1 out of 2 (or 3)
Location: local aviation administration
Equipment: Computer in the testing center
I am at the testing center of the “Joined Aviation Administration” of two states. It is located in an old office building with a friendly atmosphere at the international airport.
I am taking the first part of the theory exam today. Seven subjects are being tested. The exam can be taken in up to three individual appointments in any combination of subjects. A very friendly way to test the hundreds of questions from the text book.
The exam itself is a computerized multiple choice test. My original plan was to break it up into two appointments. However, reality caught up with me and I only managed to prepare two of the subjects as thoroughly as I wanted. I would have loved to do four today.
At the testing center I am still on the fence if I should try the other two subjects anyway. But in the end I decide it would be better to be back for a third appointment voluntarily than involuntarily after failing “Aircraft Performance” or “Flight Rules and Air Law”.
I pass “Special Procedures” and “Human Limitations” with 92 percent and 96 percent respectively. Somehow fitting
Now it is back to ground school for the next round!
To be continued…
(originally posted on March 31, 2012 by tilbo at aloft.blog.com/1-out-of-2-or-3/)