To: (Separate email addresses with commas)
From: (Your email address)
Message: (Optional)
Send
Cancel

Thanks!

Close

Quiz: Can You Answer These 5 Private Pilot Checkride Questions?

This story was made in partnership with AOPA. Ready to join the largest aviation community in the world? Sign up and save $10 when you become an AOPA Member today.
Boldmethod

Let's get this checkride started...


  1. 1) You're flying a night cross country, and you're looking for the airport beacon at your destination (which is a civilian airport). What colors will the beacon be?

    A civilian airport beacon is alternating green/white.

    A civilian airport beacon is alternating green/white.

    1. 2-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 2-2
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 2-5
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 2-3
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 2-4
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 2-6
      Unchecked Checked
  2. 2) The 4 lights on the side of the runway are called ______.
    Boldmethod

    These are called PAPI, or Precision Approach Path Indicator lights.

    These are called PAPI, or Precision Approach Path Indicator lights.

    1. 1-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 1-6
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 1-3
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 1-2
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 1-5
      Unchecked Checked
    3. 1-4
      Unchecked Checked
  3. 3) What happens to air temperature as it passes through the Venturi of a carburetor?

    It gets colder, because the air speeds up and pressure decreases. Because of this, there's a chance of moisture from the air freezing and causing carb ice.

    It gets colder, because the air speeds up and pressure decreases. Because of this, there's a chance of moisture from the air freezing and causing carb ice.

    1. 6-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 6-2
      Unchecked Checked
  4. 4) What's the minimum weather a pilot needs for Special VFR?

    1SM visibility, and clear of clouds.

    1SM visibility, and clear of clouds.

    1. 5-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 5-2
      Unchecked Checked
    1. 5-3
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 5-4
      Unchecked Checked
  5. 5) VFR cruising altitudes are based on:

    FAR 91.159 specifies altitudes by magnetic course.

    FAR 91.159 specifies altitudes by magnetic course.

    1. 3-1
      Unchecked Checked
    2. 3-2
      Unchecked Checked

That was a tough checkride...

You scored %. Looks like you didn't pass today. Better luck next time.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

That checkride was a bit rocky, but you made it through...

You scored %. It wasn't pretty, but you passed. Nice work.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

Nice work, you flew through that checkride.

You scored %. Well done.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Pic

Ready to join the largest aviation community in the world? Sign up and save $10 when you become an AOPA Member today. Hurry, offer ends 12/31/22.


Colin Cutler

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder and lifelong pilot. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed the development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

Images Courtesy:

Recommended Stories

Latest Stories

    Load More
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email