View Full Version : JAA Exam centres abroad....??
20th May 2004, 07:20
I used to be told that the JAA Exams could be taken in the USA (WMU and Delta to name a few).....I want to know, is that still the case?? Has anyone taken the JAA Exams in the US? And if so where and how often were they held?? Any experiences??
20th May 2004, 07:53
A few schools in the USA have joined forces to bring a UK CAA JAR-FCL ATPL Written Examination Centre in Orlando, Florida.
If you're on a course with one of the schools then to use the examination centre is free (you still need to pay the CAA for the exams though) but if you aren't studying with one of the schools then they'll charge you $350 to use the exam centre.
The examinations are sat on the first Monday of every month. The timetable lasts for 4 days which covers all 14 subjects. I believe the timetable is the same as that would be at home in the UK.
20th May 2004, 08:16
Nice one Charlie Z! I think I'll call one of the training schools to find out where the exam centre is. Unless you have that info...Thankfully I'm Orlando based!!!!!!
20th May 2004, 08:26
I didn't give any flight school names in my post as I thought it may have been inappropriate
Anyway there are a few schools that you could contact, the list of which I have found:
Naples Air Center
If you give one of the above a call and ask about using the Lake Mary, Orlando JAR-FCL ATPL examination venue, I'm sure they'll be able to help you.
20th May 2004, 08:32
Thank You yet again! Lake Mary is some 20 mins away from me!! Well, now I'm excited about that being sorted almost.....all thats left is performing in the exams.
20th May 2004, 08:44
All the best for the exams!
I'm scheduled for mine at the beginning of November (the first seven exams) at the same examination centre in Orlando.
20th May 2004, 12:04
Are the question papers in Orlando the same as Silsoe etc. With the time difference could a cunning student take advantage of this.Before sombody starts..... I did my exams years ago, however I used to think of things like that when I was up to my ti:mad: s in Gen Nav or Flight Planning.:E
20th May 2004, 14:09
Peggy Murphy! I like the way you think! Hahahah!! Yeah are the papers the same?? That I would like to know. And why I ask....I'm doing these exams for a 2nd time...passed 12 and got a 71 and 74% on the last sittings-and frankly, i don't care how I pass 'em I just need them..............
..............Oh yeah, anyone with a 'lecture' on honesty and all that at this point, save it. I don't care. I'm poor, I'm starving, and need the ticket. PERIOD.
Has anyone taken the exams in the US (or this Orlando testing centre by chance?)
20th May 2004, 16:34
I was in the same situation as you a few years ago. I did whatever it took to pass that last exam....... and I did. Hence my way of thinking on the above subject. :E
21st May 2004, 07:56
Reassuring to know that there are potential professional pilots out there who think it's a neat trick to cheat the system. Why bother to knuckle down and actually learn this stuff when everyone knows that it's all totally irrelevant and useless in the real world - right? Whatever it takes to get through the next check with minimal effort, that's the attitude!
21st May 2004, 09:40
I agree that passing the exams is v difficult, as it was a few years ago when I did them. I don't however agree with "alternative" passing methods as safety is compromised! The temptation is there, but consciences shouldn't be ignored.
I'm not wanting to sound like I'm whiter than white, but I would feel safer (and also for my friends and family) being flown on holiday, etc, by someone who'd studied the subjects enough to pass them honestly.
There will always be people out there that feel it is okay to cheat, but where is the line drawn?
21st May 2004, 09:55
When Dooney asked me the 'REACTION TIME OF A BIRD' and the difference in appearence between a 'DOPLER VOR and REGULAR VOR' and not to mention LOORAN and DECCA........ I was so lucky I had all this knowledge!!!!!!!! Its the CPL and IR that matters. The exams are just a filter.:E
23rd May 2004, 14:16
Yeah sure ... I agree, it's the passing of the exams honestly, but
at the end of the day its whether you can fly an aircraft or not!
A friend of mine - must be related to Einstein - passed all of his
14 exams all bar 1 at 100% !! Thing is, (and admits it) , he's not
a very good aviator, so passing the tests doenst necessarily
mean you are safe in the air - you may have the knowledge
about it all, but putting it to practise is a different story.
"He can fly, he can fly, he can fly, he can fly, he can flyyyyyy"
23rd May 2004, 23:46
If you think that the knowledge needed isn't perpinent you should give us deprived helicopter aspirants a thought. Since the CAA can't offer ATPL/CPL/IR helicopter specific exams I need to read up on things like the INS, fuel reserves for fixed-wing, how to navigate across the pond at FL330 and lot's of other stuff that doesn't apply to helicopters.
Helicopter students would probably be more knowledgable if the CAA would have kept all the national exams (instead of just POF and AGK as of today). Someone probably didn't like the idea that it would require less effort than the current syllabus. I guess that the "filter theory" was applied in order to force every student to study... just for the sake of it.