Unit 6 – Dress Rehearsal Mock Checkride

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 designated pilot examiner.

Preflight the airplane using your checklist.

Preflight Discussion
Topic Be able to answer: Resources to study:
Practical Knowledge Documentation Review

  • Logbook – required experience, legibility, signatures, columns summed, dual + solo equals total ASE.
  • Logbook – required endorsements (pre-solo knowledge, initial solo in make/model, current 90 day solo, cross country solo, cross country flight solos, 61.39 endorsement)
  • Pilot Certificate – required endorsements (solo in make/model, cross-country airplane)
Practical Knowledge Review IACRA Application Create an account on the FAA’s IACRA website.

    • Write down the FTN number in your logbook. The examiner will need the number to start your exam.
    • Create an application for a pilot certificate. Select these options: Private Pilot – Standard Issuance – Part 61 – Completion of Required Test.
    • Be sure to apply for an Airplane – Single Engine – Land rating.
    • When asked to input the airplane type and hours of experience, only use experience in the airplane you will be using for the flight test (i.e. CE-172-R)
    • When asked for your flight experience hours, ensure that your total dual received time plus solo time equals your total flight time.
    • When asked for Social Security number, select the ‘DO NOT USE’ option.
Practical Knowledge Airworthiness

  • Review practical exam airworthiness sheet
  • Review aircraft logbooks
Complete the Practical Exam Airworthiness Sheet.
Practical Knowledge Practical Test Assignment Review

Review the cross-country planning assignment, performance and weight and balance problems assigned by the examiner.

Practical Knowledge Practical Test Oral Preparation

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
  • No Flap 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.