Recreational Pilots Licence RPL / BAK Pilot Practice Exams

Note: BAK and Pre-Sol exams vary wildly between flight schools.

Where exams say 20 of 40 or similar, it means you will be given 20 questions from a bank of 40. You would need to do that exam at least 3 times to see virtually all questions.

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1. RPL Final Prep Exams

RPL Final Prep 1 to 3, will be toughest of the lot and should be done later in your preparation. You will get 40 questions from a bank of over 100 questions, so do them many times.

RPL Final Prep 1

Do 40 of 100+ questions. Use these last, just prior to exam. Build knowledge with others first!

RPL Final Prep 2

Do 40 of 100+ questions. Use these last, just prior to exam. Build knowledge with others first!

RPL Final Prep 3

Do 30 of 100+ questions on licence limits and requirements, power plants and GNSS.

RPL Final Prep 4

Do 40  of 124 questions on flight rules and conditions.

RPL Final Prep 5

Do 40  of 87 questions on aerodynamics

RPL Final Prep 6

Do 40  of 120 taxiing, takeoff, landing, direction, distance, velocity, time, units and physics.

RPL Final Prep 7

Do 40  of 69 questions on fuel, performance and loading charts.

RPL Final Prep 8

Do 40  of 87 questions on meteorology

RPL Final Prep 9

Do 30  of  68  questions on Human Factors and TEM

RPL Final Prep 10

Do 40  of  106  questions on aircraft systems from BAK

With explanations.

RPL Final Prep 11

Do 30 questions of 116 questions

On Radio drawn from all over the site

taken from RAA RPL PPL Section

AGK Final Prep

Do 30 questions of 46+ questions on CASA problem topics from syllabus units PAKC & BAKC

ERC Low Charts

20 of 40 Q's on ERC Low Charts

For RAA(Nav) RPL PPL CNAV IREX

VNC Charts

20 Random Q's on VNC Charts

For RAA(Nav) RPL (Nav) PPL, CNAV, IREX.

VTC Charts

20 Random Q's on VNC Charts

For RAA(Nav) RPL (Nav) PPL, CNAV, IREX.

The RPL Syllabus Practice Exams

CASA likes to change questions often, so ignoring these below will guarauntee a fail..

Licence Limits & Requirements

RPL Lic Limits & Req's

41 questions on RPL power plant, carb ice, licence limitations and requirements (added Dec 2018)

Flight Rules And Air Law

The VFRG will be your best buddy in the exam for air law or flight rules questions, CASA regularly runs out of stock. Order one ASAP, you will want it for RPL and PPL.

Rules & Flight Cond's 1

38 questions on rules and flight conditions (added Dec 2018)

Rules & Flight Cond's 2

44 questions on rules and flight conditions (added Dec 2018)

Rules & Flight Cond's 3

42 questions on rules and flight conditions (added Dec 2018)

RPL Air Law 1

Do 13 questions

Student Pilot Rules

Alcohol, Smoking

RPL Air Law 2

Do 7 questions

Aerodrome Markings

Runways & Others

RPL Air Law 3

Do 10 questions

Right Of Way

Giving Way

RPL Air Law 4

Do 15 questions

Student Pilot Rules

& Requirements

RPL Air Law 5

Do 15 questions

Passengers, Children

& Infants

AIP ENR MP3

A highly trimmed version of AIP ENR for exam prep only. Turned into and MP# you can listen to on the go. For RPL and PPL.

Order A VFRG

Priority #1 get a current copy of the VFRG .

Click here to order.  Check out other free publications to have posted with it, while they are sending it.

Aerodynamics, Climbing, Descending & Manoeuvres (Aero)

RPL Aerodynamics 1

39 questions on RPL Aerodynamics. The latest Syllabus questions (added Dec 2018)

RPL Aerodynamics 2

48 more questions on RPL Aerodynamics.  The latest Syllabus questions (added Dec 2018)

RPL Aerody.. Controls

Aerodynamic Controls

Do 20 questions in exam 1 of 2

Aerodynamics, Control Surfaces

RPL Aerody. Controls 2

Aerodynamic Controls

Do 20 questions in exam  2 of 2

Yaw, Roll, Pitch, Axis of rotation

RPL Aerodynamic Design

Do 23 questions, exam 1 of 2

Flaps, Balancers, Drag

Flap Types, Flutter

RPL Aerodynamic Design 2

Do 22 questions, exam 2 of 2

Trim, Tail Draggers

Slipstream, Pressure

RPL Aerody.. Forces

Do 21 questions, exam 1 of 3

Aerodynamics Forces, Vectors

A of A, Stalling, Airfoils

RPL Aerody.. Forces 2

Do 22 questions, exam 2 of 3

C of G, Weight, Thrust, Lift

A of A, Drag,Ground Effect

RPL Aerody.. Forces 3

Do 22 questions, exam 3 of 3

C of G, Weight, Thrust, Lift

A of A, Drag,Ground Effect

RPL Taxiing, TOFF & LDG

23 questions on taxiing, takeoff & landing.  (added Dec 2018)

