Update Jeppesen

Apparently (to be confirmed), the B767 guys on our course say that you only carry the charts for the destinations your headed to. Most of the Jepps we received are enroute charts. The EFB has Jepps but latest rumour is that we will use iPads for Jepps starting July 1. Can’t wait….

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Ground School

The course got real busy and I was short on time with updates. I am now done.

As for ground school… Let me summarize. Get your CBT done prior to arrival. This is not an option. If you can get the 100 questions SKV done – great. If not, do not spend the first few days of your ground school’s time off to do this exam. You are wasting valuable time. The company is not keen on you knowing the systems in depth until well after you have graduated from the course. The goal of ground school is to know your ramp check – That is it. Practice as much as you can during all the time off you have – find a mock up in a class room or if one is available, sit in the real thing, the EIPT. I drove one night to the training centre and spent 2-3 hours by myself and it was the best thing I did. As for the I will you will, you don’t need to know them until later in the second week. You can start learning them but once again, Ramp Check should be your primary focus – I mean 95% of your time.

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Systems Knowledge Validation SKV

There is a 100 questions open book exam on AOM Vol 1 & 2. To get to it, type SKV in acaeronet’s search box in the top right corner. If you don’t complete it by the time you start your course, don’t do it during your first week. What you want to do during every minute you have off during your first week is practice your ramp to ramp and learn it by heart. The I WILL YOU WILL can wait until week 2.

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Cockpit Poster

Arriving from the Airbus means that you’ll have to learn new acronyms – new words to describe the various instruments on the flight deck. I would highly suggest you ask Flight Ops for the poster of the Cockpit so you can put it on a wall in your office and put Post-Its with the acronyms on the appropriate instrument while doing your Computer Based Training. If you live in Montreal, ask that it be shipped to Nicole.

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