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Checkride: The Examiner's View »

Instrument pilots take far more checkrides than their more visually oriented counterparts. In addition to the initial rating check, you occasionally face an instrument competency ride when you are more than six months out of currency. Most times when you add a rating, like a multi-engine ticket, you'll be expected to show off your gauge gazing skills in order to pass. More

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