FAA Seeks Pilot Input on Exams

The webinar offers a guide to using the new ACTS for pilots, prospective pilots, instructors, and examiners. FAA

The FAA seeks pilot input on its testing and exam process, while a new webinar delivers info on those new processes that went into effect on January 13, 2020. The Airman Certificate Testing Service recently implemented by the FAA seeks to provide a “comprehensive, best-practices approach to enhance the overall quality of the FAA Airman Knowledge Testing” programs.

Several changes have gone into effect as of the January 13th date, including the requirement for a knowledge test applicant to register using an FAA Tracking Number. The FTN will be used for the prospective pilot’s practical exam application as well, using the online 8710 form through the FAA’s IACRA system.

As part of this new approach to incorporate regular feedback and improvement into the testing system, the online contractor, PSI Services, that conducts airman knowledge testing on behalf of the FAA, has released a survey for pilots who have recently taken the private, instrument, commercial and airline transport pilot knowledge and practical tests. The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete. Participants are asked to complete the survey by January 30, 2020.

To learn more about the FAA’s ACTS, visit the site.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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