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Actual and Realistic FAA Questions - Regularly Updated
Our question banks reflect FAA testing questions to help ensure that when you go to take your actual test, there will be a minimum of surprises. We provide the best explanations in the business (by far!) to help you learn the material and get you ready for any unpublished questions or question re-wordings, as the FAA increasingly uses these to discourage rote memorization. Our method works - our users overwhelmingly pass with high scores. We rebuild our question databases often so that you can study with our latest and greatest question banks quickly (our most recent or upcoming scheduled build: Sunday, August 9, 2020).
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Our GroundSchool apps feature an intuitive and polished user experience that allows you to make the most of your study time. Over the course of your study, this save you many hours and much frustration. Each platform version of GroundSchool FAA features numerous study and learning modes so that you can study in a way that works best for you. For example, you can generate an unlimited number of sample practice tests to study from.
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Our GroundSchool FAA apps feature free lifetime updates; built in and at your fingertips. Compare this to books or competing apps, which get out of date from the moment they are printed. Our update system is live connected to our master editorial cloud system - so as soon as a new question appears in our database, you can get it too.
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YES!  

Our GroundSchool FAA written test prep apps contain actual and realistic questions just like you will see when you go to take your FAA written exams.

In a word, YES. Our GroundSchool apps provide actual, current (2020) and realistic FAA questions - the best in the business. These are continuously reviewed and updated by our editorial staff of professional pilots, mechanics, regulatory experts, instructors, and designated examiners for currency, usefulness, and consistency with official FAA Airman Certification Standards. Our prep materials are 100% FAA ACS compatible.

If you study conscientiously using our GroundSchool FAA written test prep software or app for the platform(s) of your choice, you will in all likelihood find the questions and answers extremely familiar when you go to take your actual test. In fact, if you're like most people who have done a good job studying using GroundSchool, you will not only pass your test, but you will ACE it. That said, you should be aware that these days, the FAA is taking significant steps to ensure that the knowledge tests really, well, test your knowledge. To do this, FAA is working hard to come up with techniques that reward those who understand the material well while discouraging those who just try to memorize. This makes a lot of operational and safety sense. As such, occasionally there may be a few questions that have not yet reached us due to the way that the FAA informs test prep sources of updates and there may be a few questions from time to time that are worded differently as an FAA anti-memorization strategy. Such changes are usually quite minor non-issues to well-prepared test takers. Additionally, occasionally the FAA throws in ungraded and/or experimental questions. We are not informed of such questions, but they are generally not graded, either. These exceptions and any other chance unpublished questions notwithstanding, Your score depends overwhelmingly on your studying the questions as we have them presented and learning the "whys", "what's", and "hows" that our detailed, often illustrated explanations provde.

Frequently Asked Questions
Question

Actual and realistic FAA test questions?

Answer

Yes! Our GroundSchool FAA written test prep apps contain actual and realistic questions just like you will see when you go to take your FAA written exams.

In a word, YES. Our GroundSchool apps provide actual, current and realistic FAA questions - the best in the business. These are continuously reviewed and updated by our editorial staff of professional pilots, mechanics, regulatory experts, instructors, and designated examiners for currency, usefulness, and consistency with official FAA Airman Certification Standards. Our prep materials are 100% FAA ACS compatible.

Important: once you have our GroundSchool App (on any platform) - make sure you use the "content updates check" or "check for updates" feature from the main menu as soon as you get it and regularly thereafter to make sure that you have the latest and greatest content from our editorial team.

If you study conscientiously using our GroundSchool FAA written test prep software or app for the platform(s) of your choice, you will in all likelihood find the questions and answers extremely familiar when you go to take your actual test. In fact, if you're like most people who have done a good job studying using GroundSchool, you will not only pass your test, but you will ACE it.

That said, you should be aware that these days, the FAA is taking significant steps to ensure that the knowledge tests really, well, test your knowledge. To do this, FAA is working hard to come up with techniques that reward those who understand the material well while discouraging those who just try to memorize. This makes a lot of operational and safety sense. As such, occasionally there may be a few questions that have not yet reached us due to the way that the FAA informs test prep sources of updates and there may be a few questions from time to time that are worded differently as an FAA anti-memorization strategy. Such changes are usually quite minor non-issues to well-prepared test takers. Additionally, occasionally the FAA throws in ungraded and/or experimental questions. We are not informed of such questions, but they are generally not graded, either.

These nuances and any other chance unpublished questions notwithstanding, Your score depends overwhelmingly on your studying the questions as we have them presented and learning the "whys", "what's", and "hows" that our detailed, often illustrated explanations.

Question

Yes, questions are filtered by specific test. (for example: airplane vs helicopter)

Answer

Yes, absolutely.

Our questions are filtered by test. This means that when using our app you will study only those questions that our editors have determined apply to your particular test - nothing less, and nothing more. This is a huge time saver.

Our FAA knowledge test preps are sold by "groups" - for example, Private Pilot, IFR, Sport Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Flight and Ground Instructor, Sport Pilot Instructor/Examiner, ATP, Flight Engineer, Aviation Mechanic - General, Aviation Mechanic - Airframe, Aviation Mechanic Powerplant, and Drone (UAS) Pilot.

Each group generally contains one or more tests. For example, our Private Pilot titles contain the following tests:

  • Private Pilot Airplane
  • Private Pilot Helicopter
  • Private Pilot Glider
  • ... and several more.

Once you get our GroundSchool - Private Pilot app on the device of your choice, you will be prompted to select the test you want to study for (for example: Private Pilot Airplane). Once you do that, the app will present you with only those questions that our editors have determined have applied to that test.

Should you want to, you can switch tests within a group at any time. For example, you can later switch to Private Pilot Glider if you wish. In practice, most people ever take only one test in any given group (except for flight instructor candidates, who take the FOI Fundamentals of Instruction test along with a test such as FIA flight instructor airplane), but the option is there should you need it.

Question

How to use the plotter / protractor / compass?

Answer

The plotter (also known as the compass or protractor) is a feature of GroundSchool that allows for distance and angle to be measured on certain charts. This is available on the PC and Mac versions.

To learn how these work, please click on the "?" or help button next to the drawing tools in the app itself. This will present you with detailed instructions on how to work the plotter, protractor, and other drawing tools.

Question

Testing Center Emulation Modes?

Answer

We have in the past offered a 'testing center emulation' modes inside our PC FAA test prep software. This is because long ago, a small but not tiny percentage of people were unfamiliar with or at least intimidated by basic computer usage. Per our more recent experience and internal metrics, the need for this has now passed. As such, we are removing these features (or rather, not building them into new versions) of our test prep apps. They may already have been removed by the time you read this.

You presumably know how to use a keyboard and mouse, and so there's no reason to worry about the testing center experience. None. The test center software in use at all FAA testing centers these is very straight-forward and user friendly. Additionally, if you're really concerned, you can take a short tutorial on the test center software interface itself before you take your actual test. In writing this answer, we contacted about a dozen people who recently took their FAA knowledge tests. All but two two skipped the testing center interface tutorial and the two that did said that they did so only out of an overabundance of caution but really there was nothing much to be learned there.

