Instrument Rating Knowledge Test Guide
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Instrument Rating Knowledge Test Guide

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      The FAA has available hundreds of computer testing centers nationwide. These testing centers offer the full range of airman knowledge tests including military competence, instrument foreign pilot, and pilot examiner predesignated tests. Refer to appendix 1 in this guide for a list of computer testing designees. This knowledge test guide was developed to be used by applicants preparing to take the instrument rating knowledge tests using a computer. This guide covers the areas of knowledge for the instrument rating. It also provides a foundation in those procedures established by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) to ensure safe and orderly instrument flight operations within the national airspace. Applicants preparing for the instrument knowledge test should use this guide to determine what type of questions to expect on the actual knowledge test. The FAA has developed a bank of questions covering the specific subject matter areas pertaining to the four instrument rating areas. These areas are: Instrument Rating: Airplane, Instrument Rating: Helicopter, Instrument Rating: Foreign Pilot, Instrument Rating: Airship (when it becomes available with a change in the FAR's). Knowledge tests for the instrument ratings listed above consist of a selection of questions in the areas that pertain to the FAR requirements, attitude instrument flying, flight planning, meteorology, the pilot's responsibility when operating under instrument flight rules (IFR); and IFR operations pertinent to preflight, departure, in route, and arrival. The instrument rating: foreign pilot test includes questions that pertain to instrument flight rules and related procedures. These tests can be administered by any authorized computer testing center.
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