FAA Commercial Pilot Test Prep – $479

For just $479 you get top quality ground instruction, on-line course manual (printed version available), immediate updates on FAA computer exam questions, in-person instruction which teaches content first, then answers test questions, personal attention in small groups – your questions get answered. 95% pass the first time. If you don’t pass, re-attend the next class in your area, for free. If you still don’t pass, get a 100% refund. After passing your exam, you may re-attend for review purposes without cost within 1 year of your original attendance. You can also re-attend for free within 1 year of your original attendance for a review if you pass the exam.

Aviation Seminars has broken the FAA test into individual subject areas (see Topics Covered below). We teach each of those subjects individually, followed by a review of FAA Test Questions from that subject area. This ensures that not only do you receive instruction in each of the FAA Exam Subject areas, but you will be familiarized with how the FAA will question you on those subjects. This review also makes certain that the class understands each subject fully before moving on to the next subject.

Approximately 80% of the subject matter for the Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam comes from the Private Pilot Knowledge areas. You will be in a combined Private/Commercial program, where you will review the majority of the information you need to pass the Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam. After the regular course is over on Saturday, you will spend Commercial Only time with our instructor, going over the Commercial Specific Knowledge areas. Constructing the class in this manner ensures that you will get very personal instruction going through the Commercial Pilot Exam Knowledge areas.

Class runs Saturday 8:00-6:00 and Sunday from 8:00-4:00.
Note: Commercial Specific information will be cover from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm Saturday.

Commercial Pilot Course Contents

The Commercial Pilot exam contains 100 questions. These questions are chosen from over 1000 questions in the exam database.  Most of the questions in the FAA Commercial test database are shared with the Private Pilot (Most of which you have probably forgotten) with some additional questions, and steps. You are allowed 3 hours to complete the exam.

Topics covered include:

• Federal Aviation Regulations for Commercial Operations
• Aerodynamics and Aircraft Operations
• Navigation
• Aircraft Instruments
• Aeronautical Information Manual
• Aircraft Performance for Commercial Operations
• Weight and Balance Theory
• Low and High Weather Theory, Reports and Forecasts

Sample Question from the Test

You need to shift cargo from the rear cargo area to the front cargo area for a distance of 104 inches. The gross weight of the aircraft is 3600 lbs. How much weight would be needed to change from 94 inches to 92 inches?


Here’s how to do it. Multiply the distance shifted by the weight shifted, then divide this by the total weight of the aircraft. The result will be the distance the CG changes. Just make the substitutions and you got it!!.


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Dave thank you for help. Ian just took the pvt test and passed with a 95. We will be in touch soon for the instrument rating course. - Ian
I just passed my written exam for the Instrument rating this morning after spending Sat & Sun in Mr. Hennessey's class at T. Black Aviation in Tampa (St. Pete). I got a 95%! Mr. Hennessey asked that we provide our feedback to Aviation Seminars... I was very happy with the class. I like that the course was taught point-by-point (rather than just playing a video for each segment.) We covered each topic thoroughly without ever getting off track - time was managed very efficiently. Mr. Hennessey possesses the skill of being both no-nonsense and very pleasant to work with. You can tell that he holds himself to a standard of excellence, and I've always found this to be contagious. I will recommend this course to anyone who is serious about doing well on their written exam. If I were to offer any constructive criticism - it would only be to consider hitting the Navigation (VOR, RMI, HSI, ADF) earlier in the day rather than later. After several hours into the course on Saturday, my brain was failing on simple calculations that I'd expect to do better on with fresh eyes. However, we have to perform at our best in the cockpit even when we're tired - so perhaps that was all part of the plan! T. Black's facility is top notch - very comfortable and pleasant environment. I\'ve used them before and will again. I would rate the entire experience as Excellent. - Linda
Dave, You were right. A very enjoyable seminar! Marty did an excellent job with an effective, unique approach. - Jerry
Took test today. 99%. Missed 1. Must have mis-read chart. - Ray
Hi Dave, I took the FAA knowledge test on fri, and passed with a score of 88. Thanks to you and AV SEM for all the help. I feel like I still need to learn lots more, so I will continue to do so, but at least I have accomplished this major step! - Steve

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