In other words, the test center interface these days is a 100% non-issue.

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Inspection Authorization (IA) Test Prep?

Answer

We do not currently offer a prep for the IA FAA (Mechanic) Inspection Authorisation test.

Question

Instrument Flight and Ground Instructor?

Answer

IFI and IGI are in the INSTRUMENT RATING TEST BANK - NOT in the Flight Instructor test bank.

Download and install the INSTRUMENT RATING test bank. If you're a previous customer of ours and had bought our FAA Instrument Rating test prep when you were doing your instrument rating initially, then you're all set and have nothing more to buy as in that case you just need to start up the app and select IFI or IGI as appropriate.

Question

Where can I take my actual FAA written test?

Answer

Most people take their actual FAA exams at one of the 300+ PSI testing centers nationwide.

Your local PSI center may be co-located with your Flight School / Mechanic School / FBO. The tests are administered on a computer. PSI collects a fee for their services - we have nothing to do with this.

Please visit http://www.psiexams.com/ for more information or to find a testing center near you. They also have some international locations.

Question

Setup re-runs when I expect the program to start

Answer

This question applies to any of our Microsoft Windows PC software titles.

If when you click on the program icon for one of our PC titles, "setup re-runs", what's probably happening is that you're clicking on the download package of the program, not the icon for the installed program itself.

You can normally find our apps installed on your PC under the start menu. Typically it's something like START .. PROGRAMS ... DAUNTLESS SOFTWARE.

Additionally, during the setup process you are offered the opportunity to make a "desktop shortcut." This is often helpful as it means that when the installation is done, you'll have an icon on your desktop to quick launch the app.

Question

Can't activate discount during the purchase process

Answer

This text is for those of you who are having trouble claiming your discount as a purchaser of an additional Groundschool for PC license.

In order to claim the discount for this additional purchase, you must have two things handy:

  1. Your unlock/activation code from your previous purchase of GroundSchool FAA written test prep software for Windows PC and
  2. Your email address.

It should be a simple matter of typing in this unlock code and your email address into the boxes provided to activate the discount. If you're having issues with the process, here are some potential reasons why:

Reason 1: maybe you are not typing in your unlock code correctly.
An unlock / activation code will typically look like this:

X-XXX-XXXXX-XXXX
Where each X is a letter or number. You need to copy this exactly as it was given to you before, taking special care not to confuse the letter O with the number 0, the letter I with the number 1, and so forth.

Reason 2: You are trying to use a code for something other than our GroundSchool FAA written test prep software for Windows PC.
ONLY a GroundSchool FAA written test prep software for Windows PC code is valid here. This means that your unlock code for RideReady Checkride Oral Exam prep software, GroundSchool for iOS, Android, or Mac, Safelog pilot logbook software, GroundSchool Canada pilot written test prep software, or anything else will not work.

Reason 3: You have a valid GroundSchool FAA for PC unlock code, but did not use it yet.
In order to claim the discount, you must have actually used your unlock code to unlock the software. This will typically be a problem only if you just purchased the software. The solution is to start the software on your PC, use the unlock code to actually activate the software, and then return here to use the same unlock code for your discount.

Reason 4: You have entered an incorrect or unrecognized email address either now or in the past.
Perhaps you are indeed entering your email address correctly now, but the problem is that previous you entered it incorrectly, so the system can not match it up.

If, after hearing these reasons, you think that you are entitled to a discount but still can’t get it to work, please contact our helpdesk and explain the situation carefully and in detail, including telling us what email address and unlock code you are attempting to use. We’ll be happy to help.

Thank you, and good luck in all of your aviation goals.

Question

No Test Bank Installed?

Answer

Are you receiving a message to the effect that there is "no test bank installed on this computer?"

We're sorry to hear about the difficulty you are experiencing. There are a number of possible reasons for this. Whatever the reason, getting this sorted is very straightforward if you follow the steps below in the order provided.

Solution 1: Try rebooting your PC.

Sometimes, the simple act of rebooting your PC fixes this problem. Since it is so simple, why not try this first?

Solution 2: Install a test bank from within the application.

If the program takes you to the main menu after you receive this message, you can normally install a test bank as follows:

  • Clicking on 'Check for Updated Content' or an equivalent update link in the software.
  • Selecting the test group of your choice, where necessary.
  • Clicking on 'install.'
This will normally cause the test bank of your choice to be downloaded from the Internet to your PC. This may take up to a few moments, and you may need to restart the application and/or your PC to see the results.
Solution 3: Re-download and re-install the software from our website.

A not unusual reason why you see the message that you did is because you, well, made a mess of the installation of the software. This usually happens due to the user making several attempts to install the software and putting things in various random folders.

Again, don't worry, this is easy to fix.

The first thing to do is, just out of general principle, is to uninstall whatever you've installed. How you do this depends on your copy of Windows, but basically you go into something like your PC's control panel, then click "add/remove programs" and remove as many copies of the affected software as you see there. Then, reboot your PC.

After uninstalling the software and rebooting your PC, re-visit our website and download and install the software anew. This fixes basically all such problems that the previous two fixes didn't solve.

So, the steps are:

  • Fully uninstall the software from your PC.
  • Reboot your PC.
  • When starting your PC, make sure you are logged in as administrator / with administrator access.
  • Visit our website.
  • Download the software anew from our website.
  • Install it on your PC.
To make your life easier, we suggest that you do both of the following:
  • Install in the default folder suggested by the install program.
  • Opt to create a desktop icon from which you can run the software, if the choice is provided to you. This is often via a checkbox that reads 'create desktop icon' offered to you near the end of the installation.

If you need further assistance, there are plenty of step-by-step guides and other help in this helpdesk and on our website should you need further assistance with this.

Solution 4: Fix your PC's permission properties and/or set your internet 'security' software properly.

This solution really isn't substantially different than the first one. However, if you've gotten to this point, there's probably one of three things happening:

  1. You really didn't uninstall or remove some previously corrupted version, and despite re-installing, are just running the old, corrupt version over and over (solution: fully remove the old corrupt version, reboot, and re-download and re-install).
  2. You installed the new version, but you did not do so with the proper permissions on your PC. Try again, but this time you are logged in as administrator with full administrative access before installing it anew. Basically, it seems the system can not write its databases due to your permission settings.
  3. You installed the new version, but your Internet 'security' software, such as Norton or whatever, is interfering. Too often, lazily written "security" software, often from big name companies, causes havoc. Solution: set your internet 'security' software settings to allow our program to install and run properly and try again.

If you follow these steps, you should be up and running in no time.

Question

Passing Guarantee?

