Simulator Assessment Preparation
Practice for airline simulator assessments
It is commonplace for airlines to utilise their simulators, normally as the final stage of their pilot selection process. You will usually be assessed by a Synthetic Flight Instructor or Training Captain who will be looking at your handling skills, instrument scan, CRM skills and most importantly how easily you take to instruction and how much of a training risk you may be should you be selected for a type rating. It is therefore vital to approach this in as prepared a state as possible. For those who have been searching for that elusive first job for some time or those who have little multi crew currency, a few hours spent with an instructor in a fixed base aircraft simulator can mean the difference between being successful or not.
A typical profile will include a raw data SID, some general handling, a raw data ILS, go-around at minimums followed by vectoring for another raw data ILS or a non-precision approach. Depending on your experience level the airline may include failures such as a V1 cut, engine fire or failure in the cruise, emergency descent etc.
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