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

Old 18th Jan 2001, 04:45
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Maths and Physics knowledge req'd for ATPL and airline flying?

why do I keep on hearing myths about training to be an airline pilot being extremely difficult? Is it? how much maths & physics is there during training? is it hard?
 
Old 18th Jan 2001, 11:59
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Training to be a pilot is difficult, otherwise everyone would do it.

Seriously though, there is a lot of groundschool to cover on the course, but the actual technical level of this work is not too hard (somewhere around A-Level standard for the most part).

Maths and Physics come in handy for the more technical bits, bt generally it's an exercise in learning a lot of facts.

If you get stuck with bits there are always people on PPRuNe to ask for help.
 
Old 18th Jan 2001, 14:00
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cheers spin_doctor, I guess I'll have to take the dust out of those old maths & physics books and have a browse...
 
Old 2nd Feb 2001, 23:20
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Question Help! A-level maths to be a pilot?

Hi,

Is it now neccesary to have an A level in Maths to becaome a (sponsered) pilot? If you dont have maths then, (apart from Physics) what else do airlines prefer? All advice welcome

G-BPEC
 
Old 2nd Feb 2001, 23:27
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Spelling is quite useful...
 
Old 22nd Mar 2001, 14:37
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Question A/S Level Maths and Physics Revision?

Hi there everyone,

This is a bit off the topic of this forum, but I kinda need a bit of help. Due to pursuing various activities I have been absent from a bit of my A/S Level Physics and Maths coursework.

I am quite annoyed at this and so I am lookinf to find ways on how to make up the information I have lost in class.

If anyone knows of any good revision/learning methods or resources then I would be very greatfull.

Thanks very much folks
Rusty
 
Old 22nd Mar 2001, 15:43
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Hi

I am too at college studying as maths and physics. I suggest the BBC AS guru website for maths but physics I am not sure about. contact me if you need more help.

Tri
 
Old 22nd Mar 2001, 16:43
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Rusty - tut tut.

Judging by the number of posts since your registration, it is quite obvious what you have been doing instead of attending class

In all serious, only you can turn the situation around for yourself. My advice is to:

Identify where your weaknesses exist and make a study timetable for yourself. Don't overload and take regular breaks. You don't need to study for every hour of every day - in fact this could prove to be counter-productive. Also, reward yourself after making progress like going for a drink or logging onto PPRuNe!

You can get past paper books - try these examples.

If you are really struggling in areas - ask someone who can help you (classmates or teachers)

Stay calm and don't panic.

Good luck
 
Old 22nd Mar 2001, 17:33
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It's considerable time since I did my A levels, but I found the "Letts Revise" guides incredibly helpful.

And don't spend so much time on the internet! (Strange, I have a stepson doing A-levels this year and keep saying the same things to him).

G
 
Old 22nd Mar 2001, 18:31
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The best way, in my opinion, is to get some past exam papers and work your way throught them with the aid of a text book. You will notice that the same questions come up year after year. The biggest part of A-levels is learning how to do exams!!

Good luck.
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 02:12
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Question Maths Test

Howdy,

I am currently in the process of applying to the cadetship programme offered by BA, following an unsuccessful attempt last year. Could anyone offer any advice about the maths test at the interview stage, any other additional advice would be great also!

Cheers
 
Old 16th Apr 2001, 02:34
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Talking

E-mail me if you like!

SB
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 14:20
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Hi,
There are a couple of good books out there which I found via Amazon.co.uk. Try searching for How to Pass Numericals Reasoning Tests and see what you get back.
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 15:01
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There was talk of a program that can be run using excel that generated random numbers etc. I don't know if it actually provided you with questions (ie 348767/34 etc) but with random numbers you could practice yourself.

I don't actually have the program, but would like it, so if someone has it could they post their details so I and others could get a copy please. Thanks.

There is a book called (I think) "Aptitude Testing for Military Pilots" available from Amazon (I don't have the ISBN at the minute) which helped me get through the Aer Lingus aptitudes last year - definately worth the money. I have it at home if someone would like a photocopy of some of the practice tests (maths, english etc) drop me an e mail and fax number and I can get you some of them.

Good Luck

Patsy 001
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 15:11
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There was talk of a program that can be run using excel that generated random numbers etc. I don't know if it actually provided you with questions (ie 348767/34 etc) but with random numbers you could practice yourself.

I don't actually have the program, but would like it, so if someone has it could they post their details so I and others could get a copy please. Thanks.

There is a book called (I think) "Aptitude Testing for Military Pilots" available from Amazon (I don't have the ISBN at the minute) which helped me get through the Aer Lingus aptitudes last year - definately worth the money. I have it at home if someone would like a photocopy of some of the practice tests (maths, english etc) drop me an e mail and fax number and I can get you some of them.

Good Luck

Patsy 001
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 15:41
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Spot the difference!!!
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 15:57
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Well, its got me beat....

 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 16:02
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No, but you definitely spelt 'definately' wrong in both posts!
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 17:08
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Cool

Bloody Spellchecker!!!
 
Old 13th May 2001, 19:54
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Question A-level Maths???

Hello all,
Just wondering if it is absoluetly neccesary to have A-level maths to get a place on an airline sponsorship sceme. I looked at the BA website on this and they did not mention it as a requirement. I am just about to do my GCSEs and have to make my choices now for 6th form. Although I am prepared to do maths I would rather not as it is not my strongest subject. I am going to do Physics and I know they go together well but if there is anyway out of it I will take it as long as it does not jepordize my chances of a place.
All answers greatly appreciated,
La Fantasque.

Ps. sorry if this has been posted before.
 

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