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has anyone here gone to the 40 hr private pilots license class ? and if so how was it and is the class enough to pass the written test or should i study before i go there? thanks...sharky

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Not an answer to your question, but I am curious what type of aircraft do you fly and how often?

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i dont fly myself but im always on private jets with my clients and i would love to get a private pilots license,ive looked at a school already and its 6500 dollars for the 40 hrs flight time ,fuel,and test but i heard some people need more time for the written test than others. so was just wondering if any one knew how hard the written exam was...sharky

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hey sharky, I've been browsing the site and just noticed your post. I did this a few years back north of the border, and you definitely need to study. Unless you've had prior training in regs, weather, navigation, etc. there's alot of material to absorb. What I used to help supplement the ground school was test prep software similiar to this...

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it doesn't cost much, but is well worth it. Good luck

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im not getting instrment ratings right now just the basic 40 hr single prop license will worry about the other things later thanks for the info...sharky

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Sharky, just go take the course. It's just for private - I assume that ground school is part of the course. It takes a good while to fly 40 hours, so this must be fairly intensive, and you can't be ariborne all the time. You will have PLENTY of time to study for the written. Another idea, just ask the course contact person how you should prepare.
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yes its a 4 week school and its the ground course and the written test so i think it will be ok i just didnt know if i should buy the book before i go and study or if it wasnt that hard...sharky

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Won't be that hard, and the course material should include all that you need.

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Not sure what's all covered in the written exam... but have you ever tried out Microsoft Flight Simulator for some of their tutorials and videos?

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games?xr=shellnav

not only fun to play with but also very educational!

I stopped my Cessna training after 8 hours when I was a young lad overseas... I let too many other things push in and take my eyes off the goal.

Push through and tell us how it goes...

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sharky, you probably didn't notice, but there is one there for just the basic ground school...

Test Prep Software - Private Pilot Study System

I'm just saying, it's definitely worth a look.

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yes i looked at a ground school close to where i live good rates thanks...sharky

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Bumping an old thread @Devil Man.

Any other pilots out there? I am currently finishing my license.

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The 40 hours is only the minimum. Most take up to 20 hours more.

The medical is in there also. May want to do that first.

If you study while flying, it will make much more sense. The test is kinda hard.

IFRC you don't have to have the test out of the way until you are ready for your license/ check ride.

Lots of $$$ to fly a private jet. Be thinking a multi, ATP, instrument, and type rating for a minimum.

If you ever get the chance, go to EAA Air Adventure.

Good luck, it is worth the effort.

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The 40 hours is only the minimum. Most take up to 20 hours more.

The medical is in there also. May want to do that first.

If you study while flying, it will make much more sense. The test is kinda hard.

IFRC you don't have to have the test out of the way until you are ready for your license/ check ride.

Lots of $$$ to fly a private jet. Be thinking a multi, ATP, instrument, and type rating for a minimum.

If you ever get the chance, go to EAA Air Adventure.

Good luck, it is worth the effort.

Med and ground school are done and I have 15 hrs in the bag. I started heavy but then stopped because I couldn't handle or afford to finish. I have now made it a priority to finish the license. I will get instrument and multi done as well.

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I have wasted portions of my life on this: ATC-SIM: a web-based air traffic control simulator

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Bumping an old thread @Devil Man.

Any other pilots out there? I am currently finishing my license.

I'm a private pilot. Got my license about 20 years ago, but I'm not current. When I had kids I decided to no longer fly until they were a bit older. Plus money / time issues. I hope to get current in the next couple of years.

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has anyone here gone to the 40 hr private pilots license class ? and if so how was it and is the class enough to pass the written test or should i study before i go there? thanks...sharky

I am ifr mep certified, yes you have to study and well understand the basics of flying. Saefty means learning!

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@sharky did you got your PPL?

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This Pilot Made An Approach To A Supercarrier In A Piper Like A Boss

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This is awesome!!! , i wish i can do that!

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hey guys here's something to wet your appetite...a vid flying my Boeing 747 on approach and landing up in Anchorage a few years back...I was the Captain and my bro "huckleberry" was sitting behind me in the jumpseat taking the video:

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Wow Devil Man that was great! Descending into some clouds and then bam! The runway was right there. Very cool stuff!

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Wow Devil Man that was great! Descending into some clouds and then bam! The runway was right there. Very cool stuff!

@dnkhoward2 thanks..glad you like it... Yeah it can be a little disconcerting for some when you see a big jet descending into the clouds right towards mountains lol.


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@tturner86 how's flying going dude?

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@tturner86 how's flying going dude?

Knocked out 2 hours over the last month or so. Business has been really busy so time is limited. But I have been trying to do an hour to 2 a month atleast. Goal is to get to atleast an hour a week soon. I am up to almost 20 hrs now.

I am able to take off, and land by myself so far. Still have to work on lining my landing up better I tend to drift right a bit. I also tend to round off my pattern too much. (Too much SIM, where you can land at almost any angle ).

I think it will probably be 40hrs before I am ready to solo. I am gonna get a gopro and record the solo.

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Knocked out 2 hours over the last month or so. Business has been really busy so time is limited. But I have been trying to do an hour to 2 a month atleast. Goal is to get to atleast an hour a week soon. I am up to almost 20 hrs now.

I am able to take off, and land by myself so far. Still have to work on lining my landing up better I tend to drift right a bit. I also tend to round off my pattern too much. (Too much SIM, where you can land at almost any angle ).

I think it will probably be 40hrs before I am ready to solo. I am gonna get a gopro and record the solo.

Super!..sounds like you're moving along really well. Yeah man let us know when you solo and post the vid!

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Make sure you find an instructor that you can get along with and know what you want to do. Had one instructor that did get along with at all. I had no ambition to be a commercial pilot.

He would get mad if you deviated off the centerline on take off. Did that to dodge some sand hill cranes that were an issue. He also pulled a radio of the rack after making a call for turning final going into a strip. I told him it was his radio and throw it out the window if he wanted to. Wrong answer. He got off my case when the engine on a C-172 died on me on rotation. Enough runway to deal with and not an issue. He also wanted perfect square patterns. Told him to get lost and got another A/C to rent. He would not last long flying in the mountains or strange airports.

Found a guy that really get a long with. Old cargo dog. We do flight reviews on friday. Fly into Iola in Wi. for lunch. Guess who buys lunch. Lots of traffic, takes two people to do it right. Gotta know the airport and how to do really short field landings. A bunch of old fart pilots sitting in overstuffed chairs watching you land.
Spins are part of review along with unusual attitudes some other weird things he can come up with. Last time he threw in flying 500 ft patterns instead of what they were supposed to be. My patterns have turned into not much for corners at all with a slip thrown in once a while. Much easier for me to deal with crosswinds.

Have multi and IFR ratings. Don't do either any more.

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