Jet Orientation


Our Jet Orientation Courses are designed for low hour pilots transitioning to an airline position flying jets.

The transition from the operation of single-pilot propeller driven aircraft utilised in basic commercial pilot training is a complex and demanding one. Airline Training Australia offer two courses aimed at developing the basic technical competencies required to move on to a pilot position operating a jet aircraft and ultimately increase the likelihood of successful Type Rating training for airline pilot candidates.

Our JOC introduces pilots to Jet Transport Aircraft Operations. This course covers the basics of flying and operating modern jet aircraft while introducing basic Crew Resource Management at the same time. This is a very cost effective solution compared to using full motion simulators.

During the course students will be given a wide range of operational scenarios providing a valuable introduction to the various procedures, systems and flight management controls of twin engine jet, based on the B737NG as well as invaluable handling experience.

Key JOC foundations:

  • Passenger jet aircraft handling skills
  • Modern Autoflight/Navigation System overview and operation
  • Introduction to Standard Operating procedures
  • Introduction to jet aircraft technical systems
  • Jet aircraft aerodynamics and performance
  • Introduction to LOFT
  • Normal / Non Normal - Emergency Checklists
  • In Flight Emergencies - Single Engine Operation

Course Structure – 7 Days:

  • Ground School - 2 Days (6 hours each day)
  • Simulator - 5 Days (4 hour sessions each day)

Total simulator time is 20 hours (10 as PF / 10 as PM) in addition to briefing/debriefing time.

Our Jet Introductory Course (JIC) is an abbreviated version of our JOC program. The JIC focuses on the fundamentals required for low hour pilots to prepare for a position with an airline.

We also highly recommend for pilots with less than 500 hours total time in GA who are completing our Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course to complete a JIC in order to achieve the most effective learning outcomes in the MCC course.

Course Structure – 3 Days:

  • Ground School - 1 Day (6 hours)
  • Simulator - 2 Days (4 hour sessions each day)

Total simulator time is 8 hours (4 as PF / 4 as PM) in addition to briefing/debriefing time.

Participants must hold or have held a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). It is highly recommended for participants to also hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Instrument Rating (IR).