Airline Pilot Preparation Course Program

43 Air School

Program Description

Airline Pilot Preparation Course Program

43 Air School

Duration: 87 Days

This program is designed to take the candidate from CPL/IR level in a light, single pilot aircraft to type rating in a Jet Airliner. While delivered as a type-specific course (Boeing 737-800), the concepts learned apply to type rating in any modern commercial jet transport. The program includes multi-crew co-operation, jet aircraft handling and type rating. The course equips the candidate for direct entry into the right-hand seat of an airliner.

Phase 1 - Technical Familiarisation

The objective of this phase is to establish a sound technical knowledge of the aircraft type. This type technical foundation will provide the understanding required to effectively function as a crew member for the duration of this course. Furthermore, this technical competency is of the level that will be required when completing the type rating with the operator.

This technical knowledge competency is achieved in 3 ways:

  1. Full Type Technical course (CBT/Lectures)
  2. Simulator “walk through” of all technical systems
  3. Technical systems exam

The simulator sessions will be supported by CBT, lecture and briefing time.

Phase 2 - Flight Management System & Auto Flight

Phase 2 introduces the basic functionalities of the Flight Management System and Auto flight System of the B738/A320. Phase 2 training is a requirement to take full benefit of the subsequent phases. In order to be able to control the aircraft in flight to a level that further learning can take place, these two core elements of any modern aircraft need some sort of basic understanding and familiarisation.

The simulator session will be supported by CBT, lecture and briefing time.

Phase 3 - Jet Handling & Manufacturer SOP Development

Phase 3 is the very heart of the course. During this phase core competencies of aircraft handling, flight path management and Airline standard operational practices are developed

The following elements are covered:

  1. Introduction to the Boeing/Airbus Operator SOP and operational philosophy
  2. EFIS flight deck operations
  3. Jet aircraft handling
  4. Spectrum of aircraft approaches
  5. Levels of aircraft management/automation
  6. Take offs and landings
  7. Full FMC functionality
  8. Full Auto flight functionality
  9. MCC competency applying Boeing/Airbus Operator SOP’s
  10. LOFT: Normal procedures

Phase 4 - Non-Normal Procedures

Phase 4 introduces Non-Normal Procedures in a systematic way.

Firstly, the major/handling abnormalities are mastered:

  1. Engine Failure/Fire: various phases of flight
  2. Pressurisation
  3. Rejected Take Off
  4. Related non-normal procedures

This is further enhanced by revisiting the MCC elements and principles of non-normal operations during the pre-course Airline Preparation Training program. The Boeing/Airbus philosophy of nonnormal operations is re-emphasized.

To assure competency, this phase is completed with several LOFT sessions which include a spectrum of events requiring the application of MCC principles to conclude the flight safety and commercial requirements.

Phase 5 - Advanced Concepts

This phase addresses the listed operational elements of a Boeing B738/Airbus A320. These elements round off the complete operational capability of the candidate, readying the candidate for flight line integration.

These concepts include:

  1. GNSS Approaches
  2. Low Visibility Procedures
  3. Cold/Hot weather operations
  4. Wind shear
  5. EGPWS/GPWS
  6. TCAS
  7. Weather avoidance
  8. RVSM
  9. ETOPS

Phase 6 - Operator Consolidation and Evaluation

Phase 6 is the proof of the overall holistic competency gained. The phase consists of four Line Orientated Evaluation sessions flown with a real type rated Line Captain. This P1 position could be facilitated by 43 Air School, or by the operator sponsoring the training. The latter case will allow the operator an “insider’s view” of the candidate operational competency level achieved. This may even be an opportunity for a potential employer to assess candidate competency.

Moreover, the operator may want to use this “inside view” opportunity as part of the integrated assessment and finishing training on type within the company. This phase culminates with a session of consolidation, followed by the Type Preparedness check. The simulator session will be supported by CBT, lecture and briefing time

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Valid CPL
  • Valid Instrument Rating
  • Valid Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating
  • 43 Air School Expertisation or similar concept
  • Valid CRM

Final Qualification:

  • Boeing 737 - 800 NG Type Rating
  • CRM Endorsement
  • TCAS/ACAS Endorsement
  • LVO Endorsement
  • MCC Endorsement
  • RNAV/GNSS Endorsement
  • RVSM Endorsement
  • CFIT/ GPWS Endorsement
  • ETOPS Endorsement
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 6, 2017
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