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How to stay sharp post-ATPL?

Old 19th Feb 2020, 13:43
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Question How to stay sharp post-ATPL?

Hi all,

First post here so please go easy on me. I searched for this topic but couldn't find much of use.

I'm a UK PPL Holder (airline wannabe) currently at 160hrs and have just completed ATPL's with 92% average, first time passes. My current employment doesn't terminate until December 2021, so I will be looking to complete my CPL/ME/IR and the rest of the airline pre-requisites in Q2 2021, with the aim of being fully employable 6 months prior to leaving my current job.

I now have a lot of free time, owing to the ATPL's being complete and would like to know some recommendations, whether it be short courses, flying literature, x-plane etc that I could use to keep myself as sharp as possible until I am ready for further training and interview. I am an Air Traffic Controller so have plenty of time to practice RT (too much sometimes!), and also hold a Foundation, soon to be Honours Degree in Airspace Management.

Basically, I want to use my free time in a positive way to contribute to my employability with an airline and would appreciate any tips you may have.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi there

Firstly congratulations on the ATPL passes - very good results.

I would suggest getting in touch with a local flying school and offering to help out with PPL ground school whenever you're available. I found that massively helps to keep my own knowledge fresh, but also gives you an opportunity to really understand the subjects and material. It has hugely helped in my own understanding, and certainly doesn't hurt the C.V.

Hope that helps
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