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.
Be sure to read each of the expander boxes.
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.
The RPL Syllabus Practice Exams
CASA likes to change questions often, so ignoring these below will guarauntee a fail..
Licence Limits & Requirements
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.
Aerodynamics, Climbing, Descending & Manoeuvres (Aero)
Meteorology & Local Meteorology (MET)
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
Loading Questions, this exam is in early development, pls provide feedback.
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.
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.
Use these RAA HF exams. Focus on Final Prep 1 & 2 and pay close attention to times for alcohol and hypoxia.
Threat and error management used to be CPL. CASA is sneaking more and more of it into RPL and PPL.
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) Syllabus 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.
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
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
67.265 / 67.272 Obligations To Tell CASA Of Medical Changes / Impaired Flying
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
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.
You will also need a hard copy of THE VISUAL FLIGHT RULES GUIDE [VFRG]
Available from a range of places including http://www.vfrg.com.au
Meteorology Suggested Reading
- B.O.M. Manual of Meteorology
- AIP Book* with particular emphasis on GEN 3.5
- Several Tabs On This Page http://www.bom.gov.au/aviation/knowledge-centre/