Weak Knowledge Areas - Private Pilot License – Aeroplane (PPAER)

Private Pilot License – Aeroplane (PPAER)

This document was produced to inform flight instructors, pilots and student pilots of the weak knowledge areas on written examinations for flight crew licences and permits.

Exam topics in which a mark below 50% was obtained were considered to be weak knowledge areas.

The analysis is presented where there are sufficient examinations completed to provide useful results.

Aircraft Engine & Airframes

  • Reciprocating engines – Induction icing

Theory of Flight

  • Forces in a turn, angle of attack

Radio Navigation

  • GPS – Principles of operation

Meteorology – Theory

  • Evaporation cooling – Virga

Aircraft Operations

  • Taxiing in wind


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