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.
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.
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.
– 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.