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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers for You

 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PRACTICAL TEST?

All tests are requested via the "Book Checkride" tab above.  If you have any questions, please email:

NorthFloridaDPE@gmail.com

HOW MUCH IS A PRACTICAL TEST?

Practical test $800.

Admin issuance (validation for foreign based, Milcomp, Ground Instructor, etc):  $100

HOW MUCH IS A RETEST IF I AM DISAPPROVED FOR A TEST?

Retest from a prior Disapproval from me: 
Oral retest and flight:  $800

Flight retest only:  $400

Retest from another Examiner:  

Oral retest and flight:  $800

Flight retest only:  $600

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WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON A DISCONTUANCE?

If our practical test is discontinued because of weather, maintenance or any other reasonable case, there is no charge to reschedule and fly.

Discontinuance for personal reasons (sleep, not feeling prepared, etc) are normally charged $80 to reschedule and fly.

WHAT ARE YOUR RULES FOR THE PRACTICAL TEST?

  • I will conduct the FAA Practical Test following the applicable PTS/ACS.

  • I will be utilizing a Plan of Action as a guideline to ensure a complete test.

  • Perfection is not the standard. Proficiency, Safety & Good Judgment!

  • Digital charts are allowed to be used.  During the "Navigation" and "Diversion" task on Private and Commercial checkrides, the GPS must be turned off to disable location services.  They may be turned back on after the "Navigation" and "Diversion" tasks.

  • Paper navigation logs are preferred.  Digital navigation logs are allowed, but be prepared to discuss how the navigation log numbers were derived.

  • Please answer questions as if you hold the certificate and/or rating sought.

  • Communication is important; I want to avoid any misunderstanding!

IS THERE A FEE IF A PAPER APPLICATION MUST BE USED?

There is a $100 fee for paper processing of an 8710 in the event that IACRA can not be used.  An example would be if there was a name mismatch:
Drivers License states:  John Alan Doe
Pilot Certificate reads:  John A Doe
This would trigger a paper 8710 due to not having the full middle name on your pilot certificate.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

There is no fee for cancelling a test prior to test day.  There is an $80 non-refundable fee for cancellations on the same day as the test (for situations within Applicant control/responsibility).  Cancellation examples include disqualification for test due to CFI, Flight School or Applicant errors.   Specific examples that have occurred very recently:

-  Not having original pilot cert, medical and government issued photo ID on test day.

-  Applicant not verifying ahead of time that the current aircraft inspection status can be located in the aircraft logbooks.

-  Applicant not meeting solo cross-country mileage requirements.

I will do my best to get the checkride done.  If the test is cancelled due Applicant's failure to meet the minimum regulatory requirements, the test must be cancelled.

FEE'S FOR NON-LOCAL CHECKRIDES

-  I conduct practical tests with no travel fee's for airports within 50 miles of Jacksonville, Florida.

-  For Applicants greater than 50 miles from Jax, it is preferable for Applicants to fly to Herlong airpot (KHEG) for practical tests.

-  If Applicants wish to test at their home airport and that airport is greater than 50 miles from KHEG, I will fly to that airport on a case-by-case basis with prior coordination.  $1.00 per mile charge will be added to the checkride fee and can be shared if there is more than one Applicant.  If overnight stays are required, all travel expenses will be charged.  Note: weather, sickness, maintenance, etc can not be predicted, scheduling non-local practical tests are at your own risk and may have be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances.