Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation

Our individually-tailored training sessions are designed to support your preparation for an airline simulator assessment, and gain the necessary confidence and skills to achieve your desired airline job. We are experienced in many of the common airline assessment profiles or we can help you prepare for any profiles that you provide to us in readiness for the training session.



Why are our preparation sessions so popular?

Experienced instructors

Our core business is training airline pilots to a high standard. Our instructor experience requirements are appropriately high and the majority of them still fly and train for major airlines.

Tailored solutions

We have been conducting airline simulator assessment training for 20 years. Your session will be highly focused upon achieving your individual needs.

Type-specific simulators

Based at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre, we have a choice of the very latest type-specific A320 or B737NG simulators (Fixed-Base MPS FTD1).

Flexible approach

Our airline pilot training centre at Cambridge is available 24/7. If you have a need to prepare for a simulator assessment at short-notice we will be able to help you.



An experienced team on hand to assist you

When you receive training with VA, you can expect a highly personalised service with an attention to detail. We’re passionate about airline pilot training and we will ensure that your experience with us is exceptional.

If you need advice about an upcoming airline simulator assessment or any other airline training related need please just ask; our friendly, specialist Airline Training Advice Team are here to help.

Discover more about our training services by contacting a member of our team - Call 01223 979737 or email

Mark Green, Instructor

Mark Green, Instructor


Customer feedback

As an experienced pilot I booked a refresher session to prepare myself for an airline selection process after not having flown for a while. The instructor fully understood my needs, tailored the session to exactly what I needed and demonstrated very good instructional technique in ensuring that I got the maximum value from the session. The session made a really big difference to personal performance at the airline selection day, not only in my flying accuracy but also in my confidence and awareness of what I was doing which really helped me relax and perform successfully. The session was well worth doing and I would recommend the training event to experienced pilots seeking a refresher as well as young chaps developing their skills.
— Neil Sheath
I was phoned by Ryanair 2 days ago informing that I was successful in the assessment and they have offered me a type rating starting in June. I certainly think my time in the sim at cambridge helped a huge way towards this success. Thanks very much.
— Ian M
I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I have just accepted an offer to join Jet2 as a First Officer starting in September. I completed my Jet2 flying assessment two days after my preparation session with you so I wanted to get in touch again and thank you for all of your help and instruction; it was really spot on. There is no doubt that I would have struggled if I had not visited you first.
— Ben Shepherd
I found this experience very helpful. At the assessment I was very confident with the airplane thanks to the hours I did with VA. The instructor has been extremely helpful, I remain impressed from his professionalism. Thanks to VA I got the job!
— Marco T


Price List

Our A320 and B737NG type-specific simulators are used to conduct APS MCC and aircraft type rating training; representing exceptional value for money compared to using motion simulators (controls and systems are identical). A number of airlines use our simulators to conduct their own pilot assessments.

Sessions start at a minimum of 2-hours PF on either our B737 or A320 simulators with a VA instructor. If you wish to book as a crew of 2 then you may book a 4-hour session with 2-hours PF and 2-hours PM each in equal measure. If you are a graduate of a VA training programme (APS MCC/MCC-JOC/ACT/APP) you may book Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation at the reduced graduate cost.



£275 ex. VAT per hour (£330 inc. VAT)

Minimum 2-hour booking

VA Graduate Fee

£250 ex. VAT per hour (£300 inc. VAT)

Minimum 2-hour booking



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