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 have prepared more than 1000 pilots for Airline Assessment Interviews since 2014.
We are highly regarded amongst cadet-pilots for our bespoke, professional, knowledge driven preparation sessions.
But don't take our word for it...
check out some of our reviews in our Testimonials section
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 Tutorials
✓ Assessment Briefing Guide
✓ Navtech/Jeppessen Plates
✓ Recent Interview Questions
✓ Sample Questions and Answers
We understand that you may not be familiar with local transport options, so to make things easier for you, we offer transportation to and from the simulator from local accommodation providers.
We can also collect you from Dublin Airport if arriving the same day as your preparation session.
Complimentary Pickup Service is offered within a 5 km range of our premises in Swords.
We are based in Swords and have local knowledge of the most convenient places to stay. We have partnered with a range of local accommodation providers from hotels to guesthouses and Airbnb options to suit you needs and budget. We can recommend a lodging to suit your needs during your stay in Dublin.
As part of your Airline Assessment Preparation Course we will test you on your technical knowledge and offer advice in dealing with scenario based 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 or PIOSEE) whichever decision making tools you were taught during your MCC.
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.
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!
All our packages begin with a comprehensive 1 hour Pre-Flight briefing module which covers the following:
Our Assessment Preparation Packages:
Prior planning is key to a successful interview. Below is some advice & tips from on how to prepare and also how to conduct yourself during the Airline Assessment Interview and Simulator Assessment.
No, if you wish to attend on your own we can provide you with a PM or if you prefer your instructor can provide you with 1:1 instruction as you PM
Yes of course, we normally 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 based on two pilots sharing a session as PF & PM:
‣ Save €150 on our Essential Dual
‣ Save €275 on our Professional Dual
‣ Save €400 on our Premium Dual
No, the instructor is included in the price – no hidden fees!
Ideally 5 - 7 days notice. However please drop us an email as we may be able also 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.
I got the positive email the day after the assessment and I am on the TR course FR2002.
For preparation I bought a session at UPiLOT.
I strongly recommend him. It has been the best investment since I started my training. He prepares 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.