VIRTUAL PILOT ACADEMYBrussels Flight Simulators presents VIRTUAL PILOT ACADEMY, a Virtual Airline Pilot training course, supervised by aeronautical professionals. Inspired by real aviation programs, this course is dedicated to 'simmers' as to young candidates for whom it is a real evaluation course before moving towards a professional career. Read below...
Brussels Flight Simulators presents VIRTUAL PILOT ACADEMY, a Virtual Airline Pilot training course, supervised by aeronautical professionals. Inspired by real aviation programs, this course is dedicated to 'simmers' as to young pilot candidates for whom it is a real evaluation course before moving towards a professional career. The different modules can be taken either 'pick and mix' or as a whole in the order presented. This is a completely one-to-one tuition, so it is perfectly suited to all student levels and all assimilation speeds.
BOEING 737 CL - NG - MAX VIRTUAL TYPE RATING (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018)
SIMMERS 'AT WORK' (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018)
With the VIRTUAL PILOT ACADEMY course, pilots grades are acquired step by step, as in real life, during training and real exercises on simulators supervised by highly qualified instructors who participated in the creation of the programs. Although it remains reserved for the flight simulation domain alone, the high level of training makes it possible to evaluate one's own knowledge in quasi real-life situations in order to validate a virtual qualification on many airliners. The simulator we use for this training is a fully professional Boeing 737-800 NG. It is also used by real pilots for their professional training. The main software is developed by Prosim Research under Boeing license (flight model, avionics, systems).
VIRTUAL PILOT ACADEMY - FULL PROGRAMThese courses are only approved in the context of flight simulation but are supervised and validated by professional instructors. Courses are currently given in either English or French. A Dutch-speaking instructor will join the team in 2021. We recommend to follow all the modules in the given order, however this can be discussed with an instructor for students who already have basics - or flight experience. Each module is an appointment to be taken at the desired pace (ideally 1 to 6 modules per month). The duration of each module is indicated by the 2 first numbers in the title (e.g. 15/75 means 15 min theory in the briefing room and 75 min in practice in the B737 sim). The price of each module is indicated as a third number in the title, vat included (e.g. 15/75/204 means stands for a 15/75 module at 204 EUR vat incl.). The full pack is 18 modules / 30 hours for 3495 EUR (= 11% reduction).
MODULE 01: THEORETICAL PREPARATION/REVIEW (150/0/240 EUR)
Principles of flight (axis, forces, primary and secondary effects of the flight controls …) • Mass, Center of Gravity • Altimetry, QNH, Flight Level, Altitude, Elevation • General information about the Boeing 737 • Cockpit & Instruments • Scan technique
MODULE 02: CONTROLLING THE AIRCRAFT (30/60/192 EUR)Pitch, roll and yaw • Relation between pitch - power - horizontal and vertical speeds • Elevator trim • Straight and level • Turns, climbs, descents, combinations • Steep turns (45° - 60°)
MODULE 03: TAKING OFF (15/75/204 EUR)Take off: perf, config, roll, thrust • initial climb, noise abatement • Climb out: thrust management, acceleration • flaps retraction
MODULE 04: LANDING (15/75/204 EUR)Runway lights, PAPI, VASI • Flaps configuration & schedule • Visual approach technique • Going around • Short runway landing
MODULE 05: VFR & CIRCUITS (15/75/204 EUR)VFR basic rules • Airfield circuits • Touch & Go's
MODULE 06: SPECIALS (15/75/204 EUR)Crosswind approach and landing • Windshears • Asymmetric flight • Slips
MODULE 07: DANGEROUS SITUATIONS (15/75/204 EUR)Low speed flight • Stall, spin and unusual attitude recovery • Engine failure after V1 • Engine failure during a Go Around • Single engine approach
MODULE 08: RADIONAVIGATION (60/60/240 EUR)NDB / VOR / ILS in deep • Instruments (Compass, CDI, RMI…)
MODULE 09: HOLDING (15/75/204 EUR)Holding: principles and rules • Entries • Wind correction • Exercises
MODULE 10: COMMUNICATION & PHRASEOLOGY (30/60/192 EUR)Communication principles, methods and techniques • about NITS • Phraseology - general • IFR departure clearance • Push back and start • Taxi / line-up • Takeoff • Cruise / level / altitude • Traffic • IFR arrival / initial approach / holding • IFR final approach / landing / taxi to stand • Go around
MODULE 11: FMC / FMS / MCP / AUTOPILOT (15/75/204 EUR)The FMS components and their interactions • FMC in deep • MCP: all modes and functionalities
MODULE 12: NAVIGATION (15/75/204 EUR)Quick review of the previous modules • Reading maps, charts and approach plates • Making (and flying) an IFR route
MODULE 13: WEATHER (60/30/168 EUR)Wind • Clouds • Pressure • Visibility • Icing • METAR / TAF / VOLMET / SIGMET / ATIS
MODULE 14: CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (15/75/204 EUR)CRM & MCC principles • Human factor, leadership • Decision making, DODAR • Who manages what at what time • Pilot flying / Pilot monitoring
MODULE 15: COCKPIT FLOWS / CHECKLISTS (00/75/180 EUR)Cockpit preflight • Before Starting Engines • After Starting • Before Taxi • Before Takeoff • After Takeoff • Descent • Approach • Landing • After Landing • Shutdown • Secure
MODULE 16: FIRST FULL FLIGHT (00/120/288 EUR)Fuel calculation • Flight preparation • Flight Plan • FMC programming • METAR • NOTAMs • FMC programming • pre-flight
MODULE 17: INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (15/90/240 EUR)Become a Flight Simulator Instructor! Instruction and supervision techniques • Educational elements
MODULE 18: YOUR FINAL FLIGHT AS CAPTAIN! (00/150/360 EUR)
THEORY (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018) SIMU - BRIEFING TIME (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018) SIMU - SOON READY FOR TAKEOFF? (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018) SIMU - LEARNING IS FUN (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018) SIMU - LET'S FLY THE BEAST (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018) SIMU (Ⓒ BFSIM 2018)
NOW YOU ARE A VIRTUAL CAPTAIN !You decide and prepare everything • Flight must be in real weather conditions • Distance between airports = 150 to 250 NM.
PRICING, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Minimum 15 years - no upper limit
- Full tuition: 18 modules / 30 hours / 3495 EUR
- Modules 'à la carte': from 168 EUR to 360 EUR (depending on the program/duration - check each module description)
- All course modules are 'one-to-one'; however, you can share your sessions (and costs) with another (1) person, without supplement
- English or French available: student/cadet's choice (Dutch coming in 2021)
- Calendar of modules will be defined in agreement with the student/cadet, according to the availabilities of instructors and simulators
- The postponement of a module may be granted only if a reasoned request is expressed more than 3 working days before the appointment, and subject to the agreement of the instructor and a Brussels Flight Simulators officer