Yes, I will concur with this information. Definitly mostly over FARs, WX, and charts with just a few w&B and flight plan questions. The practical....well, my experience probably wasn't the same as most people's....I was given my practical by a new FAA examiner, who was in turn himself being examined by a more senior FAA examiner....let's just say my practical took 3 hours, but was not hard, just thorough.For the written expect only 1 or 2 flight plan questions, and a few weight and balance questions. My test was mostly Wx and FAR's with a few performance questions in there. Then it had 1 major flight plan question, and a couple on approach charts. Probably had a few of those pallet weight and balance questions and as well as the % Mac ones as well.
Pretty much the entire test is random. But for the most part the test was mainly FAR's, WX, and Charts with a hand full of the other stuff.
Remember, you only need to get 56 right on the written test to pass with a 70 so don’t stress too much about it.
Yeah the group before us had a few people that probably shouldn’t have got signed off to take it. They ended up retaking the course ( at no additonal charge) with our "class". From what they said, it turns out a lot of the reason why they failed was they didn’t know a lot WX theory, couldn’t name a single symbol on a radar summary and constant pressure chart. Also another said the reason he failed was because on his flight plan he busted a few AFM limits, and dx'd his flight into severe icing with a no ice MEL. Ouch. After about half way through their class retake, they just stopped showing up.We had people in our class fail the pratical. They had to take it over...a couple of them had to take it more than twice. But, hey that was over 15 years ago! (I'm getting old...fast!) :0