Checkride tomorrow

Hello community,

Tomorrow is my checkride for my Private Pilot license. I was wondering if anyone had any last words for me.

Thanks :)


I haven’t experienced anything like that yet, but I wish you luck on your checkride!



You’ll do fine, I promise😉


Thank you I am more nervous for the oral exam as the flight part I am just going to treat it like a normal flight


My instructor told me that if a short or soft field landing ever feels off, go around. The instructor will not think less of you, because you have to do a go around on the check ride anyways. Other than that, think of it like any old dual flight. You want to show off your skills. Don’t be unconfident in your abilities (don’t be cocky either, but that is besides the point).


thank you! my instructor said from day one of me starting to land said if you ever feel uncomfortable on a landing during your checkride go around!!


Been there. Don’t forget to enjoy the flying part. It will relax you. Anticipate and have a good night sleep before. The instructor was once a young less experienced pilot; don’t forget that.
You will do great!

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Thank you!

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Have fun! Don’t think of it as a checkride… think of it has a dual lesson and you’ll do fine. Also, just answer the question the DPE asks you… don’t try to explain it to him. If he wants more he will ask.

Other than that, good luck and may the flying gods be with you


Thank you!

Might be a dumb question but the flying time will be counted toward your logbook right?

That would be correct! I think it’s all PIC time.

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Fly good don’t suck…

Really good luck. Make sure you have enough rest and enjoy the day, be nice and be cool, don’t over think the questions. Take whatever the DPE says and make sure you listen if he/she says something, if they don’t pass you don’t stress. You got this.


Use common sense. Way back when I did mine, was with an America West pilot who did FAA stuff on the side. During the point that we did a simulated engine failure, he of course idled throttle and I humbly started picking out a spot and going through the restart checklists, emergency landing checks, and all the motions… Well, of course he says “nope, didnt restart, it’s toast” so I continued on approach to my selected patch of road. Everything looks good and I’m ready for him to say "okay, power up and climb out and head over there for yada yada… " Well, he never does, we got down to like 250 or 300 feet and I finally just reached over and powered up. He said “I was wondering how long you’d wait…” Later told me that he does that on every PPL checkride to determine common sense of someone being mentally able to be in control. He said I’d be surprised at the number of people who think just because he is the check airman, that what he says goes. Apparently if they let it get down to 50-100’ he would take controls and usually fail the student.

Long story short: Be confident, be in control, use common sense. Do everything youd normally do as if it were just yourself flying. FAA check guy is an observer, that’s all.

Good luck!


Remember You Can Always Go Around

Good luck

See you on the other side


Remember to butter the landing


Haha, yeah for sure. If he can walk away you should be good, but if you really want to impress him, come in at an offset, set it down on the hashmarks, and smoke the brakes and tires to get off at first taxiway. The crucial part then is to let him know to use care when retrieving his belongings, as they may have shifted during flight. Thank him for flying Navy, and wish him a “fine Navy day.”
Guaranteed PASS 🤙

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Why the remix, the original is the best.

Don’t forget to butter too.
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I like the remix best tho

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