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Check Ride Scheduling

Call for Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot ASEL, AMEL, Instrument Rating, Flight Instructor Initial and Flight Instructor Add-on Check Rides

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Please call 503-975-6667 to schedule an appointment for a specific date.

I live closest to the Troutdale Airport (TTD) and have the most availability if at that location. I am willing to travel to other airports in the greater Portland/Vancouver area as needed. (HIO, 7S3, UAO, MMV, VUO) Please call with any questions regarding scheduling. 

Hillsboro Aero Academy students - please contact your campus check ride scheduler for appointments.

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My Story

With an upraised fist, I shouted "Yes!" before starting my "Before Landing Checklist" as I exhilarated in my first solo flight. No less proud an accomplishment was the first time I got to take my parents up flying. Teaching my fiancé, now wife of 11 years, how to control the plane was pure joy. The nerves of sending my first student solo and then for their first check rides still make my heart beat harder. These are but some of my fond memories of this aviation journey I began in 2006. 

I have had the honor of working with hundreds of pilots over the last 9 years as a flight instructor and now chief flight instructor with Hillsboro Aero Academy. I have been privileged to work and fly with pilots from all over the world and open the secrets to flight in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

As a Designated Pilot Examiner since 2019, I have the privilege of working with pilots to achieve their own "Yes!" moments. My goal is to help you get past the nerves of each exam and experience the satisfaction of completing your next pilot rating! 

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Check Ride Information and Policies

Things to Bring on the Day of Your Check Ride

  1. Photo ID

  2. Pilot Certificate

  3. Medical Certificate or Basic Med

  4. Written Test

  5. Logbook with hours totaled

  6. Endorsements appropriate to the practical test

  7. Aircraft Documents

  8. Aircraft Maintenance Records

  9. AFM

  10. View Limiting Device

  11. Current Aeronautical Charts

  12. Computer and Plotter

  13. Flight Plan (None needed for add-on ratings)


Sometimes circumstances beyond our control prevent us from being able to proceed with a check ride as planned. If we are unable to complete a check ride on the date scheduled, I will work with you to reschedule at the earliest available opportunity. 

If weather on the day of the check ride is unsuitable to completing your check ride, please contact me a minimum of one hour prior to the beginning of our appointment. 

No refunds or reimbursements will be given for check rides that are discontinued however I will reschedule you as soon as possible to complete your check ride. 

Payment Options

I can accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.

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