Elite PremAir Virtual Airline

Check Ride Information

When you are ready to take a test contact an administrator or flight instructor to obtain a registration code.  Once you have the code go to the Elite PremAir Test Site by clicking here - Test Site Link

Cessna 172

Prior to your first check ride in the Cessna 172 you will be asked to take a test that will cover

  • Some basic principles of aircraft instruments

  • Interpretation of the instruments in the Cessna 172

  • Flight parameters and limitations of the Cessna 172

The Pilot Operating Handbook for the Cessna 172 can be found on our Aircraft-Specific References page

Following the successful completion of the written exam you will be asked to demonstrate your proficiency for take-off, basic inflight maneuvers and landing of the Cessna 172.

Some information that could be helpful can be found in our Basics of Aviation course.

CRJ-700

Before your check ride in the regional jet you will complete a written exam that covers

  • The flight instruments of the CRJ-700

  • Flight parameters / operating speeds of the CRJ-700 and its control surfaces and systems

  • Determination of final approach speed (at threshold crossing or just prior) based on Vref -

    • The FAA recommends: Vref + 5 knots + 1/2 wind gust factor - however this is a general rule for all aircraft and may apply best to smaller aircraft

    • The Flight Safety Foundation recommends

      • 1/2 of the steady wind speed plus the full gust factor with a maximum final approach speed of Vref + 20; or

      • 1/3 of the tower-reported average wind velocity or the gust velocity, whichever is higher, max of Vref + 15

The principle to be demonstrated is that you understand how to determine Vref and when to correct for winds or wind gust

  • Interpretation of a METAR

  • Basic understanding of terminal procedures, routes and flight planning

Some helpful references for the CRJ-700 including V-speed tables can be found on our Aircraft-Specific References page

NOTE THAT SOME OF THE INFORMATION IN THE KNEEBOARD OF THE SIMULATOR IS WRONG.  Use the aircraft-specific references NOT the kneeboard when that information is available on the Aircraft-Specific References page.

The course on IFR Flight Planning can provide information on flight planning, routes and terminal procedures.  Basics of METAR interpretation are covered on the METAR Interpretation page of Tools and Resources.  And, if you are not familiar with communication with Air Traffic Control this might be a good time to familiarize yourself with the basic principles.  See our web page on Aviation Communication, also found in the Tools and Resources section.

Boeing 737-800

The information needed has been included in the CRJ-700 check ride but will be expanded on to some extent.

Some helpful references for the CRJ-700 including V-speed tables can be found on our Aircraft-Specific References page

NOTE THAT SOME OF THE INFORMATION IN THE KNEEBOARD OF THE SIMULATOR IS WRONG.  Use the aircraft-specific references NOT the kneeboard when that information is available on the Aircraft-Specific References page.