Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about our service as well as answers that you may have
about taking the official FAA Written Test.
Why are you offering these practice tests
There really isn't a catch! This site is sponsored and paid for by
Hopefully, you'll consider them the next time you need any pilot supplies (test
Are these practice tests the
same as the real test that I'll take?
The questions and answers that are used on MyWrittenExam come
directly from the FAA. We update our question bank as soon
as we are notified by the FAA that new questions have been added
or replaced. Each practice test on MyWrittenExam contains
random questions from the actual test bank. For example, the
actual Private Pilot - Airplane test contains 60 questions so the
practice test on MyWrittenExam contains 60 random questions from
the FAA question bank of over 900 possible questions for that
test. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of these
practice tests, but they are only practice and we are not liable
for any inaccuracies or omissions.
Where can I get study guides
for the Written Exams?
From many places, but we recommend MyPilotStore.com.
here for links to all the test prep material you'll ever need.
Can I compare my results with other people who have taken the same test on
Yes! That's one of the great things about MyWrittenExam.
Not only do you get to take the tests free and compare your
results against your past results, but you can see how you measure
up with pilots from around the world who have taken our practice
tests. We also show you the most commonly missed questions
for any test.
I want to let my Instructor know about the score I just received on a
practice test - can you email him for me?
At the end of each test the complete results are automatically
emailed to you and you can also choose to have them emailed to
anyone else you like, including your instructor. This is
completely optional and, unless you choose to tell someone, your
test results will remain completely confidential.
What are the requirements to
take an FAA Airman Knowledge Test?
We've listed all of the official FAA requirements, along with
some test taking tips and hints, right
here, but in a nutshell, all you really need is an endorsement
from a certified ground school, high school, college, adult
education program, US Armed Force, ROTC Flight Training School,
Civil Air Patrol, or flight instructor.
What can I bring with me to
take the test (i.e. calculator, etc.)?
A complete list of approved calculating devices can be found
How long is my official test
Airman Test Reports are valid for the 24-calendar month period
preceding the month you complete the practical test.
What happens if I don't pass
the official test?
If you receive a grade lower than 70 percent and wish to
retest, you must present the following to testing center
- failed Airman Test Report; and
- a written endorsement from an authorized instructor
certifying that additional instruction has been given, and the
instructor finds you competent to pass the test.
Where can I find an FAA designated testing center?
A complete list of all the testing centers around the USA can be found
I think you're wrong! You said the answer I gave was incorrect, but
I'm pretty sure it was correct.
We have a test bank with thousands of questions and tens of
thousands of answers and, while we make every effort to ensure the
accuracy, human error is a possibility. Let us know about
it by sending us the question
text and the answer you think is correct. We'll get back
to you right away.