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Please Note If you had been disappointed that our MCC+JOC was fully booked until December, we have some good news... today we have been able to add two extra places to the course starting on Monday 24 October.

The AirlineReady MCC+JOC is an investment in your career as an airline pilot.

The AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC is a premium course developed to provide the most comprehensive possible preparation for airline employment.

It's also the only MCC+JOC in the UK to be delivered on a Boeing 737-800 simulator.

Over the last 18 years, Virtual Aviation has helped thousands of pilots secure their first airline jobs, so we have unrivalled knowledge and experience of exactly what airlines are looking for.


What makes this course right for you?

The right aircraft type

We don't believe in using a generic jet simulator. Our Multi Crew Course is run on the glass cockpit Boeing 737-800, which also happens to be the aircraft type most commonly used by airlines for simulator assessments. 

Individual attention

With small class sizes and no more than two students per instructor, our instructors have more time to focus on your individual performance and address any areas which need particular attention.

Experienced instructors

We only employ MCC and JOC instructors of the highest calibre, and they possess the necessary experience and knowledge to help you develop your skills towards becoming a competent pilot of a multi-crew jet aircraft.

Valuable experience

This course will give you more than just a qualification. The B737-800 handling experience will serve as excellent preparation for a simulator assessment and the steep learning curve of undergoing type rating training.

Intensive and focused

We designed this intensive course to include the most relevant content and optimum amount of classroom and simulator training. You will be surprised how rapidly your jet handling performance develops over the twelve days.

Proven track record

Virtual Aviation is a leading provider of specialist simulator training and we have helped many hundreds of commercial pilots secure their first airline position in the 18 years since the company was formed in 1997.

Some graduate success stories from 2016

Here at Virtual Aviation we like to celebrate our students' success when they achieve that first airline  job. We have many more success stories to come over the next few weeks, so watch this space! If you are interested in finding out more, click through on the pictures to see what they have to say about us and their journey into commercial aviation.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Virtual Aviation. Not only was the course delivered up to a high standard, the team were very mindful of the students and made particular effort to create personal atmosphere. It was evident from the very qualified instructors that they had a high degree of knowledge... The lesson feedbacks were informative and concise so we knew exactly which parts we needed to work on. I would highly recommend Virtual Aviation to anyone seeking to attain the MCC and JOC qualification. Many thanks team!
— Simone Tao graduated from Virtual Aviation and secured a position with Ryanair shortly after
I just wanted to let you know that Ive been offered a job with with Jet2! In the interview they asked me where I did my MCC & JOC, and obviously I told them it was with Virtual Aviation. They have been very impressed with the standards of the people coming from your training organisation, and couldn’t praise the company enough! Thank you again for all your help!
— Benjamin Cartlidge graduated from Virtual Aviation and was offered a position with Jet2
Starting from the management, staff were very friendly, willing and professional from the first place. The instructors were very experienced and helpful, and would help even after the lesson. I received from them a very good overall view of multi crew operations and for smoother situations in the job which will help me in the future. The training centre facilities were very good, the presentations and manuals given very helpful and - last, but no least - the simulator was amazing, giving the feel of flying for real. Highly recommend.
— Kyriakos Nikolaou graduated from Virtual Aviation and is now flying with Ryanair
During my interview I was proud to tell the panel I had done my MCC and JOC training at Virtual Aviation. In my personal opinion all the training provided to me has been first class. The simulator assessment preparation was great I thoroughly enjoyed it and it gave me the confidence I needed to get the job. Sincere thanks once again!
— Thomas Bennett graduated from Virtual Aviation and was offered a position at Jet2

Course schedule

The course lasts 16 days in total, and normally starts on a Monday. You will need to arrive in Cambridge the day before the course starts, and stay for 17 nights.

Theoretical Knowledge Instruction

The groundschool phase includes 25 hours classroom training over 4 days.

After the groundschool phase, students will have a day off before starting simulator training.

There are regular breaks during each classroom day, and refreshments are provided free of charge. Students will also have access to the airside staff restaurant at the airport.

Flight Simulator Training

The simulator training phase currently includes a total of 32 hours simulator training over the remaining 12 days, which includes study/rest days.

Simulator training days begin with a 1hr briefing, followed by a 4hr simulator detail and then a 1hr de-briefing.

As the simulator training days last 6hrs you will have plenty of time for self-study, as well as time to relax and enjoy your stay in Cambridge, or visit London.

Course Dates

Monday 26 September to Wednesday 12 October (FULLY BOOKED)
Monday 10 October to Wednesday 26 October (FULLY BOOKED)
Monday 24 October to Wednesday 9 November (2 places available)
Monday 7 November to Wednesday 23 November (FULLY BOOKED)
Monday 21 November to Wednesday 7 December (FULLY BOOKED)
Monday 5 December to Wednesday 21 December (1 place available)

Monday 2 January to Wednesday 18 January (1 place available)
Monday 16 January to Wednesday 1 February (1 place available)
Monday 30 January to Wednesday 15 February (2 places available) 

Please note: As several ATOs send their students to us for MCC+JOC training, we have limited places available for students booking directly. At busy times, it may be necessary to book up to 3 months ahead.

Entry Requirements
You will need to hold a current EASA CPL with Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine experience (ME/IR) or the Skills Test pass certificates if awaiting licence issue.

Free Preview Visit

To help you find out more about our MCC+JOC training, we offer free-of-charge Preview Visits. Unlike traditional 'open days' these are arranged on a date to suit you, and are just for you.

During your Preview Visit you will be able to:

  • Meet members of the Virtual Aviation team
  • View the MCC and JOC course material
  • Tour the facilities at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre
  • Fly our Boeing 737-800 simulator

We really encourage you to investigate all of the different MCC courses available before selecting the training provider and course you feel is right for you.

Click here to arrange a date for your Preview Visit

Take a demonstration flight at the controls of our B737-800 simulator

Enjoy your stay in the historic City of Cambridge

Courses take place at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre which is close to London Stansted.

Cambridge is a great place to stay while you train with us. Cambridge Airport is just 10 minutes from the City Centre, with shuttle buses running every 10 minutes, so you can stay in the heart of the City and enjoy all that this famous university town has to offer.

Getting to Cambridge

Cambridge is easily accessible from all five London airports.

There are several nonstop trains from London Kings Cross every hour, which take approximately 45 minutes. Trains from Stansted Airport take around 30 minutes. 

During your time off, why not enjoy some of the sights and attractions in Cambridge, or jump on a train to Central London?

Interested to know more?

For more information, prices and available dates, please call our Client Services Team on 01223 979737 or send a message.

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