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Check ride

Might be a dumb question, but I’m curious to know, what happens if someone fails a couple of check rides? Does this jeapordizes the chance of getting hired with a regional? Or with ATP?


Not a dumb question and many pilots have busted a single checkride, some even 2 BUT one I’d like you to think about it. Learning to fly is a process. You start out with the basics and build from there. Eventually you want to fly for an airline flying hundreds of people at 80% the speed of sound in an aircraft costing a few hundred million dollars. If you were doing the hiring for that airline who would you want? The pilot that consistently did well or consistently didn’t? Same goes for ATP. More than 2 busts and there is no guaranteed instructor position.