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FAA Pvt Written, Where Can I Take It?  
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Yes, if you're thinking I'm stupid, I probably am.

Anyways, I'm drawing close to my FAA checkride for pvt. My school stopped offering the exam for some reason, so how can I figure out where I can take it? BTW, I'm in the Chicago area if anyone knows anything. Also, I believe I have to bring proof that I passed an FAA certified ground school. Is that correct. Thanks anyone for taking time to answer my dumb question. BTW, I ran a search in this forum and found nothing specific to this question for some reason. Maybe I am that dumb Embarrassment.

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

First you have to get a sign off from your instructor or ground instructor. Then you can take it at any FBO for around $80.
If you are an AOPA member you get $10 off.

You also need two IDs



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

SSTjumbo, API (Aviation professionals) at MDW is a testing center. That's where I take all my writtens. Email me a flyer5816w_2003@yahoo.com and I'll give your their phone number.

[Edited 2004-01-19 01:19:55]


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

There used to be three companies that did the electronic testing for the FAA writtens, and I think there may be only two now. I'll list all three, and I'm sure a google.com serach will turn up websites for outfits still doing them, and where they may have an authorized location near you.

CAATS

Lasergrade

Sylvan Learning Centers


Cheers...



User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

You do not need proof that you passed a ground school. You need proof that you have received the necessary ground training in the form of a sign-off, other than that, you don't even need to take a ground school if you are doing the training part 61.

User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

"There used to be three companies that did the electronic testing for the FAA writtens, and I think there may be only two now." - OPNLguy

Not true. Almost all testing centers are now giving the computerized testing instead of the pen, paper and wait a month for results method. However SSTjumbo, if you do happen to come across a place giving actual written exams avoid it like the plague. The computerized tests give you instant results and IMO are a little less nerve wracking than sitting down with a pencil and paper. Again, Email me (see my post above) and I'll give you the # of the place I take written (read as computerized) exams.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1772 times:

>>>Not true. Almost all testing centers are now giving the computerized testing instead of the pen, paper and wait a month for results method.

We may be talking about the same thing. When I referred to "electronic" testing I meant that in the same way as "computerized" testing, i.e. no more pen and paper and wait a month for the results. If I'm not mistaken, computerized testing is the only way FAA has done it for a few years now.

There may also be some confusion in our terms. Computerized testing (unless it's changed) was accomplished using the software of one of three (maybe two now) outfits, namely CATS, LaserGrade, or Sylvan. I think Sylvan is the one out of the biz. The remaining two outfits (CATS and LaserGrade) offered various software/hardware packages to flight schools, FBOs, etc. so they could offer the exams locally..

My previous suggestion that someone could check the CATS and LaserGrade sites was in the context of them finding a local school/FBO who was using their software.

http://www.catstest.com/

http://www.lasergrade.com


User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1762 times:

OPNLguy,
AHHH. Now I follow you. I apologize, your entirely correct. Also, I think your thoughts about sylvan being the one no longer distributing it may be correct. I haven't heard of any school with the sylvan software.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1759 times:

No prob.. I was a FAA designated examiner (for the dispatcher/ADX ticket) between 1994-1999, and even though I'd been out of it for awhile, I didn't think things had changed much.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Thanks for the responses. BTW, I took a sample online quiz, 60 questions, and went through it in ten minutes, including the shunning off of two telemarketing calls, and got 90% on it even without diagrams available for some reason. I'm confident I'll do a good job on it.

User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

SSTJumbo

Where were yo uable to take a sample online quiz? I am interested in taking the online quiz as well.


Thanks
B727
Glenn


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

http://www.exams4pilots.org/


I think that was the one, not sure though.


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