I would like to take this opportunity to welcome
you to the Airbus A320 Type Rating Course Assessment page. The
assessment process is the same for the A320 course as it is for
a self sponsored type rating on another type as required and will
remain valid for six months.
To facilitate the procedure, and expedite your
application, we would require the following documents from you
to be e-mailed, prior to your arrival for the assessment:
a) Copy of your Passport
b) Passport Size Photograph
c) Copy of your Pilot’s Licence
d) Copy of your Medical
e) Copy of your MCC certificate
f) Copy of your ATPL theory subjects
Note: If you do not have the facility
to scan your documents with prior arrangements you can bring them
to the assessment centre.
Upon successful completion of your assessment
you will be required to produce a Criminal Report from your local
authorities, which needs to indicate that you have no criminal
convictions, and in addition we will need a five year history
of employment and or schooling with references.
These are required for your airside pass, and
should be sent to our office as soon as practical.
We conduct a positive background reference check,
by writing to the Referee and getting a signed and stamped letter
The assessment will be performed at our London
Gatwick offices, with the simulator check taking place at either
OAA or Alteon simulator centres both in Gatwick.
A320 Type Rating assessments take place every
other week or on demand when a specific airline has a requirement.
Plan to be at our facility by 0930. Allow yourself
time to settle in and relax, coffee, tea and refreshments will
The instructors will give you an overview on
the day. The assessment comprises of an Interview, technical exam,
simulator assessment, and a psychometric test.
The Instructor / Examiner will give you a briefing
on the items to be assessed and the profiles to be flown.
The Instructor will provide a limited amount
of feedback on the day, all of the files will be looked at carefully,
and a final selection to take place at our offices.
You will be notified in writing within a week
of your assessment the outcome and you will also be given more
detailed feedback on your performance.
The Simulator Assessment will be performed by
an experienced TRI / TRE who will be assessing you in the following:
1) Learning Curve
The Course you are interested in completing is
very demanding. We need to make sure that you will be able to
complete it without any problems.
The instructor will be assessing you on your
ability to adapt to the unknown, and improve throughout the session.
2) General Handling Skills
The Boeing 737 is a stable aircraft to fly, and
it helps the pilots fly complex manoeuvres with ease. There is
a large pitch couple however associated with thrust changes and
it will be essential to correctly trim the aircraft.
The instructor will be assessing your ability
to fly accurately and smoothly while maintaining assigned headings,
altitudes, and rates of climb or descent.
3) Instrument Flying
The course assumes that you have a good knowledge
of IFR rules and Procedures. Instrument flying is an integral
part of the airlines operations, therefore it needs to be at a
The Instructor will be assessing your IFR knowledge,
your Procedural knowledge, and your skills in flying the aircraft
solely with reference to instruments.
4) Situational Awareness
The Boeing 737 is an advanced aircraft to operate,
therefore the Instructor will prepare the aircraft to be flown
in the basic modes, with the FDs off and the conventional navigation
The Instructor will be assessing your abilities
to constantly and positively use the available navigational aids
to manage your situational awareness and accurately fly a “RAW
DATA ILS”, either to a landing, or a missed approach.
5) Decision Making & Time Management
Airline operations require pilots to make decisions,
and manage their time. It is important that you understand the
priorities, of safety efficiency, and punctuality.
The instructor will be assessing your ability
to make appropriate decisions for the situation, and manage your
time in a way that shows that you are aware of the external constraints.
The Instructor will conduct a brief interview
in order to get a general feel for you, and your background.
The Instructor is not looking for something specific,
so you need to just be yourself and answer the questions honestly.
During the interview the Instructor will be assessing
your social skills, your interaction with other people, and your
command of the English Language.
The fee for the assessment is £450,
which is required prior to your attendance due to the fact that
the simulators must be prebooked.
PayPal is accepted. You do not need a PayPal
account for this facility. You can make your assessment payment
now by clicking on the button below.
The Assessment day attire is smart casual, therefore
you are expected not to wear jeans, or t-shirts.
The simulator must be flown like you would fly
the real aircraft. You should never leave thinking that in a real
aircraft you would do things differently. There will be enough
time for the Instructor to assess your abilities.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
you for taking the time to read the above information, and wish
you all the success you want.
All the Best