Week 1 

Straight into it. A pilots most hated three letter abbreviation: CBT or Computer Based Training. 

Essentially this is 12 working days of:

  1. Clicking through interactive airplane system guides to work out how everything works, how it indicates and what happens when things fail
  2. Putting that theory into actions by sitting in an aircraft mockup (called a VFD). This is essentially big interactive screens that emulate the real thing so we can practice flicking switches and observing the results.
  3. Homework questions each night to prepare for progress tests and final exams on aircraft systems. 
  4. Fumbling our way through various manuals working out SOPs and, callouts and procedures.  

Oh yeah. And some progress tests along the way. So all up pretty mundane stuff so far. Interesting but with the element of monotony too.  But that’s life 🙂 

    Looking forward to the full simulators but for now:

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