The Future of Airman Knowledge Tests - It's coming...

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by write-stuff, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Kodiak

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    As I recall, the FAA was supposed to fixed the memorization problem the last change they made by creating more or different test questions.
     
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    They have been changing around the questions more frequently for the last couple of years. What they're working on now is much broader project.
     
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    I’ll spill the beans now ;) Some of you caught on to my shenanigans. It’s the O in Lake Superior :D

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    We do that trick with the O in “Mountains” on the DEN sectional. It’s grey.
     
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    Crap. Studying for the Phud quals was bad enough....6 major topics, anything was fair game. Now I gotta go thru the same crap just for a hobby?
     
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    To paraphrase Sigmund Freud, Sometimes an "O" is just an "O"...

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    “Anything” isn’t fair game...the ACS limits it.
     
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    Anything in the collection references for the ACS is fair game. Which, for the instrument, is extensive. More than I needed for the quals.
     
  9. MauleSkinner

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    No, anything in the collection that’s specified by the “knowledge”, “risk”, and “skills” elements of the ACS. Narrows it down significantly.
     
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    Check your mailbox. I'm working on a solution.
     
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    I would think self-study syllabi would be a good thing. Organize appropriate materials into logical and bite-sized chunks.
     
  12. Initial Fix

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    One thing the current system provides is the intended depth of knowledge for the different ratings. The ACS references many of the same documents, but what is tested is a subset of that material. I don’t know how this new testing scheme will prevent a private test taker from having to have ATP knowledge levels.
     
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    He’ll have to reference the ACS (or some commercially-developed syllabus) to find out which sunsets to/not to study.
     
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    Similarly, I learned by doing, got lost, and figured it out again for myself—no more lost. GPS wasn't an option because pink lines hadn't been invented yet. But I see no problem reading the textbook or manual and then trying it out. The majority of people are visual learners and need to see something in action to truly grasp a concept. Somewhere around 30% are able to understand something when they read it. It takes putting it into practice as part of the process. Reading about it is the first step.
     
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