Posted by: Orlando Web Services | September 6, 2010

AGI – Advanced Ground Instructor

I am presently studying for my AGI – Advanced Ground Instructor Exam. This is Part 2 of me trying to do the things I never thought I could do. I scored a 92% on the Fundamentals of Instruction Exam, which was Part 1. When I am done with Part 2 and have a passing grade, I will take both test scores to the local FSDO Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) at be given a temporary advanced ground instructor certificate. A few weeks or so after turning in my test scores, I would receive my official AGI certificate from the FAA. This added certificate means that I would then be empowered to instructor a ground school course to student pilots and certified pilots.

Mind Numbing

In all there are 11 Chapters to study with over 916 questions to answer. I have studied for Chapters 1 and 2 and completed a test for each one. My standard for test taking is that if I get a 90% or more…I move on to the next chapter, but I received 89% and 82% for Chapters 1 & 2 and pre-tested Chapter 3 and received a 64%. So over all I have not lived up to the standard and I need to go back and get the 90% or higher grade.

This is a painful process. I needed to go online and find diagrams to enhance my understanding of various topics covered in the book. This test is like the Private Pilot Exam, but on steroids!

I am trying to get through it quickly so that I can retain my knowledge long enough to do well on the exam. However, that puts stress on me to rush through things which I really shouldn’t do. Gasp!



  1. Barry,

    Congrats, just saw your post on Twitter. Good luck on the exam, we are all too aware of the pains of keeping up the studies! Best of luck!

    Flyr Team

  2. Thank you for your support, it’s greatly appreciated!

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