Tuesday, February 17
Written Test: PASSED!
By Brady Lane at 3:45 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 14.8 | Days since I started: 126 | Cost: $2,601.20
All the hours of reading and studying paid off. Today I took and passed the sport pilot knowledge test!
I scored 93%, which my British boss tells me is better than Prince Harry did this week. (Sorry Adam, I had to rub it in.)
I prepared for the test using an assortment of materials - primarily the 2009 FAR/AIM, ASA's Test Prep book and Gleim's Test Prep CD-ROM. I felt really prepared going into the test. There were a handful of questions I had never seen before, but I felt I knew the content well enough to answer them correctly (or now that I think of it, those may be the ones I missed).
It feels so good to have this milestone behind me. Now I can focus on refining my skills in the air and making sure I really understand the practical application of everything I've been reading.
As I move forward, the next big test will be the practical exam. I've heard the better you do on the written test, the harder the examiner grills you during your oral test. Is there any truth to this rumor? Any tips as I start this next phase of training?