Module 13: Written Test
Now that you have completed your fist solo, it is time to begin preparing for your written test and checkride. It is important to study each topic in-depth as you prepare.
You are required to receive an a written endorsement from your instructor to take the written exam. Make sure that your exam endorsement in your logbook is signed before going to the exam.
The information on the exam is found in the FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, and the Airplane Flying Handbook.
Now that you have solo'd you will want to find an in-depth way to continue your learning and studying. An online study-guide or ground school course is highly recommended.
Additional options for test prep:
Fly8MA is a free* in-depth online ground school that takes you through each subject as your prepare for the written test. There are videos that address each subject and explain them in further detail.
ASA Private Pilot Test Prep is a great book to visually evaluate each subject matter and ensure you have thoroughly studied for the written test. You also receive free practice tests on their website along with your purchase. Costs $19.95.
Gleim has many different resources including online ground school, online written test prep, books, and more. Gleim products are priced a little higher, but are very thorough.
When you are ready to take the written test, you will need to sign up and make an appointment.
We recommend taking your written test in Battle Creek at WMU's Aviation campus: