Category Archives: Test Review

Updating the Written Tests

That may be the case if the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Group’s Airman Testing Standards and Training Working Group – (ARAGATS&TWG?) – has it’s way. From AOPA: “….the ARAGATS&TWG Group—have requested that the FAA remove knowledge test questions about obsolete terms … Continue reading

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Schappert’s take on the written

So you’re preparing for the FAA written test? Here’s what flight instructor extraordinaire Jason Schappert thinks: Thanks for your help, Jason! You can check out more about him at m0a.com

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Private Pilot Manuevers

Here’s a strong contribution from Neil Herschman. For all those preparing for the private pilot checkride: Thanks, Neil!

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Changes to the Practical Test Standards

From our friend Jason Schappert at M0A.com: You can see the rest of his series here.

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License to Learn

Steve Tupper gets a commercial ticket, it’s a good read for those training for a checkride: “If you’d asked me in March if I thought that I’d be a commercial pilot now (and in gliders no less), I’d have chuckled … Continue reading

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Updated Flight Review Guidelines

EAA highlights the new circular that is out on Flight Reviews and Insrument Proficiency Checks: “The FAA Safety Team has released an updated advisory circular for flight review and instrument proficiency check….Revised AC 61.98B, Currency Requirements and Guidance for the … Continue reading

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You Will See the Questions

A little over a year ago, the FAA decided to change some of the questions for the knowledge test. It wasn’t such a big deal until lots of people started failing because they had never seen the questions before. After … Continue reading

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Night Currency

As the days start to get progressively shorter, it’s time to turn our attention to what it takes to be current for night flight: § 61.57 Recent flight experience: Pilot in command Night takeoff and landing experience…no person may act … Continue reading

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Minimum Safe Altitude

Here’s one that got me during my oral exam for my Sport Pilot checkride. What is the minimum safe altitude? I said, 500 feet from any obstacle in a rural area or 1,000 feet above and 2,000 feet horizontal separation … Continue reading

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Practical Test Standards – Free Copy

Each step in earning your certificate offers new challenges for student pilots. Once you’ve soloed the airplane for the first time, you start to think about the practical test. In order to get your private pilot certificate (FAA prefers the … Continue reading

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