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Earning the AGI Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate

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I have recently taken and passed the FOI written. I would like to proceed and earn my A.G.I. designation. How many questions are on that particular test? Do any of the test prep companies have the required test prep information for study by those wanting to take the written? What material should be reviewed prior to taking this test? Which company has the best test preparation for the AGI ? ( King's, Sheppard, Gliem, ASA)? Is it a relatively hard exam to prepare for?

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  1. Nibake on Sep 19, 2014

    It’s not that hard if you are studying for the CFI anyway. AGI uses the same question bank and then adds 2 or 3 hundred questions about gliders, airships, gyrocopters, helicopters, etc. I think I spent 4-5 days of studying 2 hours a night. I used ASA prepware (for a tablet, not PC) and I think the CFI app has everything included for AGI as well under a different category. The problem is it includes all the questions together so if you already studied for CFI you are going to have to sift through around 1200 questions and you will know which ones are for AGI because they are about the aircraft I mentioned before. I got AGI at the same time as CFI, but in hindsight it is normally not of much practical use to get AGI if you are a CFI, because who is really going to have you instruct about gliders if you have no glider experience?

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  2. Wes Beard on Sep 19, 2014

    Obtaining any ground instructor rating is a requirement to become a gold seal instructor. The other requirement is to have signed off on ten practical tests within two years and have at least an 80% first time pass rate.

    As previously mentioned the test bank is an all inclusive test bank of all the CFI tests.

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 20, 2014


    There is a benefit to having a Ground Instructor certificate. I use mine to sign off students for knowledge tests. There is no requirement for Ground Instructors to keep records as there is for Flight Instructors.

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