Thank you for your interest In GroundSchool - JAA IR! You're just a few moments away from studying for the JAA IR theory examinations of your choice. Click on the buy now button of your choice. If you have questions, there are answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.
||and if you choose this option, you can get even better value still by selecting the GroundSchool JAA IR + Safelog JAA/CAA
Pilot Logbook Software combo later in the order process.
this Frequently Asked Questions section pertains to the registration
/ order process. Other questions are answered at the individual product
pages, which you can find by starting at the GroundSchool JAA/EASA IR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane) Main Page. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us via our helpdesk.
Please describe the purchase process.
|Our GroundSchool JAA/EASA IR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane) software is sold on a "try before you buy" basis. This means that you are free to download the software from our website, install it on your PC, and try it out. Before you register (purchase) it, however, the software will be locked in a demo mode in which only 5% of the questions are available. This will be enough to let you get a feel for the software, but not enough to actually prepare you in any serious way for your exams. To unlock the rest of the content, you come here to this page and complete the order process. When your payment has been made, an unlock keycode will be sent to you via e-mail. You enter this unlock keycode into the software to unlock the full content the test banks of your choice. You can purchase unlock codes for individual tests, but by far the best price can be had by purchasing all 10 tests at the same time. Thank you for your understanding that due to the nature of the electronic sales process and because the software is available on a try before you buy basis, once the purchase has been made, it is not reversible. |
How long is my purchase good for?
|Unlike other JAA/EASA IR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane) preparation providers, we do not limit you to some arbitrary "6 month" or "12 month" access. Rather, we state that your purchase is, in essence, good for life. Furthermore, we allow you to update the software to the newest available version, FREE, at any time. This is of course not a guarantee that 100 years from now we will still be updating the software, but it does say that whenever we do, you will have access to it. To wit, we have users who have been using our GroundSchool FAA (USA) software for more than a decade now with free updates since their original purchase. However, there is a catch: when you purchase this software, it is for your own, personal use only. You may NOT share this with friends, coworkers, etc. Please direct such people to purchase their own copy! We hope that you find this tradeoff to be fair - in exchange for free upgrades and no set time limit, you agree not to share this software inappropriately. Free upgrades means that in the future you can use this software to review or brush up. |
Why is the price so inexpensive?
|This software started as a variant of our GroundSchool FAA and Canada test preparation software. As such, much of the difficult and hard bits of programming were already done. This allows us to bring a better training solution to you CHEAPER than anybody else. (Sorry for asking such a question of ourselves that appears to be a bit self-serving - the issue is that we have found that some people are so startled by our lower price that they wonder if there is something that they are missing! In reality this really is by far the best study tool in its class available regardless of price. That it happens to pretty much be the cheapest is just a bonus!)|
What is the price in my local currency?
|The prices above are listed in Euro. However, our underlying shop currency is USD. Because of this, the price you pay (even in Euro) may vary slightly from what is shown above due to exchange rate fluctuations.. As you go through the order process, you will see in a later screen the actual total price displayed in your local currency. Orders are handled for us by SWreg, our e-commerce partner who have been absolutely great at providing a reliable and secure e-commerce gateway for us. Note: because of the way SWreg's currency conversion works, some buyers may get a slightly better price by changing the currency to checkout to 'US Dollars' no matter what your actual native currency is.|
Can I order by Phone, Cheque, PayPal, shiny glass beads, etc?
|Except maybe for the beads, the answer is generally yes. The SWreg order system allows for a large number of ways to order. To order, for example, by phone, just start the order process online. Then, when you get to the payment stage, it will ask you about payment method - here you will see the full list of choices.|
Will I receive a CD-ROM?
|No. The software is downloaded from our website and installed on your PC directly. This allows us to get the most recent software to you efficiently, and it saves postage and manufacturing costs. Yes, the downloads can be large, but they are doable even on a dial-up connection if you have a little patience. Most of us have access to high-speed internet through which the downloads should generally take a few minutes at the most. Sorry, we do not have CD-ROMs to send you in any circumstance. There's just virtually no demand for it and the hassle is huge.|
If I buy just one test now, can I get a credit towards buying all 10 later?
|Sorry, no. This would be inefficient to administer and kind of defeat the whole purpose of offering the 10 in an extremely value priced bundle.|
What is the total number of questions?
|The total number of questions varies as question banks change. Basically, all serious JAA/EASA IR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane) test preparation methods (including ours) offer a hefty test bank of questions which is (at the time of this writing) around 15,000 questions. As we and the relevant authorities change their questions, this number is likely to vary a bit. Basically, we have the same number or more questions as any other serious training or preparation provider, and our full-time staff uses the same methods of updating our banks as major flight schools and test prep providers. Don't panic if some provider claims an extra few hundred questions more than some other - it's likely in such cases that the provider is simply not removing some expired or outdated questions from their banks in order to artificially inflate the numbers. Please note also that in our preparation for answering this question, we've seen a few (amateur) products that seem to offer a total of less than 2000 questions that nevertheless claim to be complete JAA/EASA IR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane) question banks. We have absolutely no idea what such offerings are, but there is no possible way that they can be anything approaching comprehensive.|
Do I have to be online to use the software?
|No, you don't. An Internet connection is required initially for downloading and unlocking GroundSchool, and of course you also need to be online to check for updates. However, to use the software on a day to day basis, you don't need to be connected to the Internet at all. This is great if you, for example, find yourself on the road with some spare time and a laptop. This is particularly useful for professional pilots and others who regularly find themselves in inconvenient places with time on their hands, but also for everybody else, as this means that you can cram for the test on the train / bus / plane ride to the testing centre. |
More to the point, if you're serious about your JAA/EASAIR(A) (Instrument Rating - Airplane), you may have been looking a few sites. Some might offer website-based study. If you try their demos, you will see that websites have relatively slow response times. A second here, three seconds there doesn't sound like much - until you add it all up, and you find that our software, with its responsive, highly customizable interface will save you hours, if not days, over the course of your training. Again, don't take our word for it - if you haven't already, try our demo and see.
If you have any further questions we are happy to help you via our online helpdesk.