Answer

No, we do not offer a "subsidize lazy students" passing guarantee - and for good reason. We get you - you want your aviation experience be successful and the prospect of taking a test can be stressful. That's certainly understandable. Some of our competitors try to take advantage of your excitement and vulnerability by preying on your subconscious inclination (one that we all share) to believe that if you just pay more that somehow you'll get more. Many pilots fall for the aviation equivalent of 'if I just buy this more expensive treadmill I'll be thin in no time.' As a result, it's possible to be lured by full-page glossy ads that convince you to needlessly spend 5 to 10 times what our apps cost on 'online courses' or 'pilot kits.' In our experience such offerings consist of not much more than:

  • Paper reprints of FAA documents which you're better off downloading for free from the FAA website (since then they're searchable and often more up to date).
  • Low quality pilot supplies such as bags or plotters that you'd be better off buying individually if you need them at all
  • DVD or online video "helps you fall asleep" content that you'll likely never watch as the rate that the information is presented is excruciatingly slow and inefficient.
  • Test prep questions (that are at best similar to ours in terms of currency and correctness, and in practice often much worse and always with a less time efficient user interface / user experience compared to ours).
  • .. and some sort of 'Passing Guarantee' as a marketing cherry on top gimmick to complete their hard sell.

Our philosophy at Dauntless is to provide not only the best FAA written test prep out there, but to do so at reasonable cost. We're pilots and engineers. We're good at making highly effective apps and providing great aviation content. It's just not in our DNA to sell you things that you don't need. The overwhelming majority of pilots and mechanics who have used our prep materials pass their tests on the first try. But, as many tens of thousands have used our preps over the years, of course some small percentage has failed as well. in essentially all cases of failure, no matter who or what they publicly blame, closer examination has shown that the real underlying cause has been the student not having put in adequate time or effort into learning and understanding the material.

We think it's far more fair for all involved to not artificially inflate the cost of our apps by adding in a 'lazy student subsidization fee', which is really all that those 'guarantees' amount to.

Not convinced? Take a closer look at our competitors' offerings. If you see their websites, they write terms such as "Passing Guarantee!" in big prominent letters. It may seem at first that this applies to all of their test prep products. Look more closely, however, and you'll see (at least, at this time of this writing) that this guarantee only applies to their overpriced "courses", not their regular test prep books and software. These "courses" typically amount to little more than you getting a short outline on a block of questions (far less, typically, than what we provide via our question explanations) followed by some questions to learn. After you go through several such blocks, they give you several simulated FAA written tests as a "final exam." If you pass those exams with a high score you're entitled to their guarantee. Well, guess what--you can do basically the same thing for far cheaper with our apps. You can take an unlimited number of practice tests using GroundSchool and then go take your real test when your scores are sufficiently high.

As a general rule, we've found that if you use our apps in "simulated test" mode on all chapters, and can consistently score at least 90% or higher (95%+ is better!) 5 or more times in a row (10 is better!) then you have a statistically/historically excellent chance of passing your test. Your chances of passing will be much higher if in getting those scores you actually study and learn from our detailed explanations and don't try to "just memorize", as the FAA increasingly uses anti-memorization question variations on the actual tests. Those who study hard, do well on sufficient simulated tests, and actually learn the material overwhelmingly do very well on their knowledge tests.

So, don't be taken in by expensive yet worthless "guarantees!" Say YES to our lower priced, more efficient, apps.

Question

Number of Questions in GroundSchool vs. FAA?

Answer

This pertains primarily to our GroundSchool FAA Written Test Prep Software and Apps.

Do we have MORE or FEWER questions than you might have been led to believe is correct for a given test?

MORE QUESTIONS: "I saw an FAA PDF document on the internet that had (for example) 512 questions for a given test, but your test bank shows more (for example 954). If I use GroundSchool, will I be studying too many questions?"

No, you'll be absolutely fine. The PDFs that the FAA publishes generally have an incomplete, sample only test bank that does not reflect the totality of the questions that you might be asked. If you study using only the FAA PDF (which by the way doesn't have correct answers and explanations, as our software does), you will most likely be studying far less than is required and will perhaps severely hurt your chances of doing well in the process. In a change from the practice of several years ago, the FAA no longer releases the full test banks directly via the website.

FEWER QUESTIONS: "I saw an FAA PDF document on the internet that had (for example) 413 questions, but your test bank shows fewer (for example, 341). What's going on?"

If we have fewer questions for a given test than the FAA has in a question PDF, then what you're likely looking at is a document containing an entire test bank which has not yet been filtered down into individual tests. For example, you might be looking at a document that has both airplane and helicopter questions mixed together while you're only looking at airplane questioins in our app. In GroundSchool, the questions are carefully sorted so that you only study the questions that apply to your exact test. So therefore, in this example, of the 413 questions in the bank, only a subset of those apply to your particular test. This doesn't mean that 341 questions (from this example) necessarily come from the 413 in the PDF. it could be, for example, that 200 come from the PDF and another 141 come to us from the question list that the FAA does not publicly release via its website.

Question

Approved Ground School?

Answer

For everything except for certain ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) certificates, there is no requirement to attend a formal, classroom-based ground school.

You may see a ground school course advertised at your local airport or community college. Such courses can be a nice way to meet interesting people and to get a direct point of contact to ask questions and explore ideas. However, for most certificates and ratings, including all Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot certificates, there is absolutely no requirement to attend a formal, classroom ground school. You can do all the learning at home (or wherever) at your own schedule and pace using our test prep apps.

To take and pass an FAA knowledge (written) test you need only two things:

  • to have the knowledge in your head to take and pass the test
  • for many exams, an instructor "signoff" or signature.

The first one you can get, entirely, by using our test prep apps at home on your own time and at your own pace. This is part of what makes our apps so great. Get our app, study hard, learn not just the answers but also make sure you internalize our detailed explanations. Take several simulated practice tests using the app and score highly, and statistically speaking, you'll be all set with a very high chance of doing great.

For the second thing (the signoff) if you study hard using our prep, go to your local flight school and introduce yourself to an instructor. To any flight school or instructor, a well prepared student is like gold. Pretty much all flight schools and instructors will be thrilled to give a well prepared student an endorsement on the spot - it's quick and easy to do and for them it's good business since it opens the door to you being a customer / student of theirs. Getting such an endorsement really is a non-issue for pretty much everybody.

So - about those classroom-based ground schools. Necessary? No. Helpful sometimes? Yes. It's entirely your choice whether you want to attend one. Many classroom-based ground school instructors and classes use and recommend our test prep apps to help their students prepare for their tests. To such instructors / schools, we give a big thank you! This is a win-win combination in that this lets students study the 1000+ questions found in a typical FAA test efficiently on their own time while freeing up classroom time for questions and discussions on the finer points.

Question

How to report an issue with a question or learning content ...

Answer

This helpdesk will gladly address technical matters related to our apps and programs. However, if you have an issue with the content of one of our apps and programs, such as a concern about a question or illustration, respectfully, please do not write to this helpdesk as this is not the correct place to report such issues.

Instead, please use the following checklist:

  1. Make sure you update the program/app using the in-app update. Perhaps the issue you are referring to has already been addressed?
  2. Make every attempt to verify the issue and be prepared to DOCUMENT or at least provide solid evidence of your claim. "My instructor said.." or "some book baldly asserts" unfortunately don't cut it. We're far from perfect, but please understand that books and instructors are often themselves provide incorrect or out of date information. Despite our pleas here, over 90% of the feedback that we get from users is, well, in a word, not correct. While this occasionally tells us that we need to make a given explanation clearer, most of the time it tells us that the user just needs to slow down, study a bit more, and read the material carefully.
  3. Please be sure you are not asking about question phrasing. Remember that the questions come from the FAA and other agencies, not us. Unfortunately, there is little we can do about unclear questions or too similar answer choices.
  4. Finally, if you want to reach out to our editorial team, please do so by clicking the 'report an issue' link/button in the explanation/review section of a given question.

