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Old 7th Jul 2016, 10:56
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Guys who have recently done IREX exam,

Could anyone guide me the best book and the resources to pass the exam, after the MOS 61 and May 26th changes
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 11:18
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back in the day Bob Tait was the go to for IREX study material. The recent changes are being thrown out by CASA at a rate that any theory publisher would struggle to keep up. For instance, it was only a recent alteration by CASA to remove the requirement for AZI to be tested after the decommissioning of all those ground based aids. We're talking weeks not months. So I would imagine that no book authors have yet been able to include this, or other recent amendments, and exemptions in their latest version of their IREX books. But then again, what do you think the chances are that the exam system itself has been updated to ask questions related to these changes?


At best, some diligent and proactive person may have realised that they should remove old and now outdated questions from the exam system so at least they aren't asking defunct questions. Don't hold your breath thought ...because you should use it to actually call CASA and ask them to be sure.


to be sure to be sure
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 22:56
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Bob Tait, without a doubt. Good luck to you if you can stagger through this on your own - even better if you can get to his classes.


As the rules change, although he tries to keep up with the publishing of his books, it is nearly impossible. So what he does is when you buy the book, you get a handful of photocopied pages included which explains the latest changes.
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Bort, Can you provide a regulatory reference to the removal of the requirement to be tested on Azimuth Display Approaches? I remember an email from CASA stating this was there intention but where is the instrument enacting it?
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 02:37
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Can't comment about recent reg changes and implications for the quiz, however....

Another vote for the Bob Tait book from me.

Self taught from his book and (as a ~250hr Private Pilot) and went okay.

When you come to the quiz, I would recommend reading each question very hard --> in my mind it's partly an English exam!
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 03:43
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Originally Posted by zanthrus View Post
Bort, Can you provide a regulatory reference to the removal of the requirement to be tested on Azimuth Display Approaches?
Here it is!

There is some confusion because the amendments were made without prior consultation - and the consultation is now taking place!
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Originally Posted by zanthrus View Post
Bort, Can you provide a regulatory reference to the removal of the requirement to be tested on Azimuth Display Approaches? I remember an email from CASA stating this was there intention but where is the instrument enacting it?
Hi Zanthrus,
I got the email notification of it a few weeks back from CASA too.


As for the actual reference, sorry, I don't know it off hand and TBH, can't be bothered to search it out again. I'm pretty sure if you find that email you got, and follow the link, then it states it on there.


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Old 20th Sep 2016, 12:38
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Anybody can suggest a good IREX tutor possibility of getting you through first time after all these recent changes ?
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 22:07
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Best tutor: yourself and the AIP - it is definitive.

If you've got your CPL subjects, IREX is just IFR rules and some revision. (If not, there will be a bit of brushing-up on MET, planning etc).

IFR rules are actually quite logical; made harder by the way CASA write and the way some people think. If you KNOW you will be safe (safe altitude, sufficient fuel, etc) then you can probably do whatever; if you can't be SURE you are safe, you can't do it.
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 22:44
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IREX can be bowled over in a few weeks self study with the Tait book... If you have recently completed CPL subjects just brush up on some MET in particularly conditions conducive to icing etc.

Familiarise yourself with the AIP especially ENR 1.5,.. If you know where to look in the docs you'll have no trouble in the exam as it is not time critical. 3.5hrs for 40 questions is ample time.

Just work logically though the exam, I always found going through and bowling over the short questions first then followed by the questions that involved calculation and some thinking last worked for me! And if you get stuck just move onto the next question ! More often than not when you come back to it you kick into another gear and it becomes a straight forward answer!

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Old 14th Feb 2017, 23:37
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Can somebody who sat the exam in recent months let me know the best book and Question aides to pass this exam.

and suggest a good tutor in Sydney area for coaching.

Thanks
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 03:54
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Bob Tait, self study. Piece of cake.
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 04:45
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for a tutor - Ben Holloway
https://sydneyaviationtheory.com/
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 07:11
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What may work for one person may not necessarily work for you. However, if you feel that you need coaching then they will recommend what they think works best.

Whatever you choose to study with when it comes to the exam take the time to read the question carefully. That is not a quick scan and then select an answer but really read the question, more than once. In many ways I think IREX is the most difficult of the CASA exams as it drills deep into the subject and you need to know exactly what is being asked to be able to answer the questions.
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:17
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I've Bob's IREX book but not the most current version rather the preceding version. I don't particularly want to shell out for a new book and wonder whether it is adequate and what extra "thing" I might require. I see some downloadable supplements from Bob Tait. Has any one found my scenario satisfactory?
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 02:29
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Originally Posted by Yodel Bear View Post
I've Bob's IREX book but not the most current version rather the preceding version. I don't particularly want to shell out for a new book and wonder whether it is adequate and what extra "thing" I might require. I see some downloadable supplements from Bob Tait. Has any one found my scenario satisfactory?
Go through Bob Tait, ,but then go through the AIP word for word and supplement everything in the textbook with the reference straight out of the reg's Same for CASR Pt 61, etc. That way, if anything changes (and it will), you'll find it straight from the horse's mouth.

Also, the questions he provides may be inaccurate as ERC routes/minimums/aids etc change over time. But, make sure you know how to do the theory behind the question, that way no matter what route/airport/aid they throw at you, you know how it's done and why it works that way.
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Interpretation of Flight Test Form 61-1512 Instrument Proficiency Check - Aeroplanes. It sure can be confusing at times.
For example:
Item 25. Perform manoeuvres using full instrument panel. Which specific manoeuvres? This seems superfluous especially if you have already done these manoeuvres during 2D, 3D approaches and upset situations full and limited panel. Does that mean Item 25 can be ticked off automatically?

Item 39 states: Perform visual approach. From how many miles from the destination? 30/20/10/5 miles from destination? Does that depend on the whim of individual Examiners? Will a normal circuit join on to the downwind leg cover that?

Item 26 states: Recover from upset situation and unusual attitude. Are they not the same thing? If not, what is the difference and in which document is this interpretation to be found ? The term used to be called Jet Upset. Is there such a thing as Prop Upset?

Item 29 states: Recover from upset situation and unusual attitude - Limited Panel. Does that mean if you do it on limited panel you are not required to do it again on full panel?

For instrument ratings there used to be a requirement to conduct a raw data manually flown ILS approach. There is anecdotal evidence that this requirement has changed to a choice by the pilot of a manually flown approach using the flight director (therefore not raw data) or he can elect to fly autopilot coupled approach but with no flight director. Either way, the original requirement appears to have has been dumbed down to make the approach easier for the candidate to fly on instruments. . Appreciate constructive comments

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Old 23rd May 2020, 05:51
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IREX exam material

Anyone have a good idea of where to get the exam materials cheap? All those documents seem to run $500+ from online shops. Some can be printed from the internet, but not all? Just curious if anyone had a good solution. Thx
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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:17
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$500? Bob Tait book is $108. The rest of it can't possibly cost $392
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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:28
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$500? Bob Tait book is $108. The rest of it can't possibly cost $392
Not study material, Iím talking about the actual documents (Iím coming from overseas) like the ERSA, AIP, CAR etc...
Assuming I have nothing at the moment.
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