Private Pilot PTS for Balloon and Airship (PDF)

by: FAA
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Establishes the standards for private pilot in lighter-than-air balloon and airship practical tests (FAA-S-8081-17).

The Practical Test Standards (PTS) are a guide for students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners to know what is expected of pilots during the practical test (checkride). PTS are written by the FAA and detail the type and levels of skills and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. These documents also describe background and reference materials.