Examples of where to click to report content related issues are shown below:

Unfortunately, our helpdesk team CANNOT reply or assist with content related issues not submitted through this mechanism as we're just the tech and customer service peopl and you want to reach our editorial team. Unfortunately, if you do send content related issues to our technical and customer service helpdesk, there is a good chance that your issue may not reach its intended target. Please remember that our editorial staff handles tens of thousands of questions and content pieces over dozens of titles. When you click the correct link from the question or content piece at issue, not only will you reach the editorial team, but you'll actually be submitting your message to the right person in our editorial team responsible for that material. It's a win-win to get your content-related issue looked at and, if appropriate, handled quickly.

Our editorial team greatly appreciates and thanks those who take the time to submit issue related feedback through the appropriate mechanism.

Question

Is the content current for 2020 and will it be current in 2021 and beyond?

Answer

Yes, absolutely. Our team regularly updates the question banks and our best-in-the-business explanations. No test prep can honestly claim to have all of the current FAA questions all of the time, but between the actual and realistic questions that we have at any given point plus our explanations to prepare you for any unpublished questions the FAA may throw your way, our system works and tens of thousands of pilots and mechanics each year pass their tests thanks to our materials.

Content updates are built-in and free. Take advantage of this by making sure you check for updates often. There's a "check for updates" (or similar) button/link on the main menu of all of our apps. Make sure that you check this often - once when you get the app, and regularly thereafter, to ensure that you have the latest and greatest content. The year that you see on the main menu of our apps only gives a rough idea of the currency of the content that you currently have loaded. In reality, our editors update the content continuously, so it makes sense for you to check for updates regularly.

What does it mean when you see an FAA test prep book with "2021" on the cover?

The stamping of a year on the cover of a test prep book is mostly a marketing gimmick (not unreasonable perhaps, but still a gimmick) aimed at both you (the pilot) and at retailers. The truth is that the FAA releases questions and updates continuously and somewhat asynchronously throughout the year. Therefore, the start of a new year has no particular meaning as far as the question banks go. In practice, this means that some book companies will take their current set of questions in, say, mid-Summer 2020 and send these off to the printer to create a "2021" book. This causes some test-goers to be concerned that they may have 'out of date' material and also creates a system where consciencious students would feel compelled to buy an updated version of the book with a semi-misleading title year-in, year-out. With our GroundSchool preps, there are no such issues.

With our GroundSchool FAA test prep apps, updates are free for life for the platform of your choice for individual users. What this means is that you can update the learning content in the app to the latest avaialble at any time, free. You can do this from within the app by clicking on the 'check for updates' button on the main menu. Just to be clear: we also put year information such as "2020" or "2021" on the main menus of our apps, but this only serves as a general guide.) We believe that ours is by far the most generous and sensible policy out there and also the one most condusive to lifetime learning. What we ask in return, however, is your honesty; you can't transfer (lend, give, sell, etc.) the app or its contents to anybody else, even when you are done using it. Should you encounter somebody who might benefit from our apps, we'd be most obliged if you could direct them to our site where they can purchase their own copies. This is a fair system that will allow to continue to bring to the aviation community the best product at a reasonable price.

Question

Converting Transport Canada Pilot Licenses to USA/FAA or vice versa

Answer

The following information is for those asking about the conversion of a Transport CANADA Pilot certificate and/or rating into an equivalent US/FAA certificate and/or rating.

FAA PILOT? At the request of Transport Canada (who feel that their tests are so easy that they'd really prefer you'd study for them using their own recommended materials), we DO NOT provide test prep material to help you pass the FAA to Transport Canada test(s). If that is what you are after, please contact the TC office in Hamilton ON who will direct you to the exact study materials they want you to study for your test. We do, however, provide materials for Canadian (Transport Canada) pilots to convert to USA/FAA (read more about this below!).
LOOKING FOR CAREER OR LEGAL/QUASI-LEGAL ADVICE? We make test prep apps and related material. We are not a flight school or career consulting service. If you have questions about what test(s) you should take for the progression of your career, what option(s) are available to you given your flight experience, where and what you should do to apply for X Y or Z, etc, out of an overabundance of caution, we cannot help you. While we deal tangentially with such issues, we do not necessarily stay up to date with the latest legal licensing requirements and we'd hate to give you what turned out to be incorrect or old information. If you have a career-type question about the process of converting from a TC to FAA certificate or anything related to your career in general that is of a legalistic nature, we recommend that you contact the FAA International Field Office in New York City (sometimes called the "International FSDO"). There are specialists there whose job it is to be conversant with the rules and to give you answers that you can rely on as "from the horse's mouth." If it turns out you need to take a knowledge test (as will often be the case), we welcome you to try our apps as described below. Thank you for your understanding!

YES, we do provide a full range of products for those wishing to convert their TC licenses into USA FAA ones. This means:

  • Transport Canada PPL into FAA Private Pilot Certificate (airplane and heli!)
  • Transport Canada Instrument Rating into FAA Instrument Rating (airplane and heli!)
  • Transport Canada CPL into FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate (airplane and heli!)
  • Transport Canada ATPL into FAA ATP Certificate (airplane and heli!)

Holders of a given Canadian license/rating who want to convert to the equivalent FAA certificate need to

  1. take and pass the necessary 'conversion' written test given by the FAA through a series of testing centres
  2. submit a bunch of paperwork to the FAA

We cannot help you with #2. However, our software and apps can help you prepare for any of the "Canada to FAA" written tests. You can take as many as you need though most pilots will likely need to take one or two at most. If you are not sure what test to take, please contact the FAA (suggestion: FAA International Field Office IFO Jamaica NY) as only they can provide you with the exact guidance on this. Please understand that unfortunately we are not in a position to be able to provide specific legalistic or quasi-legalistic guidance for individual pilots. If you are concerned about *which test* you should take, please don't ask us or any other private company. The FAA is just a short phone call away and they will give you an answer that you can count on.

Ok, that said, what do you need to study for the test?

Our GROUNDSCHOOL FAA Series of programs (PC, Mac) and apps (iPhone/iPad, Android) is 100% what you need to prepare for the tests. Let's say you are a CANADIAN CPL (Commercial Pilot) holder wishing to convert to a US/FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. In that case:

  1. Go to www.FAATEST.com (also known as www.dauntless-soft.com/products/groundschool). This is the homepage for our FAA Test prep products
  2. Select 'Commercial Pilot'
  3. Select the platform you are interested in - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, etc. Download (and purchase) the app / program as appropriate.
  4. In the GroundSchool FAA Commercial Pilot test prep app or software you will see a list of included tests. For example, "Commercial Pilot Airplane", "Commercial Pilot Helicopter, etc." The one you are looking for is "Commercial Pilot Airplane Canadian Conversion" or "Commercial Pilot Helicopter Canadian Conversion." These are the tests that you are looking for. Study the questions presented there. Be sure to study the EXPLANATIONS as well as the FAA may throw variations in when you take your actual test, though in general the questions should be familiar to you.
  5. Once you have studied the questions well, go and take the actual test at a testing centre. As far as we know, for Canadian Conversion exams, no "signoff" is required - just make an appointment at a testing centre and go and take the test.
"But I heard the test has only (pick a number.. say, 48) questions. But I only see the prep apps that covers the entire (Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot) bank!"

