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Old 04-18-2009, 11:43 AM   #11  
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Plus, the $300 can be deducted of taxes because it is a work related expense on your schedule A.
So can the book, CD, and testing fee....right?
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #12  
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2nd vote for ATP. Arrived at 9am, left at 3pm with it all done.
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I flew a redeye, drove from PHX to Willy, paid my money....

9 hours and 14 cups of coffee later, I scored a 96%. No previous prep (other than being a 121 pilot).
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So can the book, CD, and testing fee....right?
yes, but you are missing the point. Since you can write off the $300 the true cost is closer to $250 vs $120 or so (including writeoff) for the study material. That leaves a net of $130.

To me I would rather drop the extra $130 then drop 20+ hours of my life going through the book and the thousand+ possible questions
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or do sheppardair.com...cheaper than ATP and the SAME THING....... i am mad bc i took my atp written aug 08... I am short on the hours right now and will be air force pilot trianing when it expires... there is something in the FAR's about it not expiring if you fly a transport catagory military aircraft.... I have to look into it more.. I am not a lasergrade proctor and it makes it difficult for me to take writtens........plus studying for it again
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For those who did go to ATP and do their one day program, could you please provide some information on how they prepare you? All it says on their website is that you show up at 8:30am and take the written at 6:00pm. Do they guarantee that you will pass? I assume there is no way they can. I want to make sure I am fully prepared for the exam and do not want to bust it one or two times before I pass. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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For those who did go to ATP and do their one day program, could you please provide some information on how they prepare you? All it says on their website is that you show up at 8:30am and take the written at 6:00pm. Do they guarantee that you will pass? I assume there is no way they can. I want to make sure I am fully prepared for the exam and do not want to bust it one or two times before I pass. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Dont over complicate it.

You show up with just the cash and your id. Study their computerized gouge of about 500 questions. When you like your score tell them you are ready to take the test, you can do this at any time and nobody waits till 6pm to take it.. The test is made of the same questions you just practiced on. It is easy and you do not need to study before. I got a 98% and was there for 3 hours.

A Chimp with $300 can pass it.
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Can you clarify how ATP simplifies the original version of the test in a way that makes "their version" easier to pass?

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ALL ATP's narrowed the test bank down to the 500 questions (or so) of the most commonly asked questions on the ATP/w. (Some computer nerd with too much time on his hand figured out the algorithm of the FAA computer test bank, basically) They then made their own CBT program out of this.

When you go in for your study session, they should give you a "cheat sheet" with tips on how to answer questions.

Example: In this question, if these key words, "xxx, xxx, and xxx" are in the question, the answer is "C"

...stuff like that
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Example: In this question, if these key words, "xxx, xxx, and xxx" are in the question, the answer is "C"

...stuff like that
I took the ATP about 6 years ago and still remember that, if flying to Buffalo, choose the slowest mach number. Of course there was one exception, that I have long forgotten.
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When you go in for your study session, they should give you a "cheat sheet" with tips on how to answer questions.

Example: In this question, if these key words, "xxx, xxx, and xxx" are in the question, the answer is "C"

...stuff like that
Can you use this "cheat sheet" during the exam?
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