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Andy Ford
1 hour ago, Louie Lister said:

Will students still need to do the S2 theory exam on the CTS? If so, will it be updated? There are questions that are very out of date and incorrect on there. 

The theory will be migrated to Moodle as and when we release it - once we have a clearer picture of how quickly this can happen, I may go through CTS questions to update some of them.

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Josh Riley

Talking of exams, will the theory exams have any aerodrome specific content, or will it just be general knowledge that is applicable to all civ airfields?

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Andy Ford
36 minutes ago, Josh Riley said:

Talking of exams, will the theory exams have any aerodrome specific content, or will it just be general knowledge that is applicable to all civ airfields?

There may be some general theory asked in relation to the aerodrome, but generally no. In any case, the student may have access to crib sheets and charts during theory. It's important however, that students be able to apply the principles to a given context.

Examples:

- Describing a controllers AoR specific to the aerodrome.
- A question on altimetry may utilise a fact such as aerodrome elevation when working with QNH / QFE.

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Jack Limb

Got to say, I know it’s S3 but 4/20 questions on my CTS theory exam were actually S3.

Some questions were:

a) what is the ICAO for Luton

b) when can two aircraft line up on a runway at once

c) what is the correct order for an IFR Departure (clearance, push, taxi, takeoff)

loads of others. That isn’t an S3 theory exam. 

There should be questions like:

1. Which of these definitions apply to minimum stack level

2. In terms of Arrival wake requirements, how many miles does an A320 need behind an A380?

3. Given the QNH is, what is the MSL

4. Out of these answers, which is one limitation of PSR

5. Which of these describes a traffic service?

6. Name the 4 different services offered by UKFIS (probs worded wrong).

7. If 2 arriving IFR aircraft have spacing of 4.5 nm on the glide slope, what should you do?

8. Which of these describes a full radar release. 

These are proper S3 questions about what the student should have learnt. These are generic, there are hundreds of questions you could ask.

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Andy Ford
22 minutes ago, Jack Limb said:

Got to say, I know it’s S3 but 4/20 questions on my CTS theory exam were actually S3.

Not really on-topic to the Tower Syllabus, but as Moodle is going to take a while, I will update these questions soon to make them more relevant. 🙂

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2 hours ago, Jack Limb said:

Got to say, I know it’s S3 but 4/20 questions on my CTS theory exam were actually S3.

 

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