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IREX Courses

Postby rickshaw » Thu May 16 2019, 09:49

The continuing pilot shortages, especially with the IFR capable operators, combined with the slow upsizing of our helicopter fleet means there will shortage of IREX graduates. The Part 61 rules requiring pilots to attend an MCC course when operating two pilot aircraft needs more MCC people to fly the heavier machines, due to older aircrew approaching retirement.

So maybe it is time to get the IREX out of the way? A new IREX provider (helicopter school) at the Sunshine Coast Airport is now offering places on courses which will be limited to only six students. The two week courses are scheduled for Mon 1 to Fri 12 July 2019. Another courses will be run from Mon 12 to Fri 23 August.

The experienced IREX instructor has developed an pre-course external teaching module to bring applicants up to a standard of their private or commercial licences upon graduation. As to be expected, helicopter folks tend to operate well away from busy airports and some get a little rusty with their flight planning and reading the new MET forecasts. The IREX is demanding enough without having to catch up past topics, many of which have changed with the passing of time.

For more information please call the course provider on 0415 641 774 or contact E: robsrich (at) icloud (dot) com.

The IREX has the lowest pass rate, and so it is better to book early, check out the pre-course material and use the time saved in the class room to do more sample IREX examinations.

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Re: IREX Courses

Postby Evil Twin » Thu May 16 2019, 10:23

Rather blatant advertising old chap, perhaps a banner ad would be more appropriate
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Re: IREX Courses

Postby rickshaw » Thu May 16 2019, 10:58

Agree - will fix ASAP.
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Postby iPilot » Thu May 16 2019, 12:24

IREX is certainly a challenging exam but that's not the hard part. Getting the hours required to get to the flight test is damn near impossible unless you have thousands of spare dollars to spend.

If you've got the money to spend 20 hours in the sim and 20 hours in an aircraft conducting instrument flight, then you probably don't need to get an instrument rating to get that high paid job because you're probably already in one (or not in aviation).
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Postby Mag seal » Thu May 16 2019, 22:01

rickshaw wrote:The continuing pilot shortages, especially with the IFR capable operators, combined with the slow upsizing of our helicopter fleet means there will shortage of IREX graduates. The Part 61 rules requiring pilots to attend an MCC course when operating two pilot aircraft needs more MCC people to fly the heavier machines, due to older aircrew approaching retirement.

So maybe it is time to get the IREX out of the way? A new IREX provider (helicopter school) at the Sunshine Coast Airport is now offering places on courses which will be limited to only six students. The two week courses are scheduled for Mon 1 to Fri 12 July 2019. Another courses will be run from Mon 12 to Fri 23 August.

The experienced IREX instructor has developed an pre-course external teaching module to bring applicants up to a standard of their private or commercial licences upon graduation. As to be expected, helicopter folks tend to operate well away from busy airports and some get a little rusty with their flight planning and reading the new MET forecasts. The IREX is demanding enough without having to catch up past topics, many of which have changed with the passing of time.

For more information please call the course provider on 0415 641 774 or contact E: robsrich (at) icloud (dot) com.

The IREX has the lowest pass rate, and so it is better to book early, check out the pre-course material and use the time saved in the class room to do more sample IREX examinations.

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Where is this Pilot shortage that you mention? Maybe the US, which has lost a few to the airlines but everywhere else on the planet seems to be oversupplied with qualified aircrew. If the US gave working visas to Helicopter pilots they probably wouldn't have a shortage either!

The problem at the moment is operators not training people, they are expecting a new employee to turn up with all the ticks in the box and too be honest they are finding them easily enough unless you can tell me otherwise.

Anyway it's a good advertisement for your business but please don't use this fictional pilot shortage in your advertising to lure in the newly qualified pilot to spend more money on a qualification they won't need for a long time.
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Postby bl@ckers » Thu May 16 2019, 22:14

Mag seal wrote:
rickshaw wrote:The continuing pilot shortages, especially with the IFR capable operators, combined with the slow upsizing of our helicopter fleet means there will shortage of IREX graduates. The Part 61 rules requiring pilots to attend an MCC course when operating two pilot aircraft needs more MCC people to fly the heavier machines, due to older aircrew approaching retirement.

So maybe it is time to get the IREX out of the way? A new IREX provider (helicopter school) at the Sunshine Coast Airport is now offering places on courses which will be limited to only six students. The two week courses are scheduled for Mon 1 to Fri 12 July 2019. Another courses will be run from Mon 12 to Fri 23 August.

