Last exam done!

I’d been reading the book for ‘Aircraft General Knowledge and Principles of Flight’ for a few weeks now. This is the biggest subject in the series of ground exams, this one containing 50 questions covering  Principles of Flight, Powerplant, Airframe, Electrical System, Instruments etc.

I was happy that I was getting good 90%+ passes from the Confuser and the AFE Q&A book, so arranged to do the exam with Indi today. Was very surprised how quickly I got through the exam, only taking about 20 minutes for my first pass through. This first pass left me with 9 questions that I couldn’t immediately answer. This wasn’t bad, and as long as my confidence on the other 41 questions wasn’t misplaced meant that I should pass!

Went back through the remaining 9, and relatively easily answer 7 or so of them after a bit of thought. The 8th didn’t take me too long to resolve, leaving me with 1 final question, relating to the operation of the compass. This was a list of 5 statements, and you had to pick the ones that were correct in applying to the compass.

As is often the case, it was a toss up between two of the answers, with me being unable to pick out which of these two statements were true:

Deviation is applied to the compass heading to get magnetic heading

Variation is applied to the compass heading to get magnetic heading

As it happened, I picked the wrong one, but the rest of the answers were correct, giving me a total score of 98%.

So, what’s all of the written exams out of the way now. Got to think about doing my R/T practical in the next few weeks, and then all that’s left is the QXC and Skills Test!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: