Flight Training Guide: Flight school focus

Pilot training schools come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common themes. Thomas Haynes visited Skyborne Airline Academy to find out what prospective cadets can expect

The Boeing 737 MAX simulator is used during the APS MCC phase

All flight schools that provide end-to-end commercial flying training incorporate broadly similar equipment and facilities so courses are provided within a strict regulatory framework.

The components of the pathway to becoming an airline pilot include a private pilot licence (PPL), airline transport pilot licence (ATPL) theory and exams, multi-engine piston rating (MEP), a commercial pilot licence (CPL), instrument rating (IR), advanced upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) and an airline pilot standard multi-crew co-operation certificate (APS MCC). These elements dictate the equipment that is required at a flight training organisation.

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