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What to Expect Taking the FAA Knowledge Test

Wed Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pilots must pass two standardized tests to obtain a Private Pilot certificate – a test of knowledge on a computer, and a test of flight skills in the aircraft.  In preparing for the flight skills test, students can refer to the Airman Certification Standards document which specifies in great detail the nature of the flight skills test and the expectations of performance for each maneuver.  However, preparing for the FAA Knowledge Test is more unstructured, as it tests knowledge from any of several FAA publications at various depths and understanding levels.  With so many reference sources to digest, what’s the best way to prepare for the FAA Knowledge Test?

In this presentation, San Carlos Flight Center invites in 3 student pilots who recently completed the FAA Knowledge Test for Private Pilots.  We’ll find out how they prepared for the exam, and how that impacted their success.  We will ask them what they were most surprised to find when taking the exam, and what guidance they can share with others preparing to take the test.

 If you’re a student pilot about to take the FAA Knowledge Test and have questions about what it will entail, we encourage you to join us for this moderated panel discussion about the process.

About San Carlos Flight Center:

San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2023 as a Distinguished Flight School for the third year in a row.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Our seminars are free to watch when attended in person at our facility in San Carlos but live streaming and viewing recorded seminars are exclusively available to members. Click here or contact an SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web library of over 500 recorded safety seminars and live-streamed content.

This seminar will be held in person at SCFC, attendance is free and open to all. Web Members will still be able to access our seminars online, both live and recorded. Click here to learn more about the transition.

Interested in watching more of our presentations? View our growing library of over 500 recorded safety seminars available to view in our Members Only Seminar Library, available by clicking here.


Wed Apr 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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