Pre-Solo Written

Pre-Solo Written Exam


The student will be administered the pre-solo written exam and answer all relevant questions. After taking the test, the instructor will review the exam and correct all incorrect answers and review the incorrect answers with the student so the student has a complete understanding of all questions.

1. What personal documents and endorsements are you required to have before you fly solo? ____________________________________________________________________________________
2. What are your student pilot limitations regarding carriage of passengers or cargo and flying for compensation or hire? ______________________________________________________________________________
3. Explain student pilot limitations concerning visibility and flight above clouds. ____________________________________________________________________________________
4. Who has the final authority and responsibility for the operation of the aircraft when you are flying solo? ____________________________________________________________________________________
5. What preflight action concerning the airport and aircraft performance is specified in the regulations for a local flight? _______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
6. During engine run-up, you cause rocks, debris, and propeller blast to be directed toward another aircraft or person. Could this be considered "careless or reckless operation of an aircraft"? ____
7. You should not fly as a pilot of an aircraft within __ hours after consumption of any alcoholic beverage, or while you have a Blood Alcohol Content of __ percent or more.
8. What are the general requirements pertaining to the use of safety belts and shoulder harnesses? ____________________________________________________________________________________
9. What is the minimum fuel reserve for day VFR flight? _________
10. A transponder with Mode C is required at all times in all airspace at and above _____ feet MSL.
11. What aircraft certificates and documents must be on board when you are flying solo? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
12. No person may operate an aircraft so close to another aircraft so as to create a(n)_____ _____.
13. Who has the right-of-way when two aircraft are on final approach to land at the same time? ____________________________________________________________________________________
14. Except for takeoffs and landings, what are the minimum safe altitudes when flying over populated and unpopulated areas? _____________________________________________________________________
15. If an altimeter setting is not available at an airport, what setting should you use before departing on a local fight? ____________
16. What altitude should you use when operating under VFR in level cruising flight at more than 3,000 feet AGL? _______________________________________________________________________________
17. When practicing constant altitude turns, stalls, and maneuvering at critically slow airspeeds, the entry altitude must allow a recovery to be completed no lower than ____ feet AGL.
18. When is a go-around appropriate? _______________________________________________________
19. What general steps should you follow after an engine failure in flight? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________


1. List the minimum equipment and instruments that must be working properly in your aircraft for day VFR flight. ___________________________________________________________________________________
2. Fill in the V-speed definitions and corresponding speed for your aircraft


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3. What is the best glide speed for your aircraft? __ ____
4. What is the maximum allowable flap setting for takeoff in your aircraft? ____
5. The total usable fuel capacity for your aircraft is ___ gallons. On a standard day, at sea level, the fuel consumption rate at 75% power is approximately ___ gallons per hour.
6. What grade or grades of fuel can safely be used in your aircraft? What are the colors of those fuels? ______________________________________________________________________________
7. The maximum oil capacity of your aircraft is __ quarts, and the minimum is __ quarts.
8. The maximum crosswind component specified by your instructor for solo takeoffs and landings in your aircraft is __ knots.
9. When do you use carburetor heat? What are the indications of carburetor icing? ______________________________________________________________________________


1. What are the traffic patterns for each runway at your airport? What is the MSL altitude for the traffic pattern? ______________________________________________________________________________
2. How do you enter and exit the traffic pattern? What radio communications are required? ______________________________________________________________________________
3. What radio calls are recommended in the traffic pattern at an uncontrolled airport? ______________________________________________________________________________
4. What is the standard direction of turns in the traffic pattern? Give an example of a visual display indicating a nonstandard traffic pattern. ______________________________________________________________________________
5. What is CTAF? ______________________________________________________________________________
6. How can you determine if a runway is closed? ______________________________________________________________________________
7. If you receive ATC instructions that you feel may compromise safety or will cause you to violate an FAR, what should you do? ______________________________________________________________________________
8. What is the meaning of each of the following ATC light signals?

IN FLIGHT Steady Green  
  Flashing Green  
  Flashing Red  
  Steady Red  
ON GROUND Flashing Red  
  Flashing Green  
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