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Is it me, or did the chapter on "stability" in the p of F subject totally blow your mind. I've been over the chapter twice now, and its not sinking in. As i'm doing it via DL with London Met, maybe its just the book. How did others find it, and what material did you use?
I found that. Stability was a nightmare. I was on a residential course at BCFT, and we all had to get the instructor to keep going over it until suddenly it clicked. By far the biggest chapter in our textbooks.
I used the CATS material, and it was fairly straightfoward to be honest. That said, I did fail PoF the first time around. Mainly because it's such a short exam with few questions, hence easier to fail from a percentage perspective.
I'm always intrigued as to the purpose of PMs in such a thread. If you've got information useful enough to PM, why not post it? One can only presume it's a link to a dodgy Oxford torrent or something.
Hi Guy's just a quick question with regards to PoF...................when did you all sit them? Did you find Bristol database helped for PoF? I've used Bristol for all of my subjects but am worried about PoF as people as saying they are starting to move away from Bristol? Espically the Jan exams. Any feedback would be great
RTN11's spot on with the comments on Bristol's question bank.
I found that the HPL, Air Law and Radio Nav exams were virtually indistinguishable from the Question Bank.
My POF exam (April 08) had at least 40% of the questions which I didn't recognise from the question banks. Likewise, I personally feel that POF, Performance, M+B, Radio Nav, Met and Air Law are bread and butter subjects for ATPL candidates so the objective should be to learn it to the best of your ability.
The question banks (as there are several now)
On the good side, there were very few stability questions in my POF exam, and those that were there were fairly easy. It's not a subject I can speak confidently about and stick force stability is still a bit of a mystery.
gob.1 - I suggest you get all the facts before you start shooting from the hip. There were substantially less than 44 questions in my PoF exam. The first sitting had around 7 questions which the course material did not cover, some of which were outside of the syllabus. The second sitting was fine. I did the CPL version as I have a perfectly good job and no need for an ATPL.
i've just sat the POF exam after studying Full Time at London met and i'd highly recommend you use the question bank they give you to supplement the learning. Go in for the brush up courses and you'll find it much easier to sink in.
Re bristol, I used that also and in my exam there was only 1 or 2 questions that we hadn't seen previously. well worth the investment!