Joined: Jul 20, 2004 Posts: 3702 Location: Birmingham, UK
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:24 pm Post subject:
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!
Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Posts: 1003 Location: EGSY (Sheffield) Once a city with an airport :-(
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:24 pm Post subject:
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)
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.
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! _________________ J.
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