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03/28/2017
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Have you come across some good tips and advices that helped you in your studies?
Consult your study strategy and technique with other students to enhance your learning.
edited by ellier on 05/18/2017
05/11/2017
Well my tips to Czech CAA (11MAY2017)
Be very careful... I had 4 sub. this month and I passed just one! upset (even when my avg results in AE exam mode were about 93-95%)
Of course by my mistake but A LOT of new question.

Radionavigation 72% - yep, I got new question about phase and amplitude (at least three), then new question about AWR (WX+T mode), what is doing GAIN on control panel AWR... finally a lot new question about RNAV. Difference between RNP 1 and RNAV 1 + modes what they require.

Performance 68% - well, here Im really disappointed with me, I believed that could passed but... according Czech CAA "according standard procedures short grass rwy compared to the pavement rwy will affect take off and landing:" decreased take off distance and decreased landing distance. (my option was increased TO distance / decreased landing distance) - could somebody from AE explain it to me please? :-) I totally don´t understand why.
Then question about buffet boundary.

Flight planning 72% - don´t understand what happened here, A LOT question were about additional fuel and PDP and NOTAMs. (more than 14 question in my test on these three topics)
PS: be really careful about notams, they are full of some special events etc. ! it was the reason why I failed.
One of them was about NDB "CF" becomes "AFS" 0900 till 2359 and the second was about opening hours of kavala airport of monday 23th feb (but... 23feb was holiday and I missed that)


AE thanks for your work! I hope next month will be better than this one. /all reported to your DB/
Maybe it would be great just add some samples of NOTAM (with that holidays opening hours or NDB) for students they have better chance to realize it.
edited by suchac500 on 05/14/2017
edited by suchac500 on 05/14/2017
06/13/2017
Petr Suchy wrote:
Well my tips to Czech CAA (11MAY2017)
Be very careful... I had 4 sub. this month and I passed just one! upset (even when my avg results in AE exam mode were about 93-95%)
Of course by my mistake but A LOT of new question.

Radionavigation 72% - yep, I got new question about phase and amplitude (at least three), then new question about AWR (WX+T mode), what is doing GAIN on control panel AWR... finally a lot new question about RNAV. Difference between RNP 1 and RNAV 1 + modes what they require.

Performance 68% - well, here Im really disappointed with me, I believed that could passed but... according Czech CAA "according standard procedures short grass rwy compared to the pavement rwy will affect take off and landing:" decreased take off distance and decreased landing distance. (my option was increased TO distance / decreased landing distance) - could somebody from AE explain it to me please? :-) I totally don´t understand why.
Then question about buffet boundary.

Flight planning 72% - don´t understand what happened here, A LOT question were about additional fuel and PDP and NOTAMs. (more than 14 question in my test on these three topics)
PS: be really careful about notams, they are full of some special events etc. ! it was the reason why I failed.
One of them was about NDB "CF" becomes "AFS" 0900 till 2359 and the second was about opening hours of kavala airport of monday 23th feb (but... 23feb was holiday and I missed that)


AE thanks for your work! I hope next month will be better than this one. /all reported to your DB/
Maybe it would be great just add some samples of NOTAM (with that holidays opening hours or NDB) for students they have better chance to realize it.



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So, the questions base of this site is currently not up-to-date?

Can anybody else give an approximate rate of matching questions for each subject (especially those who had their exams in Czech Republic)? Is it 80, 70% or lower? It would be great if anyone else will leave a detailed feedback on that, because I don't want to waste my time on outdated questions.




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edited by pooley315 on 06/13/2017
edited by pooley315 on 06/13/2017
06/17/2017
Hi petr,

i want you to check something on the AviationExam setting.... make sure the EASA data base is Exhaustive... it means that all the question will be shown to you...

soon i will write my study tips that helped my a lot to pass the exams.... that even my ATPL school did not told me about... stay toned amigo
Guest
06/17/2017
Guest
hello everyone,

i am extra happy that i passed all my ATPL exams at Czech CAA this month. I went all the way back from the airport terminal 3 to my apartment near I.P.Pavlova station walkingsmile that was kinda my expression of happinesswink

it was not easy spending almost a year studying ATPL materials by myself and taking a lot of exams to review my information and my ability to pass the real ones. I asked my friends some tips to help me to short the period of studying and get throw all the exams like a rocket!!! then i realized that each person has its own way to study that might not fit for others. So you should choice your own & once you try the real exams at The CAA you will have some tips to do better next time. I remember my first attempt was with 6 subjects and that was uncool. i exceeded my limit and i pass only 4. i start go 4-5 subjects max with only one subject per day.
My mistake also was that i used the books to study and that was harm to my grades. You have to understand that the books will not get you pass!!!!, its only deep explaining & details. So, i used them only if i need more info.

