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Video answers: ‘How do you become a captain?’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. According to the video, 4,000 – 5,000 hours are necessary.
  2. The PICUS program allows co-pilots to gain experience in command from the right seat of the plane.
  3. After the PICUS program you have to do the captain’s assessment and an interview with the chief pilot and a psychologist.
  4. They focus on getting used to flying in the left seat.
  5. The co-pilot remains silent during this training to simulate a co-pilot with little experience.
  6. Some airlines normally put more experienced co-pilots to fly with newly qualified captains for an initial period of 300 hours.

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