This is primarily based on schedule. If the student is prepared and is ready, the instructor or instructors will reach out to the area examiners and find their upcoming schedule for checkrides. Schedules are always changing, and weather can delay or cancel the checkride, so we are always balancing the needs of the student and the examiner with airplane availability and weather. Just like the rest of flight training, there are a lot of variables that can affect when a flight happens. But don’t forget, there are two parts to a check ride: the oral portion, where the examiner will sit and ask you questions and talk out flight plans and problems; and then the flight portion, where you are in the airplane and the examiner specifies a maneuver that must be demonstrated and then you must perform to the FAA specific minimum standard.