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Advanced Qualification Program - AQP Personal Historical Perspective Jack Mitchard
Quality over Quantity
Thats not the way weve always done it
Fly like you train… Train like you fly….
FAR Part 121 Initial Training: Ground School & Oral Sim Training & PC Initial Operating Experience (IOE)
Advanced Check Airman Training (ACAT)
Thats not the way weve always done it
AQP Initial (Qualification) Training Ground School: Systems & Procedures Systems & Procedures Validation (Oral) Sim Maneuvers Training (4 sims) Maneuvers validation Line Oriented Training (4 sims) Evaluation (LOE) IOE (Line Training)
Recurrent Training Comparison Part 121AQP RecurrentContinuing Qualification 1 day sim event every 6 months 3 day event once a year: Day 1: Ground School Day 2: Sim: Maneuvers (Training) Day 3: Sim: Check Ride: LOE 1 day Ground School per year Sim: Maneuvers Based PC or PT Checkride: PC Maneuvers from FOTMManeuvers from Data No exceptions to Appendix F Spread out maneuvers / 3 yr cycles
Line Operational Evaluation- LOE Allows evaluation of normal procedures such as: Flows, Checklist usage, Performance, Altitude awareness, Runway incursion awareness, Corporate policy, Briefings, Radio discipline, Sterile cockpit, Descent planning and energy management and Situational awareness. Crews learn to recognize and control the task loading. Crews are evaluated in the environment they fly in every day. No instruction or intervention is allowed by check pilot. Crews learn through experience of the event and brought together in debrief. Allows evaluation of threat situations by increasing task loading in the following scenarios: Aircraft system non-normal emergencies, Distractions, Passenger issues, Weather issues, ATC revised clearances and re-routes, Runway changes / incursions, Maintenance issues / MELs. Allows evaluation of PF / PM role assignment and duties & crew communication. Crews invited to use all their resources. Relevant. Crews invited to help each other (trap errors) and resolve issues. Repeats: 2 Event Sets can be repeated. Crew training. Standardized. Gate to gate. Debrief value. Scripted.
LOE- What is it? Big Picture, the whole enchilada Simulated line flight conducted in real time, gate to gate Used for Qualification and Continuing Qual LOE Lesson is scripted, thus standardized Like a line check where the check pilot has control of the threats Evaluated and graded in phase of flight Event Sets Taxi, Takeoff, Climb, etc. Repeats: 2 Event Sets can be repeated.
LOE- Benefits Crews are evaluated in the environment they fly in every day. Crews learn to recognize and control task loading. No instruction or intervention is allowed by check pilot. Crews learn through experience of an event. Crews invited to use all their resources. Crews invited to help each other (trap errors) and resolve issues.
LOE- Benefits Allows evaluation of normal procedures such as Flows Checklist usage Altitude awareness Runway incursion awareness Corporate policy Briefings Radio discipline Descent planning and energy management Situational awareness
LOE- Benefits Allows evaluation of threat situations by increasing task loading Aircraft system non-normal emergencies Distractions Passenger issues Weather issues ATC revised clearances and re-routes Runway changes/ incursions Maintenance issues /MEL
AQP: Crew Perceptions: Very positive Liked how fair & relevant it was 1 year cycle no major problems Bust rate lowered- trap problems on Maneuvers Observation day Crews liked not having 15 lbs in a 10 lb bag Crews liked maneuvers being presented in more of a training environment Learning by experience during LOE means retaining knowledge
Bottom Line: Whats the goal of a line-oriented training program that can be adaptive to the needs and threats of the kind of flying you do? Safer More standardized More prepared to do the job Quality over quantity Finally, now you can say…..