On the day that you go to the test centre to take the FAA knowledge test to convert your Canadian license to an FAA one, you will indeed only be presented with a few dozen questions (the exact number varies a bit depends on which test you take). However, this doesn't mean that you only need to study and memorize a few dozen questions! If it did, then it wouldn't be much of a test, would it? The question pools that the Canadian Conversion draw from are smaller than the entire test pools, but they are still several hundred questions. This means that a typical pilot will have to spend several sessions and multiple days to prepare for the test. The tests are not particularly hard, but if you don't spend the time to learn the material and study from large, representative, and fully explained question banks like we offer, you will probably fail. Don't fear it, but don't blow it off, either. Use our apps conscientiously and take sample tests using our app (our apps allow you to take unlimited practice tests). Once you can score at least in the mid-80s consistently, you will almost certainly pass the real thing with flying colours.

"I heard the test is only on Air Law.."

"Air Law" is a term that you know from Canada. It is not a term that really appears in the FAA universe. There is the general concept of (FAA Federal Aviation) "Regulations", but this isn't exactly equivalent to what is typically covered in Canada Under "Air Law."

So, it's possible to get the wrong impression by thinking of the tests as only covering "Air Law." The reality is that the tests cover quite a bit more than just what are generally referred to in the USA as "Regulations" and there's also no particular exact mapping from the Canadian term "Air Law" onto what's on the tests, either. What is on the test also tends to vary, as the FAA at times adds or removes question based on its view of special emphasis areas and also the reality that they're sometimes a bit loose as to what questions they assign to what tests, so occasionally you find unexpected questions in the tests as well. The test banks we provide tend to accurately reflect the actual tests; we take a slightly conservative approach to help ensure that you are over-prepared rather than under-prepared, but not crazily so such that we are wasting your time. We also gratefully welcome feedback from test takers to give us insight into how we can improve our preps, though we remind test takers that just because you didn't happen to get a question on topic X from the test bank doesn't necessarily mean that the next guy won't.

Quick Links to get you started:

  • To convert your Canadian PPL to a FAA Private Pilot Certificate, get our GroundSchool FAA Private and Recreational Pilot App and/or Software and select the PRIVATE PILOT CANADIAN CONVERSION TEST preps (Airplane abnd Helicopter) therein. Direct Link: www.dauntless-soft.com/products/groundschool/private.asp
  • To convert your Canadian Instrument Rating to an FAA IR, get our GroundSchool FAA Instrument Rating (IFR) App and/or Software and select the INSTRUMENT RATING CANADIAN CONVERSION TEST preps (Airplane and Helicopter) therein. Direct Link: www.dauntless-soft.com/products/groundschool/ifr.asp
  • To convert your Canadian CPL to an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate , get our GroundSchool FAA Commercial Pilot App and/or software and select the COMMERCIAL PILOT CANADIAN CONVERSION TEST preps (Airplane and Helicoopter) therein. Direct Link: www.dauntless-soft.com/products/groundschool/commercial.asp
  • To convert your Canadian ATPL to an FAA ATP Certificate, get our GroundSchool FAA Airline Transport Pilot ATP App and/or software and select the ATP CANADIAN CONVERSION TEST preps (Airplane and Helicopter) therein. Direct Link: www.dauntless-soft.com/products/groundschool/atp.asp

Finally, please understand that the questions in the "conversion" tests are always changing. We do our best to keep on top of things, but we cannot always guarantee 100% accuracy (any test prep provider who claims they can is not being honest.) We would very much appreciate your feedback after your test, especially if you encounter questions that were not in our prep (many pilots discover that 100% of the questions or something very close to them were in our prep - however, when the FAA dumps in new questions, you may encounter some new ones). Any specific guidance about the specific questions you may have seen would be VERY APPRECIATED by our editorial staff.



Question

How is Dauntless GroundSchool better than the rest?

Answer

Answers to this question are many - from the depth and quality of our explanations to the number of study and learning modes to the superior ease of use. In every aspect, we're committed to bringing you a high quality test preparation product that will help you not just pass the test, but also be well prepared for your aviation life. Learn more about why our FAA knowledge test learning content and why it's better than that of our competitors here.

Question

Which platform is best to study on?

Answer

Our GroundSchool FAA knowledge (written) test prep apps are available for Microsoft Windows™ PCs, Apple Macs, iPhone™, iPad™, and compatible devices, and Android™ devices.

No matter which platform you choose, the learning content in each is exactly the same and we make updates available for all platform versions at exactly the same time. The user experience and feature set of our apps on each platform is similar, but is is also naturally tailored to the look and capabilities of each specific platform and device. There is no one "best" platform - they are all good apps and the platform you should choose depends on your personal preferences. Some people purchase our apps on multiple platforms for greater convenience and availability. However, due to policies set forth by the app stores (Google and Apple), each platform version is a separate purchase. Please also note that due to limitations imposed by Google, Amazon, and Apple, we are not necessarily able to offer the same "bundle" options on all platforms.

Question

How many questions are in your test prep?

AnswerOur GroundSchool series of FAA knowledge test preps are divided into individual app titles which each cover a number of related tests.For example, our GroundSchool FAA Private Pilot test apps contain study material for the Private Pilot Airplane, Private Pilot Helicopter,Private Pilot Glider, and other tests. Some questions in a given title are common to most or all of the tests in that title while someare unique to specific tests. When you start any of our titles, you are given the option to select exactly which test you want to studyand then you are presented with only those questions which our editors have deemed correspond to that test - nothing more and nothingless.

Our FAA knowledge test prep apps also feature an (optional purchase) audio mode where questions and answers are read by a human narrator.The audio mode does not cover all of the questions for a given test - specifically, questions with a large calculative or visual elementare not included. Additionally, the audio modes generally do not include explanations for the material and as such won't prepare youwell to actually learning the material deeply so that you'll be prepared for new and variant FAA questions. With those caveats outof the way, the audio prep is an extremely effective complementary mode to help familiarize you with questions and answers which you canlisten to, for example, in your car. We regularly get feedback from people who love the audio mode and tell us how much time it savedthem and how much it helped them learn.

The list below contains the number of questions per title, per test, and in the audio mode for each. These totals are regularly changingas our editors update the material.

