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Solutions

Section 3 - Meteorology

2019

Meteorology Question 1 Solution (PDF, 29 KB)

Solutions

Section 4 - Instruments

2019

Instruments Question 11 Solution (PDF, 24 KB)
Instruments Question 15 Solution (PDF, 37 KB)
Instruments Question 23 Solution (PDF, 37 KB)
Instruments Question 25 Solution (PDF, 22 KB)

Solutions

Section 7 - Flight Operations

2019

Pressurization Problems
Flight Operations Pressurization Questions 19 & 29 Solutions (PDF, 10 KB)

Weight and Balance Problems
Refer to the following files for solutions to the weight and balance exercise from questions 30 to 36.
Flight Operations Weight & Balance Questions 30 to 33 Solutions (PDF, 66 KB)
Flight Operations Weight & Balance Question 34 Solution (PDF, 103 KB)
Flight Operations Weight & Balance Questions 35 Solution (PDF, 33 KB)
Flight Operations Weight & Balance Questions 36 Solution (PDF, 67 KB)

Instruments Question 4 Solution (PDF, 40 KB)

Errata / Omissions

Airline Transport Pilot Exam Prep. Guide 2019

2019

All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2019 edition.

Errata / Omissions

Air Law - Question 106

2019

The question and answers for Air Law Question 106, regarding fuel requirements and the requirement to file an alternate when operating in an airline operation, has been corrected. Refer to the question linked here: 2019 ATPL Air Law Q106 (PDF, 69 KB)

The answer key for this question has also been updated. The correct answer is (d)

Errata / Omissions

Airline Transport Pilot Exam Prep. Guide 2018

2018

All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2018 edition.

Errata / Omissions

Air Law - Section 1.1.1 Class 1 Medical

2018

The rules for the validity period of the Class 1 Medical have changed. The new rules are as follows:

  • Under 40 years old the Class 1 is valid for 12 months.
  • If you are 40 or older AND flying in a single pilot operation with passengers on board then the Class 1 is valid for 6 months.
  • Also, if you are 60 or older then the Class 1 is valid for 6 months.

The ECG requirements have also changed. Now, an ECG needs to have been done:

  • Prior to the first issue of a Class 1 Medical Certificate.
  • Within 24 months prior to the medical examination when between 30 and 40 years old
  • Within 12 months prior to the medical examination after 40 years old

Have a look at CAR CAR 404.04 for details.

Errata / Omissions

Air Law - Section 1.1.6 Maintaining the Validity of your License

2018

The rules for the renewing your instrument rating have changed. The instrument rating no longer expires after 24 months, so you don't ever have to re-write the INRAT exam again. However, to maintain the ability to exercise the priveleges of the instrument rating you must have completed an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC), which is essentially just a flight test, within the 24 months prior to your flight.

Note that while the regulations themselves have not yet changed, the Minister of Transport issued a global exemption to CAR 401.48. You can see the regulations, global exemption document and the Advisory Circular (AC) at the links below:

Errata / Omissions

Air Law - Section 1.1.7 Minimum Visibility Requirements for VFR Flight

2018

The weather requirements tables for flying in uncontrolled airspace were reversed by accident. The "Above 1,000' AGL" table is actually the minimums for flight below 1,000' AGL, while the "Below 1,000' AGL" table is actually the minimums for flight above 1,000' AGL. The correct weather minima for uncontrolled airspace are shown below:

VFR Weather Minima Table
Errata / Omissions

Section 5.2, Question 23 / Appendix D6, Instruments Question 23

2018

The correct answer is b)

Errata / Omissions

Section 8.1.9.6, Upper Air Analysis Charts

2018

The wind strength for two long barbs should be 20 to 24 knots. Refer to the Station Model Wind Barb diagram below:

Surface Analysis Chart - Station Model Winds
Exam Hints & Info

General Exam Information

2017

The Transport Canada Study and Reference Guide for the ATPL exams doesn't list Human Factors for either the SARON or SAMRA exams, but the feedback that we received from students who have written the ATPL exams is that Human Factors questions do come up in the SAMRA exam quite often.

Human Factors is considered such an important topic that you should know the material anyway and be prepared for Human Factors questions on every exam.

A similar situation occurs where the SARON lists "General Navigation", while the SAMRA lists "Radio Aids to Navigation". In reality there is a lot of common information between General Navigation and Radio Aids to Navigation, so you can expect both types of questions in the SARON as well as the SAMRA exams.

Exam Hints & Info

No more VOTs, but they are still tested in the TC exams

2015.07.19

The VOR Test Facility (VOT) is no longer used. In fact, there haven't been any operating in Canada for several years and all description of them has been removed from the TC AIM. However, Transport Canada is still testing VOTs in the exams so take a few minutes to review the notes and attempt the questions which are provided at the following page, VOT notes and questions.

Exam Hints & Info

RE (recent) code removed from METARs

2013.11.14

As of Nov 14, 2013, the code for recent activity (RE) will no longer be used in METARs or SPECIs as it is deemed redundant. If recent weather is important then a SPECI will be issued, rather than waiting until the next METAR and adding the RE code.

Exam Hints & Info

Useful Formulae and Charts

2012.12.16

Boeing 727 cruise performance (PDF, 50 KB)
ATPL Formula Sheet (PDF, 37 KB)