The Air Academy offers courses in:
The Air Academy is mostly directed to the new
initiatives of the Integrated ATPL and Multicrew
Pilots Licence training with the emphasis on
aircraft systems, up-to-date navigation and
flight management systems. These programs will
include those courses mandated for the
upcoming enhanced licences, which call for
greater simulator hours to train students in all aspects
of mutual planning and co-operation, particularly
in emergency situations.
The MCC Course is an intense course consisting of
25 hours ground school and 20 hours
simulator instruction completed in tandem over a
period of 10 days. It is split so as to take lessons
learnt in ground school and put them into practice
'in the air'. The PF and PNF responsibilities and
reactions are to engine fires, smoke in the cockpit, and other challenges such as loss of oxygen, pressurization
and gear failure. The need for familiarity with cross checks, crew co-operation in the management of the aircraft,
and the rational implementation of SOPs will become the start of a life long understanding of what goes on in
the cockpit of a mainline carrier.
The Mountain Flying Course is essential in an area such as Alberta and BC, particularly for those students who intend to pursue a career in general aviation where a significant amount of commercial flying may include operations into mountainous airports and areas which could be best described as 'bush flying'. A full and complete understanding of natural forces is essential to a safe flight environment such as updrafts, downdrafts, recognition, and characteristics of relevant cloud formations. The computer-graphic images and detail in the vertical allow the uninitiated the opportunity to practise in a realistic environment.
Night Navigation and 'black hole' orientation
Turbine & Jet Orientation Courses: These will provide the trainee with a complete overview of a jet's operation - an opportunity to learn to cope with issues while travelling in excess of 3 times the speed of a piston twin. Engine starts, high altitude operations with pressurization, oxygen, bleed air handling, engine failures - by the time you are finished you'll be confident and ready for that interview or simulator skills test evaluation. On completion of the MCC course, you will have received an element of Jet Orientation Training by virtue of flying the Cessna Citation model although courses of a longer period will be available to teach both the MCC & JOC syllabi. Following the MCC course, we can, if a customer should wish, upgrade the jet orientation already received by flying a jet sim to cover the above aspects along with some others we feel is a suitable level for a full JOC. It would include additional items such as TCAS, AWOPS and EGPWS.