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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: PPL CONFUSER Reply with quote

I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE WAS A PPL CONFUSER FOR HELI'S OR IF THERE IS JUST ONE,AS THE ONE I HAVE SEEMS TO LEAN TOWARDS FIXED WING.JUST WONDERING IF ID BOUGHT THE WRONG ONE. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the fixed wing biased world of aviation! To my admittedly small but ever increasing knowledge there is no helicopter specific PPL Confuser!

Pick out the bits that are relevant and you'll be reet...

(Have you got the one with 2 Norwegian pilots giving a thumbs-up moments before impact?! I used that one and it helped me to get into exam mode, AFTER I'd read all the necessary...)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beastie!

What do you mean by confuser? I assume it's a book of practice questions and answers. I had one for the PPL(H) but I believe it was for fixed wing too, as the only difference is the Helicopter Technical exam.

Now, I don't think it's a good idea to rely solely on these test books, but if you've learnt the material before hand and want to test your knowledge I think that's a very good way of assessing how well you have learnt the subject material. I quite enjoyed doing the practice tests and I think it helped to get used to the "exam technique".

If a "confuser" is something totally different to what I'm thinking, I do apologize! Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You beat me to it IB! By the way WHY is it called a confuser? To confuse you?! Confused

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
WHY is it called a confuser? To confuse you?! Confused

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Dunno, but it's a rubbish name - who the hell wants to be confused before doing a test? It should be called something more positive like a...erm...PPL Primer or summat.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly! I would name it something like PPL exam prep! Oh well, the person who wrote it was obviously even more confused than the people taking the exams! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's named the Confuser as it's translated from the Bangkokian for "Assister"..(Foxy fluent in Thai..)

The only trouble with it now, is that the CAA/JAR exams are 4 options for the answers against three demonstrated in the book.

The questions in the exam still bear a similarity to the ones the Nung Sornying book shows, but there are a few Q's in the real tests that are written the 'other way round' and I think are there to confuse you. So the REAL tests are the confusing ones.

Just back from a long rehearsal (more in Torque Chat'n'Chilli)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update on the Confuser book, which I bought in February 2006. The questions now have 4 answer options, just like the real PPL exams.

There is no Helicopter Technical section to the Confuser. However, the book by Wagtendonk (Principles of Helicopter Flight) has a good selection of helicopter technical type question.

Only some of the exams are completely common to fixed wing and helicopter PPL, for example Human Factors and Met. Some of the others are mostly the same, but slightly different in some areas. For example, Air Law is mostly identical, but some of the license questions in the real helicopter Air Law exam ask specifically about helicopter licensing issues rather than fixed wing. In the Confuser all the questions refer to fixed wing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Greeny; Welcome to Helitorque!

It's been a while since I did this, but from memory, navigation was the same too - the principles of nav would be the same, no matter what machine you fly. And it was with navigation that the confuser was the most help to me... the several questions on working the CRP computer allowed me to sail through the real exam! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give this a go ..

Its from flight store dot co/uk I have not got it personally, but
it looks to be more focused on the helicopter. I found that the
confuser was a good prep for the exams, but there are mistakes in it.

http://www.flightstore.co.uk/question_bank_volume_3_helicopter_ppl_cpl.pilot.books/use.id.10.item_id.246/

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: what exams... Reply with quote

Hi,

After asking the CAA, I can clarify that if you have a ppl A, the only exams you need for ppl H are:

Flight performance
Technical

for helicopters - you are given automatic passes in the other subjects.

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