Commercial Pilot: Checkride

In this checkride, you will demonstrate the skills learned in the Commercial Pilot lessons category.


30 minutes


You should complete all Commercial Pilot lessons and solo flights before starting this checkride.


The skies are generally clear and the winds are light.




This lesson provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate what you learned in the previous three commercial lessons. You'll make a short-field takeoff from Bremerton airport in Washington and fly to Harvey field in Washington. During the flight, you'll demonstrate climbs and descents. You'll navigate to Harvey field with the assistance of the GPS. After landing, you'll take off again and deal with an in-flight emergency. You will be expected to operate the complex airplane systems properly using the techniques learned in the Commercial Pilot lessons and the flying skills learned in both the private and instrument lessons.

You will be allowed to exceed one tolerance per flight segment, but no more than 2 tolerances for the entire flight—so, you must fly at least two segments error free.


All key commands used to fly the Baron in the Commercial Pilot lessons.


Criteria Event Tolerance
Segment 1: Takeoff and cruise configuration Takeoff Full power
Climb Rotate at 90 KIAS

Climb at 105 KIAS

Gear up

Climb at 120 KIAS

Leveloff Manifold pressure to 25 inches

RPM to 2500

Maintain manifold pressure

Close cowl flaps

Build airspeed to 170 KIAS

Gear down descent Manifold pressure to 22 inches

RPM to 2300

Cowl flaps closed

Maintain altitude

Slow to no more than 152 KIAS

Segment 2: Aircraft configuration changes Level at 3500 Gear lowered

Manifold pressure to 15

Cowl Flaps closed

Maintain altitude

Heading change Maintain airspeed

Maintain heading

Cruise climb Gear raised
Levels at 6500 Maintain airspeed

Maintain altitude

Navigate to Harvey Arrive within 25 minutes or exceed a 20 mile radius of Harvey
Arrival at airport Do not exceed 200 KIAS
Traffic pattern Maintain altitude

Do not exceed gear operating speed

Lower flaps for landing

Shortfield landing Land and stop on runway
Positioning for takeoff Lines up on rwy 32
Normal takeoff Open cowl flaps

Full power

Segment 3: Takeoff and aircraft configuration for climb Rotate at 90 KIAS
Climb Climb at 105 KIAS

Gear up

Raise flaps

Climb at 120 KIAS

Heading changes Manifold pressure to 25 inches

RPM to 2700

Maintain Manifold pressure

Maintain heading

Engines fail Establish glide
Segment 4: Emergency and deadstick landing at Paine Glides to airport Maintain glide speed
Deadstick landing Land on runway surface