Category Archives: Test Review

Aviation 101

This is interesting for the student pilots out there. Embry-Riddle is offering a free Aviation 101 class. From the website: AVIATION 101 is comprised of nine video lessons, which will introduce you to a variety of topics in aviation. Aircraft … Continue reading

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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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