Private Pilot Checkride

Private Pilot Checkride


  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-08-06
  • Current Version: 2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.53 MB
  • Developer: ASA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 21 Ratings


Using a question-and-answer format, Private Pilot Checkride lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners during the last step in the pilot certification process – the Practical Exam – and provides succinct, ready responses. Pilots will find this App an indispensable tool in both planning for what to expect during the airplane checkride, and mastering the subject matter. Instructors rate them as excellent preparation for students, as well as preps for Flight Reviews, aircraft transitions, and as general refresher material. This Private Pilot Checkride app is based on the popular Private Oral Exam Guide book by Michael Hayes. It is designed for student pilots training for the Private Pilot Certificate. Nearly 650 questions and responses ensure all the subjects a Private Pilot candidate will be tested on during checkrides and review flights are covered. Topics include: pilot qualifications, airworthiness requirements, weather information, performance and limitations, operation of systems, cross-country flight planning, night operations, human factors, and scenario-based training. Answers and explanations were researched using FAA documents (which are identified so pilots know where to go for further study) as well as interviewing FAA examiners. Questions can be marked for further study from any subject to build your own collection of flashcards. An Applicant Practical Test Checklist and quick-reference to the Private Pilot maneuvers and tolerances (as defined in the Airman Certification Standards, previously the Practical Test Standards) are also included. Compatible with iPads, iPhones, and iPods, this app teaches applicants not only what to expect, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence when under the examiner’s scrutiny. It identifies candidates’ strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in their aeronautical knowledge, which increases study efficiency. App features: •No internet connection required; app fully installs to your device. •Nearly 650 questions are included with succinct, ready responses. •Questions from any subject can be flagged for further study into a separate group. •Includes all the questions and answers from the popular book, Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide, 11th Edition, by Michael Hayes. •Brought to you by a trusted resource in aviation training and publishing, Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA).



  • Disappointed!!

    By PlaneWillie
    App has great subject matter, but it does this horrible thing where it randomly clears out the ‘marked’ questions, not allowing you to review any questions you need to study
  • iOS 11 not working

    By ceecas
    Needs update
  • This is not how people study....

    By ESL0507
    People who made the app needs understand the needs of people who are studying.... the whole app is no more then just flash cards, in stead of books with interactive function such as highlight, note and write footnote.
  • Great app, please update!

    By Reneir.
    It's a great app. Wish it was updated so that the pages match the newest edition of the book (some pages are missing here, I believe this app is based on the older book).
  • Please update

    By claysinmotion
    Please update so it will work with future iOSs.
  • Helpful

    By Bon G. Hickory
    This was helpful in getting my PPL. I studied using this app months in advance before the check ride. Explanations are ok but the majority of the time I found myself searching outside the app for information to augment understanding. When your at that point of not knowing what to study for, use this app because it is a good source of questions.
  • Meh.

    By Skydiveguy
    This is a straight port from the book to an app. While it's handy to have on my phone and hides the answers (flash card style), they could have spent more than 10 minutes importing the data into the app. For example, there is a question asking to "define the following" that has no data. Te book has it broken down this way too, but it makes sense in a book and not in the app. They could have randomized the questions too. It's EXACTLY the same order as the book.
  • So useful for checkride oral exam prep

    By Cristobel
    I'd give it 5 stars except that some of the questions don't populate properly and there are other minor careless errors. Overall, worth the money for me.
  • Great app!

    By thunderbird840819
    This app has so far been a great study tool for those like me that are intimidated by physical books. I have the ASA private oral exam guide (book) as well as this app and have been comparing the two side by side. The outcome: the app is just like the book and a great way to stop yourself from cheating by looking at the answer before you read the question. The only flaw I have found thus far half way through is that on a few of the questions the full answer does not exist as printed in the book for example, chapter 4, question 1 asked what the four control surfaces are and there functions.. The book lists all four as ailerons,elevator,rudder,and trim tabs. However this app leaves out trim tabs. Other than that a great study aid and well worth it!
  • Buy this app!

    By hehina
    ASA sets the standard in practical test oral preparation books. This app is like having a CFI quiz you. ASA needs to make apps for Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-engine as well, I'd buy those also!