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RPLA / BAK Pilot Practice Exams

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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.

Fuel reserves are in accordance with CASR Part 91 Table 19.02 for aeroplanes ≤5700kg by Day VFR.

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Problem Topic Videos

Videos to help you with problem topics.

RPL Pre-Solo 1

Do 20 of 35+ questions.

RPL Pre-Solo 2

Do 20 of 30+ questions.

RPL Pre-Solo Final Prep

Do 30 of 60+ questions.

Flight School Knowledge

For use when flight schools issue an in house Aeronautical Knowledge written or oral test. Do 20 random from 85+ questions.

Flight Test Questions

For use to prepare for some of the possible flight test questions. Do 20 random from 60+ questions. Use in conjunction with the Flight School Knowledge practice exam.

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.

Go to CASA’s website to view the latest Permitted Materials for the RPLA exam.

RPL Final Prep 1

Do 40 of 130+ questions. Use these last, just prior to exam. Build knowledge with others first!

RPL Final Prep 2

Do 30 of 125+ questions. Use these last, just prior to exam. Build knowledge with others first!

RPL Final Prep 3

Do 30 of 85+ questions on licence limits and requirements, power plants and GNSS.

RPL Final Prep 4

Do 40 of 120+ questions on flight rules and conditions.

RPL Final Prep 5

Do 40 of 95+ questions on aerodynamics.

RPL Final Prep 6

Do 40 of 135+ taxiing, takeoff, landing, direction, distance, velocity, time, units and physics.

RPL Final Prep 7

Do 40 of 85+ questions on fuel, performance and loading charts.

RPL Final Prep 8

Do 40 of 85+ questions on meteorology.

RPL Final Prep 9

Do 30 of 70+ questions on Human Factors and TEM.

RPL Final Prep 10

Do 40 of 110 questions on aircraft systems from BAK.

RPL Final Prep 11

Do 30 questions of 110+ questions on Radio drawn from all over the site taken from RAA RPL PPL Section.

AGK Final Prep

Do 30 questions of 55+ questions on CASA problem topics from syllabus units PAKC & BAKC.

ERC Low Charts

20 of 40+ Q’s on ERC Low Charts


VNC Charts

20 of 30+ Random Q’s on VNC Charts


VTC Charts

20 of 30 Random Q’s on VNC Charts


RPL Syllabus Practice Exams

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

Licence Limits & Requirements

RPL Lic Limits & Req's

41 questions on RPL power plant, carb ice, licence limitations and requirements.

RPL Flight Test Knowledge Guide

For your knowledge oral test during your flight test.

Flight Rules & 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.

Rules & Flight Cond's 2

42 questions on rules and flight conditions.

Rules & Flight Cond's 3

42 questions on rules and flight conditions.

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 14 questions

Student Pilot Rules

& Requirements.

RPL Air Law 5

Do 10 questions

Passengers, Children

& Infants.

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

Do 25 of 47 questions on RPL Aerodynamics Syllabus questions.

RPL Aerodynamics 2

Do 25 of 48 questions on RPL Aerodynamics Syllabus questions.

RPL Aerodynamic Controls

Aerodynamic Controls

Do 20 questions in exam 1 of 2

Aerodynamics, Control Surfaces.

RPL Aerodynamic 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 Aerodynamic Forces

Do 21 questions, exam 1 of 3

Aerodynamics Forces, Vectors

A of A, Stalling, Airfoils.

RPL Aerodynamic Forces 2

Do 22 questions, exam 2 of 3

C of G, Weight, Thrust, Lift

A of A, Drag, Ground Effect.

RPL Aerodynamic 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.

RPL Climbing

Do 15 questions on Angle, Rate,

Performance, Scenarios.

RPL Descending

Do 10 questions on  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

Do 20 of 46 questions on RPL Meteorology.

RPL Meteorology 2

Do 20 of 47 questions on RPL Meteorology.

Weather Forecast MP3

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

RPL Local Meteorology 1

Do 10 questions

Fog & Frost. For BAK

taken from PPL Section.

RPL Local Meteorology 2

Do 15 questions

Storms.  For BAK

taken from PPL Section.


This exam covers the new (Nov 17) GAF & GPWT. Refer to feedback half way down page Do 20 of 40+ questions.


