Senior Command Captain Checkride -

General Instructions:

Today you will both depart Ontario International, KONT and land Palm Springs, KPSP. You will fly a Departure Procedure, with challenging altitude restrictions, fly a hold, a VOR approach under instrument metereological conditions. You will also experience an engine failure. Fly this flight in a twin-engine turbojet. The default Boeing 737 loads with the flight, but choose your preferred twin-engine turbojet aircraft. Note: We cannot test all add-on aircraft with the flight recorder, so while you may choose any twin-engine turbojet, we reserve the right to ask you to refly using a different aircraft should there be problems with the recording.

Use of the autopilot is not authorized. Use VORs for navigation, tuning the navigation radios as needed to fly the procedures. This is required to pass the checkride.

Please also review the standards of performance required to pass this checkride.

The Prof

WX Briefing:

Weather at KONT is: KONT 231900Z 23016KT 2SM +RA FEW005 OVC045 FEW080 A2987 RMK A02
Weather at KPSP is: KPSP 231900Z 27020KT 10 SM FEW010 BKN022 OVC045 A2987 RMK A02
You can expect 40 knot winds aloft from 240.

Download the flight and wx files. Extract the 2 Senior Command Captain Checkride files contained in this zip file to your ..\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files\ folder. Select the Senior Command Captain Checkride flight after you start the simulator. NOTE: The default Boeing 737 comes up on this flight. Switch to your preferred twin-engine turbojet.

Flight briefing:

Depart KONT runway 26R. Fly the PRADO SIX departure, TRM transition. Cruise altitude for this flight is 13,000 feet. Watch the altitude restrictions on this DP. Reaching cruise altitude, maintain 305 knots indicated airspeed. You can expect the VOR or GPS-B approach into KPSP.


Airport diagram for KONT
PRD06 Departure
VOR or GPS-B Approach
Airport diagram for KPSP

" you are cleared as filed to KONT, Prado Six departure, Thermal transition. departure control is 135.40, squawk 3230."

START YOUR FLIGHT DATA RECORDER - Be sure you've configured the recorder settings according to the flight recorder instructions..

Taxi to runway 26R, and you are cleared for takeoff. Follow the PRDO6 and contact SOCAL Departure.

Passing ARNEE intersection, Departure clears you to 13,000 and advises "contact Los Angeles Center after NIKKL".

Approximately 20 NM from TRM, shutdown one of your engines and fly the remainder of the flight on one engine.

Ten miles from TRM, Center advises ", descend and maintain 4,000, you are cleared for the full VOR or GPS B approach. Radar services terminated, contact Palm Springs Tower 119.70 departing the hold at Thermal. Good day."

You contact Palm Springs Tower and advise them you are inbound on the VOR B. Tower advises " roger, Clear to land runway 31L."

Additional Directions

Watch your airspeed and altitude throughout the flight. There are mountains all around Palm Springs, and with the weather, you may not always see them. Enter the hold at TRM to reverse direction and lose altitude. Once you have reached 4,000 feet, continue the approach at TRM. If you have problems landing, do not hesitate to miss. A clean landing is required to pass the checkride. Your choice whether to fly the flight again or execute a missed approach if not lined up properly.

STOP YOUR RECORDER - Name the filename with your ALT pilot number.

Taxi to parking and shut it down.

Click here to submit your checkride. You will be instructed to attach the .frc file, located in your flight simulator files directory (for example, c:\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files\.frc). Also please indicate which you used.


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