Checkride Preparation

Pilot Supplies and Books

To make sure you get the most out of your training, we offer “Kits” to help with your studies. View our “Private Pilot Kit“. During the Pre-Solo phase of training you’ll specifically want to study the Gleam – Private ACS & Oral Exam book.

Checkride Summary From 9/2014

Checkride Didn’t have to do S-Turns or Turns-About-A-Point Lasted 1.3 hours and was actually easier than Laura’s prep checkrides (which is a good thing) We did do an emergency descent. If we did practice one it has been a long time. I know there is a check list but he wasn’t interested in me even […]

Checkride Ready to Go Checklist

Click: Private Checkride Ready to Go Checklist

Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards

The Airman Certification Standards (ACS for short) replaces the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for airman candidates taking their checkride after June 15, 2016. The Private Pilot ACS defines the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the Private Pilot checkride.


Click: Pvt Maneuvers Expanded (includes ACS) Version Click: Pvt Maneuvers Condensed Version

Acronym Cheat Sheet

Private Pilot Cheat Sheet


Oral Prep Questions