The three exams that one takes to get the PPL include:
- A written knowledge exam
- An oral exam, based on flight planning, regulations, etc.
- A practical flight test
So how do you pass the FAA Written Exam with a 90+%? After using the following study method, I passed the written exam with a 93% (-4/60). Here's exactly how I studied, if you follow the same steps, you're sure to do great:
Stage One: Test Yourself:
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Before I began my real review, I took a Sporty's practice test, to see where I was. As you can see in the photo below, I scored a 67% on my first test without having reviewed. The subsequent tests scores (after following the study advice I'll soon give) increase substantially over time:
Stage Two: Gleim Textbook Review:
I essentially spent the entire last week of Christmas Break studying 5+ hours a day towards the written exam. There are 11 total units in the Gleim textbook, each of which have questions that are deadly accurate to the actual exam. I'd say 90% of the questions on actual exam were ones that I had already done in the Gleim textbook. Treat every question in the book like an actual exam question, because it could very likely be one.
My Study Schedule:
- Monday: Units 1-3
- Tuesday: Units 4-6
- Wednesday: Units 7-9
- Thursday: Units 10-11 + Review of Difficult Sections
- Friday: Practice Tests + Individual Question Review
Each unit contains a beginning portion dedicated to notes for that given section. As I went through those notes, I wrote down easy-to-remember tips for certain subjects, in addition to equations and notes about subjects that I had difficulty with. Here is what a page of my notes looked like:
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