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Atpl(h) Prep Course


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Anyone attended either the "aero course" or "accelerated aviation" ATPL(H) ground school?


I'm looking to attend one prior to writting my exams. I find I'm more motivated to study when I've got a course coming up and need a kick in the a@# to get into the books sometimes...


But since these courses run $400-$600 plus airfare and time off, best to get some opinions prior to signing the cheque.



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My understanding was that the "Aero course", was for the ATPL in general and they did not run a specific course for the helicopter rating. That would mean about 25% of the content would not be applicable ie - high level airspace, fixed wing aerodynamics, fixed wing weight and balance etc. Has this been your experience?


Thanks for the info.

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You're right about the lack of helicopter specific content, but I wasn't able to find anyone in Southern ON offering an IFR ground school for heli pilots. So far we haven't covered anything above 18,000'. No fixed wing W&B or theory of flight either.


The instructor has everyone introduce themselves and there are high time bush guys, college guys and private pilots. This way, he has a pretty good idea how to present the course. He gears the content adding extra so the private guys and the heli guys get what they need. In a few cases where there are items that may be different for helicopters, he just gives me a heads up so I know what to look for on my own.


Excellent course.

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