Can I log this as ground instruction?

Yes. In fact, flight instructors are required to log ground instruction they give (14 CFR 61.189). Therefore, after our session, I will e-mail you a signed logbook entry which you can print and insert into your logbook.

My CFI will do an oral exam prep session with me; isn’t that good enough?

Your CFI will be the best resource for providing you with test prep, as he/she will be the most familiar with local exam practices. However, there is significant value in working with a new CFI to ensure there are no holes left in your knowledge by your regular CFI (it happens!), and to give you the confidence of being tested …

How is it possible to do oral exam prep online, without sitting in front of a sectional chart and other resources?

There are numerous options for online tools we can use, including: Skype, Google Hangouts, or telephone (video optional) Desktop share to display resources such as sectional charts, weather, POH, etc. Digital whiteboard, to explain concepts Your phone camera to send me some quick pictures of any documents, sectional chart route, navlog, etc., you would like me to review or incorporate.

I have an oral exam prep book; why isn’t this good enough?

While oral exam prep books can be helpful tools, they are NOT a complete preparation strategy. Working one-on-one in my oral exam prep session will allow us to quickly hone in on areas of weakness, and give you additional, personalized tools you need to crush your oral exam.