One of the few remaining hurdles to getting my license has been the written (or so-called knowledge) exam. There are a couple of local CATS testing locations, and the one at Aviation Sales (KMGY) was the simplest to schedule. I’d been studying some for several weeks, and in fact took a bunch of time during our Labor Day vacation to study, but I hadn’t scheduled the test. I wanted to be confident I’d pass, partly because it’s expensive ($150 before the AOPA discount) and partly because I didn’t want to disappoint anybody. I was pretty confident I’d be OK, but I still dragged my feet. In the event I had no difficultly, scoring an 87%, so now I just need a few more solo hours, and to practice for the PTS flying test, and I’ll punch my ticket.

For those following along, I would like to recommend both Rod Machado’s Private Pilot books and DVD (of mp3 audio files). While I don’t think he’s quite as funny as he thinks he is, he does make a dry subject much easier to read/listen to/understand. Also, the Prepware iPad app was quite good at getting me aqainted with the actual test questions, format, and figures. Highly recommended.

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Wednesday October 17th, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Categories: Flight Training
Tags: Flight Training

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