Mike Donnelly passes one of two written exams to become a flight instructorby clearair
Novemeber 18, 2013
Most completed written tests don't get acknowledged because they are an integral part of the flight training course. However, the FOI (Fundamentals of [flight] Instruction) exam deserves attention. It is perhaps the hardest written test to take. It is also one of two tests that need to be taken in order to become a flight instructor (unless you have certain teaching credentials that waive this requirement.) All other pilot ratings and certificates require at most only 1 written test, and those are mostly aviation science and piloting type questions.
The FOI is different. It is a basic college level psychology test (101 and 201) mixed in with teaching behaviors, psychology, and methods. It is not an easy topic to grasp quickly and is odd for most pilots to delve into since it is not really based on aviation, though it is an FAA exam.
Congratulations Mike! You are well on your way to completing your Flight Instructing training!