So last week I got my box of flight training material shipped to me. It includes the PTS, FAA manuals, and ATP Training Supplements. So here is my question. The manuals say to memorize all V-Speeds, systems descriptions, and answers to the oral review in the back of the supplement. I wrote up a Word document will Q’s and A’s for each oral review, and do have a lot committed to memory. My struggle seems to be with the V-Speeds. Each aircraft has very different numbers, and keeping them straight in my head from plane to plane is difficult, especially with not actually flying the physical plane, and having the muscle memory of performing procedures. How exactly did you guys prepare when it came to these supplements? What is the best method to memorize all speeds, systems, and profiles for each specific aircraft? Part of me thinks ATP wants you simply to be familiar, as it is difficult to retain information mentally when you are not yet flying the planes, for example, spending a ton of time memorizing word for word every maneuver profile.
So what approach did you guys take when you received all the supplements? I’m trying to think up a study strategy that works so far out from my start date (June 26). I’m already set to take my IRA written and want to knock a few more out. Also, I assume that the C-172 will be the first aircraft I fly, as I will be taking the 40 hr Multi track. Seems like that would be the one to have freshest in the mind.