At De Cockpit you really get to know people

Flying invites you to step into your own mental helicopter; to reflect on your own behavior and thoughts, you will enjoy this flight together with gaining usefull learning points!

De Cockpit bases its training and coaching sessions on the adage above. With the use of the Full Flight Simulator, we create a world that resembles what you encounter in your organization in terms of stress, procedures, and different situations. We can simulate situations at different levels, giving you insight into where "the pain" is, and help you learn from it.

By gaining insight into your own and others behavior you'll learn to make use of it the right way, which leads to better, faster and more acceptable results. We'll help you discover what your preferred behavior looks like by making use of Structogram ®: an instrument for measuring and interpreting behavior. We'll help you discover what opportunities and risks are created by that behavior and its effect on others. We challenge you to solve confrontational scenarios on a Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator which results in surprising insights into your own and other people's behavior. Also insights, skills, and competences which are required and developed for and in the aviation industry are presented to you and translated into your specific situation and working environment.

These skills and competences are:

• Leadership and knowing How to lead teams and individuals
• Assertiveness and providing and receiving Feedback
• Communication and Working in a Team
• Stress & Workload Management
• Risk Management and Safety Oriented Action, Situational awareness
• Insight into your own behavior: Experiencing and Reflecting

In aviation Crew Resource Management (CRM) has put all these insights, skills, and competences together in professional programs with beneficial results:

• There are fewer communication disruptions between members of aircraft crews; especially if you have to perform under pressure. The communication is more effective
• People work together more effectively, safely and pleasantly
• People perform better as a team
• In recent decades many accidents have been avoided and the risk of incidents has fallen dramatically
• People have insight into each other's behavior and actions what results in working together more effectively and respectfully

For a long time now, the cockpit is no longer accessible onboard aircraft, but we can open the cockpit door for you.

To perform under pressure

Everyone is experiencing increasing pressure. Whether it's the effects of changing economic conditions or the demands companies put on its employees, or the tensions between work and private life: Nobody can escape it. That means that you have to be able to communicate and perform faster, more effectively and under greater pressure. How to do this is a question we'll answer together with you. The training courses and workshops Perform under Pressure do not only encourage thinking about collaboration, communication and performance under that (perceived) pressure but also provide concrete tools for improving communication, collaboration and performance under pressure. This often also leads to reducing stress and stress-related complaints.

Flying on a simulator, a Full Flight Boeing 737 Simulator, is used as an instrument to simulate situations that are similar to those in organizations in terms of stress, communication and procedures. We can simulate situations at different levels to ensure people understand where the "pain" comes from and can learn from it. We also build up the program in terms of stress levels. Your learning objectives as a participant are taken as guideline.

A bit of stress increases the learning curve and the performance level. We will, of course, make sure to provide a pleasant learning environment and will not go too far. We also have room for relaxation, a snack and a drink.

Do you have to be able to fly? No, not at all.
Of course we will discuss the basic principles of flying in a briefing, so that you can fly around quickly and hopefully make a nice landing.

Insight into your own behavior

We use the Structogram® analysis ( in the first part of the training. It makes the preferred biogenetic behavioral preference visible in a structured way. From these behavioral preferences, a list of opportunities and risks of your preferred behavior can be distilled. Gaining insight into these opportunities and risks and knowing how this relates to performing under pressure gives you a head start when it comes to dealing more consciously and effectively with communication and performing under pressure.

Structogram® is a relatively new instrument, which scores excellent on reliability and validity. Structogram® receives increasing acclaim and a scientific foundation from neuroscience. Besides, this instrument has the following advantages: It's simple in interpretation, use, recognisability, and application.

If your organization already uses other behavioral and team measuring instruments, we also can offer a customized program, such as Insights Discovery, Human Dynamics, Spiral Dynamics or DISC.

Safety-oriented action

In organizations with high risks of failure, such as hospitals (in particular the operating rooms), nuclear power stations, the fire brigade and governments where, for example, contingency plans at regional or national level are developed with multiple parties, aviation applications are used more and more often. (CRM: Crew Resource Management ): for example the implementation of checklists has become very common. But to achieve real safety, there's needed a bit more than only a checklist. We're thinking about cultural changes starting with gaining insight into your own behavior, process changes and improving team performance. Also, the Safe Incident Reporting ("Vimmen") or sharing of "errors" and recognizing underlying causes is essential to achieve a safe working space and environment.

De Cockpit will show you relations between the Structogram® behavioral tool and safety-oriented action. We ensure that people (employees, managers, policymakers) are able to manage risks and will be able to get support for implementing changes to achieve safety.

Flight simulator
Training on the simulator is done on so-called full flight simulators. These simulators move in all dimensions and the experience cannot be distinguished from the real thing. Pilots are training in different scenarios to gain and revalidate flying licences for a specific type of aircraft.
With us you'll train in a Boeing 737-800 simulator or an Airbus A 320, located at Schiphol or Hoofddorp.


The biostructure analysis is a value-free analysis based on a bio-genetic scientific platform. The STRUCTOGRAM® is moreover an ordering principle to provide a behavioral structure to individuals. It will provide insight in one's uniqueness, your way of learning and the way you relate to other people.


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