Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide
The comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA checkride
Michael D. Hayes
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
This Tenth Edition of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide has been updated throughout to comply with current regulations, procedures, and airman certification standards (ACS). Exam Tips have been added to all chapters, and answers and references have been updated to reflect current FAA guidance. New questions and answers reflect subjects evaluators have historically found weak during practical exams. Appendices include a Practical Test Checklist for Applicants and Examiners, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Supplement, and FAA Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) guidance.
ASA Oral Exam Guides were written to help applicants prepare for their oral exams with FAA examiners. Examiners ask a lot of questions during the oral portion of the checkride, and thorough preparation is key to success. Using a question-and-answer format, each Oral Exam Guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses.
Pilots will find the Oral Exam Guides indispensable tools in both planning for what to expect during the airplane checkride, and mastering the subject matter. Instructors rate them as excellent preparation for students, as well as preps for Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPCs), aircraft transitions, and as general refresher material.
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.
Mike is the author of ASA’s popular Oral Exam Guide Series for the Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, CFI, and ATP oral/practical tests.