The Mini Type Rating (5 hours) is a short introduction into flying and operating the systems on the B737-800.
The Mini Type Rating (5 Hours) is your introduction to the world of airline flying.
We aren’t going to claim to be able to teach you how to fly a B737-800 in five hours – even the professionals spend several hundreds of flight training hours before they are allowed to operate as a First Office of one of these denizens of the sky, and even then under the very watchful eye of a very experienced Captain.
What you will gain is a far better understanding of the systems involved in controlling the aircraft in the various phases of flight, moving between manual ‘hands-on’ flying and the various aspects of automatic flight.
Yes, it is possible to programme the Flight Management System to guide the aircraft from take-off to landing, with the pilots only hand-flying for the first and last few minutes of the flight. But, during this short course we will show you both how to hand-fly the aircraft for the duration of the flight and also how to engage the automatic flight control systems for portions or even all of the flight, leaving the flight crew (you!) to monitor and manage the systems. You will soon learn that, even when the autopilot is flying the aircraft, you still have a lot to do, especially on shorter flights.
We realise that 5 hours flying in one day would be a bit much for most people, especially when trying to learn something new, so you are more than welcome to break the 5 hours down into 2 sessions.
These sessions work extremely well with students operating in pairs, with one student observing from the jump seat whilst the other is flying. If you and a friend want to book together, we will reduce the price by a further £25 each. Please call to book this option.
We are quite certain that, having got ‘the bug’ you will want to come back for more, so why not consider the Mini Type Rating (10 Hours) from the offset, saving yourself £50 in the process, or £100 if you book with a friend.
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