Do 10 questions of 50+

On the TAF3.

Performance & Loading

Know the new fuel requirements, mainly for private day VFR final 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 Dec 2021

Part 91 Fuel Questions

Do 30 of 55 questions.

RPL C of G

Do 15 questions

C of G, Moments,  Envelope.

Loading Systems

Do 30 of 40+ Loading Questions.

Charts Advice

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

RPL Loading & Performance

30 of 55+ questions.  Make sure you download the PPL/CPL Workbook here. Know Alpha Bravo Charlie From The Workbook and TO & LDG performance charts.

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 27 questions

Density & Pressure Alt

TORA, TODA, Charts etc.

RPL Performance 2

Do 18 questions

Takeoff Performance

Surfaces etc.

RPL Performance 3

Do 39 questions, IAS, TAS, CAS

Calculations, taken from PPL.

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 some very basics, it is included in PPL, not RPL.

Human Factors

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


Up in the main menu under Other > Radio Call Recordings, we have 15 recordings of various towers, ground stations and ATIS. Some people may find these very helpful.

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

Do 19 questions.  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.

RPLN - RPL Navigation (Is A Separate Exam)

Check CASA’s website for the most up to date permitted materials list.

Usually found by googling, “RPLN Permitted Materials CASA”.

These are the real focus areas

1 in 60
Fuel calculations
The Charts on the permitted materials list
Calculate GS
Crosswind component calculation
Times and fuel burn
CASR Part 91 Fuel Requirements chapter 19
Table 19.02 from Part 91 MOS
Top of climb or top of descent position
Time or distance to climb or descend

And lots of law and met law.

DO NOT underestimate this exam. People who have sat this exam and CPL Navigation close together say this is a significantly harder exam with lots of law.

CASA does not stipulate which bullet points from these two units are covered and which ones are not.

From unit 1.7.1 we believe it is most or all bullet points . Form unit 1.1.1 we believe it is definitely those listed in Navigation are 5 and likely some from areas 2 with the slight possibility of some from areas 3.

Unit 1.1.1 BAKC
2. Terminology
2.1 Direction of flight
2.1.1 Describe direction using the following methods:
(a) as a 3 figure group;
(b) as a 2 figure group;
(c) in the clock code.
2.1.2 Define the meaning of aircraft heading (HDG).
2.1.3 Describe the differences between the following terms when used to describe direction:
(a) true (T);
(b) magnetic (M);
(c) compass (C).
2.2 Distance, speed and velocity
2.2.1 State the units used for lateral distance in respect of the following:
(a) navigation;
(b) visibility.
2.2.2 Define the meaning of knot (kt) when used to express aircraft speed.
2.2.3 Define wind velocity (W/V).
2.2.4 Differentiate between the following acronyms:
(a) IAS;
(b) CAS;
(c) TAS;
(d) GS.
2.3 Time
2.3.1 Express time as a 4 figure group (24 hour time).
2.3.2 Convert local standard time to UTC.
2.3.3 Convert UTC to local standard time.
2.4 Units of measurement
2.4.1 State the units used to describe vertical measurement and the differences between the following:
(a) height;
(b) altitude;
(c) elevation.
2.4.2 State the unit of measurement used to express:
(a) runway dimensions;
(b) temperature;
(c) atmospheric pressure;
(d) weight;
(e) volume (liquids);
(f) visibility.

3. Power Plants
3.2 Fuels and oils
3.2.1 Describe the following in relation to fuels:
(a) the sources of fuel contamination;
(b) the advantages and disadvantages of fuelling prior to overnight parking;
(c) how to identify different grades of aviation fuel;
(d) the hazards/problems with:
(i) mixing different hydraulic fluids;
(ii) using incorrect grades of fuel.
3.4.4 State the atmospheric conditions of outside air temperature and relative humidity, engine control settings and power conditions which are conducive to the formation in a carburettor, including the severity of the icing, of the following:
(a) throttle ice;
(b) fuel evaporation ice;
(c) impact ice.
3.5.3 State:
(a) the effect of a blockage of the pitot or static source on the indications displayed by each pressure instrument; and
(b) the effect of using an alternate static source located inside the cockpit, on the reliability of pressure instrument indications; and
(c) the effect of low suction and loss of electrical power on the reliability of the gyroscopic flight instruments; and
(d) the causes of toppling of gyroscopic instruments and identify conditions under which they would re-erect; and
(e) how, when and why a directional indicating gyro should be synchronised with the magnetic compass.
3.5.4 Describe the methods to determine the serviceability of the primary flight instruments and magnetic compass.
5. Navigation
5.1 Charts
5.1.1 Identify the major features displayed on visual charts.
5.1.2 State the charts used to identify controlled airspace (CTA) and prohibited, restricted and danger (PRD) areas.
5.2 Documentation
5.2.1 Determine runway data from ERSA for a given airport.
5.2.2 Determine data pertaining to Prohibited, Restricted and Danger areas.
5.2.3 Use ERSA to determine the time a restricted area is active.

