Cat3C – now part of the Aeros Group – has installed an RFT (ready for training) 737 cockpit instrument/avionics trainer at its Gloucester Airport training base.
Cat3C is a specialist in Theoretical Knowledge Instruction (TKI – ‘ground school’) for student pilots working toward their frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL).
The instrument/avionics trainer is a partial representation of a Boeing 737 flight deck and enables familiarisation with the key elements of the aircraft’s avionics such as the instruments and Flight Management System.
Captain Bill Chivers, Head of Training, said, “This avionics device gives our students the chance to get some ‘hands on’ experience to consolidate their theory training. This will greatly optimise their exam preparation and performance.
“Our students will be able to hit the ground running on their future training such as APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation) as with the avionics already understood they will be able to focus on the multi-crew interactions and advanced swept wing jet handling that are the objectives of that course.”