Just passed IFR written

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by WDD, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. WDD

    WDD Cleared for Takeoff

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    Well that was entertaining. I am exhausted. Did well, with margin to spare. For me, it was a bit harder than the PPL written.

    Used Kings and Gold Seal.
    Not one question on the test was in the test prep courses. Which I suppose is a good thing to get rid of passing by memorizing questions. A few looked familiar but were actually asking something different and/ or the assumptions were changed to give you a different answer.

    A few questions were on material not covered at all.

    Glad it’s done. Now I can start the actual training with the CFII.
     
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  2. MICHAEL MAHN

    MICHAEL MAHN Filing Flight Plan

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    Congrats! I passed the IFR written about 3 months ago. I used Sporty's. I must have taken ~40 practice tests and reached a point where I couldn't bring myself to take another I was so sick of them. This attitude, unfortunately, carried into the test itself. In school I would always take as much time as a test allotted reviewing and re-reviewing uncertain answers. With the IFR written, I submitted my answers after one pass with a lot of time left -- very unlike the much younger me.

    I too was surprised how many test questions I had never seen before as well as those tweaked thereby demanding a different answer. Best of luck with your flight training!
     
  3. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Pattern Altitude

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    Congratulations, Future Cloud Puncher!!

    Now go enjoy some fun flying!
     
  4. mandm

    mandm Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I found kings questions outdated. ASA prepware was pretty good. But again new questions and different wordings. Happy to have finished that exam. I counted the number of unsure questions, found I was over 70% and said I’m done. I think I got 83% on that one. Lower than my PPL exam.
     
  5. Initial Fix

    Initial Fix Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Congratulations. It’s a fun rating

    I haven’t tried gold seal, but I like what I read. The king material just feels old, but I used king tapes for my IFR (remember those?) and liked John’s corny jokes.
     
  6. somorris

    somorris Pattern Altitude

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    Congratulations, WDD! On to the next step!
     
  7. Jeremy Billeaudeaux

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    Just started the instrument process. I will indeed be looking for the material to get through the written. Enjoying the process so far.
     
  8. KeepWatch

    KeepWatch Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I know it may sound like a broken record........ Shepard Air. There wasn't a single question I had not seen before. I knew the correct answer I was looking for before I even reviewed the options.
     
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  9. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    Congratulations. That's always a tough one!
    Now comes the fun part of getting an IR. :)