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Written Exam Prep

I have been through numerous threads regarding this, so I hate to beat a dead horse, but, is memorizing the questions provided in Sportys Study Buddy truly the best way to pass the written exam? Most of the questions in there truly are on the test?

If that is the case, I’m on board. Just seems like I’m short-changing myself in some way :slight_smile:

Thanks for any response.


I would have to say the vast majority of pilots simply learn the material through rote and do well. Years ago when it came time to take my ATP I thought (like you) there’s probably some stuff in there I need to know so I set out to learn it.That lasted about an hour. Fact is much of the material is simply regulatory in nature and rarely follows where you are in your training. It’s totally up to you how you want to approach it but rote does seem to be the way to go for most pilots.