Flight training

World-class EASA training courses built for you and your business.

We provide high-quality, flexible and cost-effective training that is fully EASA compliant. Courses in a comprehensive range of ground subjects are available at our training centre at Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, at Basepoint Luton (for Luton and Stansted based crews) and our own facility at Glasgow International Airport. We can even come to your own site for the day for a dedicated course.

You can book the majority of our courses by contacting us using our booking form. Remember as an operator we understand schedules can change at the last minute, so should you need to cancel, we can accommodate date changes free of charge subject to availability at our venues.

Available courses for 2017

CRM. Crew Resource Management - Initial.
With multiple dates and locations, we'll help you stay on track with your training needs. Our interactive, experiential and engaging, our CRM - initial course covers the EASA core syllabus aiming to enhance communication, interpersonal and management skills through discussion, group exercises and multimedia.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to:
  • Human factors in aviation;
  • General instructions on CRM principles and objectives;
  • Human performance and limitations;
  • Threat and error management.
  • Personality awareness,
    • Assertiveness,
    • Human error and reliability,
    • Attitudes and behaviours,
    • Self-assessment and self-critique;
    • Stress and stress management;
    • Fatigue and vigilance;
  • Situation awareness, Shared situation awareness,
  • Information acquisition and processing, Shared information acquisition and processing;
  • Automation and philosophy on the use of automation
  • Specific type-related differences
  • Monitoring and intervention
  • Workload management;
  • Effective communication and coordination inside and outside the flight crew compartment; and with other operational personnel and ground services.
  • Leadership, cooperation,
  • Synergy, delegation,
  • Decision-making, actions;
  • Resilience development;
  • Surprise and startle effect;
  • Cultural differences
  • Operator’s safety culture and company culture,
  • Standard operating procedures (sops),
  • Organisational factors & Factors linked to the type of operations;
  • Case studies
Additionally for flight Attendants
  • Effective communication and coordination between all crew members including the flight crew as well as inexperienced cabin crew members
  • Identification and management of the passenger human factors: crowd control, passenger stress, conflict management, medical factors
  • Specifics related to aircraft types (narrow-/wide-bodied, single-/multi-deck), flight crew and cabin crew composition and number of passengers
  • Participation in cabin safety incident and accident reporting
CRM. Crew Resource Management - Recurrent.
Covering the entire CRM syllabus over a three-year cycle, the one-day recurrent CRM course is an essential annual tune-up of non-technical skills.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to: Module 1
  • Human factors in aviation;
  • General instructions on CRM principles and objectives;
  • Human performance and limitations
  • Effective communication and coordination inside and outside the flight crew compartment; and with other operational personnel and ground services.
  • Human error and reliability, Threat and error management
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Decision Making, actions
  • Case studies
  • Additional areas as per operator requirements
Module 2
  • Human factors in aviation;
  • General instructions on CRM principles and objectives;
  • Human performance and limitations
  • Leadership, cooperation,
  • Synergy, delegation
  • Operator’s safety culture and company culture,
  • Personality awareness,
  • Assertiveness,
  • Attitudes and behaviours,
  • Self-assessment and self-critiqueCultural differences
  • Surprise and startle effect
  • Resilience development;
  • Stress and stress management;
  • Case studies
  • Additional areas as per operator requirements
Module 3
  • Human factors in aviation
  • General instructions on CRM principles and objectives
  • Human performance and limitations
  • Fatigue and vigilance
  • Workload management
  • Organisational factors & Factors linked to the type of operations
  • Information acquisition and processing, Shared information acquisition and processing
  • Monitoring and intervention
  • Situation awareness, Shared situation awareness
  • Automation and philosophy on the use of automation
  • Specific type-related differences
  • Case studies
  • Additional areas as per operator requirements
Aircrew security.
A comprehensive course which enables aircrew to learn and understand the security context within which they operate and the requirements placed upon them.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to:
  • The Threat to Aviation
  • International & National Objectives of Aviation Security and Legislation
  • Response to Security Incidents, Including Threat Assessment
  • Legal Powers
  • Maintaining Effective Security
  • General Security Awareness
  • Awareness of Airport Security Procedures for Aircrew
  • Recognition of Firearms, Explosives, Incendiary Devices
  • Searching and Checking Aircraft
  • Protecting Aircraft
  • Hijack Countermeasures
  • Airline and Government response to a Hijack
  • Hijacking - Police Organisation, Objectives and Procedures
  • Aircrew Response to a Hijack
  • Emergency Procedures in the air
  • Emergency Procedures on the ground
  • Handling the media and post-event debriefing
Dangerous goods.
A practical course designed to enhance awareness and understanding of dangerous goods.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to: Dangerous Goods for Carry Operators:
  • General philosophy
  • Limitations
  • Classification
  • List of dangerous goods
  • Packing Instructions
  • Labelling and marking
  • Shipper's Declaration and other relevant documentation
  • Acceptance procedures
  • Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Storage and loading procedures
  • Pilots' notification
  • Provisions for passengers and crew
  • Radioactive materials (if carried)
  • Emergency procedures
Dangerous Goods Awareness for No Carry Operators:
  • General philosophy
  • Limitations
  • Classification
  • List of dangerous goods
  • Labelling and marking
  • Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Provisions for passengers and crew
  • Emergency procedures
RVSM. Reduced vertical separation minima.
This course will familiarise and refresh knowledge of operating in RVSM airspace.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to: RVSM
  • RVSM overview
  • Flight Planning
  • Pre-flight Procedures at the Aircraft for each Flight
  • Procedures Prior to RVSM Airspace Entry
  • In-flight Procedures
  • Contingency procedures after entering RVSM airspace
  • Post Flight Procedures
  • Special Emphasis Items
  • Specific Regional Operational Procedures
MNPS. Minimum Navigation Performance Spec.
This course will equip flight crew with the necessary knowledge to operate in North Atlantic MNPS airspace

