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this sort of skill set, the ACS also lays out the
required precision, in this case +10/-5 knots of
the appropriate V speed.
By the way, unlike the days of old, the oral exam
now continues throughout the flight portion of
the test; and the examiner creates integrated
scenarios to test not only the applicant's
knowledge, but how the applicant applies that
knowledge to "real life" situations.
So much for standing on the ground watching the
applicant prove they can take an airplane into the
air and return it safely to earth.
WHAT THE HECK ARE ALL THOSE WEIRD
NUMBERS AND LETTERS?

Each element of each task in the ACS has an
alpha-numeric code that makes one suspect that
the IRS had a hand in creating it. Long term, the
plan is that the knowledge test reports will code
missed questions in the same format that the ACS
uses for various tasks, but that's not the case yet.

Each segment of the code is separated by a dot.
The first segment indicates the test. PA for
Private Pilot Airplane, CA for Commercial Pilot
Airplane, and so forth. The second segment is
the Roman numeral that matches the area of
operations from preflight through postflight from
the appropriate ACS. The third segment is the
task, and the final segment is the task element
knowledge area.
FOR INSTANCE, PA.I.B.K3A IS:
PA-Private Pilot Airplane
I-Preflight Preparation
B-Airworthiness Requirements
K3-Equipment requirements for day and night

VFR flight
A-Flying with inoperative equipment

Hey, you always said you wanted to learn
encryption, right?

Actually, you'll probably never fully learn the codes,
even if you are a DPE, but they're easy to look up, as
the codes follow the order of each ACS document.
NEXT TIME ON STANDARDS DISSECTED...

We'll begin to take a closer look at the guts of
each element of the Private Pilot ACS test,
dissecting the standards to help you learn what
your students will be tested on, and accordingly,
what you need to teach them so they are
prepared. Oh, and I'll also reveal why Will and
Must ain't a musical group, and talk about what
the ACS and your appendix have in common. See
you next time!

William E. Dubois is an aviation writer, world
speed record holder, and two-time National
Champion air racer. He teaches Rusty Pilot
seminars for AOPA and blogs his personal flying
adventures at www.PlaneTales.net

IN PRACTICE, THIS MEANS THAT FOR EVERY ELEMENT OF THE TEST, THE PERSON TESTED MUST NOT ONLY DEMONSTRATE
APPROPRIATE SKILL IN THE OPERATION BUT MUST ALSO BE ABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTH RISK MANAGEMENT
AND BASIC KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO THE SKILL.


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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI Notes
CFI Notes: Letters
CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI News
CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI-to-CFI Newsletter—Vol. 10, Issue 2
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Notes: Did You Know? There I Was…A Cirrus, a Cruise Ship, and the USCG
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Standards Dissected—ACS Basics
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Seminar: Difficult Decisions—What Would You Do?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Collected Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tips: Beyond Teaching "To the Test"—How To Ramp Up Your Instruction
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - ASI Message: Moving Up, Down, or Sideways
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Real Pilot Story: Powerless Over Paris
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Spotlight: Scalable Safety Framework
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Point/Counterpoint: Keep Spinning the Whiz Wheel or E6B No Mo?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chart Challenge: The Art of the IFR Chart
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - You Can Fly: 2019 AOPA FlightTraining Service Experience Survey Now Open
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Quiz: Density Altitude
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - CFI Tools: Weather or Not—Thunderstorm Challenge
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Chief's Corner: Mentoring—A Different Perspective
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 34
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Safety Tip: Marshalling Signals
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