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IFR Checkride—Flight Prep

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

For the IFR checkride the local examiner has you plan a few flights. He gives the destinations in advance and on the day of the checkride you use current weather or he gives you the weather at each destination. The exercise tests your ability to plan alternates, check for icing along the route, and know […]

Feeder Routes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Sometimes when you look at an approach chart, you see fixes that are labeled as IAF but have a gap between the arrow and the next fix (usually an IF). For example, FIKDU on the KPRB RNAV RWY19 does not have a continuous arrow leading to the approach. However, it does have an altitude, direction, […]

Things to Remember IFR Checkride—Abbreviations

Monday, June 19th, 2017

IFR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES A set of rules governing the conduct of flight under instrument meteorological conditions IMC INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS Meteorological conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from cloud, and ceiling less than the minima specified for visual meteorological conditions. DP INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE PROCEDURE A preplanned instrument flight rules (IFR) departure procedure published […]

Things to Remember IFR Checkride—Weather

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

§91.103 Preflight action. Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight. This information must include— (a) For a flight under IFR or a flight not in the vicinity of an airport, weather reports and forecasts, fuel requirements, alternatives available if the planned flight cannot be […]

Things to Remember IFR Checkride

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Common Mistakes Make sure you ask the examiner to clear the area before maneuvers. Use checklists for all phases of flight—if using a mnemonic, tell the examiner what you are doing. Use rudder for small corrections on final. Approach Setup for stabilized approach 4 miles before FAF. 10° Flaps, Landing Gear down, Prop in, Mixture […]

Checkride Videos

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

I ran across this video by Andy Munnis and it’s full of interesting stuff about the oral portion of the checkride. This FAA presentation has lots of good stuff you need to know for your checkride—and when flying IFR. Andy also has a private pilot checkride video. The first part of an IFR checkride is […]

Private Pilot Checkride

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

The night before she gave me a cross country assignment (Mojave) and four problems to work out. Weight and Balance, Crosswind component, Takeoff distance, and density altitude. We started out looking at the documents. She wanted me to show her that we were legal to fly. She needed to see the AR(R)OW docs and the […]


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