ATPL(A) theoretical training for the ATPL(A) Airline Transport Pilot License (Aeroplane) is meant for those who want to pursue the career of an airline pilot.
This training can also serve as an alternative option for pilots who wish to extend their current license by obtaining the IR(A).
Theoretical ATPL(A) training at the ATO Ventum Air is conducted exclusively in English, based on a program that has been approved by the President of The Civil Aviation Office (CAO), in accordance with the Ventum Air’s ATO (Approved Training Organization) certificate. This certificate is recognized by all the members of the JAA.
In accordance with the European standards and regulations, as expressed in the FCL rules, the theoretical ATPL(A) training consists of 585 hours of self-study, coordinated through the e-learning platform, which meets the requirements specified in the FCL rules, and 70 hours of lectures, conducted during one ten-day session on the premises of our school.
The training lasts 15 weeks and it covers the following 14 subjects: aviation law and air traffic control procedures, principles of flight, meteorology, flight planning, performance, capabilities and limitations of the human body, VFR communications, IFR communications, navigation, radio navigation, aircraft general knowledge, aircraft mass and balance, operational procedures.
Applicants must hold a valid PPL(A), issued by a member country of the ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization and must be educated to secondary school level, i.e. A-Level, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, or equivalent standard.
Classes are conducted by experienced airline pilots, medical doctors, lawyers, air traffic controllers and people from the world of aviation.
The e-learning platform has been fully integrated into the training program at the ATO Ventum Air and it offers more than 1400 pages of presentations, 700 pages of additional learning materials and a bank of 14 000 exam questions, together with the correct answers.