Flight Academy

Arline Transport Pilot Checkride

This check-ride is part of the Promotion Course.
A successful candidate will be promoted to Senior Captain providing all requirements have been met for the position.


  • Jet checkout - Departing from Seattle-Tacoma International airport, this lesson takes you through all flight profiles for the 737-400, including a takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing. Learn about takeoff weights, flaps and V-speeds and more.
  • Descents and energy management - At Flight Level 280, prepare, plan and execute a managed descent. The lesson covers descent rates and speeds.
  • Full ILS approach - Learn to fly a full ILS approach, tracking the ILS via the loacaliser and glideslope Also discusses topics such as navigation aids, approach fixes, missed approach procedures and visibility restrictions.
  • The Checkride - Departing Portland International, runway 28R, perform a takeoff and climb to FL280. Route yourself via the OLM and PAE VOR's while maintaining all restrictions. Plan and execute a full ILS approach to runway 16R at Paine Field.

At the end of the Checkride

If you successfully complete the checkride you will be presented with a certificate on-screen. Complete your certificate by entering your name, then take a screen-image of the certicate and save it to your disk.

How do I update my Profile?

Send your saved image file (jpeg, gif or bmp) to your Hub Manager. Don't forget to include your Pilot ID so we know who you are! Your certification will appear on your profile at the next update.

Screen-image capture

This can be accomplished within Windows XP/Vista by pressing the Prt Scr key, which will copy the screen-image to the clipboard. Open up your favourite paint package or use the Paint program provided with Windows and paste the image from the clipboard. Save the new image to disk.

Why hasn't my rank changed?

Remember that the checkride is one facet of the promotion requirements. It may be that you have not met all the requirements for the next rank.

To review what you need to do, log into the Flight Services and choose Pilot Status from the Pilot Information menu. This will show an on-screen assesment of your current status and compare them against the requirements for the next rank. An advisory will then explain what you need to do.

If you have met all the requirements, please fill in the promotion request available at the Pilot Status page, which will be actioned by your Hub Manager.