Rob Avery and an airline cadet in a B737 EFIS simulator.
COURSES AT MOORABBIN FLYING SERVICES
In-class courses for the four most challenging ATPL subjects are now available at Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS) training facility located at Moorabbin airport. The courses are planned to run regularly throughout the year. They involve some minor pre-course study material so that you can focus in class on the larger elements of each subject with immediate instructor guidance at your disposal. You can enrol in any or all of the seven ATPL subjects as you wish. Refer course schedule below.
Navigation - 6 days (CASA exam thereafter). Course cost $710.10 inc GST. Next ATPL Navigation course runs 9th to 14th Jan 2017.
Performance and Loading - 5 days (CASA exam thereafter). Course cost $592.50 inc GST. Next ATPL Performance and Loading course runs 18th Jan to 24th Jan 2017.
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems -10 days (CASA exam thereafter). Course cost $1181.00 inc GST. Next ATPL Aerodynamics & Systems course 30th Jan to 10th Feb 2017.
Flight Planning -12 days (including CASA exam thereafter). Course cost $1460.40 inc GST. Next ATPL Flight Planning course runs 20th Feb to 7th Mar 2017.
four in-class subjects are covered over six consecutive weeks followed by
the four corresponding CASA examinations. This is slightly longer than may
be offered elsewhere and gives you more subject exposure time to
significantly increase your prospects of a first sit exam pass. The idea
being to have you ready to sit the CASA exam at course end. The extra class
time allows for a more personalised learning experience enhanced further
through limited student numbers per class so you will not find yourself
competing with dozens of other students for timely instructor guidance.
Potential students are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
The MFS classroom facility at 55 Grange Rd, Moorabbin airport will suit both local and interstate pilots as there is good transport and accommodation nearby. A large food court is just across the road.
SELF-STUDY ATPL DISTANCE LEARNING SUBJECTS
∑ Meteorology. Course cost $220.00 inc GST.
∑ Human Performance and Limitations. Course cost $242.00 inc GST.
Air Law. Course cost $220.00 inc GST.Contact
Rob Avery directly to enrol/pay for any of these three subjects. Email:
All seven course subjects come with full hard copy training texts coupled with progressive online multi-choice quiz's prior to sitting the CASA examination, and a host of CASA style online practice exams to get you truly CASA exam focused and discover and correct any misunderstandings prior to sitting the CASA examination. An instructor helpline is provided also.
COURSE MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY ROB AVERY
Rob Avery has built a reputation of delivering high quality pilot training both in-class and via distance learning courses for over two decades. During this time, there has been consistently very high first-sit pass rates and pass scores among the students. Historically in fact the highest first-sit pass rate nationwide. MFS use Robís 'easy learning' format that provides fast knowledge uptake with the least hassle and stress. All courses come with comprehensive course notes (hard copy) and access to an online supporting cyber-assignments.
COURSE MATERIALS THAT STUDENTS NEED TO SUPPLY
Refer to CASA webpage: http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_102044
These can be sourced from most pilot supply shops nationwide.
There is plenty of reasonably priced accommodation, most within easy drive of the training facility.
RESTRICTED STUDENT CLASS NUMBERS
The class size is capped at 18 to allow a more personlised service to students.
Individual subjects are offered for students, some of whom may have already passed some subject examinations.
This is provided by Rob for your immediate assistance in-class, or by phone or email. Course access and helpline remain in place until you pass the CASA exam concerned.
CASA/ASL EXAM FEES
Additional to the enrollment cost.
REALISTIC PRACTICE EXAMS
All practice exams are written at CASA examination depth and style. They are regularly updated to reflect any changes in the examinations and regulations.
HOW TO ENROL IN THE FOUR MAJOR SUBJECTS
Contact James Trugett at MFS directly to enrol/pay for any of these four subjects. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact James at (03) 9580 8822.
PAYING YOUR ENROLLMENT FEE
You can pay by credit card, personal cheque, bank check, direct debit or cash. All course fees are receipted, and the course is usually tax deductible for those working as pilots. If in doubt please seek advice from your tax professional prior to enrolling to confirm if you are eligible to claim the cost of the course against tax.
TO ENROL IN ATPL LAW, ATPL HUMAN FACTORS OR ATPL METEOROLOGY PLEASE DO SO AT:
GENERAL ADVICE (Pilot to Pilot)
ATPL studies represent the Olympics of pilot theory training. There are no "short-cuts" but there are lots of trip-wires you can set for yourself. You should seriously consider the merits of attending class lectures for the four most challenging subjects of Navigation, Flight Planning, Performance and Loading, and Aerodynamics and Systems. Self study with patched together information is not practical for these or any ATPL subjects - you will just paint yourself into a corner !
Remember that airlines will have access to your CASA exam file and may judge you harshly if you needed multiple attempts at any subject. This may prove an inhibitor to your on-going career job prospects. The cost of multiple re-sitting of CASA exams should be considered also. Your prospects of passing all seven ATPL subjects within the given two year PEXO time frame will be much enhanced if you attend the in-class sessions for the four most challenging subjects.
Airlines are primarily looking for pilots who can be trained and who pass their internal courses and type endorsements on first attempt. The ATPL examinations are viewed as a filter by the airlines. Passing them is generally a pre-requisite before you will be considered for an interview with major airlines, irrespective of the flying experience you may possess.
Q. How long does my access last once enrolled ?
A. Your enrollment fee is good for 2 years from the date you pay for your course.
Q. I understand the ATPL examinations are challenging. Having done the MFS/Rob Avery ATPL courses, what are the chances of gaining a CASA examination pass on first attempt ?
A. Historically the vast majority who study using the Rob Avery courseware pass each of the CASA examinations on first attempt. Of course the student also needs to put in the work to achieve a pass.
Q. Are the course notes updated regularly ?
A. Updating the courseware is something that is taken very seriously and modifications and improvements are done on a weekly basis to reflect the CASA demands of candidates.
Q. I hear the Flight Planning subject is demanding ?
A. As we supply the correct teaching, use superior courseware, techniques and strictly the limit class sizes you should not find this subject too difficult at all. As with any subject at this level you will need to put in the effort both during and after class.
Q. What if I fail to pass the CASA exam for a particular in-class course subject. Am I allowed class access free of charge so I can find any errors in my thinking or working ?
A. Yes you may attend one more series of in-class sessions provided space is available if it is within two years of your first in-class session. There is no additional cost for this.
Q. Do I need to hold the seven ATPL frozen theory credits to get an interview for an airline job ?
A. In most cases yes.
Q. I understand there is some minor pre-course preparation studies for me to undertake prior to the in-class sessions. Can you tell me about this ?
A. Yes Rob will assign you access codes so you can go through some introductory parts of the course via a dedicated online website for each subject you enrol in. Study of these pre-course study modules will let you "hit the ground running" when you start the in-class sessions, making these sessions less demanding and productive. It is assumed you will have undertaken all pre-course study modules by day 1 of the subject you are enrolled in.
Q. Are there plenty of CASA-style practice exams that I can attempt ?
A. Yes there sure are plenty of CASA style multi-choice final examinations to get you CASA exam ready, all of which are CASA examination focused and at CASA depth. Typically, candidates finish each of the CASA examinations on or ahead of time.
Q. Are there food outlets near the course venue ?
A. Yes there are many major food outlets about 200 m from the classroom.
Q Will I need to study after class hours ?
A. Yes there will be some revision and reading to be done in your spare time.Download PDF of this course information here.
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