As with other training programs, flight training is designed to help students establish a certain set of skills and knowledge. Near the end of training, an assessment is made to determine whether or not these skills and knowledge sets have reached the required standard. In the flight training environment, these assessments come in the form of written examinations and flight tests.
Unfortunately, most examinations require a set of skills other than those being tested. For example, the written examination for the Private Pilot License requires you to be able to interpret and answer multiple choice questions—which means actively filtering out the wrong answers that are presented. When this complication is added to the mix of knowledge required for the exam, it can quickly shift the balance of the exam against you. The nature of MC questions is for the distractors to interfere with your knowledge and promote the wrong answer.
This book is intended to help you develop the skill of dealing with multiple choice questions while at the same time determining whether your knowledge level is where you need it to be. The book contains over 900 multiple choice questions to help you toward this goal. In addition to the questions, there are several features of the book to help you along the way. They include:
Please note that this book is NOT a primary textbook. Your initial training and studying should be referenced to other textbooks intended for that purpose—including Applied Aerodynamics for Private and Commercial Pilots and other publications from SkyWriters Publishing. This book is an Exam Prep book. It should be used when you believe that you’ve established the knowledge required for your license and need to prepare for the actual written exam. If you’ve already learned the material from your PPL groundschool and wish to develop your exam-taking skills, this book is for you. This book can also help you gauge the difficulty level of the Transport Canada exam.VIEW: Content Sample
About Private Pilot License: Written Exam Preparation
Private Pilot License: Written Exam Preparation is an exam preparation book for pilot candidates preparing for the Transport Canada written examination for the Private Pilot License – Aeroplane (PPAER). The book begins with a section on multiple choice exam mechanics and strategies, continues into seven subject specific examinations, and finishes with two full multi-subject simulated exams. The exams are designed to familiarize candidates with the mechanics, structure, difficulty level, and pitfalls of the Transport Canada style multiple choice exams. Any student preparing for pilot licensing examinations will benefit from the strategies and practice they get from this book.