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Upcoming Courses for November

Iceland Aviation Academy offers a variety of professional advancement program for pilots and flight instructors to renew and add to their licenses and ratings. Next courses are as follows:

MCC Multi Crew Co-Operation Course – November 7th
APS MCC – November 7th
Flight Instructor Course FI (A) – November 7th
FI Refresher Course FI (A) – November 21st
Advanced UPRT – Any time


MCC – Multi crew co-operation course – November 7th

The course is about learning the fundamentals of cooperation: joint decision-making, communication, division of labor, use of checklists, dynamic monitoring, and support through all aspects of flight under normal and abnormal conditions as well as in emergencies. These are elements that are usually not part of the type certificates of multi-pilot aircraft, and a course in crew cooperation is therefore mandatory before people are allowed to attend such training. During a course in MCC, there must be at least 25 hours of teaching and exercises in theoretical subjects and 20 hours of training in crew cooperation. A flight navigation trainer II MCC (FNPT II) or a flight simulator should be used for this. The Alsim ALX flight simulator is used for the practical training of this course. Apply here.

APS MCC – November 7th

The APS MCC is a new course designed to bridge the gap between the traditional Multicrew Cooperation Course (MCC) and type rating training on multi-pilot aircraft. This course combines MCC and JOC into one, with the addition of so-called scheduled flights, which are crewed flights from A to B in the environment in which airlines operate. During the course, students learn about various important aspects of pilot work in an international environment, e.g. communication, collaboration, decision-making and leadership skills. Students learn to solve the various problems by making use of the experience and knowledge of their colleagues as a team, to know the legal environment, working methods and to apply their knowledge in this complex work environment. With this course, students get on the one hand, particularly good preparation for the entrance test in a flight simulator for an airline operator, and on the other hand, good insight and training to deal with their first type certification of a multi-pilot aircraft with any airline operator.

A course in APS MCC must include at least 35 hours of training in a flight simulator for students in an integrated commercial pilot program, or 40 hours for students in a phased commercial pilot program. For practical training, Alsim ALX, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300 or Boeing 737 MAX flight simulators are used. Apply here.

Flight Instructor Course FI (A) – November 7th

The Flight Instructor course (FI) prepares you for the flight instructor role. During this 12 week course you will learn how to prepare for instructions and provide practical flight training sessions. The main aspects of teaching and learning, psychology, human ability and performance will be covered, interwoven with teaching methods, the implementation of flight training lessons, the handling of student pilot mistakes, the creation of lesson plans and the use of teaching tools, as well as document storage and the creation of tests and other documents. Lecture composition and presentation taught and trained through shorter and longer lectures in the classroom, as well as techniques in peer learning. The flight instructor course is a good way to gain further experience after completing the commercial pilot course, and it gives you the opportunity to improve your piloting skills which are in demand by operators, e.g. cooperation between two pilots, identify dangers and intervene when necessary and guide the other pilot in the right direction. Apply here.

FI Refresher Course – November 21st

The seminar is conducted in accordence with EASA AMC1 FCL.940.FI (a)(2) and will cover 2 days and will include a minimum of 6 hours of syndicate work, presentations, and directed study and include access to online instructional videos and computer based training material. Apply here.

Advanced UPRT – Any time

Advanced UPRT is a new course that provides pilots with targeted training to learn to safely recover an aircraft from various upset conditions. The course is divided into theoretical studies (5 hours) taught through CBT and ends with an exam. Afterwards, the student undergoes practical training with a specially trained flight instructor. The practical training consists of a minimum of 3 hours of flight on the school's DA20 aircraft, where the fundamentals of how to get an aircraft out of an unwanted flight mode are reviewed. At the end of the course, the student must submit graduation papers, but in order to be able to take the first type rating, EASA requires that the person concerned has completed advanced UPRT training according to regulation FCL.745.A. The course can be started at any time. Apply here.