The pilot training is not as easy as it looks

The importance of continuous training lies in having various skills to overcome adversities that may arise while developing various functions. The constant evolution of the world requires us to be at the level of the new challenges that arise. Since the beginning of aviation, the importance of understanding and understanding the control of aircraft has been demonstrated. Taking into account this need, the construction of flight simulators became fundamental to explain to the pilot’s movements, attitudes and basic concepts of the machines. A flight simulator is a system that tries to reproduce the experience of a pilot in piloting an aircraft in the most realistic way possible; this is an identical copy of the cabin, which is mounted on a hydraulic platform that moves in all directions.

Becoming a commercial pilot is not easy. The cost of pilot training in private schools is very high and the investment for each hour of flight that a student must make is usually beyond the reach of a family with average income.

How is the Commercial Pilot course?

The aviation course in broad strokes works in the following way. It is important to mention that a lot of dedication, study and commitment is recommended, as well as a study complement on its own.

Earth Course

The student starts with the ground course, whose initial phase can last approximately three months. The schedule and intensity depends on each school. In this course you can see the basic subjects required by Aero civil, plus additional ones that each school wants to add and the first part of the training with the workshops of the airplane or POH (Pilot Operating Handbook) and pre-flight is completed. In these workshops you learn to know the aircraft manuals, both the POH and the AFM (Aircraft Flight Manual), manuals of each school, among others. This stage, as practically all during the course, requires a lot of dedication and study on its own. The aircraft manuals must be read and studied properly.

Ground Course

The ground course continues throughout the training (it is combined with the flight phase, after the Pre-solo), until completing all the required subjects and additional workshops:-

• Aerodynamics.
• Air Regulations.
• Workshop POH and Pre-flight.
• Engines
• Radiotelephone procedures (communications).
• Meteorology.
• Navigation.
• Human Factors – CRM.
• Aeronautical English
• Dangerous goods.
• Workshops on Alcohol and Drugs, Psychosocial Factors, Air Law,

among others.

The subjects and workshops depend on each particular school and curriculum, but those required by Aerocivil are mandatory. The different subjects are evaluated through oral and / or written exams. After completing the initial part of the ground course, and having completed the course of the plane, it begins with the flight phase. Before starting with this phase, the student must have clear procedures of the aerodrome and sector in which it will operate, radiotelephone procedures, pre-flight procedures of the plane (360 inspection or pre-flight inspection), and know your aircraft very well , at least as far as the technical and operational part is concerned.