Checkride Jitters

It's that time of year students who began their training last summer have finally made it through the poor winter weather and accumulated enough hours and experience to take their private pilot checkride. But with the anticipation comes anxiety. During a checkride, many pilots worry about pleasing the Designated Examiner, about performing within the limits of the Practical Test Standards for a given certificate or rating. But what's most important is to concentrate on the task at hand. As AVweb contributor Rob Guglielmetti writes, worrying about failing the checkride just might cause you to fail.

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