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John.Heddles replied the topic: Review Questions Set 2 - Q 15
Regarding the potential concern raised at post 12 regarding the CASA site's reference to the Jepp, but not the Dalton style (ie the slide type) navigation computer - I double checked with the examiner and he confirmed that the website detail should be read only as example so there remains no problem with using whatever navigation computer you might choose.
Engineering specialist in aircraft performance and weight control.
Airspeed replied the topic: Review Questions Set 2 - Q 15 - Finally passed Performance
I had a discussion with the invigilator for my exam last Saturday. They said my metal ruler was totally fine, but the .03mm mechanical pencil I took was not allowed. In a conversation on the phone with their superior, they said that pens have been banned, since they found out that some people were taking pencils and pens into exams that had built in spy cameras.
Seriously? If some candidates took this in, then they need to have their heads examined.
Anyway, I passed the exam this time. 78%, although I could have gotten over 80 with one question I immediately knew Id done wrong after time was up. A forward limit problem, with only weight shift. I was going about subtracting moments and adding moments, when all I needed to do was use the formula to get the forward limit at the weight specified, then do a shift calculation. I actually did the latter method in the exam, but time was running out, I got flustered and doubted myself, so stuck with the original wrong answer.
I felt like the third attempt was a lot easier. Either I was better studied, it the luck of the question draw, or they just make it easier in order to get you passed. The 4 pointer question was a really easy PNR, that didn't ask for additional things like the ETP to B, etc and was multiple guess instead of a whole number answer.
Jase88 replied the topic: Review Questions Set 2 - Q 15
Hi Bob, i just went over the question and it doesn't mention if it's at take off or startup, do we just assume that it's at startup if the question doesn't mention it? Or is it because it states "the aircraft is being prepared" for a ferry flight?