A brand new flying training academy has opened its doors in the UK and is offering future young pilots the opportunity to learn the foundation skills required to pursue a career in aviation.
Virtual Aerospace UK features 3 professional level fixed base Boeing 737-800 simulator to give students the most realistic training experience available.
Course modules are split between briefings where the student learns the theory involved in flight and the simulator … where students apply the practical knowledge they have learnt.
The 5-hour Future Young Pilot Program is designed to equip senior school students (aged 13 years and upwards) with the skills required to move onto the formal stages of training and a full ATPL course.
The student will leave this course with an above average knowledge of the 737-800 aircraft and practice the key skills required to become an airline pilot. They will receive a digital certificate of completion and if required, they will be eligible for their 2 bars (2 Epaulettes) on course completion.
SOME OF THE ITEMS WE COVER
- All instructors are professional pilots.
- 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!
The following modules are all included in the 10 hour course which is £899
(a saving of £200!)
They can also be purchased individually for £120 each if you choose to do the 5 hour couse.
Each one of these modules includes course material and 60 minutes in the 737-800 Jet Airliner simulator.
Module 1 - Navigation
Location, Location, Location …. Is not a term that we use in aviation. It is however important when flying 189 virtual passengers in a 65 tonne jet airliner! You will find out more about the process of planning, recording, and controlling the movement of the craft from one place to another using beacons, charts and differing approaches.
Module 2 - Difficult Approaches
Some airports professional Pilots dread more than others. You will learn how to fly and set up the aircraft for challenging approaches like Innsbruck – Kia tak, Gibraltar, Queens Town – New Zealand and the hair-raising Paro! Only 21 pilots qualified for this approach, can you be no22?
Module 3 - Emergency & Failures
When do things ever go as planned? Now’s the chance to learn how professional pilots deal with emergencies or onboard failures! As the captain of your flight, you decide how to deal with each scenario with your wits, skill and you’ll been shown how to use the QRH (Quick Reference Handbook).
Module 4 - Extreme Weather
Weather is unreliable. Living in England we know this. With this module you will learn the techniques used for flying in the most extreme weather conditions including gusty winds, low visibility, wind-shear and more!
Module 5 - Landing Expert
Take off is easy! It’s landing where things can really hit the fan! It can be the most dangerous part of the flight and this module is time well spent! You will practice multiple take off and landings in various locations AND scenarios using auto-land , visual or ILS (Instrument Landing System). By the end of this section of the course you will land like a pro!
Frequently Asked questions
Yes. If the child is aged 13-18 years of age, a parent or guardian needs to be in attendance for the entirety of each of the sessions regardless of length. If the parent is not able to stay, we will not be able to complete the session.
If you are doing the 5 hour course … 5 hours are spent in the simulator. Same for the 10 hour course.
Briefings are given where the student learns the theory involved in flight and the simulator but they do not interfere with the purchased time actually in the cockpit.
Yes! Unless you specifically request, the student will be trained by their own instructor for the duration of the course. All simulator sessions will be conducted one to one and they will have one point of contact for any questions related to the rest of the course material.
We have locations in Stockport (Greater Manchester), Sywell (Northamptonshire) and Shoreham-by-sea (West Sussex).
The course can be completed at any one of these locations.
The course can be done all at once or separated into sections (For example, 3 hours and 2 hours in the simulator).
The day/time/date the sessions are booked are down to availability at the time.
If the availability is there, sessions can be booked during weekdays, weekends, evenings or school holidays.