It does not alter the facts as I specified before.
A person with no knowledge about the subject could be lucky and tick
the right boxes. Like the lottery numbers selection, whereas a question paper
and a pen and a blank sheet of paper for the answers leaves
nothing to chance.
1 Do I bale out
2 crash land
3 pray and take pot luck
4 do nothing
5 climb on to wing and restart engine
6 call for help
Like you mention operating procedures and Q/Z codes are as
important as the tecnical info. From an international point of view CW and a
good knowledge of Q codes is a big bonus, it overcomes all the language
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Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:27
Subject: Re: LF: Tick test
> I suppose the students cannot be blamed, since 1979
its their only
> option, no alternative.
The RAF technical
examining board used objective multiple choice
question method in the
For general info from a tick test marker.
The pass mark of the basic UK foundation level exam is 72% which is much
higher than the old RAE.
In an exam I invigilated last night we had six candidates with 4
passing. Of the remaining two who were not successful, the reason was
one that I see on too many occasions. Both candidates did very well on the
technical side of the exam. ( TX RX antennas EMC theory) but scored poorly
(30%) on the license conditions section.
Even for those people with a technical background, work is required and
study on areas of the syllabus you are not familiar with is essential.
They'll be back!