Online Aviation Theory

COURSE DESCRIPTION

When you sign up for the course, you elect to study from the following choices.

  • AEROPLANE or HELICOPTER
  • AUSTRALIA or NEW ZEALAND or USA or MALAYSIA (EUROPE and CANADA to follow) or GENERIC SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE or GENERIC NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
  • PRIVATE or COMMERICAL or AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT standard.

The COMMERCIAL course includes the content of the PRIVATE course, and the AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT course includes the content of the PRIVATE and COMMERCIAL courses.

By selecting your region, you will receive the correct information on meteorology, compass errors, etc, for the appropriate hemisphere.

At the present time, the only regulatory authority I have covered in relation to AIR LAW is the Australian CASA.

The CPL course is divided into the following subjects :-

  • PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT (Helicopter or Aeroplane)
  • AIRCRAFT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Helicopter or Aeroplane)
  • PISTON ENGINES (Helicopter or Aeroplane) (Part of AIRCRAFT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE in some regions, including Australia)
  • TURBINE ENGINES (Part of AIRCRAFT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE in some regions, but not Australia)
  • METEOROLOGY (With local content for Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia or the USA, as applicable)
  • AIR LAW (Only Australian air law available at this time)
  • NAVIGATION
  • PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONS (Helicopter or Aeroplane)
  • HUMAN FACTORS

Each subject is broken up into topics, and at the end of each topic there is a randomly generated, 20 question revision test on that topic, and at the end of each subject there is a randomly generated 50 question revision test on the entire subject.

If you select the wrong answer from the choices given, you will be taken back to the relevant section of text, where you can re-read the subject matter before having another attempt at answering that question. You cannot progress to the next question until you answer the previous one correctly.

If it is more than a simple question, when you answer it correctly you will see an explanation of why that was the correct answer (just in case it was a lucky guess).

You can also do randomly selected 50 question exams on each subject, in a similar format to the Australian CASA examinations. These are timed (as in the real examination), but do not take you back to the text, or give an explanation of why that answer was correct.

All of the questions are taken from a bank of over 12,000 questions, including many CASA and JAR questions, and all the American FAA questions, and, unlike many other courses, you can repeat the questions as often as you like with no additional charges, and being randomly generated, you will not get the same exam twice. With this many questions, it is unlikely you would get a question in the exam without having seen a similar question during your revision sessions.

When you have finished the exam, the screen will display :-

  • The time taken.
  • Your mark (the percentage of questions answered correctly).
  • The questions you answered incorrectly, and the sections within the course where they came from.

Each question is then displayed in the exam format for you to have another attempt at answering the question. If you get it wrong this time, it takes you back to the correct section of the course for more study before having another attempt at answering that question.

When you have finished reviewing all the questions you got wrong, it sends you an email similar to the following :-

You achieved a mark of 88% for the 50 question PRINCIPLE OF FLIGHT exam you started at 21:25 on 04/02/2012 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) that took 1 hour and 37 minutes to complete. The questions you answered incorrectly are listed below in the order in which they appeared in the course.

Question number 4638 from BASIC AERODYNAMICS > BERNOULLI’S THEORY
Question number 11462 from BASIC AERODYNAMICS > CENTRE OF PRESSURE
Etc

The system is designed to make sure you get a good understanding of the subject matter, not just pass the examination.

Animated illustrations are used to further increase comprehension, and audio summaries allow you to listen to the course as well as reading it, which makes it even easier to comprehend the information in the course.

The American FAA publish all their questions, so if you are studying for the FAA exam, you will see the actual FAA questions and answers.

The Australian CASA, the New Zealand CAA and the European JAR do not publish their questions, but the questions in this course and the associated choice of answers, are very representative of the questions they ask.

The course has its own search engine that allows you to find any word or phrase used anywhere in the course. The search results are prioritised in accordance with whether the word or phrase you entered is in a paragraph heading, is a keyword that I have allocated to a paragraph, or is in the body of a paragraph. This makes the course an ideal reference source well after you have passed the exams, without having to scroll through endless reference books.

If you purchase a course and find you are not completely satisfied with it, e-mail me within 48 hours of your initial purchase and I will refund your money in full and cancel the course, I cannot be any fairer than that.

SAMPLES

You can see the standard of illustrations on the opening page.

If you would like to see how the course works, click HERE. Because of the size of this file, there will be some slight pauses between the various sections of the display.

If you would like to see some sample illustrations from the course, click HERE.