Joined: Feb 14, 2008 Posts: 888 Location: Stavanger, Norway
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:00 am Post subject:
Ask Paco, he know CAPT... quite well I would say...
I went to Bristol, but that was the only option at the time. Fixed-wing ATPL course, was ok, but would have preffered helicopter specific. Nowadays I would have gone to CAPT. My personal opinion, but check them both out. Alex at Bristol along with the other instructors are excellent folk and will take the time to discuss things with you.
CAPT is heli-specific - and I know Phil has worked quite hard to guide the CAA examiners towards more heli-specific questions.
He does both CPL(H) and ATPL(H), and offers a distance-learning, modular course. Although you will still have to attend a couple of weeks of consolidation course at one of his venues before he can sign you off for the exam entries!
Certainly when I did my ATPs we were told without doubt to get a certain type (one of the CRPs... maybe the 5?). The reason being that different makes of whizz wheel will give slightly different results, and that CRP was the one used when the questions were written. The answer range was so tight on some questions that you could do everything correctly but get the "wrong" answer if you used a different whizz wheel.
The exams have changed several times since then so this may no longer hold true, but I would still go with the course provider's recommendation.
Bristol used to have a nav instructor called Baz who had a monster classroom demonstration CRP5 on its own wheeled stand... I wonder what the CAA would say if you wheeled that in on exam day Dom Joly style
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum