Private Pilot Licence PPL Practice Exam Questions
TAKE THE PPL VERY SERIOUSLY - IT'S THE MOST DIFFICULT EXAM
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The PPL Exam
The PPL exam is supervised by your CFI or CFI appointed Invigilator. The PPL exam is 3.5 hours with a pass mark of 70%, 55-60 multiple choice & numerical value questions ranging in marks from 1-3 marks each. Pass rate for 2015 was 64.29% and average time to complete took 165 minutes. Alarmingly that means you have more than a 1 in 3 chance of failing...
Areas that candidates require more learning include:
- Interpreting of navigation aids, ADF/NDB, VOR and knowledge of GNSS
- Effect of lowering flaps on performance of glide or descent, including AOA, the effect of a change in weight and speed
- Factors affecting the angle of climb.
- Interpretation of maps and charts
This data is obtained from CASA
The standards you must meet are outlined in Part 61 MOS
You should buy a copy and label bookmarks for the VFR Guide , you may print on off here in the mean time.
Note there are strict rules about EXACTLY what you can take into the exam and how many pages you can tag.
The Following Is From CASA Website Mar 2017
PPLA – PPL(Aeroplane) examination
Time permitted 3 hours 30 minutes. Pass mark, not less than 70%
Aspeq Invigilation fee* $118.50 + CASA fee $65 = $183.50
* Where the exam is sat at a flying school, the invigilation fee may vary from this amount.
|Permitted material required to be supplied by the candidate:
A candidate may use either the Airservices List, OR the Jeppesen List of permitted materials ONLY. All other combinations of materials are NOT permitted.
|Permitted material to be provided by the Invigilator with the examination, which must be returned on completion of examination:
PPL & CPL (Aeroplane) workbook, pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and scribble pad only.
WARNING: The VFRG may not contain updated regulations, orders and/or procedures. As exam questions are based on current laws and procedures, use of the VFRG should be supported by current publications. WARNING: Candidates are reminded that the examination content (questions and/or answers) and all material provided are only for the sitting of the examination, and must not be copied or taken out of the examination room for study, training or any other purposes. This rule includes all calculations, writings, drawings or scribbling done on the scribble pad provided. Any breach of the rules may give CASA grounds for taking action against the candidate under CAR 298A, which action could lead to the outcome indicated in CAR 298A (5).
NOTE: The VFRG referred to in these lists of permitted material is that document produced by CASA and not by a third party.