The Private Pilot Checkride is a culmination of hours upon hours of studying and training. Even though my instructor was quite confident in my ability to succeed, I remember feeling very nervous. Looking back, I shouldn’t have been! In the end, I actually enjoyed the checkride. I felt like it was a time for me to “show what I know,” and I really liked that part of it. The examiner even taught me a few things along the way!

With these posts I hope to de-mystify the whole process, showing you exactly what my checkride was like step-by-step:

  1. PPL Checkride (Part 1): The Oral Exam

  2. PPL Checkride (Part 2): The Flight Test


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