The Supporting Crew Member Program (SCM)
We offer a unique opportunity to aspiring aviation students through our Supporting Crew Member (SCM) program at both our Dallas and New Jersey Morristown training centers. The program utilizes SCMs to meet the needs of our clients who train in aircraft simulators that require a crew compliment of at least two pilots.
This opportunity for aspiring aviation professionals is unparalleled and gives the qualified candidate the chance to become trained by the industry leader on some of today’s most sophisticated aircraft platforms in real-world environments.
The SCM program is designed to train and qualify students to provide “right seat support” for our clients attending FAA -approved 14 CFR 142 curriculum courses at our facilities. The primary goal is to qualify these Students to fulfill the “Pilot Monitoring” role under FAA part 61, 91, 135 and EASA training events.
In addition to receiving formal aircraft SIC simulator training for select aircraft types, the SCM will have the opportunity to attend, at no cost, one of the many advanced programs and enrichment courses provided by CAE.
This program has launched many aviation careers since its inception. Having the opportunity to receive world-class training from an industry leader can give you the edge you need for your future and build the professional foundation companies and airlines are looking for in today’s aviation environment.
Award Program Process
35 events in a 12 month period will qualify the SCM for an annual SIC recurrent training leading to a 61.55 sign off.
40 events in a 24 month period will qualify the SCM for the required paperwork for the SIC type rating endorsement. It is the SCMs responsibility to obtain the required aircraft takeoff and landings. (FAR 61.55 compliance is mandatory)
After completing the above, the SCM could take 1 of 2 different award paths, dependent on their career paths:
- An additional 20 events in a 24 month period (60 total) would allow entry into the ATP-CTP course
- An additional 40 events in a 24 month period (100 events total) would make you eligible for a Level 1 PIC type rating training course (see Level information below)
- An additional 120 events (220 events total) would make you eligible for a second PIC type rating course, either Level 1 or Level 2 (see Level information below)
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- 80 events (total) would qualify you to be eligible for a Level 1 PIC type rating training course. (see Level information below)
- An additional 120 events (200 events total) would make you eligible for a second PIC type rating course, either Level 1 or Level 2 (see Level information below)
Level 1 type rating courses:
- Any Jet 1, 2 or 3 aircraft, as defined by Human Resources
- Level 2 type rating course:
- Any Jet 1-5 aircraft, as defined by Human Resources
Selection and Qualifications
At a minimum, the SCM candidate must possess the following:
- Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot certificate
- Airplane Multi-Engine land
- Instrument rating with 50 hours of instrument experience
- 400 hours Total Time – 100 hours of turbine, preferred
- This time can be reduced based on evaluations by CAE
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM COST ME?
CAE provides all books and training at no extra cost. However, any costs for travel and lodging are the responsibility of the student.
I CURRENTLY ATTEND SCHOOL OR WORK DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT. CAN I STILL BE PART OF THE PROGRAM?
Yes. The requirements of the program vary and range from days to nights and weekends.
CAN I LOG THIS TIME IN MY LOGBOOK?
The FARs allow that a percentage of acquired simulator hours may be credited towards certain categories of flight time.
WILL I BE PROVIDED WITH TRAINING RECORDS AND A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION?
Yes. A full set of training and service records will be kept and provided to you.
WILL THIS PROGRAM QUALIFY ME TO FLY AS A FIRST OFFICER IN A TURBOJET AIRCRAFT?
The completion of the Supporting Crew Member program applies only to the simulator. After the completion of forty (40) events, you will be eligible to receive a recommendation for a Part 61 SIC type-rating endorsement. You would then have to acquire takeoffs and landings in the aircraft (at your own expense).
If you would like more information about the Supporting Crew Member program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org