Study Guide - Basics

Academy Study Guide - Basics 1.21

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Study Guide and helper material for the Basics (En Route and Terminal) course. This guide follows the structure of the FAA course, by outlining the material, highlighting key items and concepts. You can easily review or study on any device. Two day trial available on request.

Sections contain:
  • An outline of the material
  • Links to references
  • Downloadable materials
  • Links to additional relevant content on the web
  • Review quizzes
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Each section contains its own review questions. Additionally, there is a randomized 50 question quiz which draws from the current bank of 560 questions.


Interactive Elements
There are interactive elements within some sections, to help demonstrate or illustrate an item. Some additional resources link to videos about the topic.


Device Compatibility
The study guide content is integrated into the site, allowing viewing on any device. If you own a tablet, the Articulate Mobile Player* app for iOS or Android will allow you to download quizzes to save for offline viewing.

*This is a third party app, and pointSixtyFive cannot provide support for it. The app is not required to view any of the content.

This guide is included in both the Terminal and Enroute Guides. It cannot be purchased independently.
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All of the basics courses are materially the same. This guide can be used for any of them (en route, terminal, tetra).
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This study guide is an excellent resource. It offers:

1. A comprehensive breakdown of the basics course of the ATC academy into more easily digestible sub-sections.

2. A list of new vocabulary at the beginning of most sub-sections that effectively introduces the new concepts.

3. A breakdown of the material contained in each sub-section into clear and concise bullet points that greatly assist in memorization.

4. Charts and pictures that give real-life examples of the source material.

5. Links to additional reading and viewing that effectively serve to impart the information in a variety of different ways.

6. Practice quizzes at the end of each sub-section that serve as effective stepping stones to full understanding.

7. A full end-of-guide test that allows the user to ascertain how much information he or she has absorbed without fear that the results of the test will negatively affect their chances of passing the academy.

For these reasons I highly recommend this study guide. I consider it an invaluable resource to any aspiring ATC either before or after entering the academy.
An amazing resource. Definitely worth the money and piece of mind.
I just went through the basics course and I would definitely recommend reading through the study guide before coming. I got this study guide a couple weeks before coming to the academy so I was only able to read through about a third of the material. When we went through these sections in class the material clicked so much faster for me compared to the stuff I hadn't seen before. I read other people on here suggesting not to study before coming to the academy but I don't agree. I wish I would have taken the time to get through the entire study guide. The basics course is definitely not super difficult but I don't see why you wouldn't want to get a leg up on it if you're able to.
Exactly what i was looking for, definitely and update over the previous study guide!