RPL Climbing

Do 15 questions

Angle, Rate

Performance, Scenarios

RPL Descending

Do 10 questions

Descending, Power, Weight

Wind, Wind Shear

RPL Manoeuvres 1

Do 15 questions, exam 1 of 2

Turns, Bank Angle, Balance

Load Factors, Calculations

RPL Manoeuvres 2

Do 26 questions, exam 2 of 2

Wind In Turns, Stalling IAS

Stalls, Wake Turbulence

Meteorology & Local Meteorology (MET)

RPL Meteorology  1

40 questions on RPL Meteorology (added Dec 2018)

RPL Meteorology  2

47 more questions on RPL Meteorology (added Dec 2018)

Weather Forecast MP3

Download and listen to weather forecast info from the AIP e.g. OKTAS, and weather codes.

RPL Local Meteor...1

Do 10 questions

Fog & Frost. For BAK

taken from PPL Section

RPL Local Meteor...2

Do 15 questions

Storms.  For BAK

taken from PPL Section

GAF & GPWT

This exam covers the new (Nov 17) GAF & GPWT. Refer to feedback half way down page.

Performance & Loading

Know the new fuel requirements, mainly for private day VFR fixed reserves.

Know your takeoff and landing performance charts well. You will definitely get TO and LDG charts, and probably an Alpha, Bravo or Charlie loading system chart.

New Fuel Nov 2018

Re: CAAP 234-1(2)

Do 30 of 48 questions

RPL C of G

Do 15 questions

C of G, Moments

Envelope

Loading Systems

Loading Questions, this exam is in early development, pls provide feedback.

Charts Advice

CASA identified charts as a cause of fails. Make sure you read this section.

RPL PPL CPL Workbook

Make sure you know this workbook inside out and back to front except the Echo loading system.

RPL Performance 1

Do 16 questions

Density & Pressure Alt

TORA, TODA, Charts etc

RPL Performance 2

Do 16 questions

Takeoff Performance

Surfaces etc

Human Factors & TEM

You wont get examined very deeply on any of these, but expect to see some Human Factors about hypoxia, vision, smoking and alcohol. TEM just know the basics of the 3 types and an example of each.

Human Factors

Use these RAA HF exams. Focus on Final Prep 1 & 2 and pay close attention to times for alcohol and hypoxia.

TEM

Threat and error management used to be CPL. CASA is sneaking more and more of it into RPL and PPL.

TEM Safety Behaviours PDF

Threat and error management used to be CPL. CASA is sneaking more and more of it into RPL and PPL.

Radio

RTF Alphabet

Do 26 questions

As Multi choice or

Fill In the Blank

RPL Radio & Comm's

Do 20 questions

Radio & Communications

Mayday Pan. More at bottom↓

CASA Radio Procedures

This exam is valuable for all licence levels and many exams.

Numerals & Call Signs MP3

Learn the to pronounce numerals and call signs (4 min) 2MB

Phonetic Alphabet Recording

Learn the phonetic alphabet here (10 min) 5MB

Radio Words & Phrases MP3

Learn your standard phraseology from MP3

RPL Navigation

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) Syllabus Exams

RPL GNSS

28 questions on GNSS ( GPS & GLONASS )  (added Dec 2018)

BAK Direction Distance Speed Velocity

Do 33 questions on direction, distance velocity  (added Dec 2018)

BAK Fuel Oil & Engine Handling

Do 29 questions on fuel oil and engine handling  (added Dec 2018)

BAK Time Units Physics

Do 35 questions on time, time conversion, units of measure, basic physics  (added Dec 2018)

RPL Engine & Carby

Do 15 questions

Engine, Strokes

Carby, Carb Ice

RPL Oil & Magneto

Do 20 questions

Oil System, Oils

Magneto, Spark Plugs

RPL Electrical System

Do 20 questions

Battery, Alternator, Circuit Breakers

Starter, Bus Bar, Fuses

RPL Fuel System

Do 15 questions

Octane, Mixture, Gravity

Pumps, Contamination

RPL Instruments

Do 25 questions

Gyro, AH, AI, DG

Turn & Bank, Compass

RPL Cockpit

Do 10 questions

IAS, Artificial Horizon

Weights & Configurations

Helicopter Exams

CASA exams are heavily aeroplane focused, with common units and then helicopter add-ons.

RPL(H) should study most the RPL(A) and these exams below.

