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Question about ATPL written "sittings"

Old 5th May 2009, 05:15
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Question about ATPL written "sittings"

I am studying to take my written exams and will be sitting the exam in Malaysia. I understand that I am allowed to have a max of 6 "sits" but my question is what constitutes a "sitting"? The 14 exams are spread over 4 days so if i sit 2 exams on the Monday and 2 on Wednesday, is that considered 1 sit or 2? I am assuming that it only counts as one but I just want to make sure.
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Old 5th May 2009, 06:11
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you assume correctly.
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Old 5th May 2009, 08:56
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A sitting is the four days the exams are conducted over.
If you take one exam or all 14 over the four days it is a single sitting.
Sitting in KL, Are you the holder of an ATPL?
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Old 5th May 2009, 15:48
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Yes I am doing a conversion from a Japanese ATPL to JAA. Just out of curiosity, do you have to already hold an ATPL to sit there?
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Old 5th May 2009, 15:55
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Getting there.

The only requirement to sit ATPL exams is that you have a PPL licence and of course have or have had a FIRST class medical issued.

I recall a chap who was from the USA and wanted to convert his licence. Same thing for that fellow, need a PPL to sit them.

That is my experience but am sure someone will come along and point that out.

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Old 5th May 2009, 18:49
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You don't need a Class 1 medical to sit the exams; might be daft not to have one but it's not a requirement.

Also, you don't need a PPL to sit ATPL exams if you are on an integrated course ('cos you never get a PPL) or if you hold an ICAO CPL or above (since these licences are deemed to have PPL privileges).


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Old 6th May 2009, 04:30
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No You don't have to hold an ATPL to sit there. Just if you don't hold an ATPL you must complete approved Ground school and I don't think that there are any approved Ground schools in Malaysia.
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Old 6th May 2009, 08:01
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Maximum four attempts per any one subject...

Not that it SHOULD take you four to pass any, but I recall a few guys I did my ATPLs with worrying that they might not be able to get the maximum number of 4 attempts at G.Nav before their 6 sittings ran out!!! You have to be quite tactical - or just pass em all first time
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