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    Greetings all,

    Since our industry is full of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms!) it is somewhat tedious that many forums, including this one, have a search facility that rejects any term with 3 or less letters.

    However, all is not lost.

    Since this site is indexed by Google, you can use google to search, and constrain its search within the site.

    You do this by entering "site:" followed by the URL of the site, then the term you want.

    e.g. if you search for "JAA" using this forums search facility you get nothing.

    if you go to google and put in " JAA" then you're in business.

    Happy Searching.
    Last edited by Bill; 19-06-2008, 12:05.
    Bill Chivers


    I am not an employee of Bristol Ground School, I work for an IT company that provides them with software but I do not work on BGS's systems. My main role is as a technical instructor on airliner CBT.

    However, as I am an ex airline captain, ex groundschool instructor and ex self improver I will sometimes answer questions here if I have the time and if I have relevant specialist knowledge. I aim to be a resource to help both staff and students however please note this is because I am an enthusiast not because it's part of my job description! If I'm busy, I may not look in for several weeks.

    Additionally, my responses are intended to provide broad education; I do not maintain currency on the latest peculiarities of the sylabus or the latest 'oddball' questions.

    Accordingly, BGS staff instructors must be viewed as the definitive reference in all matters regarding examinations, and should be your first port of call if you have any difficulties with your coursework