So I was talking to a close friend who is currently a very senior captain at a large regional airline here in the US. I was telling him about the program (ATP), and he was impressed by the fast pace of the program. We started talking about check rides, as he was curious about how much time students had to prep for each one with it being so fast paced. He had actually failed some check rides in his past, I think two, and said it had never been a big deal to the airlines, but psychologically, it was tough to recover from.
My question is whether any of you mentors have had to experience a checkride failure and/or know somebody who has. I am highly driven and motivated to do as well as possible in flight school and breezed through my PPL check ride. However, I know there are so many variables involved in these tests, that one mere trip up can cost a pink-slip. When you guys had students, did you have any words of wisdom to those who received a failure? What percentage of ATP students would you say complete the program with a perfect record?