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Oral Exam Guide - Private Pilot

The Private Oral Exam Guide is designed to help prepare student pilots for the oral exam portion of their checkride with FAA examiners. 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 eleventh edition has been updated to comply with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and recent FAA publications, rules and procedures. All the subjects a Private Pilot candidate will be tested on during checkrides and review flights are covered. Chapters are dedicated to certificates and documents, weather, determining performance and limitations, airplane systems, cross-country flight planning, night operations, aeromedical factors, and SBT (Scenario-Based Training.) 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.

Soft cover, 256 pages
5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
Eleventh Edition, February 2017
By Michael Hayes


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
by Anthony from Palm Beach Shores FL USA 

Cons: Requires other Sources of information
Review: Additional study Questions--Be much better if the Answers were provided. Reason I do not have all the additional FAA and AIM books On Hand. I just carry that nice size book
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
by Albert from Longwood FL USA 

Pros: Good
Cons: See above review
Review: Best if used with a CFI to assure understanding of the material.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Great Product
by Dane from Mascoutah IL USA 

Review: This book really prepared my for both my fixed wing and rotary wing checkrides. I will continue to be a loyal ASA purchaser.
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Monday, June 15, 2015
This does a nice job. It was my primary study guide for the oral exam.
by Dana from Austin TX USA 

Pros: Thorough coverage of the oral stuff you might not see with typical preparation.
Review: The book covers most items very well. That's 90% of what I needed. I think some additional material on flight planning (duats?, etc.) would be useful. (that would even work as a second book).

The SRM section is very nice, but I think could be organized to make it easier to use (such as, this stuff can be done preflight, that stuff is for during the flight, etc.)
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
clearly written; no wasted space.
by Carl from Haddam Neck, CT USA 

Pros: clearly written. well worth the money.
Cons: none that i can think of
Review: I especially liked the section on scenarios.  Real situations that require understanding to respond to instead of rote memorization.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Good review
by A Customer from Berkeley CA USA 

Review: Organization hard to follow sometimes. Jumps around, but I think that is typical of a conversation, which is what they are trying to prepare you for.
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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Excellent layout and presentation.
by Tommy from Yelm WA USA 

Pros: Well written and presented.
Cons: None that I can name.
Review: This guide is well laid out and presented in a very logical order. Covers the "real" information needed to pass the oral portion of the examination check-ride. Worth the money.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
It is what it is.
by Randy from FL USA 

Pros: Good workmanship, laid out nicely
Review: It is what it is.
Easy reading easy to use. Lot of information .
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Monday, February 24, 2014
by Mark from Seattle WA USA 
Review: Good, focused review - well organized
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Great practice qestions and answers, leaves you looking to the Far aim for some answers
by John C from Ruffs Dale PA USA 

Review: Easy to read and worded well. Some questions, I needed to find the answers for elsewere. Great for two person review of material.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Simle and complete
by alan from cincinnati OH USA 

Pros: Straight forward and to the point. Allow a quick reflection as the current knowledge that an airman has regarding various subject matter
Review: This is a very concise information manual for a basic review prior to the official bienniel. This identifies topics that the airman may feel the need to further explore.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Helpful pre-private checkride review book
by David from Odenton MD USA 

Pros: Consise
Cons: None really
Review: I found this book helpful. By the time you get to this stage, you should know most of the material. I went through with a highlighter and highlighted anything I didn't feel comfortable with. Then I went back a just re-read the highlighted materials a few time. Was very useful I thought. Only knock is on the weather charts where there are no pictures to help and you need to reference another source.
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Thursday, June 07, 2012
by Ioannis from Mill Creek, WA 
Review: As good as it should be... I guess.
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Monday, May 07, 2012
Buy it.
by Taylor from Denver CO USA 

Pros: Lays it all out there.
Cons: None
Review: Buy it. Read it. Review it. Ace your written and feel confident entering the practical.

