Flight Academy

Commercial Rating Checkride

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


  • Complex aircraft checkout - Moving to the twin engine Baron 58, learn how to use the propellor and power. Faster speeds, twin engines, retractable landing gear all make this a far more complex aircraft than the Cessna's you have been used to.
  • Shortfield operations - enhance your skillset with shortfield operations, obstacle clearance, non-standard traffic patterns and of course the landing, again on that short strip.
  • Emegency procedures - handling an engine failure may not be an everyday occurance, but gaining the skills to handle an in-flight emergency is what this lesson is all about. Learn how to glide the aircraft and prepare for an emergency landing.
  • The Checkride - based on the skills and techniques practiced in the preceeding lessons, depart Bremerton for Harvey Field. Perform managed climbs and descents, and navigate to your destination using the GPS. After landing at Harvey, you will be asked to takeoff and demonstrate your skills in handling an in-flight emergency.

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.