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Private oral exam guide : the comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA oral exam
Hayes, Michael D.
Personal Author:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Newcastle, Wash. : Aviation Supplies & Academics, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) ; 22 cm
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires oral as well as written exams for pilot certification and flight review. These exam guides teach applicants not only what to expect, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence while under tough examiner scrutiny. In these exam preparation guides, the most frequently asked questions in each particular exam and the correct answer for each are provided in a question-and-answer format, with information sources for further study. Applicants facing the airline transport and private oral exam will benefit from the topics discussed and the further study materials provided.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1 Certificates and Documents
A. Certificationp. 3
B. Privileges and Limitationsp. 3
C. Currency Requirementsp. 6
D. Aircraft Certificates and Documentsp. 7
E. Aircraft Maintenance Requirementsp. 8
Additional Study Questionsp. 15
2 Weather
A. Nature of the Atmospherep. 3
B. Obtaining Weather Informationp. 9
C. Aviation Weather Reports and Observationsp. 11
D. Aviation Weather Forecastsp. 14
E. Aviation Weather Chartsp. 20
Additional Study Questionsp. 25
3 Determining Performance and Limitations
A. Aerodynamicsp. 3
B. Weight and Balancep. 11
C. Aircraft Performancep. 13
Additional Study Questionsp. 21
4 Airplane Systems
A. Aircraft and Engine Operationsp. 3
B. System and Equipment Malfunctionsp. 10
C. Flight Instrumentsp. 15
D. Vacuum/Gyroscopic Systemp. 19
E. Electric/Gyroscopic Systemp. 22
F. Magnetic Compassp. 23
Additional Study Questionsp. 24
5 Cross-Country Flight Planning
A. Navigationp. 3
B. Flight Computers and Basic Calculationsp. 10
C. Radio Communicationsp. 16
D. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91p. 20
E. Airspacep. 33
F. Airspace Classification Summaryp. 53
G. National Transportation Safety Boardp. 56
H. Aeronautical Information Manualp. 58
Additional Study Questionsp. 72
6 Night Operations
A. Night Preparationp. 3
B. Night Flightp. 9
Additional Study Questionsp. 13
7 Aeromedical Factors
Flight Physiologyp. 3
Additional Study Questionsp. 9
Appendix 1 Maneuvers Tablep. 3
Appendix 2 Applicant's Practical Test Checklistp. 2