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Check ride Criteria - Basic Wings

Standards. The standards describe the minimum degree of proficiency to which the task must be accomplished. The terms, “without error,” “properly,” and “correctly” apply to all standards.  The standards are based on ideal conditions. Task descriptions may contain required elements for satisfactory completion of a given task. Crew actions specified in the description are required to satisfactorily perform crew coordination. Many standards are common to several tasks. Unless otherwise specified in the individual task, the common standards below apply.


(1) All tasks.

(a) Do not exceed aircraft limitations.

(b) Perform crew coordination actions per this ATM, chapter 6 and the task description.


(2) Hover.

(a) Maintain heading ±10 degrees.

(b) Maintain altitude, ±1 foot (±10 feet for OGE).*

(c) Do not allow drift to exceed 2 feet (10 feet for OGE hover).*

(d) Maintain ground track within 2 feet.

(e) Maintain a constant rate of movement appropriate for existing conditions.

(f) Maintain ground track with minimum drift.

(g) Maintain a constant rate of turn not to exceed 90 degrees within 4 seconds.

Note: * These standards require the NCM(s) to announce drift and altitude before exceeding the standard.


(3) In flight.

(a) Maintain heading ±10 degrees.

(b) Maintain altitude ±100 feet.

(c) Maintain airspeed ±10 knots indicated airspeed (KIAS).

(d) Maintain rate of climb or descent ±100 feet per minute FPM).

(e) Maintain selected bank angle ± 10 degrees.

(f) Maintain the aircraft in trim.

(4) All tasks with the engine operating (RCMs and NCMs).

(a) Maintain airspace surveillance (Task 1026).

(b) Apply appropriate environmental considerations.