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Private Pilot Knowledge Test

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My first Private Pilot candidate scored an 88 on the knowledge exam.  We spent 2.5 hours reviewing the areas specified by the learning codes.  I logged the time as ground instruction in the student's log book, but also filled out the bottom portion of the Knowledge Test Results and signed it.  Did I screw up by filling out and signing the authorized instructor's statement?  Thank you all for and advice.



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  1. Seth Cassaday on May 03, 2013

    You did screw up, but don’t worry about it. You filled out the bottom half of the form and signed that is ok, it was just not required. That if for additional instruction for a retake if the student did not pass the written on the first attempt.

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  2. Lucas on May 05, 2013

    Also keep in mind that it is always better to over endorse rather than the opposite. No inspector/examiner will stop a check ride (and/or call into question an instructor) because the student has too many endorsements. On the other hand if the is under endorsed he might postpone the exam, especially if the instructor is not around to rectify the situation.
    Once I actually had an FAA inspector require the endorsement on the log book and also the written test signed before he would conduct the ride. He was obviously in error, but my policy has always been to accommodate the examiners needs. Being the chief pilot of a very busy flight school, I found that keeping the FAA happy has always proved to be very useful…


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