KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TESTS


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TESTS AND CHECKS—PREREQUISITES, PASSING GRADES AND RETESTING AFTER FAILURE

  • An applicant for a knowledge test or a skill test shall have received any required endorsement as specified in this Part for the applicable licence, rating or authorisation to show that the applicant has met the training and/or experience requirements to take the knowledge or skill test.
  •  An applicant for a knowledge or skill test shall receive written authorisation from the Authority to take, or retake, the test.
  •  An applicant shall show proper identification in the form of a Government issued identification document at the time of application that contains the applicant’s:
    •  Photograph
    • Signature
    • Date of birth, which shows the applicant meets or will meet the age requirements and,
    •  Actual residential address, if different from the applicant’s mailing address.
  • The Authority shall specify the minimum passing grades.
  •  (e) An applicant shall, before attempting the skill test for a licence or rating:
    •   Have passed the required knowledge test within the 24 calendar-month period preceding the month the applicant successfully completes the skill test; or
    •  If an applicant for an ATPL, has passed the ATP knowledge test within a period of 7 years before successfully completing the ATP skill test, provided that the applicant is, and has been continuously, employed as a flight crewmember by a certificate holder under Part 9 at the time of the ATP skill test.
  •  Retesting after failure of a test.
    •  1. An applicant for a knowledge or skill test who fails that test may reapply to retake the test only after the applicant has received:
      • (i) The necessary training from an authorised instructor who has determined that the applicant is proficient to pass the test; and
      • (ii) An endorsement from an authorised instructor who gave the applicant the additional training.
    •  2. An applicant for a flight instructor licence with an aeroplane category rating or, for a flight instructor licence with a glider category rating, who has failed the skill test due to deficiencies in instructional proficiency on stall awareness, spin entry, spins, or spin recovery shall—
      • (i) Comply with the requirements of paragraph (f)(1) (above)of this subsection before being retested;
      •  (ii) Bring an aircraft to the retest that is of the appropriate aircraft category for the rating sought and is certified for spins; and
      • (iii) Demonstrate satisfactory instructional proficiency on stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery to an examiner during the retest.