For many years now we have referred to our CPL course as The Professional Pilot Course. Our reasoning is that the course is designed not just to comply with the CAA requirements and not just to pass the flight test. The course goes way beyond and prepares trainee pilots for the real world of piloting.
This is the licence you will require to enter the airline world of aviation. To operate as pilot in command on multi crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). It is obvious that the CPL is required should a career in aviation be your dream. This will also allow you to build the mandatory experience required for the ATPL.
The first modules of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training are integrated into the PPL and thereafter into each phase of the training. CRM training is directed at improving flight safety through awareness of such factors as Stress management, Communications skills, Decision Making and Risk Management. This training is essential as human error contuses to be the number one cause of aviation accidents.
This course equips the candidate with the necessary proficiencies to operate effectively as a crewmember in a multi-engine multi-crew aircraft in an IFR environment. This course focuses purely on Multi Crew Co Operation (MCC) and does not address the Jet Orientation (JOC) elements needed to be ready to begin a Jet Type Rating.
This course will to give the operator and/or maintenance organisation an overview of the constituent parts of a Safety Management System and practical advice as to one possible method of implementation. The intention is to guide as opposed to prescribe and it is hoped that it will not prevent innovative methods of meeting these challenges being developed and implemented.
Quality assurance (QA) is the activity of providing, through an audit process, the evidence needed to establish that all activity is being conducted in accordance with the applicable requirements, standards and procedures. It should be carried out by a unit which is fully independent of the executive management who have responsibility for delivering the function being assessed. There should be appropriate means to ensure that response to findings is monitored and documented.
SACAA regulations require that flight crew and load planners attend recurrent DG training within 24 months of the previous training to ensure knowledge is current. Upon successful completion of this course crew members will be issued with a certificate of competency as required in terms of SACARS.