".... With The Portable Cockpit Trainer your company will be able to reduce pilot´s training times and avoid long training periods grounded manpower. Stop loosing valuable time on board an expensive FFSim due lack of basic procedural knowledge. Due its special ergonomic design, pilots will now be able to get familiar with the movements inside the cockpit and be better prepared by the time they reach the Full Flight Simulator sessions, they will focus on advanced operational training aspects and will have a better understanding of their working environment. Safe money, improve efficiency....."
OPTIMIZE YOUR RESOURCES, CARING ABOUT THE BUDGET
By including STARQ PRO in the pilot's kit your instructors will develop high-performance training sessions, teaching a group of trainees simultaneously, therefore reducing the training costs.
A TAILORED, FLEXIBLE AND CONTINUOUS TRAINING
With STARQ PRO, each student will be able to study at home with the same performance as in the flight school and strengthen his/her self-confidence to face the simulator phase.
KINESTHETIC | VISUAL LEARNING
Starq Pro due to its special 3D desing, pilots carry out realistic scan-flow so they will now able to get familiar with the movements inside the cockpit and be better prepared. By the time they reach the Full Flight Simulator sessions, they will focus on advanced operational training aspects and will have a better understanding of their working environment.
In a field which shows a strong dependence on the word-of-mouth marketing provide your trainees with a quality solution to achieve a person-to-person and cooperation atmosphere which leaves a mark inside the trainee truly makes a difference.
A TAILORED, FLEXIBLE AND CONTINUOUS TRAINING
The better the training materials, the better the instruction, the better the trainees, the faster the training, the cheaper the training and the higher the benefit throughout the pilot career.
Only the best of the best should be provided to the trainees. However, in most of the cases, the budgetary reality of the flight school acts as a constraint which often reduce the training program’s means and the instructors’ scope for action. Additionally the aviation market’s growing complexity -having to train more students to fulfill the global demand of new pilots and having to adapt to an increasingly complex airplanes and operational environment, making sure to meet the required quality training standards- means a big challenge for the flight schools to face.
In spite of the aforementioned outlook, the biggest aviation challenge can be converted into the greatest training opportunity. In order to keep pilots proficient, the pilot community is convinced that the amount of time dedicated to training has to be increased. Starq Cockpits proposes Starq Pro as a solution to increase this training volume, also improving quality standards, through personalization, flexibility, interaction and self-tuition. Indeed, Starq Pro optimizes the flight school resources to satisfy both the budgetary limits and the trainees’ learning and assistance demands.
How does Starq Pro successfully deal with the challenge? The newest Starq Cockpits’ portable and adaptable to any airplane model cockpit replica, once included in the pilot’s kit, offers the flight school the possibility to develop high-performance training sessions in which the instructor teaches a group of students simultaneously, so that they can carry out in situ their cockpit familiarization and practice realistic scan-flows and flight procedures at the time the lesson takes place, in a realistic three-dimensional and individualized mockup installed in seconds on each desk.
In this way, the trainees benefit from a stimulating and motivational learning-through-doing environment, with colleagues who share a common passion, where they can put themselves to the test of their abilities and improvements in the moment thanks to a realistic solution –different from simple cockpit posters-, receive “live and direct” feedback from the instructor, learn from the interaction with their classroom colleagues, enjoy the instruction time being lead actors of their training process, avoid frustration, study at home –thanks to Starq Pro’s portability- multiplying their potential hours for training to make the most of the program’s duration, take responsibility of what they want to see during the free time or the next session and build a strong background of basic skills to strengthen their self-confidence in order to step into the simulator phase being convinced to make the most of their advanced training time, not dedicating the simulator to basic practice and cockpit familiarization.
Regarding the flight school, Starq Pro allows you to set up a modern and optimized training program, appropriate to the new times. Integrating Starq Pro in the study material for each student will give your pilots a greater training coverage in the MCC, JOC or TR days, making your flight school stand out from the rest in the current competitive market. Your instructors will teach a group of trainees simultaneously, instead of repeating the same explanations one by one at the fixed school’s mockup trainer, reducing the instruction costs at the time the students enjoy a rich classroom atmosphere of knowledge-sharing with high quality material with a three-dimensional layout similar to the real cockpit. By providing your students with Starq Pro, your flight school will be transmitting them good vibes, they will have the sensation that their flight school cares about their learning demands, somehow they will notice the backing of the instruction team since the school is offering them a tailored, flexible and continuous formation, not only at the training facilities but also at home.
