During the course of a ramp check, the FAA inspector will ask to inspect/review a number of items. Here are some of the items you may need to produce during, or at some point shortly after, the ramp check:
- Airman Certificate;
- Current Medical Certificate;
- U.S. Government Issued Photo ID;
- Pilot Logbook or other documentation proving your currency for your intended flight;
- Charts etc. current and appropriate for your intended flight;
- Aircraft Registration;
- Airworthiness Certificate;
- Aircraft Operating Handbook or Flight manual, or Operating Limitations if the aircraft is a homebuilt aircraft;
- Aircraft weight and balance information; and
- Aircraft Logbooks.
Most pilots will never find themselves in a ramp check, due to the minimal manpower the FAA has available for ramp checks. However, if you find yourself in a ramp check, it is survivable. For a more detailed discussion about ramp checks, please read my article Surviving The Ramp Check.