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Old 11-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #1  
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Default Any good tips on taking check ride?

I'm taking my oral/check ride soon. What might be some of the questions the administrator might ask me. I'm flying from Temple, TX btw, so help me out.
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for what checkride? the PTS would be a good place to look for topics. i'm not tryin to be an @$$, but need to know what ride you are going for.
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in general, RELAX. Try not to have to study the night before. Be confident...but not arrogant. If you screw something up, MOVE on and dont let one thing progress into messing up the whole ride. While there are a few things which singly may HOOK a checkride most things wont. Good Luck.
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The only thing you should do the night before is relax, make sure you have everything in order, and ready to go. NO studying, no planning, no nothing. If you don't know it by then, you're not going to learn it.
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for what checkride? the PTS would be a good place to look for topics. i'm not tryin to be an @$$, but need to know what ride you are going for.
I'm taking my private pilot checkride
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Pilotpip is right on... if you dont know it by the night before.... it will be tough.

go out to dinner, relax ...try to keep you mind off of it. Good nights sleep and ACE that baby.
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Um........................don't mess up?

Seriously though, even if you do mess up, acknowledge it, and correct it, and 99% of the time you will still pass the check-ride.
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I'm taking my oral/check ride soon. What might be some of the questions the administrator might ask me. I'm flying from Temple, TX btw, so help me out.
Best thing you can do begins before your start your training....Avoid the local FBO CFIs. They are only interested in taking your money and adding another 0.1 hrs to their logbook.

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Best thing you can do begins before your start your training....Avoid the local FBO CFIs. They are only interested in taking your money and adding another 0.1 hrs to their logbook.

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Would you please get off your horse about people from FBO's doing nothing but scamming. Just because you had a bad experience doesn't mean others out there are in the same situation. Your reply has nothing to do with this thread anyways.
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I'm taking my oral/check ride soon. What might be some of the questions the administrator might ask me. I'm flying from Temple, TX btw, so help me out.
Look through the PTS for the Private and maybe pick-up the Oral Exam guide. Also, ask your CFI or others who have gone with the examiner prior what it was like. That way you will have a good idea of what the ride will be like, and if the examiner has any pet peeves, or things they really like to cover, etc.

Also, like everyone has said, relax the night before. Don't study or even think about it, and get a good nights sleep, and don't skip breakfast. Do not rush through anything, take your time with the maneuvers, set it up properly and it will be much easier.

A tip for the Oral portion is to answer the question that they are asking. Do not give more than what is asked for, if the examiner does not think you answered it completely, they will ask for more. Do not give more than asked or you can easily dig yourself a hole. Keep the answers to the point and you will be fine. If you do not know the answer, don't try and make something up, just let them know you are unsure but you know where you can find it (make sure you know were to find it obviously), and then find the answer.

Good Luck!

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