Entry Level Training (JOC & MCC)
The purpose of an ELT course is to seamlessly transition the candidate from single pilot operations developing the skills required for safe and efficient multi crew flight deck operation while consolidating existing instrument flying and technical competence. At the completion of the ELT course, the candidate will be delivered to a point of readiness to successfully complete an airline operator type rating program in the most favourable conditions.
During the classroom phase, candidate’s technical systems knowledge required for course completion is developed. Within group workshops students explore the theory of working within a group situation and the team skills that are employed on the flight deck to enhance crew performance are trained. The relationships between man, machine and the environment are developed.
During the blended course footprint, the following concepts will be developed
- High Altitude and High Speed flight theory
- Transport Jet handling characteristics
- Flight deck management and operational issues
- Application of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during normal, non-normal and emergency flight conditions.
- Operating jet engines
- High altitude operations
- Common jet aircraft systems
- Simulator training review
- Pilot techniques for flying jet aircraft
- Modern glass flight deck and use of EFIS
- Operational interface with EFB data and Jeppesen FD
Cockpit Procedural Training: the PTC cockpit procedural trainer is used to develop Normal SOP understanding and MCC techniques before commencement of the Simulator phase. CPT development of Non Normal procedures take place during the Simulator phase.
Simulator training is conducted in 4 hour sessions over 10 sessions. Jet Familiarization competency is first developed through SPOT exercises with SPOT and Line Orientated Flight Training (LOFT) exercise being the formative tools used to develop MCC skills. The final LOFT session includes an assessment leading, for successful trainees, to a the issue of a SACATS-61 MCC certificate.
Session content includes key advanced handling skills development, automation management with an introduction to auto-flight and flight director system operation; IFR navigation and procedural exercises, normal and non-normal system management and emergency procedures with the emphasis on multi crew operation in a Line Orientated Flight Training environment. AWOPS and Adverse weather operations and procedures are introduced.
Further, the following concepts will be delivered during the simulator phase of training;
- Advanced handling skills development
- Automation management with an introduction to auto-flight and flight director system operation
- IFR navigation and procedural exercises
- Normal and non-normal system management and emergency procedures
- Emphasis on multi crew operation in a Line Orientated Flight Training environment
- Adverse weather operations and procedures are introduced including wind-shear and microburst recognition and recovery training.
- Take off and climb out,
- Aircraft handling with different configurations,
- High speed handling
- Descent path management,
- Stabilized approach concept,
- Flare and touchdown techniques.
- Operational use of EFB data and Jeppesen FD
In preparation of each session a one-hour briefing will be conducted. At the end of each session, a de-briefing is conducted, including a session review and a preparation for the next session.
Trainees are rostered in pairs, flying as crewmembers in realistic, real time operational scenarios that put into practice the theory learned in the classroom. Each session comprises 2 flight exercises and by exchanging roles between exercises, trainees gain experience in both the pilot flying and pilot non-flying roles.
Pre Entry Requirements
- English Language Proficiency Level 4 or higher
- one of these 2 conditions:
- a frozen integrated ATPL, and a valid ICAO CPL License, and a valid ICAO multi-engine instrument rating (IR-ME) and 70 hours as pilot in command of aeroplanes, or
- a valid ICAO CPL License with ATPL theoretical credits, and a valid ICAO multi-engine instrument rating (IR-ME), and 200 hours of flight including at least:
- 70 hours as pilot in command of aeroplanes;
- 25 hours on multi-engine aircraft (could be reduced to 15 hours if at least 10 hours completed in a simulator)