Application and guidance information associated with Zero Flight Time Training (ZFTT)
Zero Flight Time Training (ZFTT) refers to the training given on an aircraft type rating course that is carried out entirely in a simulator. This method of training is not available for every pilot; the entry requirements are contained in JAR-FCL 1.261 and it is the training organisation's responsibility to ensure that only qualified pilots start it.
CAA Approval is required to conduct such training courses.
In order to be eligible to conduct ZFTT, the training organisation (TO) concerned will need to comply with the following requirements:
ZFTT may be conducted only in JAR-STD 1A Level C or D simulators. A Simulator User Approval specifically permitting ZFTT for each FFS will be required.
An operator or TRTO wishing to add ZFTT to the TRTO Course Approval must satisfy the Personnel Licensing Department requirements for inclusion in the manual.
CAA Form SRG 1175, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to The Personnel Licensing Department Approvals and Support Section. Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Personnel Licensing.