*NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Ground School for Commercial Pilot. When starting the online ground school, you will choose the "MCN: Military Competency Non-Category" option.
The Gleim Online Ground School - Military Competence uses our sophisticated Knowledge Transfer System to ensure that you master all of the information you will need to be a competent, safe pilot and to pass your knowledge test with confidence.
Transitioning to civilian aviation is simple with the Gleim Online Ground School. New FAA regulations allow former military aviators to take one knowledge test to receive an equivalent rating based on background.
Military Competence Non-Category (MCN):
- Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
- Federal Aviation Regulations
- Navigation: Charts, Publications, Flight Computers
About the Course
- Testing center emulation for PSI.
Also available for
- Military Competence - Instructor (MCI)
Military Competence FAQ
Q: What is the Military Competence Non-Category (MCN) exam?
A: This is the exam for military aviators who were not instructors who wish to get a FAA commercial pilot certificate.
Q: Which ratings will I receive?
A: MCN - If you were not a military instructor you will receive a commercial pilot certificate for all ratings held (Single Engine, Multi-Engine, Instrument).
Q: Can I get my civilian certificates/ratings while still currently serving in the military?
A: Yes. See the regulation 14 CFR 61.73.
Q: What do these Online Ground Schools cover?
A: Only the material/FAA Test Questions that will be covered on the test; with Gleim you will not need to study extra material.
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Test Prep Online is compatible on all operating systems and mobile devices or tablets with an Internet connection.
This policy applies only to products that are purchased directly from Gleim Publications, Inc.
Duration: 12 Months
Access to the Online Ground School Course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course and you need access after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12 month extension at half the current purchase price. You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.
We regularly communicate with the FAA and continuously monitor its website for changes to the FAA's knowledge tests. While the FAA no longer releases the complete database of knowledge test questions, sample questions are released on a quarterly basis and incorporated into our material as appropriate.
Whenever changes are made, they will be automatically incorporated into the course with no input or additional work needed on your end. Thus, you can be confident that this course contains everything you will need to pass your knowledge test with ease.