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Old 2nd Dec 2005, 11:27
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ATPL Ground study material: books, DVDs, computer programs etc.

Hi

IŽd like to know what you guys think about these books.

- JAA/ATPL Study Guides

- Keynotes for Pilots

I know little about them. They seem to be good to have a look after reading the big one, like oxford.
Is there any website where i can order them, cause they dont seem to sell their products by the internet. Sent an email, inconclusive..


Tnx
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Stockists for Keynotes: Transair, Pilotwarehouse, Pooleys, Flight Store, AFE

Stockists for CATS Study Guides: Pilotwarehouse, Pooleys

You can purchase direct from CATS but may cost more for individual orders plus postage and packing
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Highly recommend them, I used the Study Guides for my ATPL's. They are well written with good illstrations and are full colour. CATS also update them quite often to cover the constant JAA syllabus changes.
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Mnemonics for remembering things related to ATPL Theory

I'll get the ball rolling...

Use the following for remembering ASI and Machmeter errors during Pitot / Static blockages:

Static Climb Underreads and Pitot Climb Overrreads.

SCU (Skew)
PCO (Public Call Office)

....is all you need really as what's left can be deduced.

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mnemonics for ATPL theory

I thought this was a better version for that particular example,

PUDSOD

Pitot undereads descent, Static overreads descent

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Great!

Anyone know of anything to help remember those horrible acceleration and turning errors?
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Great topic, and with my first five exams coming, one that I'll find very handy! What about someone collating them onto one easy to read post?

UNOS: Under read North, Over Read South
Cadburys Dairy Milk Very Tasty: Compass Deviation Magnetic Variation True
Some Old Hippies Can Always Handle Tons Of Acid: Sin = Opp/Hyp, Cos = Adj/Hyp, Tan = Opp / Adj

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I C E T
P C D
written with P between and lower than the I & C etc
remember ICEd Tea
Pretty Cool Drink
IAS
corrected for Pressure/Instrument error =
CAS
corrected for Compressibility =
EAS
corrected for Density =
TAS
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Some BGS faves

GPWS
=====
Some = SINK RATE
Terriers = TERRAIN TERRAIN
Don't = DONT SINK
Like = TOO LOW TERRAIN/GEAR/FLAPS
Germans = GLIDESLOPE

Electrics
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Cows = Capacitors have
Love = Low
Really = Resistance to
Happy = High
Farmers = Frequencies
 
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isn't it......

SOD SUC

PUD POC

i know you can work it out from 2 of them but.....
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R - T
E | A
S | X
T - D

Rest because you are taxed so you go to bed (the horizontal and vertical lines)

Rate Gryo has a (-) horiztontal axis and is used in a Turn indicator.
Earth Gryo has a (|) vertical axis and is used in a Attitude Indicator.
S is not used in aviation (X).
Tied Gyro has a (-) horizontal axis and is used in a Direction Indicator.
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i used to know a girl called sue, and i attached the saying to her...

sue's tw*at smelled of cod...
S-U C-OD Static:underread in a climb: overread in a descent
therefore leaving...
P-O D-UC Pitot:overread in a climb: underread in a descent
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the one I saw on this forum recently:

Captains Don't Meet Virgins Twice
Compass Deviation Magnetic Variation True
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Air Law - 18 Annexes - Not too difficult to learn but if you are struggling......
'Personnel Licensing'.....that's us, and we are always the most important, hence No.1
Pilots are trained never to stick TWO fingers up at the 'Rules Of The Air'.....No.2
Met Services......think of freezing......threezing......No.3
'Aeronautical Charts'....think 'JEPY', which has four letters in it.....No.4
'Units Of Measurement'.....My favourite unit is a pint of lager, which I hold in my right hand, using its FIVE digits...No.5
For some, the 'Operation Of Aircraft' can lead to lots of sex (SIX)......No.6
'Aircraft Nationality And Registration Marks'......Found on the wing, fuselage and vertical surfaces of all the aircraft that take you to warmer climes, to swim in various SEAS.....think of the SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE by Queen.........No.7
'Airworthiness Of Aircraft'......Airworthiness starts with an 'A'. Only one number sounds like it starts with an 'A'......EIGHT........No.8
'Facilitation'.....This is passengers and cargo......Think of a nasty German customs agent refusing you entry......NINE!!!!........No.9
'Aeronautical Telecommunications'......Telecommunications makes you think of a telephone. When you rotate your head 90 degrees to the left the number '10' looks like a telephone, with the '1' being the handset and the '0' being the main body of the telephone.........No.10
'Air Traffic Services' . These people are in constant communication with pilots in the sky by using VHF, so think of the number '11', with both '1's pointing upwards transmitting the necessary information........No.11
Before any accident investigation can begin 'Search And Rescue' confirms there has been an accident......'12' comes before '13'..........................No.12
'Aircraft Accident Investigation' -It hasn't been your day, you've been very unlucky, like the number '13'.........No.13
'Aerodromes' - SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.....................Mauritius's premier aerodrome, with a name not to forget, insists that jet aircraft use runway '14', so don't forget......No.14
'Aeronautical Information Services'....Abbreviated gives 'AIS'.......Imagine the 'I' and 'S' are instead a '1' and '5'........No.15
You become an adult when you are 16, and being an adult means you accept adult responsibilities.....like 'Environmental Protection'.........No.16
'Security'.......Essential.......Add the number of letters in both words together gives '17'.........No.17
'The Safe Transport Of Dangerous Goods By Air'.........If not adhered to, it could be the LAST flight you make. LAST of all the Annexes........No.18
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Not mnemonics but some useful revision notes from one of my students, aka puntosaurus here
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INSTRUMENTS:
ANDS: Accelerate North, Decellerate South (compass accel error)

RADIO:
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VHF LF MF HF VHF UHF SHF EHF
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kissmysquirrel,
Annex 18 is NOT the only Annex that is asked for.
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JAA ATPL Theory books.

Can anyone recommend some good JAA ATPL theory books?

Prior to deciding on a full-time or distance learning course I would like to get a head start with some study.

Second hand or new, it doesn’t matter – but I need to have them mailed to me. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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ebay

you can try ebay for past students selling their old books, I know Oxfords were bought by several of the guys on our modular ground school and we were at another school!

Not surprising as they had colour pictures!! ours didnt, which makes it difficult when explaining EFIS.............

You can also try to get hold of the CD-roms, again, Oxfords Met disk was used by most us for revision at our ground school, in fact I used it to pass the subject from scratch.

Bristols distance learning package is supposed to be great, but I am not sure if you need the online support for it.
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ATPL DL study resources

I am about to study ATPL DL and since there is a lot to learn, I wonder if you could recommend some good resources for exam preparation. For example, if you were studying ATPL again, which books/websites would you use the most and is there any particular studying techniques you'd recommend?

Also, how similar is real CAA paper to practice papers that you get from schools or on some websites with question banks?

When I did my PPL I found the paper to be much tougher than questions in PPL confuser etc. Primary reason being the CAA phrasing of questions. In fact, PPL confuser was far less confusing than CAA papers.

Many thanks in advance for you answers.
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