How Our Flight School Trains Pilots for Today’s Airlines

Home > Flight Training Blog > How Our Flight School Trains Pilots for Today’s Airlines

When you want to become a pilot, you start off by learning the basics of flying in flight school. This involves learning about takeoffs, landings, navigation, air laws, and the impact of weather. The majority of the training you receive while earning your private pilot licence has not changed over the last 50 years, and the only thing you need to learn basic flying skills is a basic trainer aircraft.

How Our Flight School Trains Pilots for Today’s Airlines

After attending flight school and earning your private pilot licence, you may want to start working on your commercial pilot licence or your instrument rating. Either way, the capabilities of the aircraft must increase to complement the skills being learned.

If you want a career with the airlines, you need to work with and train on equipment that is similar to what today’s airlines use. This includes an instrument flight rules (IFR) certified glass cockpit with all necessary flight information, as well as modern flight management systems to manage the flight.

Most of an airline pilot’s time is spent managing the aircraft systems, dealing with a constant flow of information, and making decisions based on the information their systems provide. While you still need basic flying skills for takeoff and landing, much of your job as a commercial pilot will be managing systems and people.

At Genesis Flight College, we believe the best way to prepare the students attending our flight college for a future airline career is by starting them off with the systems they will see and use when working for an airline. This is why all of our aircraft have glass cockpits and flight management systems, and they are certified for instrument flight. By learning from day one how to work in a technically advanced environment, the graduate will benefit when starting their career as an airline pilot.