Definatly read all the books put out by the FAANYCPilot said:From an earlier post of mine on Airman (cut and pasted)
My suggestion is to read from cover to cover the FAA's "Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge," "Instrument Flying Handbook" and the "Aviation Instructor Handbook." All three are great sources of information and stuff that WILL be asked during your oral. The better prepared you are, the quicker and easier your time there will be, especially if you intend on getting out of there on schedule.
Definitely know the FOI stuff inside and out. YOU WILL be asked everything from that reference material. Agreeably, the book seems like a lot to digest, but a helpful resource guide to understanding this material in a more concise way would be to supplement it with Gleim’s “Flight Instructor Flight Manual.”
You might also want to go through the FAA "Airplane Flying Handbook."
Like some of the other guys have said the Aviation Instructor Handbook is a pretty good reference to have (it contains the FOI stuff.) I found the CFI Manevuers Manual from Gliem to be pretty helpful.Almerick07 said:Any books in particular or computer programs that may help me prepare of the oral....besides the ASA yellow book, airplane flying handbook and the gleims?
Uh huh. Are you saying this before or after you've tried to fly to Commercial PTS from the right seat? And speaking of lesson plans, how are those going?Almerick07 said:I think a month is plenty of time to get this all together, considering I got my private a year ago to date I really feel all the material is still current.
Enough hours for what, if you aren't sittin' reserve? Seriously, dude, your CFI is gonna take however long it takes, whether it fits your timetable or not. Don't believe me? Wait and see.Almerick07 said:...I am a student who has one year left of school, If I have any chance of building enough hours by the time I graduate I CAN NOT wait 2 more months (and get hired in Jan.)....And when I graduate I have differnet plans than sitting reserve for an airline.