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EASA ATPL self study

Old 6th Feb 2019, 13:53
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EASA ATPL self study

Hi all,

I m looking at self studying the ATPL-A (been flying helo in the UK for many years now). As far as the ground school is concerned, has anyone here self studied (PadPilot or else) and then completed the 16 hours consolidation ? Would the providers (BGS, CATS, etc) be ok with that, or do they expect their students to complete their ďin-houseĒ course before the consolidation ?

Thanks for your input.

Elton
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 17:28
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Originally Posted by Elton mercury View Post
Hi all,

I m looking at self studying the ATPL-A (been flying helo in the UK for many years now). As far as the ground school is concerned, has anyone here self studied (PadPilot or else) and then completed the 16 hours consolidation ? Would the providers (BGS, CATS, etc) be ok with that, or do they expect their students to complete their ďin-houseĒ course before the consolidation ?

Thanks for your input.

Elton
As far as I know, you need to be signed up to an ATO and attend their brush-up course preceding the examinations.

Only recently, I heard of a student who sat all 14 exams, passed all first time but to then be flagged up in a CAA audit that showed he hadn't attended any brush-up courses, which resulted in all exams being wiped.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 01:48
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Originally Posted by alexdavies View Post
As far as I know, you need to be signed up to an ATO and attend their brush-up course preceding the examinations.

Only recently, I heard of a student who sat all 14 exams, passed all first time but to then be flagged up in a CAA audit that showed he hadn't attended any brush-up courses, which resulted in all exams being wiped.
Thanks for your reply Alexdavies. I do understand and agree with you that one needs to be signed up to an ATO. My question was more in the sense of: is it, from a commercial stand point, possible to sign up for the 2 days brush up course at an ATO without having used their in-house study material ?

In other words, can one purchase her/his favorite study material -at ATO X, or from a friend- and then complete the mock exams and the brush up course at ATO Y ?

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Old 7th Feb 2019, 07:16
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That depends on the school - we would simply treat that as private tuition. We often have people from other schools and many self-certifiers. What you suggest is possible, but unless you are able to self-certify by having an ATP and PIC hours on multi-crew aircraft, you will need an ATO sign off anyway, which means using their study material and consolidation anyway. Some schools require you to do all the progress tests before you turn up for consolidation, we don't require that - in fact we recommend that the classroom stuff is done earlier rather than later, i.e. definitely not at the last minute. You mentioned 16 hours.... ?

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 16:23
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Hey guys do you know any Facebook group to get the latest questions on the ATPL my last exams session somebody told me about a group call lost200 or something Iíve been trying to look it up and didnít find anything. Any clues? Thanks!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 20:09
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Thanks I will look into it! Also I have 1exams left Iím in the US flying and Iím scared Iím not gonna have the time to do the sim English test and medical plus the last exams before the end of March... do you guys have any informations concerning the Brexit at the end of March? The ATPL will not be valid anymore?

Also so what do you guy think about the book from aviationexams I failed POF and have only one shot left to finish the exams and want to put all the chance on my side concerning the test and was maybe looking to buy the book but donít know if itsthat useful
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Thanks for your input Paco.

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