APG Radio 003 – Scaling Your Training Needs, And GA vs. Airline Training

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I’m talking now to airlines and airline pilot recruiters. And I’d like to introduce to you the Airline Pilot Gateway. 


And some of the bullets that are so important to you and what we’re are proposing and how we propose to help you. We’ve created a network. And with this network philosophy, we’re able to provide training that’s very high quality, very consistent. For one pilot or for hundreds of pilots.

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And doing our research over the last several years, we’ve identified that it’s the flows in demand makes it difficult for individual brick and mortal flight schools to create a business model that works and controls their cash flow, their quality, and maintains their business. With a network, we’re able to control the ebbs and flows by working with selective schools and spreading the training out between these schools all being regulated and overseen, quality assured by our central office.

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The central office is being comprised of airline pilots who understand the demands of the airline pilot career. It’s a network philosophy. It controls costs It controls quality, it allows flexibility and demand like no other, and it allows a lot of protection. If one school, for example, a major piece of equipment like a twin engine aircraft were to break down, we would be able to move the demand To where we have the best capacity and can accomplish the best training in the best timeframe.


That brings me to quality added. The airline company gateway is able to add additional quality within the 141 and 142 flight training curriculum. We understand as airline training professionals and airline pilots some of the emphasis items that are missing ingredients for success. These include topics like CRM, aerodynamics, flight physiology, high aircraft performance jet aircraft systems, these are things that we embed in an immersion of our training program for our cadets.


So, our quality added proposition is as the student is going through the network flight school’s training curriculum. We create touch points where we go into that curriculum, and do additional training. So, that they’re immersed in this quality added concept. Our training is airline focused. What we mean by that is In the past, flight schools have taught people in general aviation aircraft.

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And it’s pretty much built around the concept, that they’re going to go out and be a recreational pilot. We want to create a pilot who’s focus is to be a career airline pilot. So, from day one, we want them to have a good understanding of the end objective, emphasizing things like checklist utilization.


Emphasizing things like crew coordination and standardization. What it’s going to take to create a building block approach to get them from that single engine aircraft, the initial primary trainer, to left seat. Not just the right seat, but to the left seat of a modern day airliner. The missing ingredients in the past, the missing ingredients has been that we’ve had flight schools that create their curriculum and all of their training based on the private instrument commercial multiengine practical pilot test standards and requirements.


What we want to do is work backwards and create a program that integrates all of those courses with the emphasize items of being an airline pilot. Those emphasis items are pretty well known. Run way enouragants for example. We talked about some of the things that have happened in recent history, and created these emphasis points for us to put focused training on from airline perspective.


Not from the GA perspective. The four p’s.

 

The four p’s is philosophy. We want our pilots to understand the basic philosophy of checklist utilization, dark cockpit, quiet cockpit, read list versus do list. We want them to understand the philosophy so there is We can’t just tell young men and women, we want you to do it this way because we said so.

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We want to give them an opportunity to buy in, and so they will support how to run check thrust, how to maintain sterile cockpit, why it’s so important to them. That’s the first P in the four P process philosophy. The second P is building on that, and that is policy, what is the policy, what is the regulations, what is the SOPs?


Understanding how to take that philosophy and tie it into actually how we’re going to run the checklist in theory, what the SOPs are, and why. The third P is procedure. We get specific on understanding why, in a single engine trainer, we’re having you do a checklist as a read and do.


When we get you into a multi-crew airliner we’re having you do the checklist as a donelist. There’s a very good reason why but we don’t frequently take the time to explain it. Explaining it gives us the buy-in to make sure that the pilot trainee does these procedures, integrates it into his flows for the rest of his career.


The last of the four Ps is practice. We want to make sure that we put into practice a philosophy, policy, procedures each and every flight. No exception. Ingrain that into the pilot, checklist utilization, SOPs, call-outs, biface flight. So, that as we create the building block approach to learning and we add on a type rating or more complex aircraft.


The trainee is ready for it. They understand it. They’ve bought into it and it will make them a more successful airline pilot. 

2017-09-28T02:44:25+00:00

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