Training and Skill Test requirements of DGCA.
The Training Manual shall include the following parts.
The Training Plan Briefing and Air Exercises Synthetic Flight Training Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
Staff Training should be included in a separate Operations Manual and not be included in the Training Manual as it is not relevant to the student.
A Training Manual should not include flight exercise briefing material. Its primary purpose is to advise the student WHAT they will be doing and WHEN, rather than HOW. There should be a clearly defined Aim for each exercise directed at the student, not the instructor. “To Teach” is an instructor aim, “to learn” or “to be able to” are student aims. The purpose of the Skill Test is to determine if the aim has been achieved, the test should not form part of the aim. Exercise content should list the specific skill items that will be taught/ practiced during an exercise. Each exercise brief should have a concise statement of what standard the student should have achieved on completion of the exercise. This should be a measurable quantity against which the student may be judged.
SYNTHETIC TRAINING DEVICES
All Synthetic Training Devices when substituting for an aircraft are to be devise qualified and user approved by the DGCA for all the exercises to
be conducted. The basic distinction
qualification concerns itself with the technical ability of the device against the requirements, whereas approval relates to the extent to which a device may be used for training, checking or testing taking into account the aircraft to devise differences and operating and training ability of the flying training organization.
Organization should refer to the appropriate CAR for Synthetic Training Devices/ Simulators to ascertain the requirements for devise qualification and approval
Applying for the addition of ZFTT to an existing Simulator User Approval
An operator or TRTO wishing to add ZFTT to the TRTO Course Approval must satisfy the requirements for inclusion in the manual. Concurrently the TRTO or operator must meet the Flight Inspection Directorate’s requirements for the qualifications of the instructors.