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ATPL Flight Planning exam

Old 3rd Jul 2010, 01:36
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ATPL Flight Planning exam

Just a quick question for anyone who has done the ATPL Flight Planning exam recently. I remember when I first looked at the subject a few years ago you were allowed to take in the ERC high and TAC charts. Now only the ERC highs are allowed - does anyone know how to get an accurate distance for the sectors near some airports where the distance is not given on the ERCs (and in a real-life situation you would use the TAC)?
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Old 3rd Jul 2010, 01:58
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In the exam, at the end of the question will be a distance for the the last waypoint on the ERC High to the destination i.e WPT - ML - 45nm
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Old 4th Jul 2010, 04:20
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I can confirm the above, it is a non issue. It is only in some schools practice exams it is a prob.

Regrds B.L.
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Old 4th Jul 2010, 05:52
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Thanks guys, that's good to know.
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Old 4th Jul 2010, 10:07
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Ideally the exam question will have the track and distance for any sectors not in the ERC(H) but not always. If it is not there a snappy measurement with dividers and a protractor is required. I know of an exam sat at the end of last year where the track and distance were not provided in three questions.
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Old 6th Jul 2010, 09:34
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Just did mine today. Can confirm that there may be the odd question where you need to find the distance yourself.

It is tough sucker, but definitely doable.
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