Unit 1.1.7 PNVC

2.1 Form of the earth
2.1.1 Describe:
(a) the shape and rotation of the earth;
(b) latitude, longitude;
(c) the difference between true and magnetic north;
(d) how distance and direction are measured and applied to navigation;
(e) magnetic variation and compass deviation;
(f) the relationship between magnetic heading, relative heading and magnetic bearing.
2.2 Time
2.2.1 Explain the terms UTC, local mean time, local (standard) time, local summer time.
2.2.2 Determine within +/- 5 min the beginning and end of civil twilight from AIP daylight and darkness graphs.
2.2.3 Complete conversions between LMT, UTC, local (standard) times, including local summer time.
2.2.4 List factors which may cause daylight to end earlier than the time extracted from AIP darkness graphs.
2.3 Basics – Extract information from documents
2.3.1 On a WAC and AIP ‘visual’ charts (if applicable) which cover the local area of operation:
(a) identify, without reference to the chart legend:
(i) major features to assist in map reading, for example, roads, rivers, lakes;
(ii) obstacles and spot heights, including elevation or height above terrain;
(iii) CTA, PRDs, and aerodrome data on VTC/ERC (if applicable);
(b) decode other symbols with reference to the chart legend;
(c) assess the general height of the terrain from hypsometric tints and contours;
(d) estimate track and distance;
(e) demonstrate and explain the reason for chart orientation in flight.
2.3.2 On visual AIP charts identify airspace boundaries and symbols with reference to the chart legend.
2.3.3 Use ERSA to extract:
(a) runway data;
(b) data pertaining to prohibited, restricted and danger areas.
2.4 Computation techniques
2.4.1 Use mental rules of thumb to estimate:
(a) time interval using estimated GS and distance, for example, 120 kt = 2 nm/min;
(b) endurance given fuel flow and fuel available (excluding reserve fuel).
2.4.2 Apply magnetic variation to obtain magnetic direction.
2.4.3 Carry out conversions between:
(a) feet/metres;
(b) nm/km;
(c) lbs/kg;
(d) US gal/litres/kg of avgas.
2.4.4 Calculate headwind, tailwind and cross-wind components given W/V and HDG using:
(a) a navigation computer; and
(b) conversion and wind component tables in ERSA.
2.4.5 Calculate the following:
(a) CAS and TAS given air temperature and pressure height;
(b) HDG, GS and drift given TAS, W/V, TR;
(c) TR given HDG, TAS, W/V;
(d) climb and decent rates and gradients;
(e) TOPC and TOPD positions using average airspeed, W/V and rates of climb and descent.
2.5 Pilot navigation
2.5.1 Principles of map reading:
(a) describe the method of chart orientation; and
(b) list situations when a pilot should read:
(i) from map to ground; and
(ii) from ground to map; and
(c) select appropriate position lines to establish:
(i) ground speed; and
(ii) track error; and
(iii) a fix; and
(d) select appropriate ground features to establish position when flying:
(i) at low level (500 ft AGL); and
(ii) between (approximately) 2,000 and 10,000 ft; and
(iii) over mountainous terrain, coastal areas, densely populated and sparsely populated areas.
2.5.2 Chart preparation and selection (practice):
(a) draw tracks, track error lines, time/distance markings; and
(b) given a route – select WAC(s) and appropriate AIP ‘visual charts’.
2.5.3 With reference to a planned or given track and given appropriate data:
(a) determine track made good (TMG); and
(b) calculate drift; and
(c) determine alteration of heading or HDG(M) to:
(i) parallel track; and
(ii) intercept track at a nominated point; and
(iii) maintain track once track is intercepted; and
(d) revise/confirm estimates or ETA using latest ground speed or time/distance proportion; and
(e) establish a DR position using latest TR and GS; and
(f) using a map plotter, employ mental dead reckoning and proportional techniques to solve inflight navigational problems, including:
(i) mentally apply the 1 in 60 rule; and
(ii) mentally revise estimates/ETA’s; and
(iii) estimate TR and ETI to a selected diversion point.
2.6 Radio navigation aids
2.6.1 Extract NDB and VOR information from ERSA or ERC and state the rated coverage of a VOR up to 10,000 ft.
2.7 Area navigation systems
2.7.1 Types of systems:
(a) external sensor systems:
(i) VOR/DME;
(ii) GNSS.
2.7.2 General principles:
(a) inputs required:
(i) air data inputs;
(ii) other inputs;
(b) outputs generated:
(i) types of outputs;
(ii) uses.
2.7.3 RNAV systems:
(a) principle of VOR/DME area navigation (RNAV);
(b) advantages and disadvantages;
(c) limitations and restrictions:
(i) errors, accuracy, reliability;
(ii) coverage;
(iii) range.
(d) typical control panel.
2.7.4 Reserved:
2.7.5 Satellite navigation systems:
(a) principle of GNSS navigation:
(i) elements of GNSS (for example, GPS, GLONASS);
(b) advantages and disadvantages;
(c) limitations and restrictions:
(i) errors, accuracy, reliability;
(ii) coverage;
(iii) range;
(d) typical control panel;
(e) approvals for IFR Navigation;
(f) GNSS system enhancements (for example, DGNSS, GLS, WAAS).
2.7.6 Updating area navigation systems:
(a) need for updating position;
(b) requirements for updating:
(i) manual inserting;
(ii) automatic updating;
(iii) inhibiting updating;
(c) common indications when system updates position.

