Designated Pilot Examiner Services

Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) Services

Once you have completed your hot air balloon pilot training, you will need the Practical Test, commonly called a checkride; the “final test” in order to obtain your Private, Commercial or Add-On pilot certification. The test has both oral questioning plus flying tasks. To prepare for the Practical Test you need to be very familiar with the Practical Test Standards on which the checkride is based. You also need a USA registered, airworthy balloon and the prerequisite pilot certificate (Student, Private or Commercial depending on the rating needed).

Based in Albuquerque, Elizabeth Wright-Smith is designated by the FAA to give pilot exams. All scheduling is individualized.

Click here or call 505-604-2865 to schedule a checkride for a Private, Commercial or Add-On pilot rating.