Unit 5 – Mock Checkride with another instructor

Preflight Exercises

Obtain a weather briefing from LMFSWeb and 1-800-WXBRIEF for the local area.

Complete cross-country flight planning, performance and weight and balance problems assigned by the instructor.

Preflight the airplane using your checklist.

Preflight Discussion
Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study:
Practical Knowledge Be prepared to respond to questions on all topics in the Private Pilot PTS. Study the PTS Explained guide for deficient knowledge areas identified in previous mock checkrides.
Decision Making and Risk Mgmt Review weather briefing, airplane performance and weight and balance for flight.

Use the PAVE checklist to identify risks associated with the flight.

Flight Experience
Operation Expect to: Prepare by:
  • Normal/Crosswind Takeoff
  • Cross Country – Navigation, Radio Communication
  • Lost Procedures
  • Diversion to alternate airport
  • Slow Flight
  • Power Off Stall
  • Power On Stall
  • Steep Turns
  • Normal/Crosswind Landing
  • Go Around
  • Forward Slip
  • Emergency Descent
  • Simulated Engine Failure
  • Emergency Approach and Landing
  • Short Field Takeoff
  • Short Field Landing
  • Soft Field Takeoff
  • Soft Field Landing
  • Basic Attitude Instrument Flying
  • Unusual Attitude Recoveries
  • Radio Navigation
  • Rectangular Course
  • S-Turns
  • Turns around a point
The instructor will ask you to perform each maneuver listed below. The instructor will provide feedback and coaching to help you attain performance within the practical test standards. Review the practical test standards and the Airplane Flying Handbook material for each of these maneuvers.