FAQs Archives: ADX Test & Test Preparation

When during the course is this test covered and how does everyone successfully memorize everything? You told me on the phone that not much class time is spent on the ADX test itself.

During the early portion of the course, we typically conduct one to two 30-60 minute workshops which only cover “flight log calculation” type problems. The other problems which includes questions with numbers as well as the instrument questions are covered electronically on a password-protected part of our web site. This technique is producing a high […]

What material should I get and how do I arrange to take this exam?

The Gleim ATP test book is what we used in the course for a limited time; however, we now publish our own ADX Test book in PDF format. Access to this book with online instruction is available to not only students, but prospective students who have sent in an application with the $500 application/registration fee. […]

When do you recommend to take the ADX test? Before class starts or within the first two weeks?

95-100% of a typical class takes the ADX test during the first 3-4 weeks of the class while at Sheffield’s 5-week course. The earlier the better, whether before the class starts (very rare and absolutely not required) or during the first couple of weeks. Just don’t get discouraged with trying to learn some of the […]

Do you recommend passing the FAA ADX knowledge test before going to Sheffield?

It is recommended to study and prepare as much as possible ahead of time; however, we do NOT mandate passing the ADX before the first day of the full-time 5-week class. That would be unreasonable to ask students with little or no aviation background to be able to pass (and somewhat understand) the ADX test. Some prestudy […]

According to some Sheffield graduates, they highly recommend taking the FAA ADX knowledge test before attending Sheffield. Is this the same as the ATP written exam?

No. The ADX (Aircraft Dispatcher) Knowledge test is similar to the ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Knowledge test, but is separate with regard to the licensing requirements. An applicant for an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate must pass (>70%) the ADX test. An Airmen report of a passed ATP test is of no use to a Dispatcher applicant.

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