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Pass Your Check Ride book review

The Private Pilot check ride can be one of the most stressful events in you’re flying career or it can be a somewhat relaxing or even fun event if well prepared.

The best advice I received when preparing my check ride was from my flight instructor. He said “just remember, the examiner doesn’t want to fail you, he just wants to make sure you know what you are doing and that you will be safe, so relax and fly like you always do.” He was right, but at the time all I could think was “Yea that’s easy for you to say, you aren’t the one going on the check ride” So what can we do to better prepare for the coming check ride, and what tools are available?

If you have been around aviation for any amount of time you probably already know that there are countless study tools available on the web. Most are good but I have found that many work better as sleep aids than check-ride prep tools.

I just finished reading an advance copy of Pass your Private Pilot Check Ride by Jason Schappert. The book is focused on the oral portion of the practical exam. One of the more feared parts of the check ride for many. This is in part due to the fact that most of your flight training time is spent flying the airplane and perfecting the maneuvers and not answering the examiners questions.  In my opinion, the better you do during the oral exam, the better you will feel as you walk out to the airplane for the flight test.

The book is written in question and answer format with real questions from real check ride exams, designed to give you the confidence to wow the examiner without putting you to sleep.

I am preparing for my Commercial Pilots license and found this book to be a great review of the subjects I already knew, and even sharpened up some of my weaker subjects.

So if you are preparing for the check ride or want to brush up on some of your weaker subjects, pick this book up in paperback or the unabridged audio book versions.

Also check out its big brother “Pass your Instrument Checkride”. It is written in the same format with information you will use well beyond your check ride!
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Amanda Michelle (Younkin) Franklin 3/14/1986 – 5/27/2011 Click for information on Amanda