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Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep

Prepare for your Private Pilot Oral & Flight Test

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This course shows you a real-world ACS Private Pilot Practical Test including both the oral and flight portions. You'll learn on-screen exactly what the FAA wants you to demonstrate to earn your Private Pilot Certificate, updated to the current FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) requirements.
6.5 hours
Retail Price: $199

What Your "Checkride" Will Be Like
Your Practical Test, commonly referred to as your checkride, consists of two parts:
  • An oral exam conducted before you go flying
  • An in-flight test in which you demonstrate your skills in the aircraft
Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your Private Pilot Checkride
You will be completely prepared to demonstrate both your aviation knowledge for the oral exam and how to demonstrate your proficiency of the required private pilot maneuvers for the flight portion of your checkride—everything you need to know to show your examiner that you are truly ready to be Pilot-in-Command with the new FAA ACS checkride.
  • Go from handshake to handshake with an actual FAA examiner
  • Learn what your examiner wants to hear and how to say it
  • See the flight maneuvers you need to know with stunning in-flight footage and cockpit demonstrations
  • You'll also get the Airman Certification Standards—which gives you the checklists you'll need and outlines precisely what your FAA examiner expects you to be ready to perform and/or explain
How to Prepare for the Private Pilot Oral Test
You'll Learn how to demonstrate your aviation knowledge, including subjects like:
  • Regulations
  • Aeromedical Factors
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Meteorology
  • Airspace
  • Fight Planning
  • Aircraft Performance and Weight & Balance Calculations
How to Prepare for the Private Pilot Flight Test
You'll learn how to perform the required private pilot flight maneuvers flawlessly with in-flight and air-to-air footage. You will be able to demonstrate good risk management—including situational awareness, collision avoidance, cockpit resource management and the appropriate use of checklists.
You'll pass on your first attempt—or your money back
Accepted for FAA WINGS Credit
Learn what to expect
John King Takes the Practical Test with an Actual FAA Examiner
The earlier you know what's required for your FAA Private Pilot Practical Test, the more prepared you'll be
Get This Course Now!
Don't wait until the last minute. Customers have told us that they wish they had started the Private Pilot Checkride prep course early in their training because it so clearly demonstrates every flying skill they had to master on their way to their certificate or rating.
The invaluable tips and in-flight footage will save you time and money as you learn each maneuver and have your Flight Instructor in admiration of how much you know!
Course Running Time:
Approximately 6.5 hours of video lessons

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  1. Is this course right for me?
    This course is designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test (a.k.a. Private Pilot Checkride).
  2. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  3. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  4. Does this course cover the ACS checkride?
    Yes! This course has been updated to reflect the changes made by the move from the Practical Test Standards (PTS) to the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS).
  5. Is there a particular order to follow?
    Just follow the path from start to finish; it´s that easy. Of course you can skip around if you chose but we recommend staying on the lesson path.
  6. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    The Private Pilot Practical Test Course contains approximately 6.5 hours of video.
    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person.
  7. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer you questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention.
    Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it is like having a flight instructor with your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
  8. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Private Pilot Practical Test Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  9. When can I take my FAA checkride?
    You'll need to first pass your FAA Written Test and receive an endorsement from your flight instructor.
  10. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon when you are finished to print your certificate.
  11. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  12. Now that I finished the course, what´s next?
    Consider getting your instrument rating! Of course, King Schools will be there to help you achieve this goal with King Schools Instrument Rating Courses.

Unedited Customer Reviews
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PEDRO D. 06/20/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
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Well done.  Great prep material.
Oren R. 05/12/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
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Very Helpful and valuable as I prepare for my check ride in one week with Mary.  Excellent coverage and example of an Oral and practical check ride.
John J. 05/04/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
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Great courses. easy to follow and simple to go back and review for items you might need more instruction on.
Quentin O. 05/03/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Wonderful and easy to follow.
zane b. 05/01/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Would recommend these courses
I always enjoy learning with King Schools
Nicholas J. 04/30/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
This was relevant to my training in a Cessna 172. I don't have as much tech in mine but that really didn't matter. All information was relevant and appropriate.
Brian B. 04/29/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
I am a good safe private pilot
This is been a very good experience and I’ve learned a lot and I’m looking forward to my exam
Paul B. 04/25/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Course Completion Review
Great course!
Christian M. 04/19/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Schooling can be fun :)
Nice to have a good example of how an exam would go
Marisja S. 04/18/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
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