MCC (Multi Crew Coordination)

The MCC (Multi Crew Coordination) course gives pilots the skills required to operate in a multi crew environment. It is the final stage in preparing pilots to work for an airline. 

This course is also often run in conjunction with the JOC (Jet Orientation Course), which is usually an optional course, but it does look good on your CV! 

The MCC is conducted in a certified simulator in conjunction with ground school. You must already have obtained a CPL to take the MCC course. 

The course teaches skills in a variety of scenarios from a normal flight to an emergency situation. Skills such as communication, leadership, problem solving, briefing and operating under threat or error are taught. 

It also teaches more about working as a team in a variety of circumstances. As pilots are initially trained to fly solo there are a number of elements that need to be adapted to a team scenario. 

Most MCC courses run over 10 days, making it an intensive course, in order to transfer your skills from operating as a single pilot to a whole new way of thinking as part of a large crew. 

Expect around 20 hours of simulator time (depending on the school) as well as around 25 hours of theory. 

It’s this additional training that makes you stand out to potential employers. It is just as important to study hard and perform well at this stage as it is when studying for your CPL or ATPL.  

When finding a school to gain your MCC, check out their facilities. Simulators play a key role in this training and qualification, so find the best one you can, within your budget.  

There are also other questions to ask such as employment success rate and equipment required to partake in the course. 

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