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Maths and Physics knowledge req'd for ATPL and airline flying?

Old 21st Apr 2007, 13:52
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Question maths and physics brush up

seeing as my performance in the old maths department and the physics part could do with a kick start, does anyone know of anywhere that holds a few day course for brush up on the south coast? Im hopefully starting my ATPL somehwhere this year, it's just a case of getting through aptitude testing etc, and then having sound background knowledge of the above to cope with the work......would really appreciate replies as i currently have multiple bruising to my head from banging it repeatedly on the desk!! cheers
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 14:02
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why not try the oxford aviation cd roms for physics and maths as i like you wasnt getting anywhere and they were a godsend. just look at oxford aviation website and follow the link.
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 15:29
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theres a book, maths and phsyics for pilots. would be a good starting point. il be getting it before I start the atpl exams
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 16:37
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At EPTA we start every course with a preparation week (Week Zero). It covers Maths, all of the functions of the CRP5 plus some basic physics theory. There is limit to what can be achieved in a week, but everyone who has done it has said that it was a great help.

It is primarily for people who are starting the course, but people who are just thinking about doing ATPL training can also do it. It is provided free of charge even if you haven't booked any training with EPTA.

You will of course need arrange and pay for your own accomodation in the Bournemouth area, but you pay EPTA nothing.

The Week Zero courses take place during the first week of every alternate month. The next one is in May.

If you want to know more just PM me or ring me on 01202 581122 during weekday working hours.
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 22:02
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What sort of level is required? I have degree level maths but did that 10 years or so ago
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 23:41
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There is nothing in the ATPL syllabus that cannot be achieved with a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics.

I have, from MANY years back, no more than a GCE O Level in Maths and a CSE (shows my age!) in Physics and managed with no problems...........but I am fortunate enough to be quite sharp at mental arithmetic (mis-spent youth playing darts in pubs).......so even after 10 years your degree level maths will stand you in more than good stead.

HTH

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 10:09
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http://www.flightstore.co.uk/keynote...62.dept_l3.67/
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 11:56
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I have the Physics 1 & 2 plus the IR Cooms one taking up space round here - you can have them for 20 inc postage (in UK). Just PM me.

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:20
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That rather depends on what degree. If by "degree level maths" you mean you're a maths grad then you can stop worrying - pilots need arithmetic and some trig, but that's about it. If you mean "I have maths from an engineering/science degree" then the same applies. But if you mean "I had good enough maths GCSEs to get me onto a Media Studies, fine art or sociology degree" then have a look at a decent book like the ones recommended in this thread and form your own opinion!

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 14:57
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Does anyone have any comments on TheProPilot on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4...vMkIHeljWkbOBA

I have looked at a few videos and they seem excellent. I have no idea what the business model is!
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 22:18
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Does anybody want to sell or share their Essential Maths CD-ROM from Oxford OAT Media?
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 16:11
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Maths / Physics. If you coped with 'O' level / GCSE / standard grade ~ NAT5?

That is the depth required. Basic arithmetic and a bit of the old SIN COS TAN.

Physics ~ Boyle's Law. Charles' Law in the Met.

You need to enjoy numbers as that is what the actual job (airline) has a lot to do with. Not to mention TEAM player etc etc
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 17:15
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The Pro Pilot business model? Well the videos are all stolen from Oxford (now CAE) with the logos overwritten and therefore they cost very little. Let them run on you tube, notice CAE's lawyers don't seem to care, keep letting them run, scoop advertising revenue. Simple.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Alex Whittingham View Post
The Pro Pilot business model? Well the videos are all stolen from Oxford (now CAE) with the logos overwritten and therefore they cost very little. Let them run on you tube, notice CAE's lawyers don't seem to care, keep letting them run, scoop advertising revenue. Simple.
Ah. I see. That is not nice. Amazing the can get away with it. Is there a legitimate way to access this material? - I don't especially want to sign-up for a uniform and pile of books!
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