I am authorized to conduct the following FAA practical tests (all in airplanes):

  • Private Pilot Airplane – single and multiengine land
  • Instrument Rating – Airplane
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane – single and multiengine land

I am qualified to conduct multi-engine practical tests in the following aircraft:

  • Beech BE-60 (Duke)
  • Beech BE-76 (Duchess)
  • Piper PA27-250 (Aztec)
  • Piper PA31-350 (Chieftain)
  • Piper PA34-200 (Seneca)

I am also authorized to provide Flight Instructor Renewals, Military Pilot Competency evaluation, Foreign License verification, and Remote Pilot certificates.

To schedule a checkride, please fill out the scheduling request form.

Fee Schedule – May 2022
(subject to change without notice)
Private Pilot – Airplane SEL or MEL$700.00
Instrument Rating – Airplane$700.00
Commercial Pilot – Airplane SEL or MEL$700.00
Single-engine add-on rating$700.00
Multi-engine add-on rating$700.00
– Mil-Comp
– Foreign Pilot Validation
– CFI Renewal
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UAS (Remote Pilot)$125.00
Retest
(Within 60 days of Notice of Disapproval – see Policies)
$350.00/min.
Continuance
(for “unavoidable reasons” within 60 days of Letter of Discontinuance – see Policies)
No charge
Additional aircraft
(for an additional aircraft used on a practical test)
$125.00
Travel
(for airports within the Allentown FSDO other than ABE – see Policies)
$ 75.00
Credit Card Processing Fee$ 20.00

Payment

I accept cash (USD) and cashier’s check and credit cards only. Credit cards will incur a $20.00 processing fee. I do not accept personal checks.

Travel

There is no travel cost associated with the following airports:

Lehigh Valley International (ABE)

If you are unable to meet me for a practical test at ABE, I am willing to travel to any airport within the Allentown FSDO jurisdiction for $75.00 plus applicable airport landing fees. For airports outside the Allentown FSDO in PA and NJ I charge $1.50 per mile distance (round trip) from Allentown, PA plus applicable airport landing fees.

Out of the Area Tests

Tests outside of the NE service area require individual consideration. In some cases, I may be willing to travel to the applicant using my personal aircraft to administer a practical test. Or, I may already be traveling to a location near you. These are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Private Area and Internet Connection

If I am meeting you at an airport other than ABE, you must provide a private area free of distractions and a reliable internet connection.

Retest Fees

The posted fee schedule applies only to retests for applicants who received a Notice of Disapproval on a previous practical test from me. Applicants seeking a retest after receiving a Notice of Disapproval from another examiner will be charged the full fee for the Practical Test regardless of tasks already completed on the first attempt, unless otherwise specified.

Continuance Fees

Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, issues may result in a discontinuance that are out of our control. Therefore, I will not charge to continue a practical test at a later date (within 60 days of the Letter of Discontinuance) for the following reasons:

  • Unforecast weather
  • Maintenance issues that develop during the checkride
  • Unexpected illness
  • Other reasonable circumstances – at the examiner’s discretion

In the event that a Letter of Discontinuance must be issued, I may charge a “continuance” fee for the following reasons:

  • Airman presents unairworthy aircraft (issue detected after start of practical test)
  • Applicant chooses to discontinue for non-urgent personal reason
  • Others – at examiner’s discretion

Rescheduling Fee

A rescheduling fee may be charged due to the following:

  • The airman’s logbook entries do not demonstrate that he/she has met the aeronautical experience requirements for the desired certificate or rating
  • Applicant arrives without required documents including the aircraft maintenance records, proper endorsements, or identification
  • Applicant presents unairworthy aircraft (issue detected prior to start of practical test – i.e. aircraft out of annual or other “easily avoidable” airworthiness issue.

I will make all reasonable efforts to help rectify the situation before resorting to rescheduling the practical test.

Paper 8710-1 Fee

IACRA is the preferred method of application by the FAA and me. It is easier to use, more accurate, and quite reliable. If you choose to submit a paper 8710-1 application, I charge a $100.00 fee. If we have internet connectivity problems, or, in the unlikely event that the IACRA system is down and we must resort to paper, there will be no charge.

Applicant: Michael Whooley
Date: May 18, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Brandon Nelson
Date: June 20, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Victor Cimerol
Date: July 2, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Patrick Medlock-Turek
Date: July 10, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Gemma Ossi
Date: July 10, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Cara Kientz
Date: July 31, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Craig Wallace
Date: August 24, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot AMEL
Applicant: Giovanni Pirozzi
Date: September 8, 2022
Location: Philadelphia, PA (PNE)
Cert/Rating: Commercial AMEL
Applicant: Jacob Rothenberger
Date: September 10, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Brian Coelho
Date: September 17, 2022
Location: Philadephia, PA (PNE)
Cert/Rating: Commercial AMEL
Applicant: Marcin Rystwej
Date: September 21, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Commercial ASEL
Applicant: Brent Miller
Date: June 10, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Harshil Desai
Date: June 25, 2022
Location: Quakertown, PA (UKT)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Dean Damato
Date: July 4, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Joshua Miller
Date: July 16, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: James Sullivan
Date: July 30, 2022
Location: Sussex, NJ (FWN)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Roman Daniel
Date: August 13, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Grant Andreus
Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: Sukhwinder Singh
Date: September 10, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Richard Parke
Date: September 15, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Instrument – Airplane
Applicant: Eric Kozicki
Date: September 18, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL
Applicant: David Bershadsky
Date: September 24, 2022
Location: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Cert/Rating: Private Pilot ASEL