Pass Your Next Check Ride Like a Pro

A professional pilot offers straightforward advice on how to make passing your next checkride a breeze.

One way to prepare for your next practical test is to take a mock check ride with an instructor who is not your own. [Photo credit: Wayman Aviation]

Professional pilots, like V1 Rotate's Sam Weigel, take dozens of check rides over the course of their careers. This week, Sam shares some of his best tips for not only passing your next check ride, but also enjoying it.

Sam Weigel has been an airplane nut since an early age, and when he's not flying the Boeing 737 for work, he enjoys going low and slow in vintage taildraggers. He and his wife live west of Seattle, where they are building an aviation homestead on a private 2,400-foot grass airstrip.

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