Updated to reflect vital FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes, and including a new chapter on Scenario-Based Training, this indispensable tool prepares private pilots for the checkride with an FAA examiner. It answers the most common questions asked by examiners, clarifies the requirements of the written and oral portions, and presents practice questions from the exam with a reference to the specific information source from where the answer may be derived. An appendix with a Practical Test Checklist and a condensed table of private pilot PTS maneuvers are included. The main body of questions is written in a Q & A format--with the questions the FAA checkride examiners are most likely to ask along with comprehensive, easy-to-remember responses. This guide teaches t only what to expect on the private pilot oral exam, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence while under the examiner's scrutiny.
Michael D. Hayes is a certified flight instructor who has been flying for 30 years. He has accumulated numerous certificates and ratings, including private and commercial single-engine and multiengine land ratings. He is the author of the Oral Exam Guide series. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.