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Pilotcast is the podcast for pilots, by pilots.  Join Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill for interesting discussions and interviews, some news or industry coverage, and a whole lot of fun virtual hangar flying.

Jul 9, 2010

  • Rick Durden (Host)
  • Kate Bernard
  • Bruce Chien
  • Tony Condon
  • Ron Levy 
  • Dr. Judith Parrish-Jones
  • Terri Watson

At the time of this recording, Terri had recently completed a series of part 135 checkrides in multiple fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Not to be outdone, on the day of the recording Tony completed his own part 135 checkride, flew his first part 135 revenue flight, and signed off a student for the private pilot practical test.

The panel discusses checkride preparation, pre-check jitters, what happens when you fail a checkride, and examiner quirks.

Ron also shares insights from his famous checkride prep notes on the Pilots of America forum at

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward from the Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at

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Recorded March, 2009
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