As with any profession, overall knowledge requires experience and repetition. As every commercial pilot knows, success does not come without completing intense and extensive training. While all commercial pilots must clock in logged hours in order to earn their licenses, not all training courses are made equal.
To truly succeed in the commercial airline industry, aspiring pilots also need to learn on the most accurate and advanced types of equipment. Training on modern aviation apparatus allows cadets to acquire skills and experience necessary to handle crucial situations when they are in the cockpit.
Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) addresses this requirement through its Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator. Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the only one of its kind in the Philippines, this state-of-the-art equipment, along with AAG’s extensive training programs and experienced crew of instructors and professionals, enable a pilot to maximize their potential and gain the technical skills and experiential insights needed for immediate employment as an airline pilot.
Read on to discover how AAG’s Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator provides pilots with relevant and efficient training necessary to be a successful commercial pilot.
The A320 Simulator facilitates better learning for pilots
The A320 Full Flight Simulator was designed and manufactured to replicate the exact technology and flying characteristics of an Airbus A320, the most widely used aircraft in the Asia Pacific region. The simulator does not only feature the aircraft’s modern avionic displays and instruments, it also facilitates the full flight experience and movement of its namesake.
The A320 Full Flight Simulator also enables a more hands-on approach to skill-based training as it provides aspiring pilots to operate an aircraft in a variety of situations—from adverse weather conditions, to night flying or air traffic situations.
Another advantage of the Full Flight Level D Simulator is that it provides recorded data about the flight, and lets cadets study and analyze their performance. The wide variety of training possible, along with the opportunity for assessment, allow cadets to further develop their skills in a safe, secure, efficient and economic manner.
The A320 Simulator allows safe, industry standard and cost-efficient training
Providing a real-time, high fidelity replication of the flight experience, the simulator lets cadets test their knowledge and skills in common airline operation procedures and see if they have the capability to manage extreme and dangerous aviation situations before advancing through their training.
With the A320 simulator’s capacity to replicate everything from the cockpit views, instruments, motion and aircraft vibrations, down to the subtle engine sounds and wind gusts, training with the A320 simulator ensures competent and highly skilled future commercial airline pilots.
The A320 Simulator offers numerous flight scenarios
The A320 Full Flight Simulator offers a vast variety of experiences and circumstances. Every airport and landing strip can be accessed—from simple runways in remote islands to high traffic airports in major cities like JFK in New York City and Heathrow in the United Kingdom. Aspiring pilots also have the opportunity to train on more complex airstrips, such as the ones located in Malta, Honduras, or Nepal, where adverse conditions, such as high cloud covers, strong winds and proximity to rough terrain make landing a challenging feat.
The Simulator familiarizes cadets to the Airbus A320 Fleet
With its high passenger capacity and fuel efficiency, the Airbus A320 is not just the most widely used aircraft in the commercial aviation industry—it is also the entry point of any commercial pilot into the Airbus family. With the A320 dominating most of the domestic and international carriers’ fleet, an A320 Type Rating certification is a gateway for commercial pilots looking for a position within an airline.
By training in the A320 simulator, cadets acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the A320 Type Rating certification. As part of the comprehensive Alpha Airline Pilot Program, cadets are provided the opportunity to obtain an A320 Type Rating certification together with the CPL and IR certifications.
Furthermore, Alpha Aviation Group offers flexibility in its programs and allows tailor-made training solutions, from Commercial Pilot License (CPL) training and Multi-Crew Pilots License training, to multiple Type Rating certifications. Having a roster of pilots with multiple type ratings improves the operational capacity and efficiency of an airline, as its pilots are equipped with the competencies and licenses required to navigate the A320 and the other members of the Airbus family, including the A318, A319, A321, A330, A340, and double-decker cross-continental A380.
In pursuing a successful career in commercial aviation, ground and flight training are equally important. Together with AAG’s Level D EASA-certified A320 Full Motion Simulator, cadets and pilots can optimize their core competencies and further improve their industry knowledge and professional skills.
For more information about Alpha Aviation Group’s training program and partnership opportunities, contact us today.
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