Just a quick recommendation for a wonderful new YouTube Channel – Flight Review. My man David Allen does a truly exceptional job of turning his Private Pilot lessons into a fascinating documentary.
The production values in Flight Review are highly polished, and David himself is a compelling narrator. While my podcast focuses on explaining the concepts you need to know to become a Private Pilot, Flight Review shows you what it is actually like to take lessons.
Flight Review is one of the best made YouTube channels I’ve ever subscribed to. Check out David’s first lesson now – and if you enjoy the show, please like and subscribe!
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Updated to reflect vital FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes, this indispensable tool prepares private pilots for the “checkride” with an FAA examiner. The Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide (Michael D. Hayes) 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” is included. The main body of questions is written in a Q & A format, with the questions that checkride examiners are most likely to ask along with comprehensive, easy-to-remember responses. This guide teaches not 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.
I purchased this book early on in my private pilot training, and I suggest you do the same. To start with, I did not know how to answer many of the questions, but as I gained experience I was able to measure my progress by testing my knowledge against the questions posed in this book.
It is easy to convince yourself that you understand the subject matter required by the ACS. However, the devil is in the detail, and this book helps you uncover your weak spots by presenting you with questions, not answers (the answers are included, but it goes without saying that you should attempt to answer the questions yourself, first!). This is an important tool to help you focus on the material you don’t know as well as you should, especially as you get towards your checkride. It provides excellent value for money.
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The Complete Private Pilot (Bob Gardner) is the book I used to prepare me for my flight lessons, knowledge test, and oral portion of the checkride. It is an accessible book which walks you through each of the major learning topics you need, taking you by the hand and leading you from zero knowledge to an excellent, rounded understanding of the basics in twelve easy-to-digest chapters. Read on to find out why I recommend this book, even if you haven’t yet decided that learning to fly is right for you. Continue reading “Review: The Complete Private Pilot (Book)”