FAA Testing | Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we provide FAA Testing! We are an authorized PSI-CATS Services Testing Center. The Testing Center is currently closed due to moving our offices, but we are expecting to reopen it soon.
Which tests do you proctor?
We proctor all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airmen Knowledge Tests including private pilot, instrument rating, unmanned aircraft (for Part 107 remote pilots), maintenance, instructor, airline transport, and even inspection authorization. Be advised, we do not proctor written tests outside of the regulatory authority of the FAA.
When can I take a written test?
It depends upon the test and how much time is allotted. Slot times are available as early as 9:30am Monday through Saturday. Tests must be completed by 5pm Monday through Friday and 3pm on Saturdays. As an example, the Private Pilot Airplane Written (PAR) allows for 2.5 hours to complete so the latest the test could be started is 2:30pm Monday through Friday or 12:30pm on Saturdays.
Do I need to schedule a written test?
Yes, tests are by appointment only. It is recommended that reservations are made one week in advance, but if you can be flexible with the timing a two or three day notice could possibly be accommodated.
Do I need to bring anything to take a test?
Yes, and it depends upon the test you are taking.
All applicants for any test must provide identification. Identification information must be valid and current including the applicant’s photo, date of birth, signature, and physical residential address.
For United States Citizens and Resident Aliens this includes items such as a driver permit or license issued by a U.S. state or territory, a U.S. Government Identification Card, a U.S. Military Identification Card, a Passport, or an Alien Residency Card.
For a Non-U.S. Citizen this includes a Passport AND either a driver permit or license issued by a U.S. state or territory or an identification card issued by any government entity.
For an applicant under age 18, who does not possess an acceptable form(s) of identification, a parent or legal guardian may be required to accompany the applicant, and after presenting identification as described above, may attest to the applicant’s identity.
If the acceptable form(s) of identification (as listed in the table above) does not include valid and current proof of the applicant’s physical/residential address, the applicant may utilize his or her parent’s permanent, physical/residential address; or the applicant may provide proof by presenting one of the following:
- FAA Medical Certificate
- Pilot’s License
- Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) graduation certificate
- FAA Form 8610-1, Mechanic’s Application for Inspection Authorization (signed by an
- FAA inspector)
- FAA Form 8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application (signed by an FAA
- FAA Form 8710-1, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application (signed by an FAA
- Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status (aka,
- Department of State / Department of Homeland Security “Student and Exchange
- Visitor Information System (SEVIS) eligibility printout”)
- Public utilities statement (electric, gas, water – NOT cable or cell)
- Mortgage statement
- Lease agreement
- Property tax bill or receipt
- Property deed
- Homeowners or renter’s insurance statement
- Vehicle registration
- Voter registration card
Examples of an unacceptable physical/residential address are a post office box, rural route, flight school address, or a commercial business/employer address.
Authorization may also be required. To find out exactly what you need to bring with you in order to take a test, please call (402) 475-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What am I allowed to bring into the testing center?
Three basic items are allowed in the testing center to aid the candidate. These include a non-programmable calculator, an E6B flight computer, and a plotter or straight edge if the other equipment being used to do include those items. Graphing calculators, like the TI-83, TI-84, and TI-89 are not allowed for usage during the tests due to their ability and capacity to store contents in its onboard memory. Both digital/electronic E6Bs and traditional E6B wheels are allowed. Magnifying lenses are also allowed. Drinks, excluding alcohol, are allowed. Examples of devices that are not allowed include all phones, watches, computers, tablets. If it can be used to store notes, communicate, or connect to the internet it is not allowed.
How much does the test cost?
All FAA Airmen Knowledge Tests, except the Unmanned Aircraft General written exam (UAG), are $165. The UAG written exam is $150. These fees are assessed when taking the test as an initial attempt, as retake for a higher score, and after failure. Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard are acceptable forms of payment. Payment can be made at the testing center at the time and date of the respective scheduled test.
Where do I take the test?
You can find Performance Aircraft at the following address:
Lincoln Municipal Airport
3431 Aviation Road, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68524
If you need help with directions check this out this link. The building looks like this: