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Gleim Software

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If you have a student that is studying for the CFI-Airplane exam, do NOT let them study the Gleim 2015 software. It is completely missing material related to lazy eights, chandelles and turns around a pylon. It is also missing information about CFI endorsements. I found out the hard was as I barely passed my CFI-Airplane written. I was making anywhere from a 90% to a 98% on the Gleim software and went to take the test and was hit with questions I hadn't studied or seen before! I went back and purchased the Sheppard Air software and it had all the questions so I highly recommend them!

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on May 03, 2015

    I don’t see a question anywhere.

    What’s wrong with studying the Airplane Flying Handbook to learn about the maneuvers?

    It is available for free on http://www.faa.gov and is the pertinent text referenced in the PTS.

    If you had already passed the test, why go purchase study software?

    The whole “publish the questions” idea is ridiculous. When I went to grade school, high school and college, we were never given the test questions in advance. We were expected to have studied the material and be able to answer any questions.

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  2. cfiaim2001 on May 05, 2015

    That’s it, why are you studying “questions”. Don’t you know the FAA no longer provides the public with question data bases? It’s funny because I am looking at the program and book now and see a lot of information on everything you said wasn’t there and then some…oh with the exception of the “turns around a pylon”, just because there is no such thing. That’s funny, Eights-on-Pylons are in their program and book. You must have done poorly on your test and can’t blame yourself, you have to blame someone else. Is that what you are going to teach, how to study questions? I wouldn’t hire you and now that your name in on a public site, others may not hire you either. Be a man and take the responsibility for yourself instead of blaming your inadequacies on others.

    Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, AGI

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  3. Ryan on May 06, 2015

    Wow tough crowd! :-0

    I would agree with both of you… ONLY IF the written tests weren’t filled with poorly written, out of context, “dirty” questions….

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