Command Preparation

Future Captains

Command Upgrade Courses

Available on the Airbus a320, a330 and Boeing 737.

This course has been established to equip future captains with the knowledge and skills required for their command. Our command skills development programs are specifically designed to ensure the transition to the left-hand seat is a seamless one.

Our command courses are designed with you and the individual airline in mind. If you are after a bespoke course, let our team of experts work with you to create the perfect command course for you or your company. During the course, experienced instructors and examiners will teach you everything you need to know about decision-making, teamwork, technical and how to behave with crew and passengers.

4 packages Available:

  • Package 1: £340 incl VAT
A 2-day classroom technical theory refresher course with other clients, run by our partners at Iskia. You will receive a folder with the course content on the day.
  • Package 2: £700 incl VAT
One to One – Our 1-day intensive classroom technical theory with a TRE. You will follow our syllabus but it can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
  • Package 3: £700 incl VAT
One to One –  Our online 1-day intensive technical theory – conducted over a video conference call, You will follow our syllabus but it can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences. This course can be completed from anywhere in the world.
  • Package 4: Package 1, 2 or 3 plus £2400 incl VAT
Package 1, 2 or 3 and a 4-hour full-motion simulator session with TRE. We offer the chance to practice the technical theory and the practical simulator complex failures. Run through all the simulator failures, see them all and be prepared!

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The Course Covers:

  • Specific subjects covered in the classroom by our team of trainers and examiners
  • CRM
  • Leadership-decision making-conflict solving-Risk management
  • ICAO annexes safety-Dangerous good-security
  • Commander authorities and responsibilities
  • Handling abnormal and emergencies
  • Failure management structure

Course Content

A typical program consists of interactive ground-school modules and a series of simulator exercises (package 4 only), which promote the practical application of skills learned in the classroom. However, our philosophy is always to deliver a tailored program to suit our client’s operational and cultural requirements, and we are keen to work closely with your training department to develop a syllabus that matches your needs specifically.

Covering leadership and communication to managing the complexities and essential aspects of aviation law, and encompassing one-to-one feedback, our command skills programs will ensure that your future captains are well prepared for the additional responsibilities that come with the move to the left-hand seat.

*Boeing 737 simulator sessions will have similar complex failures* All our simulators are Level D Certified. All client receive a 2 Hour briefing and a 4hr full-motion simulator session.

What will the simulator session cover?

Management and effective leadership on complex failures will be a main aim of the simulator session. Our TRE’s will expect you to go over the following all in the left hand seat:

  • Single Engine ILS
  • Single Engine go around
  • Non Precision Approach
  • Alternate Law Flying
  • Direct Law Approach and Go around
  • Dual Hydraulic Failure
  • Emergency electric Configuration
  • Loss of Airspeed Elements (many failures could cause this)
  • General Handling of complex failures.

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