CA: Learn to Fly Here

Knowledge Test Nightmare!

Yep… you got it.. if you were sane, you would pack your bags and bee-line to California. They really know how to treat their pilots…

If you follow my blog, you already know, I learnt to fly in California. It is for no small reason they call it Sunny California. I had some of the best flight instructors in CA, the weather is terrific all year round, and California has the most airports to be found in a State in the United States (245), and even better most have a restaurant on the field for that vegeburger or hamburger.

What would you say if you took a partial day off, from a tight schedule, showed up to take a FAA Commercial Knowledge Test and the proctor is a no show?

I never needed to worry about my written FAA  knowledge tests in CA, since every flight school I learnt to fly in CA offered computer testing on site. I just needed to be ready, sign up and show up.   Obviously, in the east coast, they need everyone to take a day or half day off to test, since hardly any test center offers testing on the weekend.

Is it lack of demand, I wonder?


3 thoughts on “CA: Learn to Fly Here

  1. pilotsafety July 15, 2015 / 1:39 am

    Call PSI or CATS,whoever the testing center is affiliated with, and complain. They have really strict policies to avoid that kind of stuff. If that doesn’t work come back to CA and test with us.

    There’s a good free video with 5 tips on scoring higher on written tests here:


    • Flynthings July 15, 2015 / 10:01 am

      My test was scheduled through PSI and with me on hold for almost 30 minutes past the scheduled time, they tried to reach the proctor and were unable to as well. By then I was there an hour since I was told to arrive 30 minutes prior to the test time.
      Thanks for the info, will check it out.


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