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Old 20th Apr 2010, 07:53
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How do you study for the CASA Air Law Exams

I have 2 weeks for my uni break (non aviation related), and want to get the CLWA exam knocked off. I have been flipping through my ATC textbook but most of the content seems to be items straight from the AIP, CAO, CAR etc. (which are allowed in the exam)

So if the exam isnt a game of remembering numerous air law do's and dont's what exactly do i need to know? If someone who has completed this exam in the past could offer any tips for an intensive study regime, that would be great!

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Old 20th Apr 2010, 08:06
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I am also about to do this exam and my take on things are as follows:

Being that the exam is longer (2 hours, I believe) than say MET or Aerodynamics and requires an 80% pass mark, I feel the most important thing will be the ability to quickly find relevant information in the CAOs, CARs, AIP etc and then be able to apply the written rules accurately to the question at hand.

My idea of a successful result is having a good all round knowledge of the rules that affect my type of flying, but also knowing the CAO, CARs etc well enough to be able to flip one open to the relevant page and check details quickly. Test time will be burned trying to find that elusive reference / rule otherwise...

I generally read the (B.Tait) text and make notes whilst completing the progress questions along the way. Revise the entire text again, making further notes and summaries of areas where my knowledge is still patchy. Then complete the practice exam/s and making further notes on any questions I got wrong or weren't 100% sure of.

**Edit: When reading your text book, if you see a reference to a CAO etc, go and find it! Get the practice and feel for using and finding references quickly as this will help come exam day **

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Tag the **** out of it and book to do it before 3rd May.

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As mailman said, you have until 3rd of May until the rules change and it will make the exam considerably harder in my opinion. If you can do it before that deadline, you will be saving yourself endless grief.

Apart from that, make sure you read the questions VERY carefully, it is an exam of trcky wording, and you will fail it quickly if you are complacent.

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I did it by working the 4 exams in the AFT notebook over and over again. When I got a question wrong I would look up the appropriate reference and write out the answer completely.

By the time I did the exam I had a feel for the relevant legislation texts and where to find things reasonably quickly. In many ways the heavily tagged texts were a hinderance as they kept getting in the way when turning the pages quickly.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 09:50
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Most of the airlaw revolved around flight and duty type questions, M/Rs commercial/rpt operations dropping of articles, carriage of animals instruments required etc

I took a week to study for CPL airlaw and less for ATPL airlaw (most of the study time for ATPL airlaw was tagging my documents). You should have a good grounding of the regs before you attempt it and be able to quickly reference something.

As J3 alluded to, the devil is in the detail with the questions. Read them very carefully especially with flight and duty as a different word here or there can mean a whole different ball game.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 09:59
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As what the Green Goblin said make sure you read the question but not only that, make sure you understand the question.
I did my airlaw last week and do you believe i got the question about 'rights of way' wrong.
Sure you give way to the aircraft that you have on your right but that all depends on how Casa actually worded the question in the exam.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 10:48
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and book to do it before 3rd May.
you have until 3rd of May until the rules change and it will make the exam considerably harder in my opinion.
how so?

Edit: Just found this thread:
http://www.pprune.org/dg-p-general-a...s-changed.html
I guess this is the answer, or is there more to the comments above?

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Old 20th Apr 2010, 11:17
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Because you will be allowed little or no tagging.
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I guess I'll have to set up a colour coded highlighter system, and wear my sunnies to the exam because of the vivid rainbow emanating from my CAO
 
Old 20th Apr 2010, 11:47
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Originally Posted by Roxy_Chick_1989 View Post
If someone who has completed this exam in the past could offer any tips for an intensive study regime, that would be great!
Do as many practice exams as you can. That way, you'll familiarise yourself with the relevant sections of the CAO's, AIP's etc. And you'll also get a feel for the type of questions they're most likely to ask.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 16:50
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Seem to remember highlighters or other markings on the pages not being allowed.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 22:34
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After doing the AFT practice exams I found I had seen most of the questions, so when i went into the exams I just knew the answers, went through and answered them from memory and double checked the ones I was a little suss about.
(Note: it doesn't matter how many times I look up the carriage of life jackets/radts etc, i still can't answer that question correctly, it is VERY poorly written an all of the answers are correct)
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At PPL, CPL & ATPL levels I just read & re-read the regs, orders, AIP & ERS/ERSA with the published syllabus next to me. Shock....horror but back then the law exams were in two parts with open & closed book sections and a pass required in both sections. *NO* tagging, marking or highlighting was allowed.

None of the air law exams are that hard. Read. And re-read. Then do it again. CASA's goal is for you to be thoroughly familiar the the rules and where they're located.
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Old 21st Apr 2010, 02:23
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with the books, cyber exams, AIP, CAO, CAR, ERSA and my good friend Bundy Rum.

I tagged the hell outta the books while i was studying, but found that by the time the exam came round i'd been through them so many damn times that I knew where i needed to go to fin the answers, only rarely using the tabs.

The exam throws you some serious curve balls that you'd never come across before. knowing how to decypher the question and what reference to look in is a big help
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Old 21st Apr 2010, 09:59
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found this, ATPL Air Law Practice Qs - Theory - OzAv
seems pretty spot on from what i have heard
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Old 23rd Apr 2010, 01:22
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from memory the first 2 questions I had were F&D
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Old 23rd Apr 2010, 10:05
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My biggest problem was carrying the 15kgs of regs up the stairs...

Good luck!
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Thats where the Coles Bags come in handy
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Suitcase, actually!
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