Today, more than ever, the airline industry needs highly trained and skilled professionals for the growing industry to safely fly over 5 bn. passengers annually to their destinations. Being a Commercial Pilot comes also with a lot of responsibility, complex decision making and the ability to understand and cope with abnormal situations. This program is designed for students with little to no flying experience and that want to pursue a career in aviation according to EASA regulations. Flying Academy is highly specialized in offering training from ab-initio to “frozen” ATPL(A). The trainees of the program will start with PPL(A) and, upon obtaining the necessary flight experience, will continue with IR(A), CPL(A) modules or MEP (multi-engine aircraft) flight programs. After successful completion of the zero to ATPL(A) course, you will be issued an EASA CPL(A) license with ATPL(A) theory completed and will be authorized to act as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) of an aircraft in an airline. The ATPL(A) license is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification.
Course entry requirements
- Minimum age of 18 years (16 years to enroll PPL training program)
- First class medical certificate (Second class medical certificate untill finishing MEP)
- No previous flight experience needed
- Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
- English language knowledge - FTO oral and written test
The privileges of the holder of an ATPL(A) are to act as pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in airplanes engaged in commercial air transportation exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), a CPL(A) and IR(A).
Ground Training – during the zero to ATPL course, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) and ATPL 650(A) Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A) followed by Night Rating, continues with IR(A) and MEP(A), and finalizes with the CPL(A).
The applicant has to go through ground training covering:
- Air law and ATC procedures
- Airframes & systems, electrics, power plant, emergency equipment
- Mass and balance
- Flight planning & monitoring
- Human performance & limitations
- General navigation
- Radio navigation
- Operational procedures
- Principles of flight
At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 200 total flight hours (including PPL(A) time):
- 100 hours as pilot-in-command
- 20 hours (minimum) of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
- 50 hours of instrument training
- 5 hours of night flying including one cross-country flight and 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings
- 11 hours on Multi Engine aircraft
- 5 hours on a complex airplane
Examination - Theoretical
For PPL(A) - The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the CAA office in the form of written tests. Tests consist of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures). For ATPL(A) - An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of ATPL(A) in accordance with EASA requirements in Part-FCL.
Examination – Practical
The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests [PPL(A) & ATPL(A)]. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
- Operate the airplane within its limitations
- Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by EASA
- Exercise good judgment and airmanship
- Apply aeronautical knowledge
- Maintain control of the airplane at all times.
Training fees are covering the following items and services:
- All training manuals
- Access to the Learning Management System and EASA question bank
- Instructor time for ground school & practical training
- Planes, including fuel
*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided.