All check rides are accomplished in accordance with the appropriate ACS or PTS. Every element of any FAA evaluation is published and documented in the appropriate Practical Test Standards or ACS. If you download and read this dense little book carefully and arrive for your test thoroughly prepared, the dreaded "check-ride" can then be an enjoyable experience...no surprises!
Remember, perfection is not the standard we have to meet.
The final authority on all endorsements is the current FAA Advisory Circular [AC 61.65H PDF]
Stall and Spin Awareness
During flight training and testing, the applicant and the instructor or evaluator must always recognize and avoid operations that could lead to an inadvertent stall or spin and inadvertent loss of control
Positive Exchange of Flight Controls
There must always be a clear understanding of who has control of the aircraft. Prior to flight, the pilots involved should conduct a briefing that includes reviewing the procedures for exchanging flight controls.
The FAA recommends a positive three-step process for exchanging flight controls between pilots:
· When one pilot seeks to have the other pilot take control of the aircraft, he or she will say, "You have the flight controls."
· The second pilot acknowledges immediately by saying, "I have the flight controls."
· The first pilot again says, "You have the flight controls," and visually confirms the exchange.