I took my written 2 weeks ago and got a 97%. The two questions I missed, I actually new the right answers too...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Excellent Book
by Robert M. from Central,CT 

Pros: Loads of information that's easy to find
Cons: None
Review: Do not take your checkride until you have read this book. I read through it a couple times, and my checkride was as easy as can be. Pretty much any question the examiner is going to ask is addressed in the book. Highly recommended.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
No expectations; pleasantly surprised
by Will from Henrico VA USA 

Pros: 'Go anywhere' size; concise and well organized
Cons: None
Review: I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this product. I was very pleased once I started reading and using this exam guide. The questions and answers are all concise and well organized. Each item is also well referenced if the reader wants to quickly expand on the subject. I also liked the Additional Study Questions at the end of each chapter. These are generally questions that have answers specific to your training aircraft or will require a little more head scratching.
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Perfect oral practice
by Tanner from Holdrege NE USA 

Pros: cheap, questions almost identical or exact to the oral test
Cons: airplane systems section refers to a C152 so it might not pertain to what you learned to fly in
Review: This book was a major player in helping me pass my oral. It does a good job at covering a wide area of topics and questions that will be asked during your oral.
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011
by Tanner from Holdrege, NE 
Review: A must have to pass your oral exam!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
by A Customer from Newport News VA USA 
Pros: A great book to study from go's over every thing you can imagin
Cons: the weather section can be a little bit more detailed
Review: This is a great book I loved it so far just about every question my CFI has asked me came from that book and yes I have answered all of his questions
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Friday, August 20, 2010
by Lee from Orange CT USA 
Review: Good, concise review.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
by Richard from Bertram TX USA 
Review: Good refresher for current pilot. Should be good for a student pilot in preparation for the oral.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
by Nick from Arkansas, Usa 

Review: Excellent material. Would recommend to anyone.
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Friday, September 04, 2009
what you need to know
by phillip from New Iberia LA USA 

Review: This book does an excellent job of presenting the material in an easy to understand question and answer format.I aced the oral by reading this book a few times I would definitly recomend this book to anyone about to take the oral exam!!
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009
by Landon from Monett, MO 
Review: My oral exam was a breeze! If you familiarize yourself with all questions and explinations in this book, the oral portion of your checkride will be a cakewalk. It's impossible to hit all areas of info but this guide comes close.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Extremely helpful
by Daniel from Independence LA USA 

Review: For anyone going after their privates, this is a must. I studied the written test info a lot and the oral exam guide helped me fine tune all that I learned.
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Friday, October 17, 2008
Wish I had purchased in very beginning
by Jeff from Stephenville TX USA 

Pros: Very thorough on all subjects
Cons: Some questions you would like a "cliff notes" answer for
Review: Just completed my Private certificate. The oral exam went very well due to this book (and a lot of studying). It's like anything else you are trying to the whole book.....and the test will come easy!!
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Great Supplemental Study Book
by A Customer from Des Moines Iowa USA 

Review: Highly recommended for use before the written test and check ride.
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Friday, July 25, 2008
by Josh from Lexington KY 
Review: This is a must have study guide to breeze the oral.
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
Great prep guide
by bruce from snellville GA USA 

Review: This was a great book for reviewing your training prior to the checkride. It turned out my examiner was using one as a guide to determine what to ask.
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Thursday, March 01, 2007
by Dan from Oklahoma 
Pros: Reference Aid...Compact......Excellent Study Tool
Cons: No body referred me to it earlier
Review: As with any test preparation, study time is of essence. Recommendation is to have this book at the beginning of the flight portion of learning and apply the concepts in parts. This product is extremely useful in preparing for the oral and and check-ride. Reading the various parts while preparing for final testing allows one to gleen vital knowledge and enhance confidence with pilotage and flying skills. Passed test with confidence, and great reference after the test(s).
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
by A Customer from Santa Cruz, CA 
Review: The book gets into a lot of detailed information that some readers may find unnecessary. I think to be a good pilot, there is always a need for ANY information that can be provided. Read it, pass your test and then decide if you would like to impliment the info. I highly recommend it.
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Previous Customer Questions For Oral Exam Guide - Private Pilot:
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On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 a customer asked:
I'm needing the PTS book for signal engine planes is this what I need?
A: This Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Private Pilot is no longer being used as of June 15, 2016.  The FAA has transitioned from the PTS to the new Airman Certification Standards.  You can find the Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards book here which is the direct replacement to the PTS.



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