I am tempted to purchase the ATPL online course from pilottraining.ca and was wondering if any of you guys have used it and found it worth studying from? I am living in the NWT at the moment and would cost me some money to get down to Edmonton or Calgary for the aerocouse ground school which I have attended in the past and really liked. Amy help would be appreciated.
I have also looked at other books for ATPL and some which i have been satisfied with but in the end i found having done the pilottraining.ca ATPL course first then i bought the aerocourse ATPL workbook for review was perfect
did the job in the end for me.
hope that info helps
I self studied with the *hane books and Aerocourse and managed good marks on both. Did them one at a time, one month on and off studying at a time.
The Sharper Edge book was a complete waste of time, and while the Harv's online thing worked great for my CPL and INRAT I didn't like the ATPL course all that much. It was OK but there is something about studying from a book though, especially the A's.
I see the above poster liked it, and everyone is a bit different.
With hindsight if I were doing it over I would use the following resources:
- CapGEN/Chart Legends
But ya, I would recommend not using pilottraining.ca for the ATPL as it was very out of date, disorganized, and redundant given that you're studying for the SARON and SAMRA, not the PPL etc.
I had the PPL recommend letter, and had issues with it at TC. Because I was not in the same region, they did not want to accept it. I had to go write a mock exam again at my flight school to get their recommend letter.
From my side pilottraining.ca was just a waste of money and more importantly waste of time.
-The content is full of nice to know but not much of need to know.
-One of the instructors did not have a clue how to convert feet to meters.
- I found a discrepency with the AIM they never corrected it.
- I sent an email regarding missing paragraphs and never got any reply.
I reverted to accelerated aviation workbooks im on it right now and i feel more confident
This is my experience..good luck for the rest.
We are constantly working on the material and we've been sharpening up some of the ATPL material earlier this week already. We are adding more "must know" indicators for the material on the exam, but still including all the material on the study guide. I don't want our courses to only be about the exam, but really expose the student to what the industry expects you to know.
I'm really bothered I didn't respond to your email/feedback, if you'd care to send it again I would certainly jump and respond. Sorry I missed it.