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FAA CPL & ATPL recommended training material

Old 21st Jan 2019, 01:47
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FAA CPL & ATPL recommended training material

Hello Everybody!
I have been reading this forum for some time, so it is now my turn to jump in with a question! I have done some searches in the forum for the following question, but I have not found exactly what I was looking for. If it is already somewhere please point me in the right direction.
I have currently an FAA PPL and I just passed my FAA Instrument Rating, training in a Part 141 flight school near Houston, TX.
I want to pursue my training to FAA CPL, Multi-Engine, and eventually FAA ATPL (Theoretical). I currently work in the US (in another industry), and for family and visa reasons, I cannot just drop everything and go to a flight academy. I have to privilege online training, or distance learning solutions.

So here is (finally) the question: Do you have some recommendations for books (or eBooks) that would prepare me to the theoretical exams of FAA CPL and ATPL (not EASA)? I have found a lot of threads on EASA (or JAA) training, but not so many on FAA.

Here is what I have found so far:
  1. Jeppesen books: apparently the reference, but described by some as too much information for a self-taught student. My understanding is that they have a version for FAA exams. Is this correct?
  2. Phil Croucher books, or iPad applications: recommended by many, but is it for FAA or EASA? Not sure…
  3. Bristol Ground School training material: recommended by many, but as far as I can tell, only for EASA. Please confirm.
  4. Gleim “red books”: described by some as focused on learning by heart the answers to all questions, with not too much focus on the understanding of the question… Definitely for FAA licenses.
  5. King School online training: My Flight School was using their online training course for my FAA PPL and IFR rating. They propose also an online training for CPL and ATPL; being based in the US, I assume it is for FAA instead of EASA.
  6. Other???
In advance, thank y’all for your valuable input!

Laurent
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