(Click on Test Below to see Required Flight Times and Endorsements Needed)

Once you have passed your FAA Written Knowledge Test and mastered the established standards for knowledge, skill, and risk management elements in all Tasks appropriate to the certificate and rating sought; Your flight instructor will sign your endorsement stating you are ready to take your practical test. At this point, you may schedule an appointment for your practical test.


A practical test, more commonly known as a “check ride”, is the Federal Aviation Administration examination which one must undergo in the United States to receive an aircraft pilot's certification, or an endorsement for additional flight privileges. The practical test consists of two parts and is usually completed in one appointment. The oral portion of the test must be completed prior to the flight portion. Both must be successfully completed in order to achieve a temporary airman certificate.


If you are ready, click on the Designated Pilot Examiner logo to schedule a check ride appointment.

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