We have already completed one week of our AQC course and the first week saw us looking at operating in a multi crew environment and improving our non technical skills. This was achieved by looking at various frameworks and models which we can use in the cockpit.
We still have two more weeks and these weeks see us in the simulator for 9 details in which we will be improving our multi crew skills. The simulator is CTC’s fixed base Boeing 737-300 simulator, so we’ll also be learning how to handle jets.
It’s definitely going to be a set up from what we were used to in the DA42 as it’s bigger, faster and heavier. There are also a lot of memory items which we have to know – all in line with the SOPs which we have been given.
It’s going to be a good two weeks, but a busy one as the details are all 4 hours long and we have to do all of the prep for them in the time that we’re not in the simulator and the sims range from starting at 8am to ending at midnight!