I Ratings Practical Test Standards

Pilot’s taking the I tests must meet the following criteria in order to pass the rating.

1. Pilots shall readback portions of clearances containing altitudes, headings, and squawk codes.

2. While usage of recommended hold entry procedures is recommended (teardrop, parallel and direct), they are not mandatory, so long as the aircraft remains on the holding side of the pattern throughout the course of the entry.

3. Pilots shall use AIM and P/CG recommended phraseology when communicating with ATC.

4. Pilots shall communicate in an efficient manner.

a. Pilots shall strive to make their radio calls using the fewest words possible and avoid extra words which serve no purpose or are redundant.

b. Pilots shall readback all runway assignments and hold short instructions verbatim.

c. Pilots shall include their callsign in all communications with ATC.

d. Pilots shall acknowledge all ATC communications in a timely manner.

e. Pilots shall comply with all ATC requested reports and not make extra unnecessary reports.

5. Pilots will be able to navigate using radio navigation and GPS along specified tracks and to specific locations without reliance on ATC.

6. When assigned a specific track pilots shall navigate along that track within 1 NM.

7. When assigned a specific altitude (or when operating in the traffic pattern) pilots shall hold that altitude within 200 feet.

8. When assigned a specific heading pilots shall hold that heading with 10 degrees.

9. Pilots shall comply with all ATC instructions.

10. Pilots shall comply with all FAR 91 regulations regarding the operation of aircraft.

11. Pilots shall not operate on a movement area without a clearance.

12. Pilots circling shall remain within the protected circling zone based on the speed of their aircraft.

13. Pilots may not pause their sim while airborne during a rating without have permission to do so from ATC.