Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide: Comprehensive preparation for the FAA checkride

Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide: Comprehensive preparation for the FAA checkride

by Michael D. Hayes
Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide: Comprehensive preparation for the FAA checkride

Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide: Comprehensive preparation for the FAA checkride

by Michael D. Hayes

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ASA’s Oral Exam Guide Series is an excellent study tool for students and instructors alike. Arranged in a question-and-answer format, this comprehensive guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by evaluators during the practical exam and provides succinct, ready responses. FAA references are provided throughout for further study.

This thirteenth edition of the Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide has been updated to further align with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS), with new information added or expanded on these subjects: weather services, regulations, airport operations, airspace, and flight planning. This book is the complete resource to prepare applicants for the Private Pilot Airplane checkride and is valuable as a general refresher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644253021
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 08/08/2023
Series: Oral Exam Guide Series
Edition description: Thirteenth Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 181,416
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

For Mike Hayes, flying started when he was 16 years old, and he has been flying for more than 40 years. He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1972 and acquired additional certificates and ratings in 1987. His aviation experience includes flight time in over 30 different types of aircraft, and the majority of instruction he has given has been in various models of Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Grumman, and Bellanca aircraft. He has been a flight instructor since 1988, instructing both full- and part-time for several large flight schools in Texas. Besides teaching, Mike has also worked as a corporate pilot and as a senior flight operations agent for a large regional airline. Prior to becoming involved in flight training, he worked for over 10 years in the telecommunications and information technology industry with extensive travel throughout the U.S.

Mike is the author of ASA’s popular Oral Exam Guide Series for the Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, CFI, and ATP oral/practical tests.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Pilot Qualifications

A Privileges and Limitations 1-3

B Currency Requirements 1-7

C Medical Certificates 1-10

2 Airworthiness Requirements

A Aircraft Certificates and Documents 2-3

B Aircraft Maintenance Requirements 2-9

3 Weather Information

A Nature of the Atmosphere 3-3

B Obtaining Weather Information 3-11

C Aviation Weather Reports and Observations 3-14

D Aviation Weather Forecasts 3-17

E Aviation Weather Charts 3-23

4 Performance and Limitations

A Aerodynamics 4-3

B Weight and Balance 4-11

C Aircraft Performance 4-14

5 Operation of Systems

A Aircraft and Engine Operations 5-3

B System and Equipment Malfunctions 5-11

C Pitot/Static Flight Instruments 5-17

D Gyroscopic Flight Instruments 5-21

E Magnetic Compass 5-24

F Advanced Avionics 5-26

6 Cross-Country Flight Planning

A Navigation 6-3

B Flight Computers and Basic Calculations 6-12

C Radio Communications 6-18

D Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91 6-21

E Airspace 6-33

F Airspace Classification Summary 6-54

G National Transportation Safety Board 6-57

H Aeronautical Information Manual 6-59

I Runway Incursion Avoidance 6-73

J Aviation Security 6-78

7 Night Operations

A Night Preparation 7-3

B Night Flight 7-10

8 Human Factors

A Flight Physiology 8-3

B Single-Pilot Resource Management 8-9

C Aeronautical Decision Making 8-10

D Risk Management 8-12

E Task Management 8-15

F Situational Awareness 8-18

G CFIT Awareness 8-20

H Automation Management 8-21

9 Scenario-Based Training

Introduction 9-3

Scenario-Based Questions 9-4

Appendix 1 Maneuvers Table

Appendix 2 Applicant's Practical Test Checklist

Appendix 3 Operations of Aircraft Without/With an MEL

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