Other Training Services


Jet Orientation Course (JOC)

The Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is a stepping stone for students with a Multi-Crew Cooperation certificate but no jet handling experience. It has been designed to bring individuals up to the same standard of handling as an MCC/JOC student and should be viewed as a preparation course for an airline simulator assessment. For many airlines, the completion of a JOC is a mandatory prerequisite to the pilot selection process. Aimed to bring you fundamental jet handling experience and advanced considerations of jet operations.

In partnership with PMFlight, the jet orientation course follows a specific structure to obtain a step by step advanced knowledge of jet handling, but can also be tailored to fit different experience levels. The primary course is taught on the B737 NG fixed based simulator (with dynamic control loading for accurate performance and feel), a second course is available for the A320.

What is included?

Full and highly detailed jet handling course notes prior to course start, Expert instruction by professional pilots / current line Captains, MCC refresher component built into the JOC course, A modular approach to training can be tailored to your needs, Two full days of intensive training sometimes split to three days depending on your requirements.

Entry requirements:

  • English Language
  • CPL
  • Multi engine IR
  • ATPL / Theoretical subjects passed
  • Optional FFS component:

Jet Orientation SHORT Course on B737 | A320. This is an intensive short alternative course. Total of 5hrs simulator using either A320 fixed based simulator or B737 fixed based simulator. It includes 4hrs of ground training that targets either aircraft type.

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Base Training

Applicants for a type rating must complete a training course and the base training/take-offs and landings at an ATO. Through our Airline and ATO partners, Base Training is offered on the A320, B737 and B757.

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Flight Instructor Rating (FI Rating)

A Flight Instructor (FI) course typically takes between five to six weeks (full-time). FI course training can take place at any of our partner bases, either full-time or part-time, and typically with a maximum of two students per FI Instructor. The course covers two key elements:

Ground School – 125 hours
Learning not only about the courses that you will end up instructing – i.e. the LAPL/PPL(A) course – but also techniques for getting the best out of your students. The ground school encompasses a teaching and learning core course along with exercises where you will be expected to deliver lessons to your instructor.

Flight Training – 30 hours
Putting into practice the theory you have learned, your FI Instructor will pretend to be your student exposing you to the likely situations and mistakes that you will have to deal with as a future Instructor. Under the expert guidance of our FI Instructor, you will also gain first-hand experience of potentially unsafe situations that trainee pilots can put themselves into, and how to deal with them.
At the end of the course, you will demonstrate your ability to teach to a Flight Instructor Examiner.

Prior to starting a Flight Instructor Certificate (FIC) course with us, you must:

  • Hold a valid EASA CPL (or an EASA PPL with 200 hours flight time of which 150 hours as PIC)
  • Have completed at least CPL-level theoretical knowledge examinations,
  • Pass a pre-entry flight test within six months of starting the course, and
  • Meet the other requirements defined in EASA Part-FCL 915.FI
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SEP and MEP Renewal

Revalidation (of a license, rating or certificate) – this is the process taken if your license or rating has not expired.

Renewal (of a license, rating or certificate) – the process required if your license or rating has expired.

To revalidate an SEP rating you must:

Complete 12 hours of flight time in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane within the 12 months preceding the rating’s expiry date, a minimum of 6 hours’ solo flight time (PIC) with 12 take-offs and landing; and a training flight of at least 1 hour (or a maximum of three totaling 1 hour with the same flight instructor).

If you have already completed a proficiency check or skill test in another type or class of aeroplane, you will not have to complete this training flight.

If you are unable to complete the above, you will need to pass a proficiency check in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane with an examiner. The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months immediately before the rating’s expiry date. The new rating expiry date will then be based on the expiry date of the current rating.

A Multi-Engine Piston (Land) class rating is valid for 12 months and must be revalidated by proficiency check by an examiner. As with the SEP rating, if the test is carried out within the three months prior to the expiry date of the rating, the new rating expiry date will be based on the expiry date of the current rating, otherwise from the date of the test.

An additional requirement for revalidation is that the applicant has flown at least 10 route sectors (take-off, cruise of at least 15 minutes, arrival, approach, and landing) within the validity of the rating, however, this requirement can be substituted by a single route sector flown during the test.

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MPL to CPL conversation

If you have already completed an MPL and wish to transfer to a licence that makes you more employable, you will need to complete:

  • A Multi-Engine Piston Rating (only required if you do not have one).
  • Instrument Rating (IR) – training as necessary
  • Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot’s Licence (ME CPL) – full course

The holder of an MPL may obtain the extra privileges of a CPL(A), provided that the requirements specified in FCL.325.A are met.

Before exercising the privileges of a CPL(A), the holder of an MPL shall have completed in aeroplanes:

(a) 70 hours of flight time:
(1) as PIC; or
(2) made up of at least 10 hours as PIC and the additional flight time as PIC under supervision (PICUS).

Of these 70 hours, 20 shall be of VFR cross-country flight time as PIC, or cross-country flight time made up of at least 10 hours as PIC and 10 hours as PICUS. This shall include a VFR cross-country flight of at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full-stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be flown as PIC;

(b) the elements of the CPL(A) modular course as specified in paragraphs 10(a) and 11 of Appendix 3, E to this Part 9 (see below in blue); and
(c) the CPL(A) skill test, in accordance with FCL.320.

10. (a) Applicants with a valid IR shall be given at least 15 hours dual visual flight instruction.
11. At least 5 hours of the flight instruction shall be carried out in an aeroplane certificated for the carriage of at least 4 persons and have a variable pitch propeller and retractable landing gear.

The holder of an MPL shall have the privileges of his/her IR(A) limited to aeroplanes required to be operated with a co-pilot. The privileges of the IR(A) may be extended to single-pilot operations in aeroplanes, provided that the licence holder has completed the training necessary to act as PIC in single-pilot operations exercised solely by reference to instruments and passed the skill test of the IR(A) as a single-pilot.

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General Aviation Training

  • Advanced Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • UPRT Instructor Training
  • Flight Instructor Certificate (FIC)
  • Flight Instructor Refresher and Renewal Training
  • Instructor Refresher Seminars (FI/IRI)
  • Aerobatic Ratings
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Single Engine Piston Class (SEP) Rating
  • Single Engine Piston Class (SEP) Refresher and Renewal Training


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