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UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby seaplanecraig » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:59 am

Hi all,

I am thinking of sitting the professional seamanship exam next year in the UK so I can convert my FAA SES to a European equivilent onto my EASA CPL. I just wondered if anyone here has sat this exam and could point me in the right direction for books etc that might be relevant. I will be contacting a few instructors in the UK as well, but thought I would ask here too!

Thanks in advance,

Craig
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Re: UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby jjbaker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:03 pm

Howdy Craig,

There is a site in the UK that sells the books you would need to sit for the exam. I believe they also offer courses...
http://www.ontrackaviation.com/shop.htm#Seamanship
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Re: UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby jjbaker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:04 pm

Found it faster than I thought:

http://www.ontrackaviation.com/gs-ppl-sea.htm
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Re: UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby seaplanecraig » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:29 pm

Thanks for the info. I was also pointed to ontrack by an instructor here in the UK so I will get in touch with them next week.
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Re: UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby White Feather » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:13 am

I would suggest you opt to take the Commercial Seamanship Exam - it is only a few questions more and the syllabus is the same.

We can provide the details of the books and syllabus, plus various learning/briefing docs. Also most of the questions and answers (but don't tell anyone!), as e-mail package for $75.00. As there are few applicants for this exam in the UK, the questions are rarely changed. You should of course make sure you read and understand all the appropriate Rules in the syllabus, for instance: the buoyage system is different, rather than just learn the questions!!

However, if you want a structured Course, On-Track is fine.

Normally you sit the Exam at CAA London Gatwick, on a date that is mutually agreed with them. You sit in the back of another exam and then sneak out when you have finished the short Paper. I am unsure whether On-Track have negotiated sitting exams at their location in the Midlands.

Hope this is helpful.

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Re: UK/European Theory Exam

Unread postby seaplanecraig » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:28 am

Yes was helpful WF, thank you!

I have taken a break from flying and looking into options at the moment (the UK CAA have been dealing with my licence conversion since September and still no date of completion advised and thus, with no licence no flying!) and will relax for Christmas and New Year then start looking again.
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