Jump to content


TigerTugsVOLO_VRHome200Frasca VRForum468Helicopter Academy
Photo
- - - - -

New Sift Component?


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Kur

Kur

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:23

Thought I was going to take the Sift finally this morning but due to system problems, this didnt happen.

While I was waiting, the proctor got the room ready anyway, in hopes it would work, and I saw the desk had a joystick element mounted through a hole in the table. Is there now a flight sim integrated in the test or something? Never saw this mentioned anywhere.

#2 originalusernameisoriginal

originalusernameisoriginal

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:29

Thought I was going to take the Sift finally this morning but due to system problems, this didnt happen.

While I was waiting, the proctor got the room ready anyway, in hopes it would work, and I saw the desk had a joystick element mounted through a hole in the table. Is there now a flight sim integrated in the test or something? Never saw this mentioned anywhere.

 

I took the SIFT ~3 weeks ago. There was a computer with a joystick mounted to in the room but I did not have to use this for SIFT. I believe this is used for Air Force candidates taking the TBAS.


  • Kur likes this

#3 Kur

Kur

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:55

Oooh! Ok cool. It would have been fun to use but threw me off. Like how did I prepare for two months and miss this.

#4 gogostopgo

gogostopgo

    PVT Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 22 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:52

Oooh! Ok cool. It would have been fun to use but threw me off. Like how did I prepare for two months and miss this.

Yeah reading this completely threw me of haha, glad theirs no change for now.



#5 Kur

Kur

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 06 February 2018 - 13:12

Sorry I briefly worried you. Glad somebody was able to clear that up so fast.

#6 cwattido

cwattido

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Panama City, FL

Posted 11 February 2018 - 20:27

Hey,

 

I take the SIFT this Wednesday and was just curious if there are any tricks/tips?  I have studied the FAA Rotorcraft handbook and the SIFT study guide i bought off Amazon.  Lots of practice tests online and been doing pretty good.  Should I be worrying much?

 

Thanks for the advice in advance.



#7 mike0331

mike0331

    VR Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 327 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Massachusetts
  • Interests:Freedom & 'Merica
  • Company working for:Prior USMC Infantry, Law Student

Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:35

Sounds like you did all the right things. I'd brush up on Math -- I got a 75 but I probably could have squeezed a few more points out had I not forgotten what logs were. Make sure you are comfortable with all the math concepts in the study guide, do some algebra, logs, exponents etc practice. Likewise with physical concepts. 

Also, there were some fully accessible online ASTB practice tests I took prior to that were helpful. Know little things like slip vs skid, etc. 

Honestly if you studied and aren't stupid you'll probably do fine. 

Mike



#8 Kur

Kur

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 12 February 2018 - 16:59

I just took it and got 63 after feeling bad about it the whole way through. If you studied well, you wont have problems.

#9 Byron625

Byron625

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 12 February 2018 - 23:29

Hi guys,

Ive been reading the FAA helicopter flying handbook, and the FAA pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge. This is the only two Ive been reading. Im not really doing math since Im crrently taking a math college class right now. Anything else you guys suggest? Any good sites I can go to for practice tests? Thank you.

#10 LuckyFool117

LuckyFool117

    COM Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 32 posts

Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:46

Theres a practice SIFT study guide I bought off of amazon that had some practice questions. I only used it to familiarize myself with some of the more unique aspects to the test. For example choosing the correct orientation of an aircraft when viewed from the perspective of the cockpit. Managed to get a 66 on the SIFT. My highest level of education is a GED, if I can do it youll have no problem.
  • mike0331 likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users



Spectrum_VRHome200Genesys VR Forum 200MaunaLoaVRHome200HeliHelmets-VR HomeNFCVRForum200HomePrecisionVRForumHome200