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Old 17th Jun 2007, 13:49
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PPL Theory

Hey,

Just wondering if anybody could tell me how long it took them to do PPL theory?

I've got all my books and have just read through air law and am half way through meteorology. I was hoping to get the theory out of the way myself, then i can concentrate on fitting the flying in as and when.

If it helps, i'm doing it at Multiflight in Leeds and plan on going on to my fATPL eventually.

Cheers for any info or pointers.
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 14:17
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Hi, It took me about 6 weeks to do them all. Generally read through the books, made a few notes and then hit the PPl confuser. Probably worth taking your time with air law, met and aircraft tech. human factors and the others are failry straight forward.

You could probably do two in a week and know the subject well, that said there are many fast track schools who get the entire lot done in a week, depends on your learning style I guess. You will learn an lot during the actual hands on flying as well.

The confuser is the way forward, not because it is a 'cheat', but because many of the questions are a test of your ability to pick the meaning out of the question, not the actual knowledge of the subject itself. As many on here will tell you the JAA questions are written in 'European English', the amount of times that I knew the answer to a question but there were several ambiguous answers which could have been correct.... had me tearing my hair out.

Good luck.
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:36
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Hi Tacho, thanks for the response!

I know what you mean about the confuser and the way the questions are worded, it can be very frustrating. I didn't think it would be so quick ot get through the theory!

I've found it hard to keep going at mine because i'm busy buying my first place, and it's pretty hectic, but my plan is to get in from work every night and do 2 maybe 3 hours of reading, then read through again making notes, then bash through the confuser. I'd like to think that would see me through OK.

Then hopefully by the time i've done that, i'll be settled and can crack on with the flying side of things. Fingers crossed there are no glitches in my plan!

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 11:23
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Sicky have you tried these also. I found the questions a little harder but was a good tool just to push yourself a bit more.Also found a few of the questions appeared in the actual exam-bonus!

http://www.airquiz.com/?PPLMania.com
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 13:01
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If you do 2 - 3 hours a night you should have no problem whatsoever, flippin heck thats more than I did for my ATPLS!

Best of luck and happy landings.

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 13:14
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I studied and sat all the PPL exams in 18 days.
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 18:00
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Thanks for all the responses, i'll use that link - much appreciated!

I've been taking my time but i think sometimes i'm too busy making it harder than it is, i find if i go with my initial response to the confuser questions, without thinknig about it too much, i have a lot more success! (if you know what i mean)
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 18:44
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I am working 9 to 5 and taking a week per exam. Already done all ( R/T theory + Practical also)except Flight planning. Some guys might find it a bit slow but with work and other family commitments I think that I will be overstressing myself unnecessarily if try to give an exam every fourth or fifth day.

Remember that PPL theory will set momentum and basic foundations for CPL/ATPL theory. So take your own time but do it well and dont forget to go thru confuser only when you have read the whole subject thouroughly.
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