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Ex. 15 - The Circuit

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This item must be assessed on a continuing basis throughout the flight test and a mark awarded only after the final landing. This will ensure that the candidate is assessed on the departure and entry procedures as well as a complete circuit after a takeoff leading to a landing.

Examiners are expected to familiarize themselves with the type of circuit, speeds, heights, and power settings used by the flight training unit during the training.

Whenever possible, use both controlled and uncontrolled aerodromes during the test. The candidate should be questioned on controlled aerodrome procedures or given simulated ATC clearances and instructions when the test is conducted entirely at an uncontrolled aerodrome. Conversely, the candidate's knowledge of uncontrolled aerodromes and helicopter procedure at those aerodromes should be assessed when the test is entirely conducted at controlled aerodromes.