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Zero to fATPL - 'The Commercial Journey'
 
So you want a career in the skies ? But just how do you go about it ?
 
Attached below is a basic outline of the full Commercial Pilots License course below which leads to a frozen ATPL.

This training route provides the training required for a candidate with no flying experience, to meet the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-pilot multi-engine aeroplanes and to obtain the frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL). Holders of this licence are eligible for employment as airline pilots throughout Europe and, with the appropriate airline experience, may upgrade their licence to a JAA ATPL.   

 
  • Private Pilot Licence Course
  • The course satisfies the entry requirements for the JAR CPL/IR training and provides an excellent foundation for the advanced flight training. All training takes place in a Cessna 152 and comprises:
    • 25 hours of dual instruction 

    • 20 hours of supervised solo flight 

    • The skill test is included in the solo flight time above.


  • JAR ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course
  • The course includes 14 exams which cover the following topics:
    1. Principles of Flight
    2. Airframes/Engines/Electrics
    3. Performance
    4. General Navigation
    5. Radio Navigation
    6. Instruments/Electronics
    7. VFR Communications
    8. IFR Communications
    9. Air Law & ATC
    10. Operational Procedures
    11. Flight Planning & Monitoring
    12. Mass & Balance
    13. Human Performance & Limitations
    14. Meteorology

  • Flight Experience Course
  • All training takes place in a Cessna 152 and includes the necessary entry requirements for the CPL course:
    • 20 hours cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command.

    • A VFR 540-km/300 nautical mile cross-country flight in the course of which full-stop landings at two aerodromes other than the departure aerodrome shall be made.

    • Five hours night flying as pilot of aeroplanes, comprising of at least three hours dual instruction, including one hour cross-country navigation and five solo take-offs and five full-stop landings.

  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Course
  • The training comprises:
    • 10 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Warrior 

    • 5 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Arrow 

    • 2 hours minimum for the skill test in the Arrow.

  • Multi Engine/Instrument Rating Course
  • ME - The training comprises:
    • 6 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Seneca

    • 1 hour minimum for the skill test in the Seneca
  • IR  - The training comprises:
    • 35 hours minimum of dual instruction in the ALSIM FNPT2 flight simulator 

    • 15 hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA42 

    • 2 hours minimum for the skill tests in the DA42 

    • A further 5 hours training in the simulator is required if a CPL issued in accordance with the ICAO is not held.