Furthermore, in a field which shows a strong dependence on the word-of-mouth marketing to generate confidence and attract students, provide your trainees with a quality solution adapted to their needs truly makes a difference. There is not better marketing than the delivery of an outstanding experience to your customers, an experience which goes beyond the school-student relationship to achieve a person-to-person and cooperation atmosphere which leaves a mark inside the trainee -so him/her pleased recommends your training services- and make the flight school be proud of their program.
So, make your training worth it!
KINESTHETIC | VISUAL LEARNING
Starq Pro makes possible to install a tailor-made program without neglecting the flight school’s budgetary reality. No two students are the same. Their initial experience and skill levels may be different, as well as their individual ability to learn certain concepts and skills at different rates. Starq Pro avoids the “one size fits all” approach and provides the training program with the required flexibility to ensure each pilot’s skill meet and exceed the required proficiency and fluency, helping each individual to achieve a common standard through a continuous evaluation of the training process. That same flexibility should enable students and instructors to adapt the content to ensure the goal is reached.
Furthermore, the training does not finish at the flight school facilities, since the student is able to practice physically and in a realistic manner with his/her Starq Pro portable replica, at home, what he/she has seen at the previous lesson and also go through the next day’s content, being aware at every moment of his/her level, his/her achievements and his/her lacks; thus, Starq Pro is a powerful training tool for self-tuition, in this way preparing the trainees to acquire the necessary dose of self-criticism which will help them evolving during their professional careers. This is not something that can be taught, it must be learnt. Not always will the pilot receive classroom training before taking an exam. So self-tuition will have to be a quality that the pilot possesses as well. Only candidates with enough self-motivation to carry him/her through such a lengthy training process will succeed.
For the very same reasons, emotional stability that comes with the ability for realistic self-reflection is essential. Being able to make decisions without supervisions, in other words have enough self-confidence, is important as well. Starq Pro allows the student, since the very first phase of the training program, to take responsibility for his/her learning, activating his/her self-criticism and self-reflection sense.
The mind uses different representations to store different types of information and these representations are poor substitutes for one another. That indicates that instructors should indeed think about the modality in which they present material, but their goal should be to find the content's best modality. For example, at a Primary school, if students are to appreciate the appearance of a Mayan pyramid, it would be much more effective to view a picture than to hear a verbal description. Many topics may call for information in more than one modality.
As for the trainees instruction is concerned, the objective of training is to become familiar with the cockpit instrument panels and to learn the multiple flight procedures that pilots need to command when at the controls of an aircraft. There is only one secret to achieving this: practice, practice, and more practice.
On the other hand, the same cockpit device can be involved in different procedures on different flights, which means that memorizing the devices to activate at each moment is unviable since this could lead to information conflicts that are impossible to manage without resorting to mnemonics. The solution pilots should resort to is a visual and kinesthetic (movements) learning, through the sequences that their sight and arm follow for each procedure, i.e., the imaginary routes of their eyes and hands on the cockpit devices.
The three-dimensional arrangement of the Cockpit Panels in the Starq Pro, different from the usual two-dimensional cockpit posters, makes possible to shape the training delivery method during the pre-simulator phase to better fit the content -cockpit familiarization and flight procedures training- to its most appropriate learning modality –visual and kinesthetic-, thus allowing the pilot to practice his/her thought processes, mentally go through different manoeuvres, learn the aforementioned sequences corresponding to each flight procedure through 3D realistic cockpit scan-flows and, more important, to apply them directly both in the simulator –using these sessions to focus on advanced training- and in the real aircraft.
Although the daily routine of flying is driven by automation, the laws of physics haven’t changed. Basic flying skills need to be trained to build a strong fundament that every pilot can fall back to when necessary. Because when all else fails, the pilot is the one that will fly the airplane manually. Once on the line, the amount of hand flying is very low. This makes it even more important to develop strong basic flying and coordination skills early on in the training. Operating in a 3D environment relies on basic core flying skills and highly developed hand-eye coordination, qualities that Starq Pro strengthen early in the training program.
