Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #1  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
AirlinePirate7's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Posts: 19
Default Instrument check ride! Oral exam Jitters!! Plz help!

Hello everyone:
I have my Instrument check ride this coming monday and all i m worried about is the oral exam! I can fly the heck out of my C-172 with G1000, but just nervous with the oral examination part. I have been reading the ASA's IFR Oral prep book and been able to answers most ?s with a little thinking while was doing ground work with my instructor. Since i have a a nice weekend coming up could guys please give me advise on how i should utilize this time more efficiently to ace the oral exam. Also i will appreciate if you guys could tell me if I will be ok knowing that ASA's prep book from cover to cover!

What did you guys go through on your oral examinations? Was it just something that was mostly related to flying or was the examiner trying to know if you were good enough to carry your IFR knowledge when you fly with the big boys!

All your suggestions will be greatly appreciated !!

Thanks

AP
AirlinePirate7 is offline  
Old 07-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Pilotpip's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2005
Position: Retired
Posts: 2,925
Default

If you have an ASA FAR, take a look at the first couple pages after the cover. It will give specific things to read in the FAR and AIM pertaining to each rating. I'd suggest giving that a look.
Pilotpip is offline  
Old 07-01-2008, 10:09 PM   #3  
Line Holder
 
papatango269's Avatar
 
Joined APC: May 2007
Position: ATP, CFII, MEI, Chief Flight Instructor, Charter Captain CE402, CE421, BE58
Posts: 80
Default

Just RELAX...study. The ASA oral exam guide is great, so that's definately a positive. Our examiners in our area hit on some of these areas; loss of communications, airspace, aircraft inspections (IFR), ice and weather, decision making. Any decent examiner doesn't expect you to know everything, but you should be able to look it up. If you have spent some serious time studying, you shouldn't have a problem.

Good luck
papa t
papatango269 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 04:43 AM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
LucasM's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Posts: 189
Default

also know your alternate minimums (i.e. 600-2 precision, 800-2 non-precision)
LucasM is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #5  
Prime Minister/Moderator
 
rickair7777's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: Engines Turn Or People Swim
Posts: 25,760
Default

Know what to do in lost comms. I know you know the memory aids, but think through a few real-world scenarios about how you would apply those rules.
rickair7777 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #6  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
AirlinePirate7's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Posts: 19
Default

Thank you guys I will be reading the ASA oral book one more time between these 2 days !!
Appreciate all your help!

AP
AirlinePirate7 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #7  
On Reserve
 
Jeffro's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2008
Posts: 16
Default

You'll never feel like you are completely ready for the checkride. Just as papatango269 said, the examiner doesn't expect you to have everything memorized. You should know where to find the answer though, whether it be in the AIM, FARs, IFH, or some other resource. One more thing...most examiner's really want you to succeed.

- Jeffro
Jeffro is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
cfii2007's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,077
Default

Lost coms
Alternate requirements
Alternate Mins
IFR Low Alt Chart symbols
Approach plate symbols
Currency
Required inspections
cfii2007 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #9  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
AirlinePirate7's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Posts: 19
Default

yeah i have been studying a lot especially on the subjects mentioned above. Also i read the PTS -the special emphasis area!
Appreciate your help guys i i will certainly let you guys know how it goes.

AP
AirlinePirate7 is offline  
Old 07-03-2008, 06:46 AM   #10  
Line Holder
 
flyingfalcon401's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Posts: 79
Default

the day before your checkride, about 4:00 or 5:00 put the books away, and do something relaxing that has nothing to do with flying. Go bowling with friends, golf, drink a beer. At this point, you know what you know, and if you keep reading you're only going to start second guessing yourself.
flyingfalcon401 is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Special VFR SongMan Flight Schools and Training 18 06-08-2014 08:31 AM
Passed my Multi & Inst Add on in (1) Check Ride!!!!! Lbell911 Flight Schools and Training 6 11-19-2007 12:09 PM
Check Ride bust and hiring at Majors grittyteeth Major 26 09-21-2007 09:10 PM
Instrument Check Ride emsgoof Flight Schools and Training 1 09-07-2007 07:08 PM
Check Ride Question Ref ME & MEI Lbell911 Flight Schools and Training 5 07-05-2007 05:58 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:04 PM.