Since 1999, the Multi Crew Cooperation Course or MCC for short has become a requirement before the commencement of a frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence or ATPL holder’s first type-rating course. MCC courses are completed in a simulator, be that a static sim or a full-motion simulator and can be completed on anything from a light twin aircraft through to a Boeing 737 aircraft.
Before you begin a Multi-Crew Co-operation course, what do you need?
To enroll on a MCC course you a required to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and an Instrument Rating (IR) in most circumstances. It is recommended you check with your MCC provider for any further specific requirements as courses can vary from provider.
What will I, and what am I required to do during the training?
Courses, once again can vary in length and are completed on a variety of different aircraft and aimed at providing the student with experience of working as a team in a multi-crew environment such as that of an airliners flight deck. Most courses provide the student with plenty of simulator time, which can be logged and also includes plenty of class-room based training to ensure the theory is fully covered.
Whilst you are undertaking a undertaking Multi-Crew Co-operation course you are likely to learn about flight deck management, standard operating procedures or SOPs for short, and flight safety. The MCC course covers standard operating procedures during the different flight conditions you may face, including standard, non standard and emergency flights. The procedures will usually be covered in detail within a classroom environment before you put them into practice in the simulator.
Once you have completed the required training, you will be granted with a Multi-Crew Cooperation Course Certificate endorsed by the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA).
So, what are the specific privileges of holding a MCC Certificate?
An MCC certificate provides the pilot with a number of extremely valuable simulator and multi-crew/team work hours within an airline environment. This will stand the pilot in good stead to apply for airline positions.