"I strongly recommend UPiLOT. It has been the best investment since I started my training"
Prior to arrival we provide you with a comprehensive study pack so that you arrive prepared for your simulator session.
Our study pack is the perfect walk-through guide for what you can expect at your Airline Interview Assessment.
Airline Interview & Simulator Assessment Preparation is our area of expertise.
We have the latest up to date assessment profiles for many Airlines and have vast experience preparing cadets for Airline interviews.
We are highly regarded amongst cadet-pilots for our bespoke, professional, knowledge driven preparation sessions.
Since 2014 we have prepared thousands of pilots for Airline Assessment Interviews.
Read our latest reviews
Why you should do an Assessment Preparation Course:
To maximize your time with us we will email you our study pack prior to your arrival in Dublin.
Our study pack contains:
✓ 737NG Overview
✓ Pitch & Power Tables
✓ Step-by-Step Tutorial
✓ Assessment Briefing Guide
✓ Navtech/Jeppessen Plates
✓ Popular Interview Questions
✓ Sample Questions and Answers
Your flight simulator preparation session will be specifically tailored to the Assessment profile of the Airline that you are interviewing with.
In general we will cover the following:
✓ SID with or without FDs
✓ General Handling exercises
✓ Steep turns 45° angle of bank
✓ NDB Hold techniques
✓ QDM/QDR Intercepts & tracking
✓ Position fixing exercises
✓ Raw Data ILS
✓ Single Engine ILS – (if required)
✓ Go-Around procedure
✓ Non-Normal / Emergency scenarios
✓ Any specific areas that you would like to focus on!
We are based in Swords and have local knowledge of the most convenient places to stay. We can recommend a range of local accommodation providers from local hotels to guesthouses and Airbnb options to suit your needs and budget.
As part of your Airline Assessment Preparation Course we will test you on your technical knowledge and offer advice in dealing with tech questions as well as HR questions, offering you practical advice and simple techniques to help you during this portion of the interview process. Preparation is the key to success!
Airlines are looking for First Officers who possess a wide range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes including interpersonal communications, situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork to crew their aircraft. Dealing with an emergency or abnormal situation during your simulator assessment presents you an excellent opportunity to display these competencies.
We will help to prepare you for this opportunity using NITS & DODAR / FORDEC / PIOSEE whichever decision making tools you were taught during your MCC or APS.
Maintaining SA is critical as it affects all decisions and actions taking place during the course of a flight - it is one of the key elements in pilot training for controlling and maintaining an aircraft. During a sim assessment you may be expected to fly a raw data NDB/ILS/DME approach without radar vectors.
We offer a popular navigation refresher, focusing on SIDs, QDM/QDR intercepts, NDB holds and position fixing (identifying your position on a chart).
Giving you simple and practical tips to execute these tasks during your sim assessment.
All our packages begin with a comprehensive 1 hour Pre-Simulator briefing module which covers the following:
Our Assessment Preparation Packages:
Prior to Purchasing a Package please use the enquiry form above to confirm availability
Prior planning is key to a successful interview. Below is some advice & tips from on how to prepare for your Airline Interview and Simulator Assessment.
No, if you book a Single Pilot package we will provide you with a PM.
Normally yes, we usually have several cadets preparing for the same Assessment Interview so we can put you in contact with each other. Pairing with another cadet in a Dual Package is more cost effective as the price is split between two pilots.
No, the instructor is included in the price – no hidden fees!
Ideally 5 - 7 days notice. However please drop us an email to enquire, as we may be able to accommodate you on short notice.
No, Airline Assessment Preparation Courses are not regulated by EASA and as such we are not required to register as an Approved Training Organisation. Being an ATO is an expensive process which significantly increases operating costs – Our lower operating costs is one of the main reasons we can offer such affordable prices.
No, we are not registered as an ATO.
Our Flight Simulator is running on the industry leading Prosim 737 software which is a commercial product licenced by Boeing and has a data pack which is Type specific certifiable to EASA FTD 1 & FNPT II. Which is why we can guarantee the overall accuracy of our Flight Simulator especially with regards to pitch & power settings which are so vital for raw data flying.
Had an airline sim preparation session at UPiLOT. Everything was well organised and I regained my skills after a long period of not touching the 737. I cannot recommend them enough. Even if you think that you will not learn anything new, you will be proven wrong :)
I got the positive email the day after the assessment.
For preparation I bought a session at UPiLOT.
I strongly recommend them. It has been the best investment since I started my training. They prepare you very well, even before you arrive to Ireland!
I did training at upilot the day before a job interview and can safely say it was money well spent! Went into the interview feeling confident because of the preparation given to me by John. He is very friendly and has loads of knowledge to offer.
I thoroughly recommend booking a couple of hours to not only ease the nerves of the flying, but also for the other information given to aid in the technical aspect of the assessment.
Again, thank you John!
Amazing experience and amazing instructor!
I chose UPiLOT to get prepared for a job interview, positive phone call few days later, I highly recommend it!
Very convenient pick-up service from/to the hotel.
Just GREAT! Thank you!
Came here for some interview prep and was delighted I came! Great sim with great instruction from John!
Positive email from company few days later, this place is a must for sim interview preparation!
I have done a UPiLOT brush-up before the interview:
as you already heard, the guy knows his stuff. He actually made me practice much more in those two hours than I was asked to do during the assessment sim. Money very well spent.
I had my assessment yesterday and got the positive reply today.
The day before I went to UPiLOT, and honestly I can't recommend it enough...taught me more in 2 hours there than a $#@ chief pilot taught me in 6 hours on the 73 sim. Really great and affordable.
All the best to folks applying in the future.
I've had my assessment and successfully passed.
I went to UPiLOT for a 3-hour session the day before my assessment, and I have found it to be very good preparation
The guy is very nice and helpful, and will show you almost everything you need to know and which parts you need to prepare a bit better for the assessment day.
My application was successful and I'm booked on a TR starting in May........I flew to Dublin and assisted to a 4 hours sim preparation in UPiLOT the same day that I arrived. John, the guy from UPiLOT, will help you with everything you can possibly need. I felt that he knew perfectly how to do the preparation. Progressively, he was demanding better performance in the sim and CRM. That, together with several tips he gave me and a very friendly environment, were key for my success in Ryanair headquarters the next day. By far, the best single investment that I have made since I've started my ATPL studies.
Preparation for a simulator assessment.
Incredibly professional, pushing you to learn and improve significantly.
Lots of tips and hints to perform at the level required for the assessment.
Not just simulator practice but also questions to expect and how best to answer them.
Invaluable for anyone - even if it’s just for fun!
I booked 2 hours at Upilot, had a wonderful experience.
Refreshed my CRM skills after MCC-JOC and practiced SID, ILS and interview questions style. He also sent me a preparation package in order to study before sitting in the sim.
I really recommend attending if you can, John really knows his stuff.
We are always interested in hearing from full-time and part-time Simulator Instructors who would like to join our team.
Minimum requirement - Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
Boeing 737 experience an advantage
Get in touch by sending a cover letter and your CV to email@example.com
We are also interested in hearing from low hour cadets who are interested in part time work to gain simulator experience.