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Old 30th Apr 2014, 22:26
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EASA PPL Exams App

Hi all,

Recently bought this app to help me with ground exams, I've done the same exam three times now and the questions don't seem to change at all??

If anyone else has used this app was this normal? For the £9 I paid I could of had a ground school lesson which would of been more help haha.
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Old 1st May 2014, 00:35
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The way the APP seems to work, is that the questions stay the same until you are getting most of them right consistently, then it starts to add new ones. Just keep doing it over again, and the more questions you get right, the more you will see new questions comming up.

At some point, even though you are getting all the questions right, no more new ones will come up. Then yoiu have covered all the questions on that subject.


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Old 17th May 2014, 11:06
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EASA PPL Exams App

I just did 2 exams this morning, human performance and flight planning. I noticed that the questions on the papers were word for word? I felt like I was cheating I got 100% on both and finished both papers within 5 mins.
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Old 18th May 2014, 17:55
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Not cheating, using your initiative . . .
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Old 18th May 2014, 22:15
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Don't be too surprised when the exams are re-issued and the iToy application becomes useless!
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Old 18th May 2014, 22:58
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Just get as many of the exams done as you can before the system changes, as it surely will soon!

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Old 19th May 2014, 08:44
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Make hay whilst the sun shines.......

Just set the exams back to back and get them out of the way.
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Old 19th May 2014, 20:17
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easa app

Is the app available on android?
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Old 20th May 2014, 05:39
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Is the app available on android?
Yes. Look for EASA PPL Exams by Robert McPhee


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Old 20th May 2014, 06:45
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Not an app, but I found PPLCruiser very helpful.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 13:04
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Good afternoon,

I recently downloaded the "PPL Tutor" app for my iPhone, by "Core 10 Gaming".

I'm currently using the Air Law section which is free, it's an additional 9 to open the rest of the app up for all 9 tests or 10.99 for the tests and revision contents. It was created in March 14, and updated in June 14 so I 'assume' it is up to date.

I have a few questions:

1. Does anyone know if the exams in this app are up to date and as good as the "EASA PPL Exams" app?

2. I assume, so can anyone confirm, that the "EASA PPL Exams" app is the exams only and not the revision contents as well?

3. Have anyone used this app and/or both and how do you rate them?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 13:38
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An alternative to memorising the questions and answers would be to use the text books and ground school and actually learn the stuff.

Could be safer, too - things that happen to you when you're on your own in the air won't always match the exact wording in the exam questions.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 13:56
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Gertrude - I agree totally, that's why I have read Pooley's Aviation Law (Book 2). I would ALSO like to ensure I pass the test and from what I hear these apps seem to be the best way. As yet i'm having no trouble and it appears to be up to date and correct but I'm curious to know what other people think.

Can you answer any of my questions?

You'll also note in point 2 I asked about revision material as the App I currently use links to the revision material and explains the details when you answer a question incorrectly.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 16:20
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Gertrude:

"An alternative to memorising the questions and answers would be to use the text books and ground school and actually learn the stuff."

I would agree, but having spent the 9 purely out of interest to see what was being asked in the EASA exams...... much of it is just "stuff" to be learned to pass the exam. Not really much stuff that is useful, in my opinion.

Now this could be sour grapes because myself and two other full-time microlight instructors with three or four thousand hours each after 8-10 years full time training couldn't pass the exams!

Yet, we can get an NPPL SSEA with just a few hours flying, and then swap that for a LAPL!

Are we really poorly educated and lacking in essential knowledge?
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 17:49
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My daughter has her last (hopefully) exam tomorrow morning. She studied hard but it still took the question bank to get familiar with the way the questions are phrased.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 19:29
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much of it is just "stuff" to be learned to pass the exam
Sure - why TF should anyone have to learn what colour paper some 1936 treaty was printed on?

And we can manage without the trick questions (nobody can fly to one degree accuracy, so why insist on measuring lines on the map to one degree accuracy?), and we can manage without the technical questions that are so dumbed down that if you actually understand the subject matter you haven't a clue which answer to pick as they're all wrong.

I just think that each time this debate comes up someone should put in a gentle reminder that there is some point to learning some of this stuff properly. Even in Air Law: there's one rule, "if someone's coming at you head on do you turn right or left," that could one day be quite useful. Having memorised that on paper 3 the answer to question 17 is C, and having forgotten it again the day after the exam, isn't of quite the same value.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 19:49
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Gertrude,

I think you might have an unfounded dim view of these apps. Why not try looking at PPL Tutor, just so you can see it first hand. It's free on the iPhone. If people use it right it WILL teach you what you need to know and if/when you get stuff wrong it will link to the revision material where you can learn in greater detail.

Maybe stuff like this will open up flying a bit more to younger generations!?

I do however still agree with your point that we shouldn't just be learning the answers we should 'know' the answers and understand why but I think, if you use the app right, you can do that,
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 16:31
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New PPL exams will be introduced in October, according to the CAA's GA Unit Update for Aug 2014.....
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 17:33
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Any more developments/guidance on that front?

120 questions I assume 6 papers now?

As I was considering re-taking some of the exams as I did them under the old, old system and have now expired.

But with, yet again more changes to the exam paper and syllabus and not a lot of clarification I am not sure how to proceed.

Wait, see the new syllabus and then more study (will books also be again revised in terms of content?), start some of the exams and then see what happens when the new ones take effect.

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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 08:05
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Many of my students seem to use a website called PPLCruiser, it seems to work for them
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