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Can i go to do the FAA’s checkride without pass the school’s checkride? I am a part 61 student.

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I am a part 61 student. And i finished all the cousre of my training. Now i want to get my PPL. Do i have to pass both the school's checkride and the FAA's checkride to get my PPL or i just need to pass the FAA's checkride to get my PPL without do the school's checkride?

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  1. Gary Moore on Apr 07, 2016

    Well……you only need to pass the FAA checkride (assuming medical and written test). BUT – you have to have a sign-off (recommendation) from an instructor to qualify for the FAA checkride. I\\\’m going to make a guess and say the school is unlikely to provide that sign-off if you don\\\’t complete their training (and their checkride).

    But you SHOULD do the schools checkride anyway – it\\\’ll be great practice and a confidence builder to get you up properly for the FAA 🙂

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