Private Pilot Checkride Common Problems

Over the years, I've done more than a few Private Pilot Checkrides. People usually pass on the first time, but there are some who don't. I've complied a list of some problems I see during the test. I've added a checklist to help ensure you are prepared when you and I meet for the test.

Pre-Appointment Checklist

Common Problems on the Test

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Remember that the maneuvers you are asked to perform have a purpose. You will be a better pilot if you try to apply scenarios to the maneuvers you perform.


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