APS MCC (Multi Crew Coorporation Course) og APS (Airline Pilot Standard)

Hos CAPA uddanner vi ikke bare piloter, men piloter der er klar til et job som First Officer i et luftfartsselskab. Vi har derfor igennem mange år valgt at tilbyde vores piloter et væsentligt udvidet MCC kursus, som der er en del af et integreret uddannelsesprogram. Dette væsentlige udvidede kursus har været meget efterspurgt af industrien, som søger piloter der har et godt kendskab til at arbejde i et 2 pilots miljø, hvor træningen er mere SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) og Typerating relateret, således at træningen i langt højere grad er målrettet mod et pilotjobbet på et moderne trafikfly. Det er det kursus vi samlet set kalder et APS MCC i dag.

APS MCC er et nyt EASA begreb, som der bliver kigget på evt. skal implementeres som en standard i Europa. Vi sidder i den EASA arbejdsgruppen der netop arbejder med disse opgaver, og det er i høj grad på baggrund af vores erfaringer med det udvidede MCC kursus, at vi i dag har et APS MCC!.


MCC har 2 hovedformål; At virkeliggør og forene den teoretiske viden med flyvningen, og at træne flerpilot procedurer med korrekte call outs og pilotroller, i såvel normale som i emergency situationer. Dette er under manuel-, semi-automatic- og automatic-flyvning i godkendte simulatorer (som vi har flere af, både B737 og A320).

I programmet ligger også et Jet Orientation Course (JOC), som er et kursus i jet/turboprop handling, familarization, oplæring og udvikling af teamwork, assertiveness, empathy samt cockpit- og error management.

Piloterne bliver skiftevis Pilot Flying og Pilot Not Flying. De bliver instruerede gennem alle aspekter af MCC bl.a. ved hjælp videoer af faktuelle hændelser og relevante scenarier, der gennemgås og analyseres. Der er i undervisningen plads til spørgsmål og diskussioner.

APS'et er en fordobling af et MCC kursus, og en integreret del af uddannelsen for alle piloter på CAPA. Kurset indebærer 40 timers XJ simulator, samt 2 ekstra teori dage i forhold til det klassiske MCC  kursus.
 

Kurset indebærer følgende:

• Jet performance including mass and balance

• Low visibility operation

• RVSM theory

• TCAS

• QRH NNC philosophy

• Technical course for the simulator

 

EKSTRA: UPRT (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training)

 11 lessons of that 6 are LOFT missions all performed on Mechtronix XJ B737 here are lesson highlights:

• Aircraft handling

• Cold weather operation

• Decompression

• Diversion

• EFIS familiarization

• EGPWS

• Engine failure, fire and severe damage.

• Engine wet, hot and hung starts

• General failures e.g GEN, APU, BLEED trip

• Low visibility operation

• One engine operations

• Pilot incapacitation

• RTO’s

• TCAS handling

• Use of AFDS

• Use of FMC

• Windshear Recovery

• Manual loadsheet and takeoff analysis are calculated by student for each lesson.

 

PRIS FOR EKSTERNE ELEVER: DKR 45.000,-

 

Testimonial from Air Greenland

Air Greenland is responsible for initial pilot education for 2 - 3 pilots each year. We have accepted this on behalf of the Greenlandic government “Selvstyret”, to assure that the money spent on this project is used the best possible way.

I have previously worked together with CAPA, during the initial MPL days in Sterling, where I had the chance to evaluate the first ever MPL pilots with great success.

Air Greenland decided to evaluate on the benefits – and lessons learned – from the MPL education compared with conventional pilot education and agreed on a plan that - among other improvements - had an extended MCC course. This was based on the fact, that most of the cadets went directly onto a multi pilot job in Greenland. In fact, all our students for the last 4 years came out from CAPA with what is now known as APS MCC. A bit premature, but we recognized the need of a brand new low experienced pilot to fit into our existing specialized crews, by making him understand the needs of being part of a multi crew, to increase safety and maintain our high standards. It turned out to be a wise decision. Compared to other cadets, we experienced that these guys were much better prepared to the job as being a part of a multicrew, understanding their responsibilities and the simple basics of being part of a crew.

All of our CAPA students passed base release and final line release on minimum time, making the entry into the complex world of being pilot in Greenland smooth and safe.

I strongly recommend and welcome APS MCC and believe that this will be a new basic requirement for airlines, when employing pilots directly from basic flying school in the future.

 

Peter Lethin Larsen, Director of Training