ATPL(H) Full Time Ground School
We offer a Full-Time Ground School course for ATPL Navigation and ATPL Helicopter Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems. The remaining five subjects can be completed by our Distance Learning course.
Navigation is a generic subject between both ATPL Helicopter and Aeroplane. Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems is 80% the same content for both ATPL Helicopter and Aeroplane. Since the majority of the Syllabus is common between the two and has a large focus on Aeroplanes, we find Helicopter pilots do benefit in coming along to the Full-Time Ground School course for these two subjects.
The ATPL(H) Theory Course for Navigation and Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems consists of 3 weeks intensive full-time study, working from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. You will also be expected to do homework each night and over the weekend.
While time spent in class is intensive, our course format allows as much time as possible for many detailed revision tests. On completion of each subject module you can attempt Advanced Flight Theory’s Practice CyberExams before attempting the CASA PEXO Exams.
Our fees include all Course Notes, Revision Tests, Practice CyberExams and Answer Sheets. There is no requirement to purchase any other textbooks as all relevant references and manuals are included. You will need to provide your own set of Airservices Publications, Charts and Navigation Equipment.
“The remaining subjects can be sat while you are with us, however we strongly recommend that they are attempted at a different time to minimise your personal stress levels.”
The remaining five ATPL(H) subjects are:
The Distance Learning subjects can be completed at your convenience, before or after attending the ATPL ground school. The package covers the entire CASA Part 61 Manual of Standards Aeronautical Knowledge Standards (Syllabus) includes comprehensive Notes, Revision Tests, Practice CyberExams and Answer Sheets. Many students have received 100% for these subjects after using our study material only and making the effort to study hard.
This package can be forwarded free to you anywhere in Australia. We are happy to post the package overseas, however due to the considerable expense of airmail and essential insurance, we must charge an overseas postage fee. We will contact you prior to dispatch to quote overseas postage charges.
Our course is very intensive, however we have done everything possible to ensure adequate time is given to fully cover the full CASA Part 61 Manual of Standards Aeronautical Knowledge Standards (Syllabus). We have found that our short course format with our constant revision tests, leads to better information retention, especially on exam day.
All subjects are bound in professional binders with indexed spines for easy reference. There is no requirement to purchase any other textbooks as all relevant reference material and manuals are included.
Please Note: There may be some slight variations to the format described below when public holidays interfere with the scheduled CASA PEXO Exams at the end of each subject.
Navigation commences on Monday, with six days spent in the classroom and the CASA ANAV PEXO Exam scheduled for the Tuesday after class finishes.
Study Material Included:
Navigation includes studying the static/pitot system, gyroscopic/laser ring instruments, weather radar, radar/radio altimeters and the latest on GPS. The principles of operation of radio navigation aids and their errors and limitations, determining position by way of radio navaid information (RMI with VOR/ADF) and the use of an ERC are covered next. You will learn to plot Critical Points and the Point of Safe Diversion on ERC and how to calculate track intercepts without a chart using basic trigonometry. The subject material is covered in the classroom from Monday to Friday, with Practice CyberExams over the weekend and the Monday before the CASA ANAV PEXO Exam on the Tuesday.
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems commences on a Wednesday, with seven days spent in the classroom and the CASA AASA PEXO Exam scheduled for the Friday after class finishes.
Study Material Included:
The Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems syllabus is very broad, covering BGT (Basic Gas Turbines), EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument Systems), FMS (Flight Management Systems) and all aircraft navigation and control systems. These are all discussed in great detail. Special videos on many of the important aspects will be viewed. Aircraft Hydraulic and Electrical Systems are also topics covered during the course.
Advanced Flight Theory has an EFIS Computer Simulator, displayed via a large screen video data projector. The simulator allows us to show, in real time, a complete flight using the latest in EFIS displays and FMS. Wednesday to the following Thursday are spent learning the subject material, with Practice CyberExams sat on Thursday before the CASA AASA PEXO Exam.
Meteorology, Air Law and Human Factors
You should allow approximately seven or eight days of devoted self study time to cover all of the material required to sit the remaining subjects of Meteorology, Air Law and Human Factors. The study material includes reference material, revision tests, Practice CyberExams and a very comprehensive document index.
Study Material Included:
Study Material Included:
Study Material Included:
Airservices Supply Shop
Advanced Flight Theory operates an Airservices Supply Shop and can provide the complete range of CASA documents, maps and charts. Flight computers, protractors, WAC rulers and a full range of basic stationery items are also available. Supplies can be purchased on arrival, or by phone or internet order and dispatched to you at any time.
Contact Brett Adamson for further details or to place an order.
All of Advanced Flight Theory’s professional theory courses contain our Practice CyberExams for each subject, including a personalised username and password with eight Marking Credits per subject.
While our Practice CyberExams do not contain actual CASA exam questions, they are designed to ensure you become familiar with the style and workload involved in the actual CASA PEXO Exams and help you become familiar with the layout and format of the exams. The sole purpose of our Practice CyberExam system is to help you determine if you are fully prepared to attempt the actual CASA PEXO Exams for each subject.
