The AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC is an investment in your future 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 our course the best available?
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.
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.
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.
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 focussed
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.
These are just some of the airlines our customers are now flying for
The course lasts 12 days in total. You should arrive in Cambridge the day before the course starts, and stay for two weeks.
Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
The groundschool phase includes 25 hours classroom training spread over 3 days.
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.
After the groundschool phase, students will have a day off before starting simulator training.
Flight Simulator Training
The simulator phase includes a total of 28 hours simulator training over the remaining 8 days, which includes a day off.
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.
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.
Flying into London
Cambridge Airport is easily accessible from all five London airports. The journey time by car is around 30-35 minutes from London Stansted, 60 minutes from London Luton or London City, and around 90-120 minutes from London Heathrow or London Gatwick.
Trains to Cambridge
There are several trains from Central London to Cambridge every hour, and the nonstop journey time is around 45 minutes.
During your time off, why not enjoy some of the sights and attractions in Cambridge, or jump on a train to Central London?
A wide range of accommodation options
Accommodation packages start at just £260 for 12 nights host family accommodation, including breakfast, close to the Training Centre.
Cambridge attracts more than four million visitors each year, so there is a great selection of accommodation options to suit every budget, from hotels to luxury serviced apartments.
Cheryl Elliott-Edwards is your dedicated Student Liaison and her role is to assist you with your accommodation and travel arrangements, in advance of your visit and throughout your stay with us.
Read this blog post to find out more about Cheryl and the concierge service we offer free of charge to all students undertaking the AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC course.
Please call Cheryl Elliott-Edwards on 01223 979737 for assistance with accommodation and transport.
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.
Course dates and availability
We run several courses each month, with numbers limited to 4-6 students on each course.
Please note: As a number of 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 3-4 months ahead.
- 67 hours total training over 12 days, including classroom and simulator training
- 28 hours simulator training on the Boeing 737-800
B737-800 Fixed Base Simulator (FNPT2)
Cambridge Airport, near London Stansted
£3,900 plus 20% VAT = £4,680
B737-800 Full Flight Simulator (Level-D)
£6,650 plus 20% VAT = £7,980
- The course price can be spread over several months, with three separate (interest-free) instalments.
- You can secure your place with just a £600 deposit.
- Comparable courses on B737 fixed base simulators can cost over £9,000 so our MCC+JOC offers exceptional value for money.
- Virtual Aviation students can also benefit from a 10% discount on a wide range of interview preparation services
If you would like information or advice, please call 01223 979737 and talk with our Flight Training Manager, Mark Green. Our office is open 7 days a week, 362 days a year.
If you are nearby, you are welcome to arrange a free-of-charge Preview Visit
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.
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