The rating phase is basically concentrate on simulation runs, we had some theory lesson in the first two weeks, like a review of Tower theory or IFR phraseology but also some new stuff like Noise abatement procedures or an introduction to the Swiss Aviation system and their stakeholders.
The simulation will be divided into other three phases, BTS, TTS and ATS. Each one has to be passed to proceed ahead and like in the basic phase we have three assessed runs plus a final exam, the minimum to be achieved is always 4 but of course the instructors expected from us a little bit better marks!
We started the TTS phase last Friday and with this phase we also jumped in the 3D simulation, very big step forward for all of us, now we must look out of the window and see the aircraft like "the real world", like the other phases, the exercise are made to increase in complexity.
In 19 days we will start the assessed runs for the TTS phase, I will let you know how is going!