ASA Oral Exam Guide: Instrument

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ASA’s Oral Exam Guide Series is an excellent study tool for students and instructors alike. Arranged in a question-and-answer format, this comprehensive guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses. Use it when you’re gearing up for the Practical Exam or as a general refresher. FAA references are provided throughout for further study.

This tenth edition of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes has been updated throughout to reflect current regulations, procedures, FAA references and checkride practices. New information has been added for BasicMed, weather services including Graphical Forecast Analysis (GFA), ICAO flight plans, flight simulator (FFS), Flight Training Device (FTD), Advanced Training Device (ATD) and transponder requirements (such as ADS-B, TIS-B and FIS-B).

This guide also includes a chapter dedicated to scenario-based questions, by contributing author Arlynn McMahon. Student responses to these “open-ended” questions demonstrate an understanding of the big picture and convey the practical application of what is important and why.

The Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide is the comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA checkride.

Helicopter pilots should use both this Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide and the Helicopter Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Ryan Dale.
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  • Edition: Tenth
  • Page Count: 288
  • ISBN Number: 978-1-64425-019-8
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.25 inches
  • Copyright: © 1992-2022 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Date Published: 2020
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About the Author

  • For Mike Hayes, flying started when he was 16 years old, and he has been flying for more than 40 years. He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1972 and acquired additional certificates and ratings in 1987. His aviation experience includes flight time in over 30 different types of aircraft, and the majority of instruction he has given has been in various models of Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Grumman, and Bellanca aircraft. He has been a flight instructor since 1988, instructing both full- and part-time for several large flight schools in Texas. Besides teaching, Mike has also worked as a corporate pilot and as a senior flight operations agent for a large regional airline. Prior to becoming involved in flight training, he worked for over 10 years in the telecommunications and information technology industry with extensive travel throughout the U.S.

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