The RPLN exam is based primarily on the requirements of Part 61, MOS Schedule 3, Units 1.1.1 BAKC1.7.1 PNVC, but may include items requirement for navigation and for the safe conduct of a VFR flight, including:

  • Properties of maps and charts
  • Rhumb line tracks, great circle tracks and exact straight line tracks – i.e. drawn with a ruler
  • Visual navigation requirements, position fixing & reporting, track keeping requirements
  • Altimetry rules, serviceability of altimeters for VFR flights and setting of QNH – when to change from area QNH to circuit QNH
  • Forecast requirements and interpretation of forecasts, determination of alternate and/or holding requirements
  • Determination of fuel requirements – Part 91 MOS Chapter 19 & AC 91-15
  • Circuit entry and departure requirements
  • SAR requirements, nomination of SAR, amend/cancel or SAR,
  • Radio frequency selections
  • Transponder operations, normal and emergency codes
  • Lost procedures
  • Emergency procedures – loss of radio, mercy flights, distress messages (MAYDAY and PAN calls)

These 3 RPL Nav exams include the bullet points above. The BAK questions are below. Candidates should also cover other exams and questions on this page based on the above information. RPLN candidate should also be hyper aware of how to find things quickly in ERSA and the VFRG as well as Fuel Requirements from CASR Part 91 Chapter 19 and Table 19.02, plus the definitions section and AC 91-15.

Fuel questions will be for aeroplanes ≤5700kg (piston or turboprop) under Day VFR, or for Rotorcraft under Day VFR conditions.

Note: RPLN has a heavy law focus for a navigation exam.

Fuel related questions will provide information and be worded in such a way that candidates can answer the question regardless of if they are aeroplane or helicopter (Rotorcraft).

RPL Navigation 1

Do 20 of 35+ questions

For RPLN Exam.

RPL Navigation 2

Do 20 of 35+ questions

For RPLN Exam.

RPL Navigation 3

Do 20 of 35+ questions

For RPLN Exam.


Do 20 of 25+ questions

For RPLN Exam.

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) Syllabus Exams


28 questions on GNSS ( GPS & GLONASS )

BAK Direction Distance Speed Velocity

Do 33 questions on direction, distance velocity.

BAK Fuel Oil & Engine Handling

Do 29 questions on fuel oil and engine handling.

BAK Time Units Physics

Do 34 questions on time, time conversion, units of measure, basic physics.

