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Advice on how to study Meteorology?

Old 17th Apr 2017, 09:02
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Advice on how to study Meteorology?

Hey guys, ATPL student here in my second module through ground school. I just want to know how did you guys study meteorology? What study techniques did you guys do. Met is the subject that I just cant my head around.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 13:54
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I used the OAA CBT. It's worth all the money. Out of all the subjects, Meteorology turned out to be the most relevant and interesting. Got 94% in the official exam two weeks ago.
Once you understand lapse rates and what kind of weather and clouds you can expect with a certain front over another front, it's done. If you understand the basics, with a bit of reasoning you should be able to answer questions.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 14:43
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Got off PPRuNe, picked up the book

Seriously though - there's no magic bullet. Study/question bank seems to work for most, but you've still got a lot of information to absorb.
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Thanks for the response guys!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 11:46
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When I was a kid I read books about gliding. Our local ATC squadron had an ancient glider, and this seemed like an utterly viable way for a 10yo on ten cents a week pocket money plus the occasional paper round to take to the air. (It was.)

The books were very readable, and explained the various met phenomenon from the standpoint of how to use them in a motorless aeroplane. This real-world style exampling of how met could be useful (not to mention fascinating) made it very easy to get to grips with it.

Years later, doing a met exam to CPL standard for my (different) ATC career, I found it a bit of a breeze. About a force two, I'd say.
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 23:53
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Oxford cbt to understand the subject followed by question bank.
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 21:03
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Combination of reading the book, Oxford CBT and testing via airquiz.
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 13:34
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Most of the Oxford CBT seems to be on YouTube with different narration.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 17:22
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I would highly recommend studying some youtube videos of global weather systems, when you see the global system working together it really helps to give you an overall picture of what's going on.
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Do airlines look at your percentages?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 22:27
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In short - yes

Many airlines have in place a minimum average for the ATPL ground school exams (I.e. 85/90% average - this is commonplace).

You would be making things even harder if you averaged 75% or something ... but that's not to say no one out there got those marks and never found a job
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Since my CAA does not give the ATPL marks so easily, is it possible to give the scores from my school's final tests ?
Will airlines accept that ?
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Old 1st May 2017, 18:03
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You can ask the French authorities to give out the results. A French guy at my school did it even though it was not needed.
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