Before using AviationExam question bank or any bank, make sure the EASA data base is Exhaustive and also make sure you go throw all the questions one by one (it could take a couple months for some heavy subjects), and the way to do that by using the study mood with marking show only question UNSEEN. now the trick that helped a lot to pass is by sorting the questions in categories that worked with my mind. let say the nav. questions mark them with latter N, the similar question i marked them with S then S1,S2 and so on. some times i wrote the whole word if i am out of latters...... some questions are easy so no need to mark them,i only write down on a notebook the way to solve..... and there are some really hard questions that make no sense when you try to solve themupset & they are one of there kind, i always label them X and try to remember the answer onlyupset !! was stupid idea at the beginning but worked so well on the real exam that i also saved some time to review some other questions that i am not sure of. at the end of the subject you should review these questions and make sure you master them...


In the first month my limit was around 50 questions a day and after the next was almost 100 depend on the subject. i also kept a note book and wrote down all the formulas and information that you must memorize ((and that make it easy when you start to review before the exams)). once you go throw all the questions....its time for review and make sure doing that by doing exams mood.....EASA right now started to update the questions and you will face some during the CAA session but you should not be worried sense most of the are easy to solve if you are familiar with the ones on the question bank....make sure to pass the question bank by around 85% to 90% to pass the real exams with also a good score.....

i didn't pass the flight planning from the first attempt, and i was running-out of time. the problem was with the kind of calculator !!! that i used at home differ than the one at the examwink was simple to go buy a similar one and be familiar with and i saved tremendous wight of time . even i use my own protractor which it is been allowed to bring to the exam station.

Another tip that when i set on the table i wait for a while to let the other pilots get there own tables and have less noisy room to start the exam....during that i check the subject blinder to see if there some annex missing or out of order.


hope you all get some benefit from that..
wish you all a great times..

BR
Abdul.
06/23/2017
abdul wrote:
Hi petr,

i want you to check something on the AviationExam setting.... make sure the EASA data base is Exhaustive... it means that all the question will be shown to you...

soon i will write my study tips that helped my a lot to pass the exams.... that even my ATPL school did not told me about... stay toned amigo


Hi Abdul,
True is... that I had "normal" setting of DB... but on the other hand, I just checked Exhaustive db later and it would not help to me. At least Question in final exam were completely different even with exhaustive DB, these were new and some of them (in case of radionav) just appeared a few days later after my exam in db of avex.

Basically I think that one of the most important thing is... that you have to be lucky on question.
For example I passed my exam from flight principles without problem with 91%. (of course with new Q. - but they were easy, not tricky)

Anyway next time I will be more focused.
GL everybody!
Guest
06/26/2017
Guest
Passed my exam (CB-IFR, AUSTRIA/AustroControl). I had an avarage of more than 85% over all 7 subjects. I worked really hard and was very well prepared and used the complete databases for preparation.
Though sevaral unknown questions appeared! It is not possible für me to remember details and we had to leave all notes, papers aso. in the testing room.
As mentioned above there were about 3 or 4 complicated NOTAMS (several cranes errected, with a lot of coordinates to find out whether an area is ment or the single positions of the cranes, another referred to date and hour of an restricted area and the effective dates written as 201502020900 and 201502061600. It was asked, when the restriction Ends (2.6. 2016, 1600 or 6.2.2015 ...aso.).
In Radio there were about 5 questions concerning DME (fq used etc.) but also one if DME uses one or two fq. Never saw this q before and will not try to answer it in the future..;-)


In Human P there was one absolutely new question about an Institute (I think named after a Person) dealing (as far as I remember) with "errors". To me the q made no sense. One possible answer was FLUSH. I decided to flush it down the toilet.
COMM: One new question: ATC wants you to circle in order to let him increase separation or similar wording (spacing) and 4 possible instructions from the ATC:
1.) Make full circle
2.)Rotate to the left
3.) ??
3.) .....Threesixty to the right..... for sequenzing


FP/Mon was extremely hard. New questions appeared. About 3 or 4 dealing with specific weight of fuel.
A realy confusing one was, that the pilot has to stop over for refuelling. The maximum possible fuel load (lbs) was given and that he calculates that he will land (at the refueling point) with a certain amount of xy lbs in the tanks. The specific weight of this fuel was given, just stating, that it is 0,ZZ. The question asked, how many Barrels, each 50 IMPERIAL GALLONS should the pilot order...
Another one: 400 US Gallons. specific weight XY lbs/6 Gall. Total weight? I checked the q twice, but it was that simple, but of course do not remeber the values, but the weight reffered to more than 1 USGall.
If you have to use charts/tables etc. you have to ask the lady who does the supervision to print it out. Though she is really helpful and does it very quick, it consumes al ot of time.
Maybe ist would be easier to check all questions first, write down all attachements, let the be printed and answer the questions without attachements in the meanwhile.
I was not able to answer all questions because time ran out. 40min is absolutely not enough, even if you are well prepared. As far as I remember, there were no new questions with attachements,
I am glad, I used AE for the preparation. It helped me a lot, to learn the stuff due to explantions. And also user comments were really helpful and sometimes brought some good Humor..
I am not satisfied with the content of tests (exam) within the program. To my opinion AE has to work on the "selecting" of the questions. It happens, that you get in 3 consecutive tests of the same subject sevaral identic questions. This is not helpful and "lulls one in complacency"
I wish everyone good luck and happy landings!
Michael
(quite in a hurry, no time for correcting typing errors, sorry)
07/25/2017
Hello everybody,

