Pass criteria ✅ CPL skill test is not a kill test

Conditions for pass of the  CPL(A) skill test are described in Appendix 4(B)(3) and (B)(4) to Part FCL. The CPL Exam candidate has to demonstrate the ability to:

  • operate the aeroplane within its limitations,
  • complete all manoeuvres with smoothness and accuracy,
  • exercise good judgement and airmanship;
  • apply aeronautical knowledge; and
  • maintain control of the aeroplane at all times in such a manner that the successful outcome of a procedure or manoeuvre is never seriously in doubt.

The following limits shall apply, corrected to make allowance for turbulent conditions and the handling qualities and performance of the aeroplane used.

  • Height
    • normal flight ±100 feet
    • with simulated engine failure ±150 feet
    • Tracking on radio aids ±5°
  • Heading
    • normal flight ±10°
    • with simulated engine failure ±15°
  • Speed
    • take-off and approach ±5 knots
    • all other flight regimes ±10 knots