Oral Exam Guide - Private Pilot

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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.

Soft cover, 288 pages
5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
Twelfth Edition, October 2020
By Michael Hayes


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Oral Exam Guide - Private Pilot Overview:

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.

Soft cover, 288 pages
5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
Twelfth Edition, October 2020
By Michael Hayes


 

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Great prep for the Private Pilot check ride

  • By Greg Curtis, CFII from Raymond ME USA on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
  • Pros: Great questions with thorough answers and references
  • Review: This book is really great on days when we're delayed for takeoff and I can use the ready made questions to get my student pilot ready for the approaching check ride.

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A must have study resource

  • By charles n cox CFI, CFII, CFIME, ATP on Sunday, August 09, 2020
  • Pros: all good stuff
  • Review: The oral exam is a tough exam to prepare for because the range is so wide for the possible questions and also the best and most correct answers. This guide along with the other oral exam guides are probably the best money you will ever invest in your piloting endeavor.

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Great prep for the check ride

  • By Lewis from Raymond ME USA on Thursday, November 07, 2019
  • Pros: Covers all areas
  • Review: This document has ensured my private pilot candidates all of the areas they can be exposed to during their first check ride. And as a result, each has passed on their first shot with the DPE. The orals are the one area an IP tries to prepare their candidates to the best of their abilities, but you just don't know what the DPE is going to ask or how they are going to ask questions needing an understanding of the regulations, not just rote memory.

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Worth the money

  • By Lewis from Raymond ME USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Pros: Covers all the areas
  • Review: Great prep book for the oral. Due to constant changes by the FAA, do not think this is the only thing to reference. However, it pretty much covers the questions an examiner is going to ask. The other questions asked are the ones concerning the questions you missed on the knowledge test.

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Great Investment

  • By Nijat on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Pros: Simple, easy to use, very knowledgeable
  • Review: This book is definitely a must, it has capitalized on many things that i have overlooked in my studying, it has direct questions and direct answers, no fuss just straight to the point, in fact it has so much, it over prepares you for the oral, it has literally every possible question an examiner could ask.

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  • By Anthony from Palm Beach Shores FL USA on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Pros: OK
  • 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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Great prep for the Private Pilot check ride

  • By Greg Curtis, CFII from Raymond ME USA on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
  • Pros: Great questions with thorough answers and references
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  • Review: This book is really great on days when we're delayed for takeoff and I can use the ready made questions to get my student pilot ready for the approaching check ride.
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A must have study resource

  • By charles n cox CFI, CFII, CFIME, ATP on Sunday, August 09, 2020
  • Pros: all good stuff
  • Cons: I don't have any negatives for this product
  • Review: The oral exam is a tough exam to prepare for because the range is so wide for the possible questions and also the best and most correct answers. This guide along with the other oral exam guides are probably the best money you will ever invest in your piloting endeavor.
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Great prep for the check ride

  • By Lewis from Raymond ME USA on Thursday, November 07, 2019
  • Pros: Covers all areas
  • Cons: Wish it could be updated when regs change
  • Review: This document has ensured my private pilot candidates all of the areas they can be exposed to during their first check ride. And as a result, each has passed on their first shot with the DPE. The orals are the one area an IP tries to prepare their candidates to the best of their abilities, but you just don't know what the DPE is going to ask or how they are going to ask questions needing an understanding of the regulations, not just rote memory.
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Worth the money

  • By Lewis from Raymond ME USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Pros: Covers all the areas
  • Cons: Need to check for FAA changes
  • Review: Great prep book for the oral. Due to constant changes by the FAA, do not think this is the only thing to reference. However, it pretty much covers the questions an examiner is going to ask. The other questions asked are the ones concerning the questions you missed on the knowledge test.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
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Great Investment

  • By Nijat on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Pros: Simple, easy to use, very knowledgeable
  • Cons: None that i could think of at the moment.
  • Review: This book is definitely a must, it has capitalized on many things that i have overlooked in my studying, it has direct questions and direct answers, no fuss just straight to the point, in fact it has so much, it over prepares you for the oral, it has literally every possible question an examiner could ask.
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  • By Anthony from Palm Beach Shores FL USA on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Pros: OK
  • 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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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Q: 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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