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Old 14th Apr 2019, 14:34
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Do you reckon itís worth calling them? Just to find out if itís calculator or not?

Also so does anyone know if mental maths would be required or tested? I cannot see it on the pdf but that is my worst point I have to admit! X
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 15:15
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I think it is worth clarifying. I'm going to call them on Monday. In the ADAPT pack they sent me, if you look carefully, it says that NO calculator is allowed on the maths and physics. But then they give you examples of the questions asked, and quite frankly without a calculator, it's unrealistic to do it in your head even if you are very good at mental calculations. For example, how could one be expected to calculate tan(34) without a calculator? Correct me if I'm wrong, but either you need to know a handful of trigonometric identities and spend several minutes converting all the numbers and dividing and multiplying on a piece of paper, OR you are actually allowed to use a basic calculator. From what I understand, the maths and physics questions aren't multiple choice, so you cannot simply guess and estimate. If you get the answer wrong, you get it wrong. You don't get marked on 'showing your working' like we are used to in GCSE or A Level.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 13:21
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Why not use some initiative and it might give you the edge on the competition. I would expect mental arithmetic with a focus on speed and accuracy - useful for flying as well.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 13:57
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Originally Posted by Reverserbucket View Post
Why not use some initiative and it might give you the edge on the competition. I would expect mental arithmetic with a focus on speed and accuracy - useful for flying as well.
The question is about having access to clear instructions for the test that you are preparing for .
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 15:58
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Thank you to everyone who has commented on this post! Really helpful! I have an assessment day coming up next month!

I just wondered if anyone anyone here who has applied for the women In Flight scholarship? Just being nosey!

Thanks guys!
Yes I am applying too! Will be taking my stage 2 next month!
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 10:20
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[color=left=#000000]The question is about having access to clear instructions for the test that you are preparing for .[/color]
Access to clear instructions? I understood the question but what do you mean?
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 10:25
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You said "why don't you use some initiative". The problem is not with using our initiative, Reverserbucket. Of course we're going to use our initiative and practice some mental maths The problem is that there don't appear to be any clear instructions about whether we can or cannot use a calc for this test. In addition, there are numerous posts with conflicting information, which arouses further confusion. It would be nice to know for sure, that's all.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 06:39
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Originally Posted by Rachel_ View Post


Hi Ella,

oh amazing! Mine is the 16th of next month! Good luck! ❤️
Good luck to you too! If you like I can let you know how it goes and try and give you any pointers
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 08:35
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Your initiative should be to prepare for both cases. I did assessments with mental maths and others with the usage of calculator.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 11:12
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Wow, aviation.al, perhaps I should have expected a response including sarcastic rolling eyes following your previous terse response to my well intended suggestion, but I hope you find the clarification you seek. As for posts containing conflicting information - welcome to PPRuNe. As someone who has been involved with ADAPT from the start in CAE selection, entry-level pilot training, and who has a number of years of airline and training management behind me, I will refrain from offering further guidance, but good luck nonetheless.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 13:54
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All the best! That would be great!
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 09:39
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To be clear to those wondering, you are allowed to use a calculator for the Maths and Physics.
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