Our Practice CyberExams have proven to be very popular with our students. Since our system was first created, we have had over 5000 different aeroplane and helicopter pilots attempt our exams and approximately 25,000 Practice PEXO Exams are sat via our system every year.
Please click here for a demonstration of our system.
Additional Items Required
Our course fees DO NOT include CASA Exam Fees, ASPEQ PEXO Exam Delivery Fees, Accommodation or Supply Shop items.
Additional items required are: note paper, pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, highlighters, dividers, compass, post-it-notes, navigation protractor, Jeppesen CR-3 or APR CR-6 circular navigation computers, Calculator, ERC High and Low Charts, TAC Charts, CAR’s, CAO’s (20-99), AIP and ERSA with RDS.
The Jeppesen Airways Manual/Charts can be used as a substitute for AIP/ERSA/ERC‘s, however where there are differences between CASA and Jeppesen Documents, the CASA Documents are considered the definitive reference.
Navigation equipment required is a Circular Flight Computer and a navigation protractor. The Jeppesen CR-3 or APR CR-6 circular navigation computers are the largest of the circular style. You can use the smaller Jeppersen CR-2 and Jeppersen CR-5, however the smaller scales make it much harder to achieve the accuracy required for the exams so we recommend you use the larger Jeppesen CR-3 or APR CR-6 circular navigation computers. Slide style navigation computers are not suitable for ATPL(A) exam study.
You will also require note paper, pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, highlighters, dividers, compass, post-it-notes.
From 1 September 2016, where a calculator is part of the permitted material for an exam, candidates will be permitted to use their own calculator. We stock the following calculator which was the calculator CASA previously provided to candidates on the examination centres – Aurora DT210 desktop calculator. We have stocks of Aurora DT210 desktop calculators available in our supply shop and you can purchase one of these to use each day during your study. We recommend the calculator you use for your study is the same as the one you take into the examination as this helps ensure you do not become confused on exam day by having to use a calculator with a different key layout and functions to the one you used during your study.
Important Note: Departure and Approach Procedures (DAP) East and West is a permitted reference for the CASA Air Law PEXO Exam, however the main topic covered by the Air Law syllabus that requires reference to DAP East and West is noise curfew procedures and requirements. If you do not already have DAP East and West and wish to avoid the considerable cost of purchasing these documents, you should familiarise yourself with noise curfew procedures before sitting the CASA Air Law PEXO Exam.
ATPL(H) Course Fees – Individual Subject Prices
|Distance Learning Course||Full-Time Ground School||Upgrade From DLC to FTGS*|
|Flight Planning||$ 625.00||Distance Learning Only||Distance Learning Only|
|Performance and Loading||$ 850.00||Distance Learning Only||Distance Learning Only|
|Navigation||$ 550.00||$ 1080.00||$ 560.00|
|Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems||$ 685.00||$950.00||TBA|
|Meteorology||$ 280.00||Distance Learning Only||Distance Learning Only|
|Air Law||$ 240.00||Distance Learning Only||Distance Learning Only|
|Human Factors||$ 280.00||Distance Learning Only||Distance Learning Only|
When And How To Apply For A Casa Pexo Exam
IMPORTANT NOTE: CASA and ASPEQ PEXO Exam fees are NOT included in our course fees for Full Time Ground School or Distance Learning Courses. If you are attending our Full Time Ground School Classes we have pre-booked CASA PEXO Exam sessions for our students at the end of each subject. If requested, we can book your exam in one of these sessions for you on your first day in class and charge the exams fees to your account. Our pre booked sessions mean you do not need to book your own CASA PEXO Exams for subjects you do in class with us. You must book your own CASA PEXO Exams for any Distance Learning subjects you study.
All CASA Flight Crew Examinations are booked through ASPEQ
CASA PEXO Exams used as credits towards CASA flight crew licences can only be sat in Australia.
Before booking any CASA PEXO Exams candidates need to be sure of their eligibility and timing before making a booking.
In particular, overseas students should note that they must hold a CASA CPL(H) or have a pass in all seven parts of the CASA CPL(H) theory exam to meet pre requisite qualifications for sitting CASA ATPL(H) PEXO Exams.
ASL have a strict policy on refunds and transfers to other sitting dates.
When booking exams candidates should be aware of the retraining periods required after exam failures and make allowances for this. ASL recommend that you do not book for more than three exams at a time to ensure there are no transfer fees or that exam fees are not forfeited.
How To Enrol
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Our Guarantee To You
If after attending our full time course, you are not totally prepared to sit the CASA PEXO Exams, or you are having difficulty with any aspect of the course, you are welcome to return and resit all or any part of the course you have paid for once, with no additional course fee. If necessary, you may also resit all or any part of the course more than once, subject to some simple conditions.
We guarantee to stick with you until you achieve your goal.