one test down
By carlson on Jul 11, 2008
I've been attending the ground school at Eagle East over the past 14 weeks, and it's an intense effort, especially at the end. There are a lot of random things to memorize (why 10 days to report an accident?), some skills to practice (finding wind correction from course and wind data, finding wind speed and direction from measured course progress), and quite a few things to learn in depth (such as weather).
It paid off, though. I got my sign-off on Wednesday by taking a practice test, and this morning, I went to Eagle East's CATS center, and finished the real FAA test. I missed four questions, giving me a 93%. I wish I'd done better (of course), but I'm quite satisfied with both the results and the help that Eagle's ground school (Sean and Don) gave me. I'm sure I would not have done nearly as well just by reading the books alone.
Between ground school, vacation, and other things, I've been away from flying for several weeks now. I plan to go up tomorrow morning and file off some of the rust before completing my requirements for the practical test.