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Old 2nd Sep 2021, 07:48
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Twin Otter IFR,

I voice and agree with Northern Monkey's comments.

I recently ran a practice SIM (this gentleman had a SIM assessment) for an APS MCC holder on the B737-800 SIM, to which he was given the profiles, by the airline on what to expect. A couple of hours in the SIM would be of great value to you, whichever type you are going to be assessed on for familiarity and to avoid skill fade on flying a jet.

Focus will be on solid non technical skills as Northern Monkey suggested, being able to work in the multi crew environment, and exercising skills in both roles, as PM and being able to lead as PF demonstrating solid decision making skills and being able to be calm and methodical under pressure.

You will not be expected to have to knowledge of, for example the B737 or the Airbus, but will be expected to demonstrate continued learning and progress throughout.

The APS certificate is well worth having, as airlines will be looking for this. The APS course is based on the nine ICAO competencies to which you develop skill and will be assessed, and if you finish the course with an APS CERT it shows you have met a 'competent' standard and that you have performed at or above a certain skill level.

Hope that helps.
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