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Current Helicopter CPL syllabus notes

Unread post by Chopperone » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:31 pm

I'm going to do my Helicopter CPL later this year. Where is the best place to buy current the syllabus notes, books and mock exams for all of the 10 (I think) subjects. Any help, advice or first hand experience would be very welcome.
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Thanks for the links Cage
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Re: Current Helicopter CPL syllabus notes

Unread post by cage » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:31 pm

Chopperone wrote:
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Thanks for the links Cage
I did it last year, if you need tips PM me.
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Re: Current Helicopter CPL syllabus notes

Unread post by Chopper One » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:14 pm

cage wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:31 pm
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Thanks for the links Cage
I did it last year, if you need tips PM me.
Cage, hi

Maybe a very subjective question, because it will depend on a lot of variables. I am having a less busy year in the building industry and am considering tackling my CPL(H). I will be doing it for myself. So just over 50 and running my own practice, the question is how long? If one sets aside 3-4 hours a day and get some ground school, what is a reasonable time? Is sixth months attainable, or should you look at 9 months to a year?
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Re: Current Helicopter CPL syllabus notes

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Cage, hi

Maybe a very subjective question, because it will depend on a lot of variables. I am having a less busy year in the building industry and am considering tackling my CPL(H). I will be doing it for myself. So just over 50 and running my own practice, the question is how long? If one sets aside 3-4 hours a day and get some ground school, what is a reasonable time? Is sixth months attainable, or should you look at 9 months to a year?
It can be done quite quickly, it really comes down to how much time you have and how receptive the grey matter is to the material.
6 months is easily achievable, with ground school even less.
I didn't want it to be a chore so spread it out, but when I knuckled down got through an exam in less than 2 weeks (around work commitments).
With a maths/science/engineering background it's not that tough (apart from the fixed-wingy content which was a bit foreign).
Pay for good mock exams (more than one) and that helps with the prep.
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Unread post by Chopper One » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:20 pm

Thank you Sir,

That is good news. In architecture so maybe can understand a bit of maths & science but definitely not good at it. Unfortunately cannot comment on the grey matter but the passion is there. You made me even more exited about the possibility so thank you for that. May be we can do coffee one day to consolidate.
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Chopper One wrote:
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Thank you Sir,

That is good news. In architecture so maybe can understand a bit of maths & science but definitely not good at it. Unfortunately cannot comment on the grey matter but the passion is there. You made me even more exited about the possibility so thank you for that. May be we can do coffee one day to consolidate.
The passion will get you there, and obviously a bit of luck too :lol: I did a similar thing: I spent 1 good hour every weeksday morning to study, then writing an exam every month. Completed just short of a year. I found that through the day my head was taking things in and then I had my own questions to answer. :lol:

Go for it, even if you never take the exams :wink:
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Chopper One wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:20 pm
Thank you Sir,

That is good news. In architecture so maybe can understand a bit of maths & science but definitely not good at it. Unfortunately cannot comment on the grey matter but the passion is there. You made me even more exited about the possibility so thank you for that. May be we can do coffee one day to consolidate.
If you need any help or want a coffee chat, send me a pm.
Good luck and enjoy it, it is quite rewarding and you only get to experience it once.
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Unread post by Chopperone » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 pm

I'm also taking the plunge. Thanks for the time frame advice. There don't seem to be any structured ground school courses here in Cape Town that I can find. There is a one on one instructor ..... but obviously more expensive. I will use for the subjects that I find less easy.
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Unread post by Chopper One » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:05 pm

Thank you guys. Cage I will take you up on that.
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Unread post by stuartto » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 pm

And I would highly recommend a few tutoring sessions with AVCOM member Brand... he is a great source of help with some of the trickier subjects, such as Navigation, Radio Aids...
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Unread post by Chopper One » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:55 pm

stuartto wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 pm
And I would highly recommend a few tutoring sessions with AVCOM member Brand... he is a great source of help with some of the trickier subjects, such as Navigation, Radio Aids...
Thank you, I did think of calling him, and there is definitely certain subjects as mentioned which I will need some assistance in!
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