You should've seen my wife when she saw me writing this stuff up... "so, are you getting paid for this or something?"Just my 2 cents. My wife thinks I'm giving too much info, so if I'm incriminating myself with giving out test questions, please let me know and I'll pull it off.
That would be because I made it up. "Canadian Test Aboot Air Traffic Controlling, Eh?"(I haven't seen it referred to as the CTAATCE anywhere, but who knows)
thanks for this! the "what to expect.." part is really helpful. At least to me, who is someone who likes all info possible; which is why I bought alot of practice exams, even if some think they aren't worth it. Everything is worth something! Also, I hear alot of talk of PUBNAT#s. What are they? Ive never heard of what I'm going for. I am a CTI student and we aren't given too much info (or maybe I'm missing the fine print somewhere). I graduate in May and just hope to hear something fast!!For those who've missed the post in the ATC Information forum, the AT-SAT Study Guide is now available to anyone who's registered as a user. You can download it here. The guide focused mainly on questions; if you're interested in more of a narrative take on what to expect, check out What to Expect From the AT-SAT. Careful, the author just kind of drones on.
Feedback on either is welcome. We may expand it in the future (and we have some other innovations up our sleeves), but we wanted to make what was ready available for the PUBNAT8 folks who'll be testing in the near future.
Travelling @ 350kts - 25kts headwind = 325kts.Could someone explain Question 30 to me please? Is the actual answer 487.5 just rounded up to 488?
Travelling @ 350kts - 25kts headwind = 325kts.
325kts * 1.5 = 487.5 nm (rounded up to 488)
There are a couple of questions on the real test that are a little more difficult than this where the answer is rounded and the math in your head is fuzzy (fractions and difficult numbers to multiply). The best thing to do is eliminate the obviously incorrect answers and figure the answer from the ones left over. As you see in this case there are 3 answers that are way off the mark (closest being 500nm, and 525nm being there incase you forgot to take off the headwind, 563nm is there to trip you up if you added the headwind like a tailwind).
therefore, if you apply the correct formula:
Distance = speed (airspeed minus wind for headwind, add wind for tailwind) multiplied by time,
you only have one answer that is possible.
It's true that the ATSAT doesn't always provide easy numbers to do in your head, but the answer choices are usually such that the answer becomes a little more obvious... most of the time. I don't consider myself a math wizz and I can only remember having trouble with 2 or 3 questions.Got it. It's nice that the Stuckmic guide has numbers that are (for the most part) easily divisible. It's too bad the actual At-sat sounds like it doesn't.