We arrived an hour late for the course as the company didn't bother itself to give us a training schedule, so we had to go with our rostered start time of 0900 - it actually started at 0800. Four crews are on the course - Indian, Colombian and Malaysian, and us 'Australians' as they call us... hahahaha...
The course went slower than it could have, due to a large number of Stupid Questions, which caused me to scribble angry notes to Gerry such as 'IF THEY ASK ANOTHER QUESTION LIKE THAT, I WILL COMMIT A CRIME.'
We were hauled out of the classroom at 1130 to do our first session on the procedural trainer, which they call "VHP" whatever that is.
The main problem with it was that whenever you tried to press a button, it didn't work, and it was extremely easy to accidentally shut down engines etc. (I know because we did)
The afternoon was CRM (crew resource management) and how it applies to glass cockpits... more death by powerpoint... and then for some lovely ACOS (computer based training).
We decided to leave an hour early because of Great Thirst, and now we have this:
Which is indeed very nice.