The Future Young Pilot Program – 10 Hours
Our new training academy now serves youth aviation enthusiasts in the UK a course to give a brilliant introduction to the life and responsibilities of a commercial passenger jet pilot. “Future Young Pilot Program – 10 Hours” gives the knowledge of skills to allow for an informed decision to be made about a potential future in big jet piloting.
Flightdeck Experience along with Virtual Aerospace offer 2 professional quality fixed base 737 800 simulators located across the UK in Shoreham and Stockport. The highest possible quality, these simulators have been tested by current pilots and given the all clear for being as realised as possible for a fixed base machine.
We have separated the course modules between time in the simulator and time in the classroom allowing for theory and practical experience. The student will spend far more time in the simulator but the time in the classroom will give them the knowledge they need to apply in the cockpit.
The first section of the full course, the first 5 hours give senior school and college students (13-18 years) the skills needed to move forward into their career in aviation and the ATPL course.
After the first 5 hours the student will leave the course with further knowledge of the most popular passenger aircraft to date – the Boeing 737 800. Their insight into aviation as a whole will also be “buffed” allowing for a much more informed decision about a move into aviation.
On completion the student will receive a digital certificate of completion and if required, they will be eligible for their 2 bars (2 Epaulettes) on course completion.
Future Young Pilot Program Course includes:
SOME OF THE ITEMS WE COVER
Extra Info on the Future Young Pilot Program?
- All instructors are professional pilots.
- All instructors teaching this course have an up to date DBS
- 180 degree wrap around visual system for total realism.
- Real B737 engine and cabin sounds.
- High resolution, ultra real graphics including more than 24,000 major airports around the world.
All that PLUS! These modules!
All of the modules form the 10 hour course – £899
You can buy them individually for £120 each.
Course material and a full hour in the 737-800 Jet Airliner simulator are included in each module.
Module 1 - Navigation
189 passengers are trusting you to take them to their destination as safely and directly as possible. Here you will learn about the planning involved in a normal line flight. You’ll control the movement of the plane from one place to another using the navigation techniques and technology that professional pilots use including beacons, charts and differing approaches.
Module 2 - Difficult Approaches
Some airports are easier to approach and land in than others. One or two airports can only be landed in by certain individuals deemed experienced enough to manage it! The student will learn how to set up the aircraft for challenging approaches like Innsbruck – Kia tak, Gibraltar, Queens Town – New Zealand and the hair-raising Paro!
Module 3 - Emergency & Failures
Thing go wrong. That’s a fact. Do the passengers ever know about issues a pilot comes across? Likely not. As captain you need to know what to do any any eventuality as equipment fails and emergency situations arise. Using your wits and newly acquired skills … the decisions are on you (and you’ll been shown how to use the Quick Reference Handbook).
Module 4 - Extreme Weather
Extreme weather conditions are to be expected depending on where you are flying. Gusty winds, low visibility, wind-shear and more can happen at any part of the flight and you need to be able to stay calm, confident and keep the flight on track for your virtual passengers.
Module 5 - Landing Expert
Take off and landing are the most dangerous part of the flight. Taking any scenario, location and weather condition and still making that buttery smooth landing takes some practice. Here’s where you work to master the landing using auto-land, visual or ILS (Instrument Landing System).
Frequently Asked questions
Although the training instructors have a DBS we insist that the child is accompanied by an adult at all times, regardless of session length.
The session will not be completed if the parent or guardian can not stay.
The course has been designed to be completed with one student and one instructor, often the same instructor for the duration of the course. There is also one point of contact from the point of purchase (the course director) who will be able to answer any course related questions. Booking enquires will need to be done through the main Ops number.
Classroom time is in addition to time in the simulator. As such, the 5 hour course = 5 hours in the simulator and additional time in the classroom.
The course can be completed in any one of our locations. You have a choice between Stockport (Greater Manchester) and Shoreham-by-sea (West Sussex).
We would suggest that the 5 hour course is split into more manageable sections due to the fact there is time in the classroom and aspects of the aircraft and aviation that the student would need to understand each time before they enter the simulator. (For example, 3 hours and 2 hours in the simulator).
If the requested time is available in the diary, we will then check instructor availability to match. Only the finest instructors have been selected to teach this course. Sessions can be booked on weekdays, weekends, evenings or school holidays if the availability is there.