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Checkride Rating Endorsement

Lesson Objective

The objective of this lesson is the completion of training for the Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot certificate with a glider category rating as evidenced by an instructor sign-off for the practical test.

Regulatory Requirements

Content

The instructor will certify completion of all training requirements by verifying that all lesson elements 1 through 7 of the Student Progress Report are completed to the Rating level.

The instructor will verify that the student has passed the required knowledge test.

The instructor will conduct a minimum of three flights with the student preparatory for the practical test, covering the required elements of §61.107 for the Private Pilot certificate or §61.127 for the Commercial Pilot certificate.

The instructor will verify that the student’s logbook contains signoffs for aero tow, glider assembly/disassembly, and solo flight in the glider to be used for the practical test, and verify that the student’s student license is correctly endorsed.

The instructor will assist the student in the preparation of the Application for an Airman Certificate using IACRA (https://iacra.faa.gov/iacra/).  Paper versions of the 8710-1 application are no longer accepted. 

Required Endorsements

  1. Current solo endorsement for glider category, in the glider to be used for the practical test
  2. Aerotow launch procedures endorsement 
  3. Written test report, signed by the instructor indicating training has been given for the missed question areas
  4. Endorsement for taking the practical test

Endorsement Examples

Solo Endorsement for a Student Pilot:

Required by § 61.87(c). AC 61-65G A.6 and / or AC 61-65G A.7 This endorsement must be current!

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined [he or she] meets the applicable requirements of § 61.87(n) and is proficient to make solo flights in [M/M].
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19 
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I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined that [he or she] meets the applicable requirements of § 61.87(p) and is proficient to make solo flights in [M/M].
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19 

Solo Endorsement for Transition Pilots:

Required when acting as PIC of an aircraft in solo operations when the pilot does not hold an
appropriate category/class rating: § 61.31(d)(2). AC 61-65G A.71

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the training as required by § 61.31(d)(2) to serve as a pilot in command in a [specific category and class of aircraft]. I have determined that [he or she] is prepared to solo that [M/M] aircraft. Limitations: [optional].
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Launch procedures for operating a glider:

Required by § 61.31(j). AC 61-65G A.78

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name], [grade of pilot certificate], [certificate number], has received the required training in a [glider M/M] for [launch procedure]. I have determined that [he or she] is proficient in [list the launch procedure].
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Endorsements for Private Pilot Practical Test:

Prerequisites for practical test: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.39(a)(6)(i) and (ii).  
AC 61-65G,

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received and logged training time within 2 calendar-months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and [he or she] is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of [applicable] certificate.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Review of deficiencies identified on airman knowledge test: § 61.39(a)(6)(iii) as required. AC 61-65G A.2

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which [he or she] was deficient on the [applicable] airman knowledge test.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight proficiency/practical test: §§ 61.103(f), 61.107(b), and 61.109. AC 61-65G A.33

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training in accordance with §§ 61.107 and 61.109. I have determined [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] practical test.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19 

Endorsements for Commercial Pilot Practical Test:

Prerequisites for practical test: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.39(a)(6)(i) and (ii).  
AC 61-65G A.35

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training of §§ 61.127 and 61.129. I have determined that [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] practical test.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Review of deficiencies identified on airman knowledge test: § 61.39(a)(6)(iii) as required. AC 61-65G A.2

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which [he or she] was deficient on the [applicable] airman knowledge test.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Required by §§ 61.123(e), 61.127, and 61.129. AC 61-65G A.35

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training of §§ 61.127 and 61.129. I have determined that [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] practical test.
/s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

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