The Nigerian College of Aviation College (NCAT) Zaria has recorded a milestone in graduating its first set of students in the Multi Crew Cooperation Course.
“The Flying School of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, graduated its first Multi-Crew Cooperation Course N0. 1 (MCC.1) on 27th August, 2018 with four (4) participants. Flight Officer Shittu Olabode, F/O Mohammed Bashir Kailani and F/O Oyinloye Oluwatobilola were sponsored by Arik Air and Capt. Zego Ibrahim from the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. The ” said Balarabe Mohammed, NCAT’s Head of Media Unit.
“The ceremony had in attendance the Rector/ Chief Executive of the College, Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed, and the head of Flying School Capt. Mohammed Barau and other top management officials of the College.”
In his welcome address, the Head of Flying School Capt. Mohammed Barau, said that the fresh graduates are the brand ambassadors of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, in the Civil Aviation industry and urged them to know the technological world in real time and help the present civil aviation industry. During the ceremony, individual students were recognized for their outstanding overall academic performance in study.
While addressing the graduates, the Rector/Chief Executive of the College Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed said, the Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course the first of its kind was designed to train single seat pilots in the team skills necessary for the safe operation of complex, multi-crew, jet aircraft.
“The training focuses on teaching participants the fundamentals of operating as a crew in the multi-crew airline environment adding that the course offers participants the opportunity to practice and develop the skills necessary for leadership and support roles in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO).”
According to Wikipedia, “The Multi Crew Coordination or Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) is an allowance, an additional training at the commercial pilot licence required in order to fly within a crew, which means in a multi-pilot aircraft with the aircrew consisting of at least two members. It is a requirement for pilots applying for a multi-pilot type rating and can be done separately or together with this type rating. The course is under the supervision of a Flight Training Organization (FTO) or a Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO).”
Also, CAE, a training institution through its website says, “The Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course has been designed to train single seat pilots in the team skills necessary for the safe operation of complex, multi-crew, jet aircraft. During the course, you will be introduced to the competencies necessary for this demanding transition. The training will take place throughout all phases of flight under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.”