Course details
  • Operational approval and aircraft system requirements for flight in the NAT HLA airspace
  • The Organised Track System (OTS)
  • Other routes and route structures within or adjacent to NAT HLA airspace
  • Flight planning
  • Oceanic ATC clearances
  • Communications and position reporting procedures
  • Datalink mandates/CPDLC/ADS-C
  • Application of Mach number technique
  • NAT HLA/MNPS flight operation & navigation procedures
  • RVSM flight in NAT HLA airspace
  • ATS surveillance services in NAT HLA airspace
  • Monitoring of aircraft systems and crew performance
  • Procedures in the event of navigation system degradation or failure
  • Special procedures for in-flight contingencies
  • Weather deviation
  • Guarding against complacency
  • Errors
  • The prevention of deviations from track as a result of waypoint insertion errors
Aviation first aid.
A practical, hands-on course that will equip crew with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage an inflight medical event.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to:
  • Instruction on first-aid as relevant to the aircraft type of operation and crew complement including those situations where no cabin crew is required to be carried
  • Physiological effects of flying
  • Hypoxia
  • Oxygen requirements
  • Eustachian tubal function and barotraumas
Basic first-aid
  • Air sickness;
  • Gastro-intestinal disturbances
  • Hyperventilation
  • Burns
  • Wounds;
  • The unconscious
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Contamination of the skin/eyes by aviation fuel or hydraulic or other fluids
In-flight medical emergencies
  • Asthma
  • Stress and allergic reactions
  • Shock
  • Diabetes
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Childbirth
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • The use of appropriate equipment including first-aid oxygen, first-aid kits and emergency medical kits and their contents
  • Practical cardio-pulmonary resuscitation including use of Automated External Defibrillator
Travel health and hygiene
  • Hygiene on board
  • Risk of contact with infectious diseases and means to reduce such risks
  • Hygiene and food poisoning
  • Malaria.
  • Handling of clinical waste
  • Aircraft disinsection
  • Handling of death on board
  • Alertness management, physiological effects of fatigue, sleep physiology, circadian rhythm and time zone changes.
Command upgrade course.
An intensive three day course aimed at pilots transitioning to the left seat covering the mandatory ground-school requirements.

Course details
  • What makes a good Captain
  • Commanders responsibilities
  • CRM initial - with an emphasis on command requirements
  • Performance considerations
  • Company paperwork
  • Planning and management exercises
 
Course duration:
3 days
Course price:
£615 (ex VAT)
Winter operations.
Intended for pilots and cabin crew, the Winter operations course is designed to enhance crew awareness of the hazards associated with operating in cold-weather.
Wet drills.
Practical training in the use of life vests and rafts in a water survival situation.

Course details
  • Survival kits and contents
  • The best method for boarding the life raft
  • Seating arrangements in the raft
  • Basic principles of survival in the water
  • ELTs
  Practical training:
  • Correct donning of a lifejacket
  • Swim one length of the pool without a lifejacket
  • Swim one length of the pool with a lifejacket
  • Deflate and re-inflate lifejacket in the water
  • Swim and retrieve an unconscious person
  • Form a group circle HUDDLE position
  • Boarding the life raft
  • Practice assisting other persons into the life raft
Evacuation / safety equipment procedures
This course combines theoretical elements together with practical training in the use of extinguishers, actual firefighting and use of Personal Breathing Equipment.

Course details
Improve your skills, with regard to:
  • Code of Conduct and Health and safety
  • Use of BCF Extinguisher
  • How to tackle fires in different parts of the aircraft
  • Role of the airport fire service
  • Smoke hood demo
  • Practical training
    • use of extinguisher with four different on-board scenarios
    • outline and utilise responders protocols
    • use of smoke hoods
    • actual fire-fighting using equipment representative of that carried in the aircraft on an actual or simulated fire
    • the effects of smoke in an enclosed area and actual use of all relevant equipment in a simulated smoke-filled environment
  Note: Fire and Smoke training is delivered on behalf of Gama Aviation (Training) Ltd by London Luton Airport Fire and Rescue Service in accordance with the syllabus defined above.
VIP silver service & food hygiene.
Suitable for new and existing corporate cabin crew. The course covers all the additional skills and knowledge required to operate as effective cabin crew