The "Performance Criteria" section of each item prescribes the qualification standards to be used for marking. These criteria assume no unusual circumstances as well as operation of the aeroplane in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, recommended speeds and configurations in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook/Aircraft Flight Manual (POH/AFM) or other approved data.
Throughout the flight test, the candidate is evaluated on the use of an appropriate checklist. Proper use is dependent on the specific task being evaluated. The situation may be such that the use of the written checklist, while accomplishing the elements of an “Aim”, would be either unsafe or impractical. Certain elements may be executed by memory. In this case, a review of the checklist after the elements have been accomplished would be appropriate.
Division of attention and proper visual scanning will be evaluated when using a checklist.