ Weather briefing
___ FAR/AIM
___ Photo ID (Passport for international students)
___ Medical certificate
___ Pilot certificate
___ FTN number for the submitted IACRA form
___ Knowledge exam
___ Logbook with endorsements (tab pilot training requirements)
___ Review the FARs to determine that all requirements have    been met
___ Examiner fee
___ 141 graduation certificate (If applicable)
___ Notice of disapproval or letter of discontinuance
             (If applicable)  
___ Food and water
___ Dress professionally

5) Complete the following flight tasks to PTS standards 

PRIVATE PILOT TASKS

___ Preflight
___ Before start
(Passenger brief (windows, seats and belts, doors, exits))
___ Taxi (Brake check, wind correction, airport diagram)
___ Run-up procedures
___ Normal takeoff 
(crosswind technique, takeoff callouts (Static RPM, engine instruments within limits, airspeed rising))
___ Short field landing
___ Soft field takeoff
___ Forward slip to a no flap landing
___ Pilotage and dead reckoning
___ Radio navigation
___ Lost procedures
___ Diversion (heading, time, and fuel to diversion airport)
___ Emergency descent
___ Go around
___ Soft field landing
___ Short field takeoff
___ Simulated instrument
(S/L, AS climbs, AS descents, turns, UARs, Lost Procedures)
___ Slow flight
___ Steep turns
___ Power off stall (with and without a bank)
___ Power on stall (with and without a bank)
___ Spin awareness
___ Turns around a point
___ S turns across a road
___ Emergencies
((Electrical failure, engine fire, cockpit fire, icing, engine overheating, door opening in flight)
___ Engine failure to landing
___ Normal landing (Crosswind technique)

SPECIAL EMPHASIS AREAS

___ Runway incursion avoidance
___ Collision avoidance
___ Positive exchange of flight controls
___ Wake turbulence avoidance
___ Checklist usage

INSTRUMENT PILOT TASKS

___ Preflight
___ Before start
(Passenger brief (windows, seats and belts, doors, exits))
___ IFR tower enroute clearance
___ Taxi (Brake check, wind correction, airport diagram, instrument check)
___ Run-up procedures
___ Departure procedure
___ Enroute procedure
___ Arrival procedure
___ Precision approach with a missed approach procedure
___ Holding procedure
___ Radio communications
___ Basic instrument flight maneuvers
___ Unusual attitude recoveries
___ Tracking navigational systems
___ Enroute emergencies (Electrical failure, loss of communication, engine fire, cockpit fire, icing, engine overheating, door opening in flight)
___ Non precision, full approach, partial panel procedure with a circling approach to landing

SPECIAL EMPHASIS AREAS

___ Runway incursion avoidance
___ Collision avoidance
___ Positive exchange of flight controls
___ Wake turbulence avoidance
___ Checklist usage