Jet Orientation Course - JOC - Jet Fam


The purpose of this course, also known as Jet Fam, is to give commercial pilots of varying ability the handling skills, knowledge and condence necessary to secure an airline position flying jet aircraft.

Many Airlines are now requesting that prospective employees complete a Jet Orientation Course prior to applying. Our JOC has been designed to meet these needs and has been reviewed and approved by several current Airline Recruiters.

The transition from flying slower single pilot aircraft (SPA) to your first type rating in a multi pilot aircraft (MPA) at airliner jet speeds can be challenging, especially when you are also learning carrier specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s) as taught in our MCC course. The JOC is therefore seen as a way to bridge this gap.

Our JOC is an excellent method of preparing yourself for your airline selection assessments, as well as your rst Type Rating.

You will learn jet handling skills using procedures in our FBTD simulator with complex systems based upon the AIRBUS A320. The JOC is an ‘orientation’ to operating a jet, not a Type Rating.

Longer type specic JOC’s can be potentially a waste of both time and money, principally because pilots are too involved in operating the aircraft type and not focusing on the core jet orientation areas.


– Ground School 7 hours
– Briefing and debriefings 4,5 hours
– A320 FBTD Simulator 12 hours

Throughout the theory day you will learn about high speed flight, jet operations, technical systems and how the FMS works. When in the simulator you will learn about machtuck, dutchroll, basic programming of the FMS through the MCDU’s and also high altitude operations as well as hand flying. We also cover an airline assessment profile to expose you to that all important assessment!