PPL Written Test

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PPL Written Test

Posted by Drake Ellis on Aug 13, 2018 8:31 pm

I am a 16 year old who is currently going through every single bit of aviation information I can obtain to prepare for the written test. Even though I have been studying like crazy I still feel like I'm just going to disappoint my instructor and parents. I have been using the ASA 2018 written test prep, the practice tests that come with that and the sportys written tests. I am getting extremely inconsistent results with the practice tests and I'm just worried that the written will be a big waste of money. If anyone has any suggestions I would be more than happy to try them.
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Re: PPL Written Test

Posted by Ronald Levy on Aug 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Michael Walpole:
How about this.  You are under age 18, so find a way to go on a EAA Young Eagle flight.  On the back of Young Eagle logbook there is a code you can use to get the Sporty's PPL video for free.  I used Sporty's to pass the Instrument written so they are good.  Free is good BTW.

I wasn't aware EAA and Sporty's had this arrangement.  Great option!  And kudos to both EAA and Sporty's for making it available.

Re: PPL Written Test

Posted by Meggis05 N/A on Oct 24, 2018 3:43 am

Written tests require good writing skills and for that I am glad there is internet now. Many writing services are available online and I believe these will be helpful for my MPRE as well because writing is an important part of MPRE Practice Questions. Written tests are helpful in analysing as well.

Re: PPL Written Test

Posted by Ronald Levy on Oct 24, 2018 8:13 am

Meggis05 N/A:
Written tests require good writing skills and for that I am glad there is internet now. Many writing services are available online and I believe these will be helpful for my MPRE as well because writing is an important part of MPRE Practice Questions. Written tests are helpful in analysing as well.

I'm not sure where you are located, but in the USA, the FAA "written" tests (actually titled "knowledge tests") do not involve any writing skills.  They've been strictly multiple choice for more than half a century.  Back 40-50 years ago, they did involve "writing", but only to fill in your name on a scantron "fill-in-the-marks" answer sheet.  When the FAA shifted to computer testin a few decades ago, all writing was eliminated.