Same way. Drill and kill.
Times are changing... the LCME had recognized this as the way many medical students were getting through med school. Once they got past the hurdles (test) they were forgetting much of what they crammed for.
You differentiate between passing the test and knowing how to fly it. If the FAA tests were limited to what you actually need to know, then I'd agree with you. But they test you on everything that you might ever need to know, in minutia and they frequently get it wrong. Going back to your medical school example, the government would be testing doctors on medical knowledge, but they'd also have to know everything about Affordable Care Act insurance, medicare and medicaid billing, and the government nutritional recommendations.
That's not as much the case anymore. The tests are being or have been updated.FAA writtens are full of outdated, inaccurate, and irrelevant information. Get Sheppard and pass the test. Then dive into deeper publications to actually understand the details of what you need to know.
Any advice on how to study for the IFR Written Test please?.
If you want to pass the written, Shepherd. If you want to understand the material, King.
In real world how many of you actually fly VOR approaches? Seems like one of those things that we have to do for checkride and never use again
Thanks for the shout out. I would agree with other comments that there are study tools for passing the written, and then there are study tools for understanding how the system works. I would categorize the PE workshops as the latter.I did this, then went on to get the IFR rating, all last year:
Watch these Online IFR Seminars (FREE) :
(the first few seminars are VFR, but the rest are in-depth IFR seminars, if you really pay attention and take notes you'll understand Departure Procedures, Enroute Procedures, Charts, STARs, and Approach Plates. Yes, this is a Flight Sim site, but Keith Smith teaches IFR in a very understandable way.)
Sheppard air and grind. It sucks, but it gets you there.