General – How to Pass the Flight Test
- Admission to a Flight Test
- Admission to a Partial Flight Test
- Letters of Recommendation
- Aircraft and Equipment Requirements
- Flight Test
- Repeated Flight Test Item
- Incomplete Flight Test
- Failure of a Flight Test
- Partial Flight Test
- Complete Re-Test
- Pre-Test Briefing
- Flight Management
- Four-Point Marking Scale
- Flight Test Results
- Assessment of Flight Test Performance
- How to Pass the Flight Test
- Flight Test Items
- 1. Documents
- 2. Aircraft Performance and Limitations/Weight
- 3. Pre-Flight Inspection
- 4. Engine Starting and Run-Up, Use of Checklists
- 5. Ancillary Controls and Systems
- 6. Canopy Inflation
- 7. Takeoff
- 8. Stall
- 9. Pilot Navigation
- 10. Precautionary Landing
- 11. Forced Landing
- 12. Overshoot
- 13. Emergency Procedures
- 14. The Circuit
- 15. Approach and Landing
- 16. Slipping
- Sampe 1: Recommendation for Flight Test—Ultra-light Aeroplane
- Sample 2: Recommendation for Partial Flight Test—Ultra-light Aeroplane
Instructors prepare their students for the flight test with every training trip. They do this by helping the student master all the flight test exercises, but they also let the student take more and more responsibility for decision-making with each lesson, so the student will be fully ready to make all the decisions during the flight test.
Here are some tips on how to pass the flight test:
Review the flight test guide with your instructor before the flight test.
An instructor will do a pre-test evaluation, during a simulated flight test, before recommending you for the real test.
The test measures your skill, item by item. If you think you did poorly on one item, try very hard to focus on the immediate task and don’t let yourself be pre-occupied with an item you already completed. Besides, you may have done better than you thought.
Don’t be afraid to ask the examiner if you are unsure of what is expected of you. The examiner will either tell you what you need to know or tell you that you have to work with the information you have. You can’t lose by asking.
Tell the examiner what you are planning to do before you do it.
The flight test is not a race. Don’t put additional pressure on yourself by rushing.
- “Visualize” the flight test in advance by thinking through all the manoeuvres you will perform and developing mental pictures of what you are going to be doing.
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