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twk3395
08-04-2015, 07:32 PM
Hello all,
Got my commercial multi-engine land initial checkride coming up here in the next couple of weeks, and have a quick question that I would like the answer to. During the checkride, do you have to perform lazy-eights, chandelles, etc. Looked at the PTS and it doesn't say it's required, but I want to make sure you don't (Plan on discussing it with my instructor and DPE tomorrow or Thursday).

Thanks for your help!
twk3395


pilotnicco
08-05-2015, 09:28 AM
No, it should be, short-field T/O and landings, engine cut probably on the runway T/O roll and/or at climb out, steep turns, slow flight, stalls, VMC demo, engine shutdown and restart, and single engine approach. Maybe a gear failure or emergency descent too, to spice it up. I too have my CMEL ride coming up. Good luck to you man!!

Fast90
08-05-2015, 10:39 AM
No, it should be, short-field T/O and landings, engine cut probably on the runway T/O roll and/or at climb out, steep turns, slow flight, stalls, VMC demo, engine shutdown and restart, and single engine approach. Maybe a gear failure or emergency descent too, to spice it up. I too have my CMEL ride coming up. Good luck to you man!!

Go to FAA .GOVweb site and download the latest PTS. It is free. Nothing outside the PTS will be game. Good luck.


WillFlyForSpam
08-05-2015, 11:13 AM
Do you already have a single comm?

dsmith3631
08-05-2015, 11:29 AM
It does not matter if this is an add-on Comm to an ASEL or initial Comm AMEL, because AMEL and AMES Commercial ratings only require one Performance Maneuver which is the Steep Turns. Neither a commerical add-on or first time AMEL require any others.. per the PTS.

http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/faa-s-8081-12c.pdf

TheWeatherman
08-05-2015, 01:29 PM
No, it should be, short-field T/O and landings, engine cut probably on the runway T/O roll and/or at climb out, steep turns, slow flight, stalls, VMC demo, engine shutdown and restart, and single engine approach. Maybe a gear failure or emergency descent too, to spice it up. I too have my CMEL ride coming up. Good luck to you man!!
Wow, so not much different than the ME check-ride?

twk3395
08-05-2015, 07:13 PM
No, it should be, short-field T/O and landings, engine cut probably on the runway T/O roll and/or at climb out, steep turns, slow flight, stalls, VMC demo, engine shutdown and restart, and single engine approach. Maybe a gear failure or emergency descent too, to spice it up. I too have my CMEL ride coming up. Good luck to you man!!

Thanks! Did my PMEL checkride back in May so it's looking like it will just be a repeat of the maneuvers, etc. Good luck to you!

Do you already have a single comm?

I do not. Going to try and do my CMEL first.

Go to FAA .GOVweb site and download the latest PTS. It is free. Nothing outside the PTS will be game. Good luck.

I was looking over the one I got a couple days ago, but just wanted to make sure! Thanks!

It does not matter if this is an add-on Comm to an ASEL or initial Comm AMEL, because AMEL and AMES Commercial ratings only require one Performance Maneuver which is the Steep Turns. Neither a commerical add-on or first time AMEL require any others.. per the PTS.

http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/faa-s-8081-12c.pdf

Thanks! Just wanted to make sure of that!

pilotnicco
08-06-2015, 07:39 AM
Thanks! Did my PMEL checkride back in May so it's looking like it will just be a repeat of the maneuvers, etc. Good luck to you!



I do not. Going to try and do my CMEL first.



I was looking over the one I got a couple days ago, but just wanted to make sure! Thanks!



Thanks! Just wanted to make sure of that!

Ahh okay, that actually changes everything. I was thinking it was an add-on to your CSEL... :confused: That's my bad...