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Remember the Checklist

September 5, 2016 285 comments
The checklist....a cornerstone of flying any aircraft. As pilots, the checklist provides us many
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Pilot in Command on Your Checkride, or Even Your Next Flight

Pilot in Command on Your Checkride, or Even Your Next Flight

January 15, 2015
Prior to the flight portion of your check ride, your examiner is required to cover some very important items during the Preflight Briefing. One of those items during the
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During My Checkride, Can I Do That Over?

August 14, 2014 100 comments
While conducting a check ride on more than a few occasions, I have had the question asked, "Can I do that over again?" We all have, myself included, asked ourselves that
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Listening to Gain Situational Awareness

June 13, 2014 175 comments
While conducting a private pilot check ride recently, the importance of listening became a valuable lesson. We completed the oral portion of the exam, and we were ready to go flying.
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5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Checkride

5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Checkride

May 12, 2014 13 comments
No matter how we try to settle ourselves down on the day of our checkride, there is no denying it's a big day! It is normal to be a bit nervous. And, due to nerves or just a bad day, there will be a few mistakes during the checkride. As I often say, we just need to avoid the big mistakes.
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