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Old 5th Sep 2023, 13:47
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Where can an older timer (relatively speaking) find good study guides?

Hello fellow pilots and/or wannabes,
It's been almost 2 decades since my ATPL exams took place and figured it's time for a refresh, particularly Air Law but also PoF and Met. I thought here would be a good place to ask, so any suggestions for good reading material or study guides?
If anyone has any recently issued Bristol/Oxford books I might be interested (EU based).
Thanks in advance and good luck with all your studies.
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If you have an i{hone or iPad then PadPilot books are on the iBooks app and are very good. ATPL Theory books to regularly pop up on ebay so worth keeping an eye out. The Bristol Ground School books are very good.
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Originally Posted by Kerosine
Hello fellow pilots and/or wannabes,
It's been almost 2 decades since my ATPL exams took place and figured it's time for a refresh, particularly Air Law but also PoF and Met. I thought here would be a good place to ask, so any suggestions for good reading material or study guides?
If anyone has any recently issued Bristol/Oxford books I might be interested (EU based).
Thanks in advance and good luck with all your studies.
What is it you are trying to get from it? Just for interest? Then the books as youíve suggested.

For actual usage though itíll be a complete waste of time as all the exams are is a test of how much utterly useless garbage can you regurgitate in 60 mins. Very little has even the remotest relevance to actual flight operations.
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Originally Posted by Planner01
If you have an i{hone or iPad then PadPilot books are on the iBooks app and are very good. ATPL Theory books to regularly pop up on ebay so worth keeping an eye out. The Bristol Ground School books are very good.
I don't actually, just the ipad through work which is locked down. Is this an ebook or an app? If it's an ebook do you think it would be accessible on another platform?

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What is it you are trying to get from it? Just for interest? Then the books as you’ve suggested.

For actual usage though it’ll be a complete waste of time as all the exams are is a test of how much utterly useless garbage can you regurgitate in 60 mins. Very little has even the remotest relevance to actual flight operations.
Well I wouldn't say a complete waste of time given Met and PoF seem to be quite relevant, but I'll admit that the ATPL syllabus isn't perfect! I'm more interested in refreshing my knowledge of once-remembered principles, rules, equations, vocabulary etc out of intellectual curiosity. Maybe I just want to be able to impress the FO by saying things like "oh you see that polar stratospheric cloud over there?"... /s

Do you have any suggestions for more practical guides? Open to suggestions!
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I found a couple of good Youtube channels covering the different ATPL topics. One of them is called ATPL Training Videos 2023.

For Air Law, I used a 220 pages summary from Diego Raposo. You can find it on Google if you search for "Air Law Summary pdf". It was super useful for my AirLaw test.
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[QUOTE=Kerosine;11498348]I don't actually, just the ipad through work which is locked down. Is this an ebook or an app? If it's an ebook do you think it would be accessible on another platform?


Padpilot books are available on all platforms not just Apple.

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