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Old 18th Nov 2012, 09:40
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@sorinc03 - Would you recommend Skytest? I've got my stage 2 next week so am looking for some good prep exercises.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 15:46
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Seriously, what's the thing with skytest?

Stage 2 is designed for you to come in without knowing anything about the tests. I wouldn't be at all suprised if the test score takes into account how much you learn during the tests so they know if you are able to learn quickly.

If you really want to practice for stage 2, play some tetris. It won't help you a bit on the day but it'll keep you busy and it's good fun. Then get a good night's sleep and do your best, if you have what it takes and do your very best that should be enough.

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Old 18th Nov 2012, 18:00
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I actually found SkyTest extremely useful in getting me into a good, focussed mindset ready for my Stage 2.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 18:09
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Hey guys,

I have my stage one on the 21st too at 11:30.

Does anyone know if we have to learn the seat capacities and speeds etc of the aircraft listed at the end of the document?

And has anyone noticed how out of date the document actually is
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 18:41
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Also here is some good data checking examples:

http://www.psychometric-success.com/...20Test%201.pdf

and diagramming:

http://www.psychometric-success.com/...20Test%201.pdf

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Old 18th Nov 2012, 19:49
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If you want to get focused I suggest using one of the many flash-games available instead of spending money on skytest.

Tetris is a good example, you need to think quickly and stay focused.

Here's another example: Play Multitask, a free online game on Kongregate

If you want to use skytest then fine, do so. But I sometimes feel a lot of people on here try to cheat the system rather than to trust their instinct and practice the obvious things. If you want to try and get more focused then by all means practice but use one of the many simple means available. Spending money and time on a practice software to try and pass a test that is not meant to be practiced is in my eyes the wrong way to go about this process. Work with the system instead of trying to work around it.

Just my thoughts, which will most likely upset some people, but that's how I see it anyway.

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Old 18th Nov 2012, 20:59
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I see nothing wrong with using any thing and everything that you feel will help you prepare.

And seeing as I start on the 26th it obviously didn't hurt!
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 21:20
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True, then again I start with you so not using it worked for me. But as with all of these forums we will have different opinions and by the end of the day everyone applying have to make up their own mind about how they prepare and what's best for them. Once at the college it seems we're all going to have to work very hard regardless of our background.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 21:26
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You can practise to pass the assessment of your core abilities, but I'd you don't actually have the required skills and attributes the chances of getting through a ratings course and a unit validation are slim.

In fact, even if you possess the ideal skills and attributes its a tough, tough thing to do and many who start a ratings course never get to see solo operational duty.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 22:58
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@Hanno1: SkyTest is really good, it teaches you to multitask even in real life situations, not just ATC. The software technical support is really good as well. I used it to practice cubes for Stage 1 and it helped me a lot. When's your Stage 2? I'm on Friday.

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Old 19th Nov 2012, 10:44
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Hi all, some of you may be aware I have been waiting for my Stage 3 result for some time now. Unfortunately, I was not successful this time around, but seeing as I started applying in 2010, I can re-apply today, and that is exactly what I shall be doing!

Good luck to those awaiting results from their own most recent stages.

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Old 19th Nov 2012, 11:24
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Best of luck , Phil !
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 14:36
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That's exactly the same as me, also staying in Southampton and tootling over for the 14:00 test on the 21st.

Might see you around Good luck!!
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 17:42
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I'm on Friday as well - looking forward to it now and just want to get started!
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 17:47
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Crazy Voyager - Thanks for the Kongregate link! The mulitasking game is driving me round the bend.
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 18:38
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@hanno1: sounds great see you on Friday then! Good luck!
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 20:12
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Stage 1 this week!

Hi everyone, doing Stage 1 this Weds so been hard at it with the revision. Probably jumping the gun asking this as I've not had chance to search the forums properly yet , but if anyone can enlighten me regarding what can be expected on the numeracy test that would be really useful and appreciated. Some of the practice tests on the SHL site seemed quite deep in terms of examples so really wondering what I might be in for.

Good luck everyone doing their tests this week too!!
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Old 20th Nov 2012, 10:48
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From what I have read it appears to all be quite basic S=D/T equations. Shouldn't be beyond GCSE.
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Old 20th Nov 2012, 19:17
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Finally at the Travelodge in Southampton in preparation for my stage 1 at 14:00 on Wednesday 21st.

Anyone around that needs a lift or wants to meet up prior to it in the morning, let me know.

Good luck everyone

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Old 20th Nov 2012, 20:29
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Anyone in for next Monday (26th) at 9:30?

I'm driving down from Newcastle the night before
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