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I conduct practical tests in the ALBANY FSDO ONLY.

Area Covered by ALBANY FSDO

I am available to give practical tests for RPC/sUAS, Sport, Private, Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot certificates. Also Additional Ratings such as Type Rating, Instrument, Multi-Engine, MEI, CFII, CFI Renewal and CFI Reinstatement at the Schenectady County Airport. I will also travel to your local airport within a 50-mile radius from Schenectady in the FSDO District providing your facility offers a quiet, well-lighted space suited for the oral portion of the tests.

Examinations are limited to daytime, VFR conditions, so testing must be scheduled so that the Oral and Flight portions of the test can be completed within these requirements. However, if unexpected interruptions occur (weather, maintenance issues, etc.) these will be grounds for the issuance of a “Letter of Discontinuance”.

The FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) and (ACS) are the outline of knowledge and skill required within a fair and thorough evaluation. Flight instructors are urged to contact me for more information.

 

Schenectady County Airport (KSCH)

19 Airport Road

Scotia, NY 12302
 Cell: (518) 573-8534

Office: (518) 557-7068

Fax: (518) 557-7068

alitani@aviationtrainingcenter.com

  • RPC with sUAS

  • Sport

  • Recreational

  • Private

  • Instrument

  • Commercial

  • Airline Transport (ATP)

  • MEI

  • CFII

  • CFI Renewal/Reinstatement

  • Multi-Engine

Private Pilot Certification
Requirements
Instrument Rating
Requirements
Commercial Pilot Certification
Requirements

Airports Covered:

SCH, ALB, NY0, 5B2, GFL, 4B0

Fees:

Fees are based for testing at Schenectady airport.

Add $50 for testing at any other airport to cover traveling expenses.

FEES ARE CASH, ADD 5% FOR CREDIT CARD

STUDENT PILOT, PROCESSING FEE:

$75

RPC with sUAS, PROCESSING FEE:

$150

CFI Renewal:

$300

Sport, Recreational or Private:

$350

Turbine and Jet Aircrafts Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Checkride: $1750

Multi or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Piston Aircrafts Checkride:

$650

 

All other Practical Tests:

$450

Retest fees:

$300

Discontinuances not due to weather:

$300

Citation and Eclipse Jets Training and TYPE RATING See Rates menu

 

Disclaimer:

This page was created to help pilots book a Practical test with me and to find out what they should know about each type of Practical test. It also serves as a good place for flight instructors to get current endorsements, detail on what is tested, how it's tested and to provide some useful links to things that a pilot preparing for a Practical test would find useful.

With this information, I hope you'll find it easier to get the information you need to adequately prepare for the FAA practical test.

This is NOT an FAA site.