FAA Knowledge Tests Changing
The FAA is in the process of adding 93,000 new questions to the knowledge test banks. Currently there are 7,000 for all certificates and ratings. As you may have heard the CFI, Fundamentals of instruction, Flight Engineer and ATP tests are already being affected. Those tests have around 1/3 new questions. The instrument rating airplane test is also affected with around 12 percent new questions.
Coming Soon… changes to the Private and Commercial knowledge exams.
FAA is NOT publishing the questions so no test preparation company will have access to the questions to publish books as we currently have access to. We would have to gather the new questions by exit interviews etc. So, if you are considering learning to fly, or are currently in training you should take the test as soon as possible.
The knowledge test is good for TWO YEARS, so study for it NOW. When the questions change, which could be as soon as tomorrow, the test will be much harder. In fact the failure rate on the CFI, Fundamentals of Instruction and so on are now approaching 50 percent.
Courtesy Darren Smith. www.cfidarren.com