Total Questions: 12472 (9361 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1495 (1118 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane : 1120 (823 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 994 (748 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Glider : 852 (633 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 687 (527 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Gas : 669 (511 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 730 (553 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 992 (732 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1070 (783 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Helicopter/Rec. Pilot - Transition : 976 (733 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 973 (715 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Airplane : 1120 (828 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Helicopter : 1011 (769 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Gyroplane : 1015 (756 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Powered Parachute : 794 (614 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Weight Shift Control : 842 (652 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 535 (421 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 546 (434 in audio version)

Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1351 (912 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Airplane : 1268 (851 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Helicopter : 1204 (800 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane : 1286 (869 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane (added rating) : 1273 (862 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter : 1232 (826 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter (added rating) : 1198 (807 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Instrument : 1297 (869 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot : 1224 (815 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 767 (475 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 783 (477 in audio version)

Commercial Pilot (COM) : 1975 (1459 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane : 1007 (811 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 831 (720 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Glider : 715 (623 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 742 (632 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 1082 (756 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas : 1072 (744 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 1125 (779 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Non-Category : 428 (370 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Airplane : 516 (448 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Helicopter : 454 (394 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 469 (389 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 479 (402 in audio version)

Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2475 (1872 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane : 1349 (1040 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating) : 1327 (1031 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1104 (879 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Helicopter (added rating) : 971 (778 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider (added rating) : 974 (756 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider : 1004 (762 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1050 (797 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Gyroplane (added rating) : 925 (706 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Basic : 1343 (1032 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Advanced : 1381 (1069 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 523 (255 in audio version)
  • Military Competence - Instructor : 1204 (891 in audio version)

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2203 (1367 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane : 1514 (1133 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine Airplane : 1429 (1055 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter : 1104 (782 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (Added Rating) : 1095 (774 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher : 1750 (1123 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (121 and ATM) : 1787 (1128 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) : 1714 (1063 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) (Added Rating) : 1701 (1054 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Airplane : 646 (542 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Multiengine Airplane : 690 (569 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Single-engine Airplane : 980 (725 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Helicoper : 641 (508 in audio version)

Flight Engineer (FLE) : 890 (626 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet/Basic : 753 (537 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop/Basic : 724 (515 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine/Basic : 645 (484 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet (added rating) : 754 (537 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop (added rating) : 721 (512 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine (added rating) : 638 (479 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - General (AMG) : 743 (567 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic General : 743 (567 in audio version)
  • Designated Mechanic Examiner : 681 (513 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1156 (1091 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic Airframe : 1156 (1091 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1068 (1042 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic Powerplant : 1068 (1042 in audio version)

Parachute Rigger (PAR) : 317 (301 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Senior : 309 (293 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Master : 291 (275 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Military Competence : 314 (298 in audio version)
  • Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner : 314 (298 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - General (SPG) : 1230 (930 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot General : 668 (519 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Airplane : 961 (728 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Glider : 796 (614 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Gyroplane : 865 (658 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Powered Parachute : 678 (539 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (580 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Balloon) : 685 (541 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 698 (554 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1731 (1296 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Airplane : 939 (789 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Balloon : 628 (547 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Glider : 826 (704 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Lighter-than-Air : 668 (580 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Powered Parachute : 651 (568 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (631 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Gyroplane : 819 (706 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Airplane : 934 (786 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Balloon : 661 (580 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Glider : 827 (705 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Lighter-than-Air : 702 (614 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Powered Parachute : 664 (581 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 729 (628 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Gyroplane : 818 (705 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 523 (255 in audio version)

Remote / Drone Pilot (RDP) : 737 (644 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Initial) : 737 (644 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Recurrent) : 593 (521 in audio version)
If the totals above don't match what you see in the app:

  • Most important: use the update feature from the main menu of the app to update the content to the latest available. Please check for updates regularly when using the app.
  • Make sure you have no 'filtering' conditions set. For example:
    • Make sure all chapters / study areas are selected
    • Make sure all 'question stacks' are selected
    • Make sure you don't have any search term typed in the search box
    • etc.
Question

How many questions are in the audio version of the test prep?

AnswerOur GroundSchool series of FAA knowledge test preps are divided into individual app titles which each cover a number of related tests. For example, our GroundSchool FAA Private Pilot test apps contain study material for the Private Pilot Airplane, Private Pilot Helicopter, Private Pilot Glider, and other tests. Some questions in a given title are common to most or all of the tests in that title while some are unique to specific tests. When you start any of our titles, you are given the option to select exactly which test you want to study and then you are presented with only those questions which our editors have deemed correspond to that test - nothing more and nothing less.

Our FAA knowledge test prep apps also feature an (optional purchase) audio mode where questions and answers are read by a human narrator. The audio mode does not cover all of the questions for a given test - specifically, questions with a large calculative or visual element are not included. Additionally, the audio modes generally do not include explanations for the material and as such won't prepare you well to actually learning the material deeply so that you'll be prepared for new and variant FAA questions. With those caveats out of the way, the audio prep is an extremely effective complementary mode to help familiarize you with questions and answers which you can listen to, for example, in your car. We regularly get feedback from people who love the audio mode and tell us how much time it saved them and how much it helped them learn.

The list below contains the number of questions per title, per test, and in the audio mode for each. These totals are regularly changing as our editors update the material.

Total Questions: 12472 (9361 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1495 (1118 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane : 1120 (823 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 994 (748 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Glider : 852 (633 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 687 (527 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Gas : 669 (511 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 730 (553 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 992 (732 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1070 (783 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Helicopter/Rec. Pilot - Transition : 976 (733 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 973 (715 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Airplane : 1120 (828 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Helicopter : 1011 (769 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Gyroplane : 1015 (756 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Powered Parachute : 794 (614 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Weight Shift Control : 842 (652 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 535 (421 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 546 (434 in audio version)

Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1351 (912 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Airplane : 1268 (851 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Helicopter : 1204 (800 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane : 1286 (869 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane (added rating) : 1273 (862 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter : 1232 (826 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter (added rating) : 1198 (807 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Instrument : 1297 (869 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot : 1224 (815 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 767 (475 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 783 (477 in audio version)

Commercial Pilot (COM) : 1975 (1459 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane : 1007 (811 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 831 (720 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Glider : 715 (623 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 742 (632 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 1082 (756 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas : 1072 (744 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 1125 (779 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Non-Category : 428 (370 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Airplane : 516 (448 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Helicopter : 454 (394 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 469 (389 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 479 (402 in audio version)

Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2475 (1872 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane : 1349 (1040 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating) : 1327 (1031 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1104 (879 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Helicopter (added rating) : 971 (778 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider (added rating) : 974 (756 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider : 1004 (762 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1050 (797 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Gyroplane (added rating) : 925 (706 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Basic : 1343 (1032 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Advanced : 1381 (1069 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 523 (255 in audio version)
  • Military Competence - Instructor : 1204 (891 in audio version)

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2203 (1367 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane : 1514 (1133 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine Airplane : 1429 (1055 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter : 1104 (782 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (Added Rating) : 1095 (774 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher : 1750 (1123 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (121 and ATM) : 1787 (1128 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) : 1714 (1063 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) (Added Rating) : 1701 (1054 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Airplane : 646 (542 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Multiengine Airplane : 690 (569 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Single-engine Airplane : 980 (725 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Helicoper : 641 (508 in audio version)

