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Title: Eight Top Tips for Acing your PPL Flight Test

8 Top Tips for Acing your PPL Flight Test
Presented By Lindsay Green
Table Of Content
  • Introduction
  • Read the Flight Test form
  • Ground Studies
  • Dont Fear Your Examiner
  • Pre-Licence
  • Have Your Paperwork in Order
  • Talk Yourself Through
  • Dont Worry About Being Perfect
  • Take Care of Yourself and Relax
  • Contact Us

  • Nerves are great before the flight test, but
    uncertainty isnt. Remember, your instructor
    would not have scheduled you and let you go
    unless he or she was damned sure that you had a
    high probability of passing.
  • Your flight test will typically take half a day
    to complete. You will initially spend some time
    on ground going through the KDRs (Knowledge
    Deficiency Report -Explained Later in this blog)
    followed by the flight on your planned route.

Read the Flight Test form
  • A great way to start your preparation for the
    flight test is by downloading the PPL test form
    from CASA website. Go through it front to back,
    top to bottom.
  • This is the test form your examiner will be using
    during your test.
  • The test form will tell you what you are required
    to demonstrate in order to pass the test.
  • Make sure you are thorough with the ground
    components and flight components that are
    mentioned in the back of the form.

Ground Studies
  • In the case that you dont get 100 in your PPL
    Theory Test, you will be required to go through a
    knowledge deficiency report (KDR) outlining the
    answers you missed, this comes with the exam
  • You will need to show that you know the
    deficient items well enough. Get into the
    books, google and know everything relating to the
  • Examiner may choose to test your knowledge
    outside the KDR within the syllabus. Be prepared
    and dont bullshit to an examiner!
  • Remember, its not about just knowing the theory,
    its about understanding what, how and why and
    being able to put it in practical sense.

Dont Fear Your Examiner
  • Examiners are all too familiar with students
    nerves on the day of the test, and they try to
    put you at ease as much as possible, remember
    they were once sitting in your seat.
  • This does not mean that they will let you get
    away with a friendly chat and a joy flight but
    remember the confidence your instructor has in
    your ability and take your exam as an opportunity
    to do your best.
  • The examiner is well experienced and most of them
    will know your abilities on your very first
    take-off. Dont Take-off with balance ball way
  • Maintain a calm and attentive mind throughout the
    test and youll be half way there.

  • Most of the flying schools do a pre-licence with
    a Senior Instructor before the test. Take this
    flight seriously and as a chance to find room for
    improvement from an outside source.
  • Pre-licence will be a simulated flight test, most
    times tougher and with higher standards to make
    sure you can breeze through the flight test.
  • Typically it will be organised with an unfamiliar
    instructor, to replicate your flight test.

Have Your Paperwork in Order
  • On the day of your test, dont come on time! Be
    there a few hours early, if you can.
  • Check the weather, check your plan, weight and
    balance, call up aerodromes that need prior
    permission to fly into them, do a full pre-flight
    inspection of the aircraft, fill up fuel if you
    need to, carry refuelling card if you need to
    refuel, make sure the aircraft is clean from
    outside and inside!
  • Carry a folder and arrange systematically
    weather, weight and balance, take-off and landing
    charts, notams, maps, ruler, flight computer.
  • Last thing you want in your test is losing one of
    them in the cockpit, in flight ! Always carry
    spare pencils and rulers.
  • Bring your Licence and medical, logbook for the
    test. Preparation is key!

Talk Yourself Through
  • Talk to yourself about the flight, literally.
    Visualise where, what and how are you going to
    climb, descend, join, see a feature in relation
    to your aircraft, change radio and talk to the
    controller if you have to.
  • Talk to yourself on lost procedure, diversion
    procedure, and CLEAROFF check. Take advantage or
    your friends and family, anyone who will listen.
    Talk them step by step through your procedures.
  • This will help boost your confidence on the day
    of the flight-test.

Dont Worry About Being Perfect
  • Last thing you want is to do is make a small
    mistake at the beginning. Dont fly yourself to a
    fail. If you have done something wrong, fix it
    and move on. Dont be stuck there, the plane
  • Practically it is impossible to be perfect. If
    you look at the required competency for PPL, you
    will notice that they dont ask you to be spot on
    with height hold, heading hold, estimate etc.
  • there are tolerances. So relax and have a good
    feeling about the flight, think about what all
    things that can go right rather than what things
    might go wrong.

Contact Us
  • Superior Labs Inc
  • Address5783 Central Ave. 
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • 71913
  • Phone501-525-6688
  • Fax501-525-7733
  • Email superiorlabsinc_at_gmail.com
  • Resource https//goo.gl/nBefbp

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