NO FLYING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED & NO EXAMS TO PASS!
We are currently the only flight simulator company in the world to be able to offer this unique product! This course will take individuals with little or no flying experience and train them to be simulator flight instructors. What’s more, upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to join our team of instructors and get paid to fly! As an added bonus, once you have competed 150 hours of simulator time you will be able to upgrade your VA licence and convert onto our £15 million pound full motion machines!
A Job or Just for Fun
Whilst many join this course to become paid instructors, there are at least 25 people currently undertaking the course simply for fun. With approx 70 hours with an original cost of £6350 this is an extremely cheap way of flying a professional flight simulator with the discounts applied!
This course assumes you have limited or little to no knowledge of aircraft or airline flying. It will take you from being a complete novice, give you all the knowledge needed and turn you into a competent VA 737 simulator flight instructor. Some people undertake this training purely as a personal challenge, perhaps they never had a chance to become a commercial pilot but are looking to satisfy a prior ambition, some because they want to earn money as a part time instructor and others simply want to earn the course fee back after completion, whatever your motivation this is an amazing course, challenging but immensely satisfying from start to finish!
So what’s covered in the course?
- Basic flying training
- Operating a multi engine aircraft / jet differences
- instrument flying – SIDS, STARS, AIRWAYS, ILS APPROACH, NDB HOLDS, PLATES
- Boeing 737 introduction, faults and failures
- Systems / automation
- Simulator operation
- Airline operations / line training
- Instructing techniques
Once booked we provide all the written material, and information required to complete this course via our training portal. You will also be allocated an instructor who will be available as a mentor throughout the course.
The course is conducted part time over 3-12 months on a flexible bookings basis. sessions are usually 4 hour slots undertaken either during the morning, afternoon or evening. The only caveat to the flexibility is that all courses are completed within 12 months.
- 30 hours of briefings – usually conducted prior to flying sessions but some stand alone class room time is required.
- 50 Fixed Base simulator hours with instructor.
- 20-30 Fixed Base simulator hours solo.
Total simulator time included within the course is:
- 50 – 70 hours total
If you would like to find out more about this course then please call our operations department who will arrange for a senior instructor to call you back.
Fly for Virtual Aerospace as a part time instructor
Once you have finished your training you will be qualified as a Virtual Aerospace Flight Instructor, you can then either hire the simulator at a heavily discounted rate or if desired you can join our team of instructors and be paid to undertake customer flight experiences. These can be undertaken on both weekdays as well as weekends at one of our UK branches!
Does this course count towards a real flying licence?
Unfortunately NOT, however you could log this time within a real flight log book under the synthetic training tab, whilst it would certainly reduce real training time which would save you thousands of pounds it is a non certified course and would only be recognised within the non certified flight simulator community with companies similar to VA.