Flight Engineer (FLE) : 890 (626 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet/Basic : 753 (537 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop/Basic : 724 (515 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine/Basic : 645 (484 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet (added rating) : 754 (537 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop (added rating) : 721 (512 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine (added rating) : 638 (479 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - General (AMG) : 743 (567 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic General : 743 (567 in audio version)
  • Designated Mechanic Examiner : 681 (513 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1156 (1091 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic Airframe : 1156 (1091 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1068 (1042 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic Powerplant : 1068 (1042 in audio version)

Parachute Rigger (PAR) : 317 (301 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Senior : 309 (293 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Master : 291 (275 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Military Competence : 314 (298 in audio version)
  • Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner : 314 (298 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - General (SPG) : 1230 (930 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot General : 668 (519 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Airplane : 961 (728 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Glider : 796 (614 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Gyroplane : 865 (658 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Powered Parachute : 678 (539 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (580 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Balloon) : 685 (541 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 698 (554 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1731 (1296 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Airplane : 939 (789 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Balloon : 628 (547 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Glider : 826 (704 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Lighter-than-Air : 668 (580 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Powered Parachute : 651 (568 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (631 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Gyroplane : 819 (706 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Airplane : 934 (786 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Balloon : 661 (580 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Glider : 827 (705 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Lighter-than-Air : 702 (614 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Powered Parachute : 664 (581 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 729 (628 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Gyroplane : 818 (705 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 523 (255 in audio version)

Remote / Drone Pilot (RDP) : 737 (644 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Initial) : 737 (644 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Recurrent) : 593 (521 in audio version)
If the totals above don't match what you see in the app:
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Total Questions: 12472 (9361 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1495 (1118 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 75 (74 in audio version)
  • Pilot Certification and Limitations : 80 (80 in audio version)
  • NTSB Part 830 : 12 (12 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Requirements : 36 (36 in audio version)
  • Airspace : 78 (67 in audio version)
  • Maps and Charts : 86 (19 in audio version)
  • Ground Facilities : 57 (38 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics : 149 (135 in audio version)
  • Flight Planning : 111 (39 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 58 (14 in audio version)
  • Performance : 75 (22 in audio version)
  • Engine and Related Systems : 100 (100 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 80 (55 in audio version)
  • Operations : 129 (111 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 72 (68 in audio version)
  • Maneuvers : 48 (43 in audio version)
  • Weather : 74 (74 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 27 (24 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 65 (33 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 14 (5 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 69 (69 in audio version)

Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1351 (912 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 145 (142 in audio version)
  • IFR Flight Planning : 77 (41 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Operations : 194 (155 in audio version)
  • Aviation Weather : 76 (74 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 34 (34 in audio version)
  • Aviation Weather Services : 54 (37 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 47 (10 in audio version)
  • Approach Charts and Procedures : 247 (92 in audio version)
  • Enroute Charts and Procedures : 133 (46 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 71 (62 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Instruments : 112 (98 in audio version)
  • Navigation Instruments : 98 (58 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 63 (63 in audio version)

Commercial Pilot (COM) : 1975 (1459 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 149 (144 in audio version)
  • Pilot Certification and Limitations : 52 (52 in audio version)
  • NTSB Part 830 : 17 (17 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Requirements : 23 (23 in audio version)
  • Airspace and Charts : 60 (42 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics : 167 (151 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 35 (11 in audio version)
  • Performance : 132 (47 in audio version)
  • Powerplants : 85 (85 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 54 (43 in audio version)
  • Operations : 171 (161 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 38 (37 in audio version)
  • Maneuvers : 44 (44 in audio version)
  • VFR Flight : 60 (28 in audio version)
  • IFR Flight : 39 (25 in audio version)
  • Landing / Ground Operations : 50 (41 in audio version)
  • Weather : 88 (80 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 44 (44 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 48 (35 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 14 (14 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 82 (80 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching and Learning : 225 (135 in audio version)
  • FOI - Student Behavior : 99 (36 in audio version)
  • FOI - Evaluation : 85 (37 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching Methods : 114 (47 in audio version)

Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2475 (1872 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Operations : 119 (113 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Instruments : 67 (67 in audio version)
  • Navigation Instruments : 53 (52 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 89 (89 in audio version)
  • Pilot Certification and Limitations : 200 (200 in audio version)
  • NTSB Part 830 : 15 (15 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Requirements : 19 (19 in audio version)
  • Airspace and Charts : 89 (50 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics : 227 (196 in audio version)
  • Flight Planning : 71 (39 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 51 (15 in audio version)
  • Performance : 104 (48 in audio version)
  • Powerplants : 79 (79 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Systems : 60 (56 in audio version)
  • Navigation and Avionics : 16 (9 in audio version)
  • Operations : 120 (115 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 57 (54 in audio version)
  • Maneuvers : 130 (103 in audio version)
  • Weather : 87 (77 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 31 (29 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 51 (29 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 53 (12 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 95 (85 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching and Learning : 225 (135 in audio version)
  • FOI - Student Behavior : 99 (36 in audio version)
  • FOI - Evaluation : 85 (37 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching Methods : 114 (47 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 25 (25 in audio version)
  • VFR Flight : 8 (8 in audio version)
  • Landing / Ground Operations : 14 (14 in audio version)
  • TSA Security Awareness : 17 (14 in audio version)
  • Flight Reviews : 5 (5 in audio version)

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2203 (1367 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 47 (43 in audio version)
  • Pilot Certification and Limitations : 29 (29 in audio version)
  • CFR Part 91 - Operations and Flight Rules : 119 (95 in audio version)
  • CFR Part 121 - Cert. Air Carriers / Comm Opt of Large Aircraft : 186 (166 in audio version)
  • CFR Part 135 - Air Taxi Operators and Commercial Operators : 166 (136 in audio version)
  • Hazmat Regulations : 17 (17 in audio version)
  • Airspace : 19 (7 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics : 135 (134 in audio version)
  • Flight Planning : 229 (18 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 103 (1 in audio version)
  • Performance : 187 (23 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Systems : 33 (33 in audio version)
  • Engine and Related Systems : 28 (23 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 81 (28 in audio version)
  • Operations : 173 (160 in audio version)
  • Approach Charts and Procedures : 201 (87 in audio version)
  • Enroute Charts and Procedures : 93 (61 in audio version)
  • Weather : 110 (105 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 35 (35 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 58 (39 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 30 (12 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 124 (115 in audio version)

