Boeing 737-NG Transition Training Course

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13 days & 12 Sim sessions


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Boeing 737-NG Transition Training Course

Aim of course:

The aim of all training programs is to equip you to a level of proficiency necessary for carrying out your designated duties and to prepare you to successfully acquire a type related license where applicable. This training programme is designed to allow you to gain the most relevant knowledge of safety to operate the type of aircraft or position being trained.

This programme is drawn up from best practices, allowing for you to grow and advance your knowledge of aviation in your field in a progressive format.

Entry requirements:

This course is designed for pilots with more than 1500 hours total time who would like to transition to the Boeing 737 type.

Initial training is required in order for the relevant class or type rating to be endorsed in your licence and consists of theoretical knowledge instruction, a theoretical knowledge examination, flight training and a skills test as prescribed in SA-CATS 61.

The prerequisites for initial type rating training are as follows:

– At least a CPL or no less than 500 hours as pilot-in-command of aeroplanes
– A valid instrument rating
– A multi-engine class rating;
– Multi-pilot operation training and certificate in the case of multi-pilot aircraft. The multi pilot operations training is only required for the first multi-pilot aircraft rating.

What will you learn?

How to safely and efficiently operate a Boeing 737, including all the normal operating procedures, non-normal operating Procedures and multi crew operations pertaining to the B737, which is aligned to the Boeing training footprint.

What’s covered?

13 Days of Ground School

– Boeing 737-800 Technical including PERFORMANCE / WEIGHT & BALANCE for 7 Days
– RVSM / CFIT / GPWS / High Speed Flight for 1 Day
– CPT 1 / FCOM / QRH / MEL for 1 Day
– DISPLAYS / TCAS for 1 Day
– FMC / AFCS for 1 Day
– AWOPS / JEPP for 1 Day
– CPT2 / WALK-AROUND for 1 Day

– CRM Initial for 3 Days

Following the successful completion of the ground school phase, you will continue to the Simulator phase.

Simulator training:
– 5 Fixed Base Simulator Sessions (4 Hours each)
– 7 Full Flight Simulator Sessions (4 Hours each)
– Skills test with SACAA Designated Examiner

This phase is primarily a “handling” phase, and in most sessions the aircraft returns to the airport of departure to complete the handling exercises. This notwithstanding, the instructor will still ensure that you are always considering factors such as landing weight, weather and other applicable factors before making the decision to return. Emphasis will be put on Threat and Error Management, Crew Resource Management and proper decision making.

Instructors will assess and facilitate good Crew Resource Management (CRM) principles as well as command potential. All Full Flight Simulator sessions will be conducted on a LOFT basis which means soft skills are constantly assessed.


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With over 70 years of airline experience, our specialised team can provide you with world renowned quality training ranging from ground training facilitators to flight instructors.
Our training team is led by Captain Glen Warden and Captain Paul Dore who ensure that a seamless and professional training experience is provided to all our clients. Together they lead a dynamic team of highly trained instructors who are all active pilots at the forefront of airline operations.

Our Team of Fight Instructors boasts more than:

60 000 Hours on Boeing 737’s

10 000 Hours of flight training on modern narrow bodied aircraft

70 Years of Airline experience

Captain Paul Dore

External Training Manager
In an industry where hours matter, Paul Dore has more than put in his time. Over the years he has accumulated 18 000 accident-free hours of which 7 000 were on helicopters and 6 000 are as a flight instructor. Aside from experience, Paul has an innate instinct for flight and training that we have come to rely on at Alt. Pilot Training.
Paul has been involved in the Aviation industry since 1975. After starting in the military – a tough and thorough training ground – he progressed through Corporate Aviation industry to the Airlines. He has been actively involved with flying training since 1980 on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He attained Designated Examiner status with the SACAA in 1992.

Captain Glen Warden

Manager of Commercial Operations
Captain Glen Warden, Manager of Commercial Operations, understands first-hand the demands of a career in aviation. In an industry that is high-octane and where the stakes are high, he brings a lifetime of experience, savvy and innovative solutions to the team at Alt. Pilot Training.
Glen has been in the industry for over 40 years, with over 30 years as advanced instructor both in the South African Air Force, and the civilian aviation sector. Having studied at Universities of Stellenbosch Business School, Newport (California), Dallas Fort Worth, he has wide commercial business experience in providing innovative, value-add training solutions.