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FAA test question about load factor

The following question is from the FAA PAR (Private Pilot, Airplane) exam : The load factor on an airplane increases with : (A) Any moderate change in pitch attitude, increase in weight, and ...
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When did the FAA begin offering added-rating tests for flight instructors?

I don't recall there being abridged versions of the knowledge test for added CFI ratings when I earned my initial CFI certification such as AIF(flight instructor instrument added rating), and back ...
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Does the FAA provide an explanation for why certain knowledge tests require instructor endorsements while others do not?

I am working on adding instrument to my flight instructor certificate, which would mean I will likely take the "Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane (Added Rating)", test Code AIF. The test for ...
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Are these questions really on the FAA Glider Commercial written test?

I'm currently working on my Commercial Glider rating and for the written, I am using a popular test prep package. The package allows the specific selection of Commercial Glider (vs Airplane, ...
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In a spin, are both wings stalled?

I missed a test question which asked that if an airplane was spinning to the left which wing was stalled. The supposed correct answer was that both wings are stalled (I had answered that the left ...
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Can I still take the knowledge test with the US government shutdown?

Non-Essential employees at the FAA are out of work due to the US Government shutdown. I am nearing the end of my Private Pilot Training and am almost ready to take the Knowledge test. With the US ...
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FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test: Sign Question

This image appears in the FAA Test Supplement Commercial Test FAA-CT-8080-1E but I am unable to find it in the AIM or the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. I looks like a don’t taxi here ...
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How does the line of thrust affect longitudinal stability?

I’ve been studying Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25B and on p 5-17 they talk about thrust line and stability. Can someone explain why the moment changes when thrust is applied? ...
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How does one determine the elevation on a sectional?

(Refer to figure 21) How does one determine the elevation variation of the light tan area between Minot (area 1) and Audubon Lake (area 2)? A. 2,000 ft to 2,500 ft MSL. B. 2,000 ft to 2,700 ft ...
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Where is V15 and how do I find it?

My question: Where is V15 and how do I find it? The question referred to in the practice test: Refer to the figure 21, area 2 below: What is the floor of controlled airspace along V15? The ...
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Is there a legend for figure 15 in the Airman Knowledge Test Supplement for Instructors?

Here's why I'm asking. While using King's free practice test tool, I ran into a question: about figure 15: in the Instructor test supplement asking about the percentage values for the MID area. I ...
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Do I need 35 hours of ground school for knowledge test for PPL?

New US student here. I'm starting part 141 flight training soon for my private pilot license, but for now prepping for the knowledge test. I am going with self-study and had a question about ...
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Do FAA knowledge test endorsements have an implicit expiration date? If not, can I add one explicitly?

Many things in aviation have a 60-day window. For example, a graduation certificate from an approved part 141 course is valid for the purposes of a checkride for 60 days after the date of graduation. ...
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Can I take the FAA CFI knowledge exam(s) based on my EASA ATPL knowledge?

One of the requirements to be a flight instructor in the USA is FAA theoretical exams. Can I sit those exams with EASA ATPL theory basis? Also, do I have the right to sit those exams without ...
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What is the expected time frame for FAA knowledge test results to show up in IACRA?

I just passed my Part 107 Remote Pilot's knowledge test this morning, and I noticed that IACRA indicates it may take up to 48 hours for the test records to show up. Does it always take 48 hours or is ...
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FAA Knowledge Test Question Bank - What is the source of the actual test questions?

According to various online search results, the FAA test questions are not made available to the public (page 6), but used to be. Yet, question books claim to have the exact real questions. How are ...
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What altitude to fly on a STAR when it reads “expect”?

I just took the instrument knowledge test and one of the questions referred to this STAR. Like many of the questions, there were two right answers and you were supposed to pick the one that was most ...