Flight Engineer (FLE) : 890 (626 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 40 (26 in audio version)
  • Certification and Duty : 45 (45 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Regulations : 25 (21 in audio version)
  • Materials : 3 (3 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics : 58 (58 in audio version)
  • Weather : 27 (27 in audio version)
  • Normal Operations : 37 (12 in audio version)
  • Abnormal Operations : 32 (16 in audio version)
  • Performance : 33 (11 in audio version)
  • Powerplants : 147 (123 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 128 (9 in audio version)
  • Systems - Electrical : 62 (62 in audio version)
  • Systems - Fire-Related : 22 (20 in audio version)
  • Systems - Flight Control : 29 (28 in audio version)
  • Systems - Oxygen : 33 (24 in audio version)
  • Systems - Hydraulic : 33 (33 in audio version)
  • Systems - Fuel : 34 (34 in audio version)
  • Systems - Pressure : 37 (11 in audio version)
  • Systems - Anti-Weather : 30 (29 in audio version)
  • Systems - Landing Gear : 20 (19 in audio version)
  • Systems - Avionics : 8 (8 in audio version)
  • Systems - Environmental : 7 (7 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - General (AMG) : 743 (567 in audio version)
  • Basic Electricity : 148 (96 in audio version)
  • Basic Physics and Engineering : 42 (37 in audio version)
  • Mathematics : 92 (21 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Drawings : 53 (39 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 57 (45 in audio version)
  • Materials and Processes : 102 (89 in audio version)
  • Fluid Lines and Fittings : 40 (40 in audio version)
  • Ground Operations and Servicing : 43 (40 in audio version)
  • Cleaning and Corrosion Control : 37 (37 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Forms and Records : 38 (37 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Publications and Regulations : 46 (41 in audio version)
  • Mechanic Certification, Privileges, and Limitations : 33 (33 in audio version)
  • Human Factors : 12 (12 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1156 (1091 in audio version)
  • Wood Structures : 18 (18 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Covering : 13 (13 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Finishes : 16 (15 in audio version)
  • Sheet metal & Non-metallic Structures : 145 (129 in audio version)
  • Welding : 39 (39 in audio version)
  • Assembly and Rigging : 93 (89 in audio version)
  • Airframe Inspection : 13 (13 in audio version)
  • Landing Gear Systems : 92 (89 in audio version)
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems : 134 (132 in audio version)
  • Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems : 95 (93 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems : 65 (65 in audio version)
  • Communication and Navigation Systems : 65 (48 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Fuel Systems : 122 (120 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems : 152 (149 in audio version)
  • Position and Warning Systems : 28 (21 in audio version)
  • Ice and Rain Control Systems : 30 (29 in audio version)
  • Fire Protection Systems : 36 (29 in audio version)

Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1068 (1042 in audio version)
  • Reciprocating Engines : 118 (114 in audio version)
  • Turbine Engines : 123 (123 in audio version)
  • Engine Inspection : 35 (34 in audio version)
  • Engine Instrument Systems : 44 (44 in audio version)
  • Engine Fire Protection Systems : 34 (32 in audio version)
  • Engine Electrical Systems : 74 (69 in audio version)
  • Lubrication Systems : 99 (98 in audio version)
  • Ignition and Starting Systems : 138 (131 in audio version)
  • Fuel Metering Systems : 104 (103 in audio version)
  • Engine Fuel Systems : 42 (41 in audio version)
  • Induction and Engine Airflow Systems : 46 (45 in audio version)
  • Engine Cooling Systems : 35 (35 in audio version)
  • Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems : 41 (41 in audio version)
  • Propellers : 125 (123 in audio version)
  • Turbine Power Auxiliary Power Units : 10 (9 in audio version)

Parachute Rigger (PAR) : 317 (301 in audio version)
  • Repair and Alteration Regulations : 23 (23 in audio version)
  • Regulations : 23 (23 in audio version)
  • Certification : 35 (35 in audio version)
  • Privileges : 13 (13 in audio version)
  • Records : 7 (7 in audio version)
  • Sealing : 8 (8 in audio version)
  • Packing and Repacking : 23 (22 in audio version)
  • Testing : 2 (2 in audio version)
  • Terms and Definitions : 27 (27 in audio version)
  • Storage : 5 (5 in audio version)
  • Sewing : 31 (23 in audio version)
  • Fittings, Fasteners, etc. : 13 (12 in audio version)
  • Harness and Webbing : 6 (6 in audio version)
  • Ripcord : 8 (8 in audio version)
  • Canopy : 16 (16 in audio version)
  • Lines and Knots : 16 (13 in audio version)
  • Seams : 9 (6 in audio version)
  • Operations : 19 (19 in audio version)
  • Defects and Damage : 20 (20 in audio version)
  • TSO-C23 : 13 (13 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - General (SPG) : 1230 (930 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 71 (71 in audio version)
  • Pilot Certification and Limitations : 12 (12 in audio version)
  • NTSB Part 830 : 15 (15 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Requirements : 25 (25 in audio version)
  • Airspace : 48 (36 in audio version)
  • Maps and Charts : 79 (19 in audio version)
  • Ground Facilities : 45 (24 in audio version)
  • Aerodymanics : 56 (50 in audio version)
  • Flight Planning : 244 (180 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 37 (15 in audio version)
  • Performance : 63 (21 in audio version)
  • Engine and Related Systems : 104 (104 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 56 (42 in audio version)
  • Operations : 127 (105 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 51 (50 in audio version)
  • Maneuvers : 26 (25 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 80 (53 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 13 (5 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 78 (78 in audio version)

Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1731 (1296 in audio version)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations : 146 (144 in audio version)
  • Aviation Weather : 49 (42 in audio version)
  • Weather - Thunderstorms & Turbulence : 95 (89 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Operations : 217 (193 in audio version)
  • Airspace and Charts : 65 (48 in audio version)
  • Aerodynamics and Performance : 202 (170 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Systems : 128 (121 in audio version)
  • Weight and Balance : 30 (13 in audio version)
  • Flight Planning : 39 (19 in audio version)
  • Physiology : 47 (41 in audio version)
  • Aeronautical Decision Making : 11 (11 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching and Learning : 225 (135 in audio version)
  • FOI - Student Behavior : 99 (36 in audio version)
  • FOI - Evaluation : 85 (37 in audio version)
  • FOI - Teaching Methods : 114 (47 in audio version)
  • Physiology and Psychology : 35 (34 in audio version)
  • Weather : 18 (15 in audio version)
  • Weather Services : 24 (12 in audio version)
  • Weather Services - Charts : 10 (5 in audio version)
  • Instrumentation and Avionics : 27 (27 in audio version)
  • VFR Flight : 7 (5 in audio version)
  • Operations : 24 (21 in audio version)
  • Landing / Ground Operations : 14 (11 in audio version)
  • Maintenance Requirements : 11 (11 in audio version)
  • Clearances and Procedures : 9 (9 in audio version)

Remote / Drone Pilot (RDP) : 737 (644 in audio version)
  • Regulations : 147 (142 in audio version)
  • Airspace and Charts : 119 (77 in audio version)
  • Weather : 133 (103 in audio version)
  • UAS Loading and Performance : 30 (27 in audio version)
  • Emergency and Abnormal Procedures : 25 (25 in audio version)
  • Crew Resource Management : 15 (14 in audio version)
  • Radio Communications : 27 (21 in audio version)
  • UAS Preflight : 29 (29 in audio version)
  • Physiology : 43 (43 in audio version)
  • Aeronautical Decision Making and Judgement : 68 (68 in audio version)
  • Airport Operations : 31 (25 in audio version)
  • UAS Maintenance Requirements : 11 (11 in audio version)
  • Remote Pilot Certification and Limitations : 23 (23 in audio version)
  • UAS Best Practices : 36 (36 in audio version)
Important: the totals above are totals for entire test groups. Therefore, the totals may be larger than those that you see for any individual test. For example, the Commercial Pilot ... Aerodynamics chapter total above will reflect the total for the Commercial Pilot Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, and other tests.

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