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Sport Pilot PTS

Introduction:

  • The below information is taken from the Practical Test Standards which are the metrics used to grade an applicant during their "checkride"
  • This information is critical in preparation for your sport pilot license
  • Each Area of Operation is given a roman numeral
  • Each Task is given a letter
    • NOTE: the letters below may not be in order! Letters which appear missing are not due to error but instead omitted when the tasks do not apply to the topic of this page, of Airplane Single Engine Land
  • The list of sections and tasks used for this page were gathered directly from the PTS found on the FAA's website at: http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/FAA-S-8081-14B.pdf
  • The FAA provides guidance for test taking at: https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/training/pilot_tips/

I. PREFLIGHT PREPARATION:


II. PREFLIGHT PROCEDURES:


III. AIRPORT AND SEAPLANE BASE OPERATIONS:


IV. TAKEOFFS, LANDINGS, AND GO-AROUNDS:

  • A. Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb
  • B. Normal and Crosswind Approach and Landing
  • C. Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
  • D. Soft-Field Approach and Landing
  • E. Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
  • F. Short-Field Approach and Landing
  • K. Forward Slip to a Landing
  • L. Go-Around/Rejected Landing

V. PERFORMANCE MANEUVER:

  • A. Steep Turns

VI. GROUND REFERENCE MANEUVER:

  • A. Rectangular Course
  • B. S-turns
  • C. Turns Around a Point

VII. NAVIGATION:


VIII. SLOW FLIGHT AND STALLS:


IX. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS:

  • A. Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)
  • B. Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
  • C. Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear

X. POSTFLIGHT PROCEDURES:

  • A. After Landing, Parking, and Securing

Conclusion:

  • To learn more about earning your airplane single engine land sport pilot test, visit the checkride page