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Things to Remember IRA Knowledge Test

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Instruments Alternate static source: Altimeter higher, Airspeed greater than actual Altimeter High to low, look out below. Applies to pressure and temperature. Altitude goes in the same direction as the pressure setting in the Kollsman window. 1″ decrease for each 1000′ decrease in altitude. In colder than standard air temperature true altitude will be lower […]

DME Arc

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Both the Gleim and the ASA Knowledge Test Study Guides give a formula for for calculating the distance travelled along a DME arc that just didn’t look right to me. The formula is (# of degrees x DME arc) ÷ 60. But the true formula should be based on the percentage of the circle that […]

Private Pilot Rating Airplane Sample Exam 2016-12-01

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

These are the questions on the Sample Test and the answers that I found. The procedure that I used to find the answers was to put all of the relevant FAA publications in a folder and then search for words in the question or the correct answer. Since the FARs are regulatory and the AIM […]

Instrument Rating Airplane Sample Exam 2016-12-01

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

These are the questions on the Sample Test and the answers that I found. The procedure that I used to find the answers was to put all of the relevant FAA publications in a folder and then search for words in the question or the correct answer. Since the FARs are regulatory and the AIM […]

Changes to the Private Pilot Written Test

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The FAA updated the Sample Airman Knowledge Test Questions on June 13, 2011. The question bank for Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, and Light Sport have new dates. The previous dates were January 31, 2011. There is no difference between the Private Pilot questions or answers for the two dates. I check the site fairly frequently […]

FAA Knowledge Tests—Topics

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Some of the questions on the FAA Knowledge Tests are interesting enough or complicated enough to warrant a full post while others are clear with just a quick reference to the FAR/AIM or one of the FAA pdfs. When I’ve written a post on a topic that is covered on the tests, I’ve started including […]

FAA Knowledge Tests

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The FAA publishes the questions for the knowledge tests but not the answers. The FAA takes the questions verbatim from the FARs and its own publications. Each question has a code number that indicates where the answer to the question can be found. By searching the appropriate document you can be certain of the answer […]


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