Utrecht, The Netherlands. April 2018 and ongoing. 

After finishing the Instrument Rating in Bournemouth, it is time to commence the final part of the ATPL training. The so-called MCC/AJFC is a very intensive two-month course that is the perfect basis between flying twin-engine propeller aircraft and jet aircraft. It is seen as the transition between flight school and life as an airline pilot.



This Airline Jet Foundation Course (AJFC) course is the EPST "Bridge Course" or Jet Orientation Course (JOC) including a MCC certificate, which is proving so successful for our students and the key to success in the airline grading and Type Rating. The AJFC has now been adjusted to meet current airline demands and the preparation required to be able to complete a Jet Type Rating with good results. EPST students who have completed this course have all successfully completed their Type Rating and are now flying with a UK or other international airline. (EPST, 2018)


Ground school

The first few weeks of the MCC/AJFC with EPST consist of ground school where all the ins and outs of the MCC/AJFC are highlighted. The ground school phase is concluded with an exam that is designed to check the student's knowledge on the required attributes to become an airline pilot. 



The MCC/AJFC consists, as the name already predicts of two parts. The first nine simulator details are legally required to be conducted as part of the ATPL course (MCC). In addition, EPST offers students seven additional simulator details to gain competitive advantage over graduates from other flight schools, which will hopefully increase chances of finding a job in the end.

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