Airline Admission Prep Course
11 October 2021
Why an Airline Admission Prep Course?
- Bridge between Flight School and Airline
- Goals of each of the participants
- Newly-rated pilot
- Flight School
- This Professional Pilot Course
You mean after all this there is more to learn?
- Yes, but that’s a feature!
- Continuous learning is the key to success in any Trade or Profession
- Once you relax and make the effort, learning is immensely satisfying
- There are no exams. The proof is in using the course techniques in the airplane, and success in the Interview and the Simulator at the airline
- The name of the course, and the website, is STILLLEARNINGTOFLY.
What are we going to learn?
- Piloting techniques that will improve your accuracy and confidence
- How to learn a new airplane
- What is involved with flying an airplane:
- How to successfully integrate your piloting skills with automation:
- Flight Director
- FMGC – Flight Management and Guidance Systems
- Other automated systems (e.g. Autobrake)
- How to deal with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
- Why have SOP’s?
- The Second Commandment: Thou shalt do it the same way every time
- Working with another pilot (your Sim Ride my be your first time!)
- How to study accidents (hint: it’s not to say That could never happen to me)
- In sum, we’re going to:
- Let you know what to expect at the airline
- Give you the background and the why? for what you’re going to learn there
- Give you the hooks to hang that knowledge on
- Prepare and motivate you for successful career-long learning
How is the Course Going to Work?
- The classes will be seminars because the participants are all graduates with CPL, ME, and IFR
- The classes will begin as sessions on ZOOM
- Study and Reference Material will be emailed to participants
- COVID permitting, as the program develops the sessions may be moved to an in-person venue in the Montreal area.
- Piloting Techniques will be practiced in C-FQRV, a 1961 N-35 Bonanza
What is a Seminar?
- The dictionary definition of seminar begins: a group of advanced students studying a subject . . . and all exchanging results of their research . . .
- The Socratic Method is based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying assumptions.