Hello I had a few questions to ask and looking for advice. My start date is about 7 weeks out and I have my last written FOI scheduled for the end of the week. After that written, I will have completed 7 writtens(6 required + IGI).
-To my understanding the IGI and AGI is mainly for one of the requirements for the gold seal correct? Does is matter if its IGI or AGI? Does one have an advantage over another?
-My PAR was my lowest score from my writtens. Every test after were 90s using SA of course. For the PAR I used the $350 Sporty’s ground school course w the videos because I didn’t know there was the cheaper app version just for the test prep. I felt like the videos helped me understand and get a good grasp of the basics of the PPL stage. Although I was scoring in the 90s on practice exams, I got 75 on the PAR. For this reason I want to know how I can start really preparing for my PPL stage at ATP. I understand the oral can be more difficult with a lower written score so I was wondering what I can do now to get ahead. Ive received the ATP supply package so have all the books available. What should I start reading?
-Lastly, about the ATP Orientation study course, I’ve seen people say they finished the videos in this forum within a week or so. Should watch the orientation videos maybe like 2 weeks out from my start date to keep the knowledge more fresh or does it not matter if I get it done now?
If you guys have anything else to add that would help me be successful throughout the program, please feel free to add anything. I’m all ears. Thank you!
Sounds good, Thanks Adam. How do you get verified here btw?
Admin will take care of it. They update periodically.
“Admin” would be me and you are now verified
I would get the orientation videos done as a first priority and then spend your time reviewing the aircraft supplement to best prepare for your first day. There are some review questions in the back. If you can answer those you’ll be in good shape.
I’ll make sure to check that out. Thanks!
Chiming in a little late (my apologies), as Hannah mentioned reviewing the Training Supplement, make sure you could answer Day 1 the Oral Review questions in the aft section of the supplement. I would pencil in your answers if you have a paperback copy so that you can store the information in the long-term memory.
If I had a couple specific questions to ask regarding my training center, should I be messaging my training support manager? Ive messaged mine a few days ago and I haven’t gotten a reply yet. Maybe you guys know the answers so I’ll ask you here as well. On my first day, what time do I have to be at the training center? Is the check-in day a full day, do I have to pack lunch? Also if I remember correctly, at the MMU location you need a key fob for building access so how does that work?
The training support specialist and lead flight instructor are your two best points of contact. The training support manager oversees an entire region of flight schools and is very busy. That’s probably why you haven’t heard back yet.
Also, have you read through the first day information on the student extranet? That should discuss the timeline for the first day and what to expect as well.
Thanks Hannah. I have read the first day info but they don’t go into specifically what time to show up or building access info. Where can I find the contacts for the training support specialist and lead flight instructor? Do I just email training support for now?
I hate assuming, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t expect you to be there at 8:00 AM on Day 1, which means arrive a little early as well.
To find contacts, go to your Student Extranet, click the Directory/Contacts on left side of the ribbon. There you will find numerous numbers for departments at ATP. For your training center contacts, I would just click around the Student Extranet (get familiar with it) and you might find the contacts. It has been a minute since I’ve logged into the Student Extranet and I’m pretty sure they just updated it after I left as an instructor.
Also your lead instructor or primary instructor should be reaching out within a week of starting which will provide you valuable information.
Thanks for adding on. I’ve got in contact with the training support yesterday and I got my questions answered. I was just confused because I only had the general contacts + the TS Manager. Now I understand as the date gets closer they’ll assign me lead flight instructor, etc. Thanks for all the help.