Flight Academy

Student Rating Checkride

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


  • Straight and level flight - Basic controls and maneuvers - An in depth look at the flight controls of an aircraft and how the aircraft reacts to thier use. The elevator and trim for pitch.
  • Turns - Basic controls and maneuvers - Continuing with flight controls, this lesson concentrates on the use of the ailerons an rudder for roll and yaw.
  • Climbs and Descents - Basic controls and maneuvers - A look at climbing and descending. How to control the aircraft with a detailed look at the altimeter and vertical speed indicator
  • Slow Flight - Basic controls and maneuvers - theory on wings, lift angle of attack and putting all that theory into practice while flying the aircraft at near stall speeds, a skill you will use during landing.
  • Takeoffs - The simplest of all the basic maneuvers, but learning to do it right will pay-off.
  • Landing - You can't stay up there forever so now's the time to learn the important maneuver of landing the aircraft. This lesson discusses lining up with the runway, speed control, the use of the flaps, instruments and visual aids provided at the runway.
  • The Checkride - cleared from the holding point of runway 19 at Bremerton airport, takeoff, perform a traffic pattern and land the aircraft on the sdame runway.

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.