They should have either told you what to bring or told you what they would issue you. Shame on them!
I told my students to bring:
* A pocket calculator with square root function.
* Pencils with erasers. (amazes me when people do math with ink)
* Highlighters in a couple of different colors.
* A notepad divided into sections or chapters. (I could tell how well a student was going to do on the course and on the practical by watching them take notes on the first day of class.) I now favor taking notes on graph paper but that is a person choice.
I issued my students brand-new:
* Jeppesen CR-3 flight computer (six inch model)
61-23B Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
00-6A Aviation Weather
00-45C Aviation Weather Services
(or Irv Gleim's red book that covers both of these volumes)
* ASA FAR
* ASA FAR
for Flight Crew
I also had a couple of self-produced handouts; a sample ops manual, a B-737 handbook with performance section and MEL
, some canned-route flight planning stuff, canned weather (unless real-time weather was to be used) and a two sided formula page for flight ops math. I made my students do math problems with the CR-3 and with a pocket calculator until they were proficient with both, then they could use what they wanted.
That is all the handouts I can remember for sure.
For the written exam I was an instructor for Bill Phelps' Airline Ground Schools
and taught that ATP/ADX
exam prep course as part of my dispatcher school. Not taught if they came to me with the exam already passed. I still used their exam record (questions missed part) to prep them for the practical.
My course was, without a doubt, more thorough than what you are going to get. Most schools gloss over the basics and some still ignore computerized dispatch because the FARs don't require it. My students were, if anything, over-trained. Usually, though, in the last few days I could start bringing them back to real-world type flight planning. Part of this was a dispatch simulator I wrote (in BASIC on my Atari 800) that generated real looking dispatch releases and weather packages along with randomly generated MEL
So good luck. From what I've heard from you on this forum you should do well. If I can be of any help whatever during this course, please contact me.
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