RPLH 1

New - Mar 2019

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30+ questions

RPLH 2

New - Mar 2019

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30+ questions

RPLH 3

New - Mar 2019

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30+ questions

RPLH 4

New - Mar 2019

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30+ questions

PPLH 1

New - July 2018

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H)

PPLH 2

New - July 2018

Helicopter specific question for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H)

PPLH 3

New - Mar 2019

Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H)

Do these and the RPL Syllabus first. You must be able to score in the mid 90's in every one of these, or you are not ready.

Highly Relevant CAO's

Most of the CAO's 20. ######
20.2 Precautions Before Flight
20.11 Emergency Equipment & Pax Control In emergencies
CAO 20.16.3 Carriage Of Persons
CAO 20.7.4 Aeroplane Weight & Performance Limitations < 5700kg Private
CAO 20.9 Precautions In Refueling....
CAO 29.5 Air Services Operations - Dropping Articles From Aircraft

All CASA legislative and advisory instruments available here

Highly Relevant CASR

61.112 - 61.118 Flying As A Student Pilot

61.120 / 61.125 Operations Wwith/without Radio Licence

61.16 Grant Of Flight Crew Licences

61.375 / 61.380 / 61.390 / 61.395 Limitations On Exercise Of Privileges Of Pilot Licence

61.400 Flight Reviews

61.405 / 61.410  Medical Requirements

61.420 Documents To Be Carried

61.422 English Language Requirements

61.755 Design Features Requiring Endorsements

61.430 Taxi, 61.435 / 61.1227 Radio

61.460 - 61.500 RPL

61.505 - 61.515 PPL

61.525 Training Requirments

67.235 Pregnancy

67.265 / 67.272 Obligations To Tell CASA Of Medical Changes / Impaired Flying

All CASA legislative and advisory instruments available here

 

Highly Relevant AIP

The AIP is to big to list all relevant items, know whats in it and how to find things in it during your exam. The VFRG will be quicker for most things.

****Learn to use the contents starting on approx page 19*****

AIP ENR 1.4-1 to 13  Airspace Classifications

AIP ENR 1.14-1 to 10 Accidents and Incidents and Reporting

All CASA legislative and advisory instruments available here

 

Highly Relevant CAR

Part 1 Reg 2 (6) - (10) Definitions ~
CAR's For Flight Rules 149-159 Towing, Dropping, Picking Up People, Parachute Ops, Public Gatherings, Low Flying, Radio Failure
CAR 143 -144 Firearms Carriage & Discharge
CAR 150 Dropping Articles
CAR 156 Flight Over Public Gatherings
CAR's For Rules Of The Air 161 - 163 Right Of Way & Collision Prevention
CAR 166-166E For Non-Controlled Aerodromes & CAR 167 Is Controlled Aerodromes
CAR 170 - 174D VFR Rules 175-181 IFR Rules
CAR 182-203 Signals, 226 Dual Controls**** , 227 -248 Know where to find them if needed.
General Ops CAR's 249 Prohibited Pax, 251 Seatbelts***, 252 Emergency Systems, 252A ELT,, 254 Do Not Obstruct Exits,
255 Smoking** , 253 Life Saving Equipment****** , 256 Intoxicate Pilots**** , CAR 256A Carriage Of Animals***, 257 Aerodrome Met Minima
258 Flights Over Water ******
Schedule 8 Maintenance That Can Be Carried Out By Pilots ~pg37
All CASA legislative and advisory instruments available here

CAR is allowed int he exam and can be very useful if you to used the index.

Highly Relevant Charts & Nav Gear For PPL

 

Sydney, Townsville & Bourke WACs, AUS PCA, ERSA, Learn To Use Your Flight Calculator (Dist, Time, Fuel)

 

The RPLA exam is based primarily on the requirements of Part 61, MOS Schedule 3, Units 1.1.1 BAKC and 1.1.2 RBKA.

Unit 1.1.1  BAKC: Basic aeronautical knowledge – all aircraft categories

Unit 1.1.2  RBKA: Basic aeronautical knowledge – aeroplane

Unit 1.1.3  RBKH: RPL Basic aeronautical knowledge – helicopter

You will also need a hard copy of THE VISUAL FLIGHT RULES GUIDE [VFRG]

Available from a range of places including https://www.vfrg.com.au

Meteorology Suggested Reading

  • B.O.M. Manual of Meteorology
  • AIP Book* with particular emphasis on GEN 3.5
  • The following links need to be copied and pasted, since they are not https.
  • Several Tabs On This Page http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/knowledge-centre/
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/charts/sigwx/#
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/ttf.pdf
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/taf.pdf
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/gaf/
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/gridpoint.pdf
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/sigmet.pdf
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/windtemp-charts.pdf
  • http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/metar-speci.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/thunderstorms.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/icing.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/turbulence.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/wind-shear.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/area-qnh.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/flying-se.pdf
  • http://reg.bom.gov.au/aviation/data/education/flying-tropics.pdf

 

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