How to be prepared for success:
We both want you to walk out with a temporary airman certificate!
Being prepared sets a positive tonefor the practical exam and ensures we can start and finish on time, especially with limited daylight hours coming up.
Some tips to ensure that it all goes smoothly:
The practical exam is meant to evaluate your knowledge, risk management, and skills as outlined in the ACS - it’s not to trick you or make the tasks arbitrarily difficult. The goal is to evaluate you how you would fly in real life, and therefore there are no restrictions on the use of any tools you choose to use. See below on guidelines concerning the use of EFBs.
Types of Practical Exams that can be conducted:
** Multi Engine land can only be accomplished in the following twins: BE50 BE55, BE58, PA30, PA34, BN2P
What to bring:
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If you are requesting a practical test, please fill out the following form. You will receive a confirmation email when it is scheduled.
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Note: as soon as your exam is scheduled, you will receive a follow up email which will ask for you to send some required documents, as well as an email detailing the scenario to prepare for the practical exam.
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EFB usage will be allowed to meet all ACS tasks, but the GPS function must be turned off for tasks in which you will be evaluated on for pilotage, dead reckoning, and your use of approved equipment for navigation. After those ACS tasks are evaluated, you can use the EFB as you choose. All equipment in the airplane is allowed to be used, however you may be evaluated on systems failures and malfunctions as detailed in the ACS. If using an EFB, it is recommended that you also bring a form of backup, in the event of a failure of your EFB. If your EFB fails due to heat, dead battery, or mechanical failure and the required ACS tasks are unable to evaluated, then that will result in an unsatisfactory outcome. All electronic devices must comply with 91.21.
Payment can be made with an electronic transfer (wire, Zelle, Venmo) or cash. Credit cards may be used for an additional 5%.
Invoicing will be completed shortly after the practical exam and you will receive a receipt. Please let the examiner know if you require any additional expense/receipt documentation for taxes, scholarships, other organizations, etc.