Study questions for the Private, Sport, and Recreational Pilot FAA Knowledge exam, supported with answers and explanations.
This bundle combines ASA’s popular Test Prep book and Prepware Download for the ultimate in flexibility and savings. Today’s hectic lifestyles demand efficient use of what limited study time is normally available. This bundle gives test applicants the convenience of choosing whichever test preparation method is most convenient at any given time or location.
The Test Prep book is expertly organized into chapters based on the subject matter and includes introductory text and illustrations, questions, answer choices, explanations (for correct and incorrect answers), answers, and references for further study. This topical study promotes better understanding and aids recall to provide a more efficient study guide. This bundle also includes the Computer Testing Supplement, with the same FAA legends, figures, and full-color charts you’ll be issued at the testing center—to help you become familiar with all available information before you take your official test.
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Use Test Prep 2020: Private Pilot for the following Knowledge Exams:
Private Pilot - Airplane
Private Pilot - Helicopter
Private Pilot - Gyroplane
Private Pilot - Glider
Private Pilot - Balloon - Hot Air
Private Pilot - Balloon - Gas
Private Pilot - Airship
Private Pilot - Powered Parachute
Private Pilot - Weight-Shift Control
Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition
Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition
Private Pilot Helicopter/Recreational Pilot - Transition
Private Pilot Canadian Conversion
Sport Pilot - Airplane
Sport Pilot - Balloon
Sport Pilot - Glider
Sport Pilot - Airship
Sport Pilot - Powered Parachute
Sport Pilot - Weight-Shift Control
Sport Pilot - Gyroplane
Recreational Pilot - Airplane
Recreational Pilot - Helicopter
Recreational Pilot - Gyroplane
Effective: July 2019
Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.75" (Softcover Book)
Page Count: 392 pages
Illustrations: Black and white
Includes: Softcover Book, Test Supplement, Software Redemption Code
Weight: 2.45 lbs
System Requirements: Does not install to mobile devices like an iPad or Android tablet.
Windows and Macintosh compatible. DVD drive, PDF file reader and Internet access is required for registration as well as program and test question updates. Once the program is installed and updated, the internet is not required to run the program.
Windows computers with 7, 8/8.1 and 10 are supported. Installation of the software will require 335 MB of hard drive space.
Macintosh computers with OS X 10.9 or newer are supported. Installation of the software will require 346 MB of hard drive space.
The FAA sample questions for the Private Pilot Airplane (PAR) and the Instrument Rating Airplane Airman Knowledge Tests now show two types of codes associated with each question:
1. The Learning Statement Code (LSC) associated with question topic areas. The Learning Statement codes currently appear on the Airman Knowledge Test Report for any missed knowledge test questions.
2. The “Airman Certification Standards” (ACS) code for question topic areas. The FAA expects the ACS codes to replace LSCs on the Private and Instrument Airman Knowledge Tests within the next 12 – 18 months.
For basic information on the ACS and ACS codesClick Here
For a detailed presentation and FAQs on the ACS Click Here
Airman Certification Standards
Since September 2011, the FAA has worked closely with a diverse group of aviation community stakeholders, including ASA, who convened to help the agency improve the testing/training standards, guidance, and test development/management components of the airman certification process. The industry participants in this effort have developed the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) framework as a way to improve airman training and testing by providing an integrated, holistic system that clearly aligns airman testing with certification standards and guidance. ACS is built on the existing Practical Test Standards (PTS), which explicitly define the performance metrics for each flight proficiency element listed in 14 CFR. The ACS approach enhances the PTS by defining the specific elements, aeronautical knowledge, and risk management awareness needed to support each Area of Operation and Task.
By presenting the elements of knowledge, skill, and risk management in the integrated ACS format, the ACS approach better serves the applicant, the instructor, and the evaluator. In addition, the ACS approach will enable the FAA to create and maintain a clear link between the regulations, knowledge/skill performance standards, guidance, and test materials.
The FAA has accepted the industry group’s recommendation to adopt the ACS approach and continues to work with this group to refine the ACS and plan for its eventual implementation. Current endeavors include FAA support for industry efforts to prototype the ACS approach in selected locations.
Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Codes
The overarching goal of the ACS effort is to create an integrated, coherent airman certification system in which standards, guidance, and testing can be aligned and maintained in alignment. This type of symmetry in all materials is key to fully realizing the benefits the ACS system promises to both the FAA and its many stakeholders. It is also the key to conformance with accepted industry standards for certification programs, which require that items to be trained and tested are directly linked to the job/task analysis—in this case, the ACS.
To help achieve this goal, the aviation community experts who developed the ACS have also created a new coding system that will eventually apply to both Airman Knowledge Tests and Practical Test tasks. These codes provide the means to correlate the tasks in the ACS with guidance and testing and to keep them aligned going forward. When the FAA implements the ACS approach, the ACS codes will supersede the current LSC system, which has become too limited to serve as a mechanism for alignment and too complex to effectively serve the needs of the FAA and the stakeholder community.
The proposed coding system has four elements that are anchored in the ACS and not in reference documents, as are the current LSCs. Examples:
PA . XI. A. K1
PA = Identifies the applicable ACS (private pilot airplane)
XI = Area of Operation (Night operation)
A = Task (Night preparation)
K1 = Task element [knowledge (K), skill (S), risk management (R)] (1. Physiological aspects of night flying as it relates to vision)
IR. I. A. K1
IR = Identifies the applicable ACS (instrument rating)
I = Area of Operation (Preflight preparation)
A = Task (Pilot qualifications)
K1 = Task element [knowledge (K), skill (S), risk management (R)] (1. When an instrument rating is required)
The ACS-based coding scheme will:
Clearly align guidance and test questions to the ACS;
Make the airman test report meaningful to stakeholders (applicant, instructor, evaluator);
Provide a means for automated generation of tests, whether using the existing test forms or future randomized selections
Eliminate subjectivity and vastly simplify system management requirements for the FAA.