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Features July 2016 Issue

Dreaded Ramp Check

Dreaded Ramp Check

You eat right, stay legal and sharp, and keep your aircraft in top shape. Still, the sight of an FAA inspector walking across the ramp gives you the chills. What should you expect?

You will be required to produce your pilotís certificate and medical certificate for the FAA inspector. The inspector will also ask to see evidence of your most recent flight review or equivalent (an FAA checkride, for example). Donít worry if you donít have proof of a flight review; itís not required to be in your possession. You might score a point by offering to send a copy to the inspectorís office, but be prepared to do so.

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