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Must Know Before You Take The 107 Exam

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Rupprechtlaw, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Rupprechtlaw

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    Many are running blindly into the test not knowing that there are tools they can use to make sure they achieve a higher score.

    You are allowed to have the FAA test supplement with you when you take the test. The test center will provide you THEIR copy. Make sure it is the 2016 copy as I have heard one horror story of the test center giving the person the 2013 edition which resulted in the person receiving a failing grade.

    Here is a link to the supplement. https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_questions/media/sport_rec_private_akts.pdf

    In the front of the supplement is a sectional map legend and a chart supplement legend which explains all the elements in detail. Yes, you heard that right. The legend to the sectional maps, a whole bunch of those questions will be on the test, is in the supplement. I highly suggest you take the time to look through the supplement.

    I hope this helps guys! :)
     
  2. Ray of Light

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    Yes. I discovered that at the beginning of my exam. It helped answer a number of questions for me. Literally, the answers were found right in the legends!

    By the way, thanks for writing that study guide for us all. Helped me tremendously!
     
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  3. mjw

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    so we can take this into the test cubical with us - correct
     
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    The test proctor will provide you with a printed copy of that publication. You may not take anything into the test area. A the CATS center where I took my test today, they furnished scratch paper, pencils, a calculator and this publication. You do not have to provide it.
     
  5. mjw

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    hopefully it is the most current copy and not a 2013 like one person got stuck with.
     
  6. Falcon900

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    The copies I saw looked really fresh. Maybe with 2015 or 2016 date.
     
  7. Bob N

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    When I took my test I was able bring my own calculator and azimuth plotter
    Didn't actually need the plotter but hey I was ready.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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    I know you can't take a compass in with you and there doesn't appear to be a graphic of a compass dial in the supplement.

    So...how are you able to accurately answer questions re: headings in airfield traffic patterns, etc? I've been forcing myself to recall the compass dial in my head, but headings based on a degree from the opposite end of the dial aren't always accurate.
     
  9. Bob N

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    How do you know this? You should check out the appropriate documentation. https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/media/uas_acs.pdf Then check out Appendix 2! There's a slew of stuff you can take with you. My testing site had a calculator, clear plastic sheet, a couple of sheets of paper, some pencils and the supplement book. When I inquired a head of team they confirmed it would not be a problem for me to bring my own calculator and plotter. The plotter has the headings on it and it was a big help on my practice exams. Here's the one I used - http://amzn.to/2cuy8jh

    Good luck with your exam!
     
  10. trevsdad

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    Ahhh, there it is under 'Acceptable Materials'...just didn't see it before.

    "Scales, straight
    edges, protractors,
    plotters, navigation computers, blank
    log sheets, holding pattern entry
    aids, and electronic or mechanical
    calculators that are directly related to the test"


    Thanks!...BTW, what was the "...clear plastic sheet" for?
     
  11. Bob N

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    No idea for the test. Just a guess...to plot out any points on the supplemental without actually writing on it? Didn't needed...so not certain.