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James Kuhl 30
I have completed ground school and am working my way through the Gleim,  Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Test  book, which I am finding encouraging. I am writing down those concepts that must be memorized onto index cards (like types of airspace) so I can carry the information around with me and ...
Hi Charles,
For me I don't think FlyM8A would not have been complete enough. It was beneficial certainly and I used ...
Scott, how did you find the FlyM8A online course?? I have registered for it but have only gone through the first 2 ...
FINALLY!!!!!!

After nearly a year I finally took and passed (88%) my FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. I got some ...
There are numerous resources, FROM BOOKS TO VIDEOS (YOUTUBE: FREE) and do not forget to use the FAR/AIM updated. ...
David,
All good advice and much appreciated. Seems many posts ref. the Gleim material, etc. One local flight ...
Christine Estacion 6687
Hi!

I am rebooting my flight training after a long hiatus. I had gotten 17.1 hrs in during the early 90s and then stopped and joined the military (Air National Guard - not full time) where I did NOT become a flyer. Fast forward to now and I'm looking for a new flight school (previous training was south ...
I started flying before learning anything, and I think that will make you lose a lot of time trying to understand ...
Check out a few schools, ask to see the syllabus / training plan they use, a good solid plan / outline sure helps! Then ...
Doug Adomatis 3714
At the risk of asking a question that shows my ignorance...
What flap setting corresponds to proper VASI glide slope indication?
I'm guessing that the answer starts out with "It depends..." but in general, with no wind, at an airport that does not have any significant obstacles, I assume that ...
You can land using flaps or not. You deploy flaps to steepen the descent. Usually you lose 10 kt at every notch of ...
Scot Tomlinson 9242
I also posted this in the Training discussion;

As I near the end of ground school and taking the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test I am looking ahead to flight training. Since I am using the Gleim Online Ground School I am wondering if anyone here has any experience with Gleim's X-Plan flight ...
Hi Doug,
Thank you for the insight! You have definitely reinforced the idea I need to expand my sim setup if I go that ...
I had my first hour of actual instruction today after completing the first two lessons on Xplane.  These are the ...
    Hi Scot.  This is my plan as well.
    John Masters 8186
    Student pilot in early 40's about halfway through PPL in a tailwheel and loving it. Flying a Citabria 7ECA with glass and loving it. I plan on finishing PPL, doing IFR and Commerical all in tailwheel before I head to AG Flight school to start my career as crop duster. 

    Being in my 40's I have found I am ...
    So who else is doing initial training all in tailwheel?
    Michelle Cox 4878
    I am in my sixties and have logged 25 hrs. in my log book.  Here is the problem.  I had an instructor, CFI, retired FAA examiner and retired California Highway Patrolman. I really felt comfortable with him and we had built a great instructor-student relationship.  I really felt safe learning and ...
    Hi, Mildred! Where are you located? I’m in my 60’s and just got my license this year. I had to change CFI’s because of ...
    Richard Silva 2287
    Well Friday I will be taking my first flight training. Instructor said 1hour on the ground and one in the air. Looking forward to this. I will have a little challange since I am 61 and have to remember all those formulas and such. I will do it though! 
    Rick
    Richard-Your life will change forever!  It opens up a brand new arena with people who want you to succeed and every ...
    I also am 61 and started when I was 16 (61-16 first time I saw that flip of the numbers). I am getting back to working on ...
    Had a great time up there! I have to focus on gauges and outside of the aircraft. Actually I have t find a balance. My ...
    Congratulations, Richard! I'm a student pilot myself and 66 years old. The training and learning in the air and on ...
    Cas Hoefman 5016
    Passed my private pilot ground school today with 93%. Weather permitting, I hope to solo next Tuesday!
    Thanks for that!  For someone heading up to it soon, I appreciate the insight while it is still fresh.  Congrats ...
    Easy / hard, not sure how to put it but here are some insight from my check ride.

    My oral lasted from 7am to noon, check ...
    Congrats!  So, that's 60 days from written test to check ride.  I'm hoping to take a check ride in the next 45 days or ...
    And one more step done, this past Saturday I passed my check ride! Time to fly!
    Thanks!
    Kourtnie Robin 6412
    Hi, Everyone - This past Friday, I passed my private pilot written exam. However, nerves and second-guessing myself cost me a low score..78%.  I am very disappointed, and my spirit is a bit broken. Should I retake the test? Please share your thoughts and/or advice.

    Thanks! 
    Take your test results sheet and look at the codes on the bottom, work with your CFI to review the codes and make sure ...
    Hi.  As someone who has taken a variety of government standardized tests, I can tell you -- no one cares what your ...
    I passed my written test about 6 weeks ago.  I scored 83%  It seems like a long time ago to be honest with you.  I was ...
    Thank you, Eddie!  I truly appreciate your feedback and support!
    NO! And don’t beat yourself up! The actual test is often so different than the tests we study with. I consistently ...
    David Tingley 3072
    Today was a day I have waited for for what seems like a long time. Thanks to great instructors I'm one step closer to realizing my dream. First solo is the book, onward toward my Private pilots license and making all my dream flight destinations come true!
    Good job! It's okay to be a little nervous. Just trust in your training and take your time and you'll be fine!
    Congrats!  I am hoping to do my first solo next week.  Do you have any advice for me?
    I meant February 17, 2018!
    Congrats, David! I also did my first solo on February 2017. I can't describe the feeling of piloting that plane ...

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