Transport Pilot Rating Test
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Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Type Rating Practical Test Standards for Airplane FAA-S-8081-5F with change 1, 2, 3, & 4: Last Change number 4 date: 4/4/2012; The Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Type Rating—Airplane Practical Test Standards (PTS) book has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish the standards for airline transport pilot and aircraft type rating practical tests for airplanes. FAA inspectors, designated pilot examiners, and check airmen (referred to as examiners throughout the remaining practical test standard) must conduct practical tests in compliance with these standards. Flight instructors and applicants should find these standards helpful in practical test preparation. Major Enhancements to Version FAA-S-8081-5F Corrected web addresses (URLs). Updated and added references. Added icing conditions and hazard awareness references, emphasis, and evaluation elements. Clarified multiengine requirements and results. Clarified possible results if applicant refuses to perform a task or element. Added traffic awareness to special emphasis area. Clarified when a medical certificate is required. Clarified requirement for inflight shutdown, feathering, if propeller-driven, and restart while airborne. Standardized “knowledge” terminology. Added single pilot resource management (SRM). Clarified intent for checklist accomplishment in crew-served airplanes. Added “Naval Vessel Protection” and “No Wake” zones in seaplane area. Added “Applicant Notes:” to clarify intent, scope, and range of the examiner's authorization to conduct the evaluation. Added “bank” to unusual attitudes for clarification. Added “displays” to tasks where appropriate to include evaluation of newer avionics and usage of panel multifunction displays. Clarified intent for raw data approaches to be flown as much as possible by reference to standby or backup instrumentation. Revised verbiage to allow “approved method” in addition to manufacturer's method concerning checklist performance.