The experienced IREX instructor has developed an pre-course external teaching module to bring applicants up to a standard of their private or commercial licences upon graduation. As to be expected, helicopter folks tend to operate well away from busy airports and some get a little rusty with their flight planning and reading the new MET forecasts. The IREX is demanding enough without having to catch up past topics, many of which have changed with the passing of time.

For more information please call the course provider on 0415 641 774 or contact E: robsrich (at) icloud (dot) com.

The IREX has the lowest pass rate, and so it is better to book early, check out the pre-course material and use the time saved in the class room to do more sample IREX examinations.

Rickshaw





Where is this Pilot shortage that you mention? Maybe the US, which has lost a few to the airlines but everywhere else on the planet seems to be oversupplied with qualified aircrew. If the US gave working visas to Helicopter pilots they probably wouldn't have a shortage either!

The problem at the moment is operators not training people, they are expecting a new employee to turn up with all the ticks in the box and too be honest they are finding them easily enough unless you can tell me otherwise.

Anyway it's a good advertisement for your business but please don't use this fictional pilot shortage in your advertising to lure in the newly qualified pilot to spend more money on a qualification they won't need for a long time.


You beat me to it.... couldn’t agree more
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Re: IREX Courses

Postby RePLCPLH » Sat May 18 2019, 11:07

Sorry to piss in your chips but the IREX exam is still based on scenarios involving a piston twin-engined fixed-wing albeit with the CAAP 234-1(2) fuel rules introduced late last year.

Brush up on your nav and performance/ops theory; study according to the IREX section in the part 61 MOS; use Bob Tait's book; read CASA's page and use their practice questions: https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/i ... ent-rating

I just don't see the need to attend a course.
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Re: IREX Courses

Postby rickshaw » Sat Oct 5 2019, 22:51

Looking beyond IREX - MCC(H) challenge

Australian specs for MCC(H) simulators released

On 13 Sep '19, CASA sent out Edition 1 of Standards for FSTD - MCC Training - Helicopters.(See website).

In September 2014 the MCC was required by some licence holders; but by September 2015 the MCC rules were applicable to all pilots. Unfortunately the standards for a helicopter MCC simulator were not released until now. Although it appears exemptions were to some of training organisations to conduct this training; now four years later, the regulator has issued standards for a helicopter simulator capable of conducting MCC training. It would appear at first glance, standards are based on the popular AW139 helicopter, although specifications are still known as generic only.

This is good news for the helicopter industry, because with an increasing number of heavier helicopters requiring two pilot crews; and an annual attrition rate nudging around 5%, only adds to the looming shortage of pilots in this category. Hopefully, this will clear the air so that future simulator instructors and testing offices can be trained and approved. As most of these folks are approaching retirement age, the attrition rate this group would be uncomfortably high.

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Re: IREX Courses

Postby Fill-level » Sun Oct 6 2019, 03:57

The MCC course is based around the EASA MCC H, which as far I know, can be done in any sim approved for MCC, AS355, H135,H145, ETC.

There technical requirements are minimum FNPT level II with dual controls and check lists .... Check with Professional Helicopter Services and Rotorlift.
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Re: IREX Courses

Postby havick » Sun Oct 6 2019, 15:39

rickshaw wrote:Looking beyond IREX - MCC(H) challenge

Australian specs for MCC(H) simulators released

On 13 Sep '19, CASA sent out Edition 1 of Standards for FSTD - MCC Training - Helicopters.(See website).

In September 2014 the MCC was required by some licence holders; but by September 2015 the MCC rules were applicable to all pilots. Unfortunately the standards for a helicopter MCC simulator were not released until now. Although it appears exemptions were to some of training organisations to conduct this training; now four years later, the regulator has issued standards for a helicopter simulator capable of conducting MCC training. It would appear at first glance, standards are based on the popular AW139 helicopter, although specifications are still known as generic only.

This is good news for the helicopter industry, because with an increasing number of heavier helicopters requiring two pilot crews; and an annual attrition rate nudging around 5%, only adds to the looming shortage of pilots in this category. Hopefully, this will clear the air so that future simulator instructors and testing offices can be trained and approved. As most of these folks are approaching retirement age, the attrition rate this group would be uncomfortably high.

More soon


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