The purpose of the Solo Test is to have the student pilot exhibit a level of proficiency which will allow future flights without the need for instructor assistance. The test requires that the student demonstrate the ability to safely control model aircraft in the air and on the ground. In addition, the procedure should also encompass an appropriate awareness and knowledge of AMA and RAMAC safety rules.
Any instructor pilot may pronounce a student "ready for solo". However, the instructor recommending such readiness, may not participate as a "check out pilot" for that student. The Solo Test will be administered by any two other instructor pilots. The two Check Out Pilots will jointly observe the test flight, jointly evaluate the flight, but issue only one joint evaluation - - - - "Passed" or "Not Passed". If necessary, retests may be given at any time in the future, even the same day if appropriate. Such retests may be recommended by any instructor who feels that the student has corrected whatever deficiency caused the previous "Not Passed" evaluation.
Three takeoffs and three landings. (All attempts must satisfy the designated completion standard. Two out of three is not satisfactory).
Normal Takeoff - tracking straight, on or
close to the runway center, on the ground and in flight. Standard traffic
pattern, downwind, base and final.
Landings - should be on or close to the runway center and in the first 1/2 of the runway.
Loops, rolls spins and a simulated dead stick.
Loop - one reasonably round loop.
Roll - one roll to the left and one to the right.
Spin or Spiral - in either direction OK. Idle speed entry with proper recovery technique.
Simulated Dead Stick - throttle is reduced to idle and the model is flown to the runway. Actual landing from this maneuver is optional.