RPL Engine & Carby

Do 15 questions on Engine, Strokes, Carby, Carb Ice.

RPL Oil & Magneto

Do 20 questions on Oil System, Oils, Magneto, Spark Plugs.

RPL Electrical System

Do 20 questions on Battery, Alternator, Circuit Breakers, Starter, Bus Bar, Fuses.

RPL Fuel System

Do 14 questions on Octane, Mixture, Gravity, Pumps, Contamination.

RPL Instruments

Do 30 questions on  Gyro, AH, AI, DG, Turn & Bank, Compass.

RPL Cockpit

Do 10 questions on 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.

Check CASA’s website for the most up to date permitted materials list.

Usually found by googling, “RPLH Permitted Materials CASA”.

Fuel reserves are in accordance with CASR Part 91 Table 19.02 for rotorcraft VFR by day.


Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30+ questions.


Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30 questions.


Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30 questions.


Helicopter specific questions for RPL (H)

Reference: FAA

Do 20 of 30 questions.

Check CASA’s website for the most up to date permitted materials list.

Usually found by googling, “PPLH Permitted Materials CASA”.

Fuel reserves are in accordance with CASR Part 91 Table 19.02 for rotorcraft VFR by day.


Do 20 of 30 helicopter specific questions for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H).


Do 20 of 30 helicopter specific questions for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H).


Do 20 of 30+ helicopter specific questions for RPL (H) and PPL (H)

Reference: VFRG (H).

PPLH Performance

Helicopter specific questions for PPL (H)

Reference: Bell 206 LR II & FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook

Do 20 of 40 questions.

PPLH Bell 206 LRII

Helicopter specific questions for PPL (H)

Reference: Bell 206 LR II Handbook

Do 20 of 35+ questions.

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.


The BAK is usually an internal set exam and does vary from flight school to flight school.

Topics to cover include:
Aerodrome symbols and markings
Right of way
Flights over water
VMC for different classes of airspace
How low can you fly to the ground
Privileges and limitations of RPL
Smoking near aircraft
Drugs and alcohol
Max operating altitude
Last light requirements
Prohibited, restricted and danger areas
Low flying
Aerobatic flights
Control airspace separation
Airspace classes
Where to find airfield information
Flight above clouds
Formation flying
VTC chart symbology
Accidents and incidents
Carriage of passengers
Transponder codes
Aircraft eligible to fly in controlled airspace
See and avoid.
Which way to turn in emergency collision avoidance
Fuel and pre-flight check requirements
Distance from aerodrome allowed
Local radio frequencies
These will be in our RPL and PPL section



Distance behind other aircraft for takeoff  weighing 2000kg on a 1000m runway – crosses the upwind end of the runway

Minimum hours required for RPL  25

When are land breezes most likely –evening

Stall angle is determined by  – airflow over wings, stall angle unaffected by weight, etc

How much does x number of litres of avgas weigh refer to conversion table in vfrg

How low can you fly over water  500 ft

What cones indicate a damaged tarmac area – red and white 

When to wear a seat belt below 1000 ft 

Pressure height, density height you need to calculate an exact figure

What type of rain associates with nimbocumulus cloud heavy rain?

Dangers of wind-shear – loss of headwind?

Interpret a synoptic chart

3 marks – Takeoff chart – max takeoff weight – exact figure

3 marks – landing chart – distance required – exact figure

3 marks – loading system bravo – how much baggage can be carried based on set figures…ensure litres are converted to pounds conversion table in the vfrg.  exact figure

How is a moment calculated?

The voltage is provided by alternator and battery etc

Level out from climb, what do you need to do to the aoa as the speed increases

Wake turbulence is worse on a  – still day, wet day, windy day etc

Dangers of incorrect fuel – detonation etc

Where does the oil  go If the oil filer is blocked –  I selected the oil filter bypass?

What happens to the instruments when you turn on the ground – AH, turn co-ordinator, balance ball etc

Number of landings to carry passengers – 3 take off and landings in 90 days?

Strongly Advise: print out the ppl/cpl casa workbook to practice the loading sheets, borrow a vfrg to become familiar with it


CASA Exam Information

Contains info on times, cost, permitted materials and more.

