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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Books to read and begin to understand? Reply with quote

I am not yet at the financial point where I can commit to a training school and start on my ATPL (H)... I have a couple of schools that I am liking the look of...but realistically its going to be 3-6 months before I take the plunge...


So... In the meantime, what good value books can I buy so I can start learning some of the stuff for the CPL/ATPL? I learned the bare minimum for PPL...and regret to say that have forgotten much of it..... So I really need to further my knowdlege, and find a way of making it stick in my head!

Im figuring that if I already have a good unserstanding of things, that when I come to do the distance learning aspect for the exams etc I will be ahead of the game, and not find it so hard..... Thats the theory anyway...


Does that seem like a reasonable approach?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ide say so! im doing the same thing, waiting for jan to start! from what i have been told by my school and the great people on here and from what im reading is the books "Fatal traps for helicopter pilots", "principles of helicopter flight", and if you can "helicopter ground school course" (which i got at a nearby pilots store)! There is some awesome info on this stuff from forum members like afterburner and whirlygirl just to name 2! None the less im in the same spot as you and these books along with internet info and members here are more than enough info for you to get ahead! Best of luck!




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Books to read and begin to understand? Reply with quote

tegwin wrote:
........So... In the meantime.............

Did I hear someone call for help? IT'S ROTORMAN TO THE RESCUE! Laughing

Hey Teg,
start by viewing these:
www.helidreams.com/?page_id=47

then, you can download and review the aerodynamics in the free book from the FAA/US:
http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/media/faa-h-8083-21.pdf

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.....and find a way of making it stick in my head

This comes only from constant review. Take one subject a night and cover it. The second night, quickly review the subject from the night before and move on. Keep overlapping the studies of the "night before", so as to always "study two nights worth".
When you get to the end of a "chapter". Stop and review, in its' entirety.
Do this until the book is finished.
It doesn't matter what the source: video, notes, books, etc. Keep reviewing.


Logan,
Your wonderful comment did not go unoticed. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about re reading your ppl books?

The PoF questions in the Uk are based on the principles of flight book by Wagtendonk so if you can get a cheap copy from somewhere like ebay...........

Alternatively wait till your distance learning course books arrive with you as they'll contain all you NEED and then some Shocked

Practice using your CRP5. In the exams you need to be both quick and accurate.

If you've spare money the Oxford MET CD Rom is alot easier to get on with than any Met book I read. Fatal Traps whilst a good book has little to do with the actual exams so I'd save your money at present and only buy what you need, when you need it.

Good luck

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Books to read and begin to understand? Reply with quote

afterburner wrote:

then, you can download and review the aerodynamics in the free book from the FAA/US:
http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/a...-h-8083-21.pdf




The link does not seem to work do you mean

http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/media/faa-h-8083-21.pdf

The rotorcraft flying handbook ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup...
Link apparently got cut off in pasting.
Fixed the earlier post.
Sorry about that, and thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a stack of books at my home in Scotland which I will be happy to pass on to future stick jockeys. Next time I am home, probably not until after New Year (guess whose got the short straw this year!) but I will post a list of them all and you can take what you like for the cost of a pint of beer and postage.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HaggisHunter wrote:
I have a stack of books at my home in Scotland which I will be happy to pass on to future stick jockeys. Next time I am home, probably not until after New Year (guess whose got the short straw this year!) but I will post a list of them all and you can take what you like for the cost of a pint of beer and postage.

Fly Happy, HH


That would be awsome if you would Smile You can never have enough books to read!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the ATPL(H), you only need Professional Helicopter Pilot Studies, which is the course notes for my approved JAA ATPL(H) course in book form.

Way better than wading through Wagtendonk!

there are Canadian & US versions available too (the US one is currently being used by Embry-Riddle)

BTW, I am working on a replacement for Wagtendonk, together with Shawn Coyle and Gerry Sedgwick. Watch this space!

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