The Private Oral Exam Guide is designed to help prepare student pilots for the oral exam portion of their checkride with FAA examiners. All the subjects a Private Pilot candidate will be tested on during checkride and review flights are covered here.
Using a question-and-answer format, this indispensable tool lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses. Instructors rate the oral exam guide series as excellent resources for students in both planning for what to expect during the airplane checkride, and mastering the subject matter. This guide is also great preparation for flight reviews, aircraft transitions, and as general refresher material.
This 12th edition has been updated to remain in alignment with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS), with new information added or expanded on these subjects: BasicMed, aircraft maintenance (including Airworthiness Directives, Time Before Overhaul and Airworthiness), weather services (Graphical Forecast for Aviation or GFA, G-AIRMET, Freezing levels), aircraft performance and weight and balance, and new technologies including ADS-B, TIS-B, SATR. Regulatory information has been updated to include SFARs, ICAO flight plans and night definition. Includes a Risk Assessment matrix and Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT). Exam Tips and Notes have been added throughout.
Scenario-based questions have become an integral part of the Practical Test and an important tool in an examiner’s toolbox. Student responses to these “open-ended” questions demonstrate an understanding of the big picture and convey the practical application of what’s important and why. Noted SBT expert, Arlynn McMahon (2009 National Flight Instructor of the Year, and recipient of the 2010 NATA Award for Excellence in Pilot Training Award), provides insight into these scenario-based questions and will be invaluable to students preparing for their checkride.
Questions, answers, and explanations in this guide were researched using FAA documents (identified so readers know where to go for further study) as well as through interviews with FAA examiners. References for further study are provided throughout the book, and additional study questions conclude each chapter.