Is here somebody who just passed through PERF / FPL / RNAV in last 2 months and remember things what could help to repeat?
Thanks!
Administrator
09/27/2017
Administrator
A student just sent me the following link because there are a lot of helpful study tips. Maybe it will help other students too:

http://borntofly.aero/en/
edited by ametz on 27.09.2017
04/27/2018
I have a really hard time memorizing most conversion factors. Unfortunately neither my E6-B or my CR-6 had markings for changing ft to NM.
Until now I used the computer to change ft to km, then multiply with 1.852 (that one is easy enough to remember, even for me) to get the NM.
This was pretty annoying but now I figured out how to do it directly on the CR-6 (should be the same on smaller CR computers):

Set the "Nautical" mark on the inner circle to exactly 40 on the outer scale. Works well enough for most questions.
Turns out this also works with the "Statute" mark set to 40 for changing ft to mile (but I think so far I have not seen a Q where that is required).
edited by totalrotorhead on 04/27/2018
edited by totalrotorhead on 04/27/2018
05/02/2018
Also works with E6-B: Set 40 on the inner scale to either the NAUT or STAT mark on the outer scale.

I wonder why these computers don't come with a ft mark on 40. There are a lot of questions where it's useful to go directly from ft to NM or vice versa.
Administrator
06/04/2018
Administrator
Here's a very helpful report from a student, how he prepared, etc...

http://www.abeam.be/easa-atpl-theory-knowledge-in-72-days-and-9-years/
07/30/2018
Hi, My name is Waren.

I'm working as a Mechanic Apprentice in Mission Aviation Fellowship at PAPUA-INDONESIA
08/22/2018
Three questions that I don't know where to post them.

- I cannot print the documentation of figures that you have in your download section, I click on download and then click on the figures file of 35MB and it opens a page and want to open a pdf but nothing happen even after being patient, I need to print the performance figures. check that the link is accurate please.
- Where can I buy the Jeppesen book for the flight planning exam, I'm living in the US and of course nothing about that here?
- How can I check the mistake I did on one official exam? when I go on my report from the CAA website the system opens a questions list code with all my mistake but those are just code, I googled it but found nothing.

Thanks for your help!
08/31/2018
pilotlbe wrote:
Three questions that I don't know where to post them.

- I cannot print the documentation of figures that you have in your download section, I click on download and then click on the figures file of 35MB and it opens a page and want to open a pdf but nothing happen even after being patient, I need to print the performance figures. check that the link is accurate please.
- Where can I buy the Jeppesen book for the flight planning exam, I'm living in the US and of course nothing about that here?
- How can I check the mistake I did on one official exam? when I go on my report from the CAA website the system opens a questions list code with all my mistake but those are just code, I googled it but found nothing.

Thanks for your help!




Hey Pilotbe,
I can help you with some good books in PDF, If you want it let me know I ll send you a link send me an email juanpablocapilla@gmail.com

cheers
10/24/2018
Hi everyone I strugle greatly with gnav, not because i don't understand the logic or use of the CR-3 but because it takes me way to much time to do the wind triangle problems does anyone has any advice on doing them faster?
cheers
10/25/2018
TeoBazz wrote:
Hi everyone I strugle greatly with gnav, not because i don't understand the logic or use of the CR-3 but because it takes me way to much time to do the wind triangle problems does anyone has any advice on doing them faster?
cheers



Hello, are you drawing it or using CR-3? I Have CRP-5 and wind problems can be easily solved in less than one minute with it... smile Drawing triangles is very time consuming upset
10/25/2018
I use the CR-3 it's bloody useless in questions where they ask for precise calculation and i have to waste time using the calculator
10/25/2018
TeoBazz wrote:
I use the CR-3 it's bloody useless in questions where they ask for precise calculation and i have to waste time using the calculator

What type of questions are you talking about? Give me some examples, maybe I can give you then some tip, I passed my gnav with 98% in 1hr last month just with my CRP-5 and some basic calculations...
edited by jirkafs on 10/27/2018
11/02/2018
These are really amazing performance enhancement tips. Tips and tricks shared by my friend with self prepared notes were really helpful for my brother. Recommended him to join same online classes for Practice LSAT Questions in a brilliant way. Time devotion and concentration is seriously needed in learning those.
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