The outcome of such an exhaustive basic training of the flight procedures’ scan-flows and hand-eye coordination skills will result in pilots being more confident in their ability to hand-fly the airplane and to escape from upset situations. Therefore, Starq Pro will suppose a first step to make the pilots fluent in basic hand flying at the end of their instruction. That has always been and still is today the basis of the pilot profession.
In summary, after training sessions with Starq Pro the pilots take in information from their kinesthetic and visual memory. The brain processes this information in context with their knowledge to make performance decisions. Pilots will be able to get familiar with the movements inside the cockpit and be prepared by the time they reach the Full Flight Simulator sessions, when they will focus on advanced operational training aspects and will have a better understanding of their working environment.
The better the environment in which training takes place, the higher the training quality and output will be. Especially for ab initio training an academy style that allows students to live, eat, and breathe flying, will reap high benefits. In this type of environment a student is not only free of distractions but also to profit from a peer support network.
With Starq Pro, each student will be able to practice at the classroom the cockpit familiarization and procedures training at the precise moment the lesson is taking place, working simultaneously, shoulder to shoulder, with the rest of trainees. Therefore, they will be able to learn from the instructor and also from their colleagues through an interactive and dynamic lesson in which they are not just mere passive subjects, but actors with a key role in their training process, getting mutual benefit from such an enthusiastic and challenging instruction’s approach.
A good, open, friendly and direct relationship between student and instructors is elemental. The instructors should install confidence in their relationship with the student. Throughout the training, this confidence will be transferred to the student as (s)he will feel the improvement in his/her achievements. In fact, Starq Pro allows the future pilot not only to have a more realistic contact with the cockpit in the pre-simulator phase, but also to feel empowered –not abandoned- by the flight school, motivated –not frustrated- by the training program and strongly self-confident to face the simulator training, having a strong cockpit knowledge basis which let him make the most of his advanced training time.
HOW THE PILOTS VALUE STARQCOCKPITS
ASSESSMENT OF PILOTS: 9.7
This is the average rating of customer satisfaction surveys that fill the pilots after finishing MCC, JOC, TYPE RATING courses using Starq Pro.
"Mentally preparing for the next day´s flying or simulator session using the Chair Flying Technique Method is INVALUABLE.
It is also an excellent way to mentally go through the previous lesson. Training programs should encourage this practice and simulate students to use this method as often as thy can!"
The European Cockpit Association (ECA) was created in 1991 and is the representative body of European pilots at European Union (EU) level. It represents over 38,000 European pilots from the National pilot Associations in 37 European states. In addition, ECA has 2 Associate Members from outside the European region.
What our customers say
"Starq Pro helped me to soften the typical high and lows of the instruction period. Thanks to it, I got more familiar with my cockpit and, since I was fluent in the flight procedures' flows and I had practiced them once and again at the classroom and at my office, it was easier for me to get my brain to put my instructor's information all together during my Full Flight Simulator sessions. Highly recommended!"
"Very rewarding tool for basic training. And affordable! Same performance, both at the classroom and home, as in the flight school's fixed mockup."
"At our training facilities the students have at their disposal a320 and 737ng Starq Pro aimed to different courses. They can use these replicas whenever they want and they feel very satisfied. This little change has meant a real improvement for the FTO."
"Very pleased to have at our disposal a training tool like Starq Pro in the flight school's material. The feeling of both having control over the tempo of my learning and being able to adapt the rhythm of my training at home to make the most of the instructor's lessons was so reassuring."
"I used to work in pairs with Starq Pro at the classroom and enjoyed the contribution of my colleagues and instructor during the lesson. Moreover, having the chance to practice the scanflows with a three-dimensional mockup at my flat was of great help for my training at the simulator."
"In a very simple way Starq Pro drastically reduces the gap ground school/simulator."
"Actually this 3d mockup brings you closer to the cockpit from the very first moment of your training. I used to work with Starq Pro and my checklist."
"Rewarding and productive!"
"I was up to date with my lessons. The chance to work overtime, also at home, allowed me to regulate my level and be ready for the next day's lesson."
"Hi, I am a trainee from a airline company from Taiwan and we were assigned to A330 fleets last week,
as our training program is very intense and we find your training tool is very suitable for home practicing,
we found it on the website, we just google "A330 cockpit poster", and its on the second page,
the price is also seems to be reasonable too, I will recommend to my classmates and subordinates if it works well to me, thanks a lot!!"