RPL and PPL go here : https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/rpl-and-ppl-exams

For CPL go here: https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/cpl-exams

Visual Flight Rules Guide (aka VFRG)

The VFRG is going to be incredibly useful in the RPL and PPL exams. You must have an official hard copy.

The online version is available here:  https://vfrg.casa.gov.au/

Highly Relevant CAAP's and AC's

CAAP 92-1 ALA’s see AC 91-10 and AC 91-02 Suitable places to land for AC under 5700kg and for helicopters see AC91-29

CAAP 234 Guidelines For Aircraft Fuel Requirements – replaced by AC 91-25 and AC 91-15

CAAP 235 Carriage & Restraint Of Small Children In Aircraft – replaced by AC91-18

Carriage of Animals AC 91-03

Wake Turbulence AC 91-16

Aircraft Checklists AC 91-22

ADS-B For Enhancing Situational Awareness AC 91-23

EFB – Electronic Flight Bags AC 91-17

Passenger Safety Information AC’s 91-19 121-04 133-10 135-12 138-10 (depending on which part you operate under)

CAAP 166 Operations In The Vicinity Of Non-Controlled Aerodromes see AC 91-10

Pilots Responsibilities For Collision Avoidance AC 91-14

Performance Based Navigation AC 91-05.

Advice on scuba diving information

CASA is preparing a CAAP for flight crew on the effects of scuba diving on flying, including recommendations on how long an aircrew member should not fly following a particular scuba diving session. This CAAP will provide recommendations based on recent medical findings. Until this is published, only the general aspects of the effect of scuba diving on flying (but not the associated time constraints) will be examined. When the CAAP is published, candidates and instructors shall refer to the CAAP as the ‘master’ reference for the study of this CPL topic.

In the meanwhile, for readers seeking guidance on how long they should not fly after a scuba diving session, they are advised to refer to their own aviation medical experts.

Even though the above is on the CASA CPL Exams page, I know for a fact they have questions on the heights that scuba recommendations affect and the hours between deco or non-deco  dives and flying.

Highly Relevant CASR

61.112 – 61.118 Flying As A Student Pilot

61.120 / 61.125 Operations With/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 Requirements

67.235 Pregnancy

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

91.100 – 91.120 Carriage of documents

91.160 – 91.165 Firearms

91.273 – 91.285 VFR Flight Rules

91.287 – 91.320 IFR Flight Rules

91.360 – 91.405 Avoiding Collisions

91.410 – 91.430 Takeoff, Landing and Ground Operations

91.455 – 91.515  Fuel Requirements

91.520 – 91.620 Safety of Persons and Cargo

91.625 – 91.660 Instruments, Equipment, Systems

91.670 – 91.710 Signals, Emergencies, Hazards

91.795 – 91.800 Takeoff and Landing Performance

91.810 Equipment

Highly Relevant Part 91 MOS

Chapter 7 Weather

Chapter 8 Alternate

Chapter 10 Matters To Be Checked Before Takeoff

Chapter 11.02 Transition layer

11.11 – 11.18 Controlled airspace

11.3 PRD Areas

Chapter 12 Minimum Height Rules

Chapter 13 VFR Flights & Chapter 14 IFR

Chapter 19 Fuel Requirements Also see AC 91-25 and AC 91-15

Chapter 20 Safety Of Persons and Cargo

Chapter 21 Radio

Chapter 23 Aircraft Interception

Chapter 24 Takeoff Performance

Chapter 25 Landing Performance

Chapter 26 Equipment

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).

General Helpful

The RPLA exam is based primarily on the requirements of Part 91 and Part 61 MOS Schedule 3, units 1.1.1 BAKC, 1.1.2 RBKA, unit 1.5.1 RFRC, unit 1.8.1 RMTC and 1.6.1 PHFC.

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

Unit 1.5.1 RFRC RPL flight rules and air law – all aircraft categories 

Unit 1.8.1 RMTC RPL meteorology – all aircraft categories

Unit 1.6.1 PHFC PPL human factors – all categories

You must also know all take-off and landing charts, plus Alpha Bravo and Charlie loading charts from the RPL PPL CPL Workbook

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

Also use an AIP ENR & AIP GEN & ERSA & Aus PCA in the exam

Also Use the Part 91 Plain English Guide, Part 91 MOS and Part 91 CASR.

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