Oral Exam Guides were written to help applicants prepare for their oral exams with FAA examiners. Examiners ask a lot of questions during the oral portion of the checkride, and thorough preparation is key to success. Using a question-and-answer format, each Oral Exam Guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses.
Pilots will find the Oral Exam Guides indispensable tools in both planning for what to expect during the airplane checkride, and mastering the subject matter. Instructors rate them as excellent preparation for students, as well as preps for Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPCs), aircraft transitions, and as general refresher material.
This new 10th edition has been updated throughout to reflect current regulations, procedures, FAA references and checkride practices including scenario-based testing. New information has been added for BasicMed, weather services including Graphical Forecast Analysis (GFA), ICAO flight plans, flight simulator (FFS), Flight Training Device (FTD), Advanced Training Device (ATD) and transponder requirements (such as ADS-B, TIS-B and FIS-B). Readers will find additional Exam Tips throughout, to further their preparation for the practical exam. Appendices include a Practical Test Checklist for Applicants and Examiners, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Supplement, and FAA Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) guidance.