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CLP / IR Qualified – 737 Instructor Course Leading To Employment – Whether you are recently qualified, with or without and NCC/JOC, Recently retired from line flying or have lost your medical we are interested in you. Virtual Aerospace are currently looking for instructors of all levels for both our professional pilot and flight experiences business. This course is designed to fill in any experience gaps, teach you how to handle our simualtors or bring rusty skills back up to scratch. There is a garunteed job at the end of the course, please read below for details.
PAID INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Sywell Airport (Northampton – 1 instructors required)
Manchester – 2 Instructor Required)
Shoreham (Brighton City Airport) – 1 Instructors Required
Once training has finished new instructors can choose which days they want to work, from 1 day per month up to 10-15 days depending upon availability.
At the end of the course and in most cases you will join our shift rotor as a Virtual Aerospace Instructor at the end of your training, however in the event we have a full roster, or you are not willing to travel to a different branch then you will automatically join our hold pool. However we will make the simulator available for solo practice for 2 hours per month for a period of up to 12 months until a position comes available, please note that at time of writing (Feb 2019) all newly qualified instructors have being offered paid work at the end of their training.
We are the largest simulator company in the UK operating nine simulators across 5 locations. During the past nine years we have flown more than 150,000 operational hours and during this time we have taken on more than 150 commercial pilots from a number of different backgrounds, this includes 109 newly qualified pilots looking for their first job. Of these people 105 of them now fly for the airlines. One thing all of them have in common is they cite being a VA flight Instructor as key to them both passing the sim check with ease as well as maintaining currency and differentiating themselves from the masses whilst looking for that first job. However as a company we have also benefitted from having enthusiastic individuals with a passion for aviation sharing this love and knowledge with our customers, the perfect symbiotic relationship!
Whilst we understand that many of you will be newly out of training with a fresh 737 MCC course under your belts, some may not have an MCC at all and others may feel they need refresher IR training or exposure to a transport aircraft environment, some may have forgotten everything having not flown for many years! This is why we created a professionally produced and written 7 module course designed for any level of commercial pilot. Very rusty individuals may start right at module 1, with CPL level GH and IR practice, where as a newly qualified, current MCC pilots may jump directly to module 5 (mini type rating) and current line pilots that may have recently lost their medical can go directly to module 7 the instructor course. To decide who needs to do what, we have created a specialised sim assessment session, 3 hours in duration it is not a test, merely an assessment of your currency and skills. You will go through a number of fairly basic flying related questions before taking to our simulator and flying both a raw data departure as well as a fully automated VNAV, LNAV departure, undertake some basic GH as well as some non normal failures requiring use of QRH and memory items so we can ascertain what module to fit you into.
This simulator Assessment session can be purchased separately by clicking the following link or going back and selecting CLP / IR 737 Instructor Assessment Session
You can view the modules by clicking on the following PDF: MODULE MAP PDF
Once you have completed the assessment you can then pay for each further module of training at the below outlined rates.
Assesment Cost –
Module 1 – Flight Basics (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 2 – Advanced Handling (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 3 – IFR Recap (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 4 – Advanced IFR (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 5 – Mini 737 Type Rating (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 6 – VA MCC Re Cap (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Module 7 – VA Instructor Rating (£750) – (10 hour simulator time + 5 hours solo practice)
Total estimated Dual Instruction 50 – 70 Hrs
Total estimated Solo Practice 30-50 Hrs
In the unlikely event you need more hours then these can be purchased at £50 per hour Dual or £30 per hour Solo.
Please note that in 90% of cases the course has been completed within the designated time frame.
Each module is split into a number of lessons combined with solo practice. Upon booking you will receive access to our student study pack, this includes a PDF Boeing 737 QRH, welcome document, module lesson plan and VA checklist & flight profile data sheet. In most cases, lessons are conducted in groups of 3, i.e. your instructor as well as you and another student. Lessons are usually in blocks of 2 or 4 hours and can be arranged to suit your availability Mon to Friday both daytime or evening and weekend evenings. At the end of each module there is a progress test, once passed the module is signed off, at which point you simply move onto the next module.
The final test complete, you are now a qualified Virtual Aerospace Flight Instructor, Rosters are produced at the beginning of each month, Instructor days usually start at 09:15 with you starting the simulator and taking the aircraft for a test flight. Your first customer will then arrive around 09:45 for their briefing. Typical flying days are between 4 & 6 flying hours, seldom do you know who’s going to walk through the door. A retired captain, A fear of flying? A flight simmer? A professional pilot preparing for their first interview or a flight experience customer. Your training will have prepared you for any eventuality!
If you still have questions then feel free to email our chief pilot directly outlining any experience you may already have or leave your email or telephone number with our operations department.
mark @ virtual-aerospace.com
Operations: 01604 211336
This simply MUST HAVE Addition to your experience producing a keep sake you will spend hours watching and re watching, time and again! We have positioned 3 HD cameras in our cockpit to capture every second of your flight experience. From the moment you strap yourself in we start recording from 3 different angles.
Our headsets also capture every sound and discussion held in the cockpit.
At the end of the session you will receive a USB drive in our branded gift wallet to immediately take away.
THIS IS A SIMPLY MUST HAVE ADD-ON !
Ever wondered how to start and prepare an airliner for departure? Or want to taxi to the runway? For just £25.00 extra you can add this MUST HAVE 15 minute add-on to your session and really get that full airline experience.
Once your briefing is complete you will enter the cockpit to find it completely shutdown and parked at the Gate – or cold and dark as we describe it, this is how real pilots find it when they turn up for the first flight of the day. Guided by your instructor you will slowly bring the aircraft to life, you will follow real world checklists, program the flight computer and prepare the aircraft for flight. You will then be pushed back from the gate, start the engines and configure the cockpit for taxi. With both engines started and the pushback truck out of the way you will taxi the aircraft to the holding point at the runway. With final checks complete and lined up on the runway you are ready for your session time to begin.
This add on is a MUST HAVE addition to all our flight simulator experiences. The level of realism this adds cannot be underestimated totally immersing you in the world of the big jet pilot.