Course outline

The training takes approximately 18 months and is conducted in English language in an EASA regulated environment, performed on an International Airport (Maribor). This allows us to train the pilots in a controlled airspace, with constant Air Traffic Control communication and gaining important experience for future career as a commercial pilot.

During the training you receive 760 hours of theoretical training, 198 hours of single-engine hours and 20 hours of multi-engine hours (of which 3 hours are in FNPT II).

Key benefits

INSTRUCTORS: Airline experienced instructors provide you with top of the line flight and theoretical training.

AIRPORT: Training on International Airport, provides you with priceless experiences for future career as airline pilot

TRAINING: Airline oriented training, enhancing airman-ship and usage of modern online training / flying technologies.

SAFETY: With perfect safety record, safety is not just a slogan for us, it's a way of thinking and doing.

LOCATION: Located in the heart of Europe, with connections to entire Europe in less than 2 hours.

STUDENT KIT: Student kit (iPad, pilot headset, etc.) for supporting paperless approach to training.

Using in-house developed and CAA approved online Training Management System software enables the training to be completely paperless. All study materials, operational documents, records and information relevant to the training progress are accessed with iPad, provided to the students at the start of the training.

Training stages

STAGE 1 – Initial training

Training is conducted at our training centre at International Airport Maribor. The first phase of the training is 5 weeks of theoretical training and is followed by official EASA exams at the CAA.

Here are the subjects for theoretical training phase:

  • Air Law, ATC procedures and Flight safety
  • Human Performance & LimitationsFlight
  • Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Principles of Flight
  • Operational Procedures
  • Performance and Planning
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Navigation

After completing the theoretical training, you proceed to initial flight training, which is also conducted at International Airport Maribor. Weather, equipment and instructors are all first class, allowing you to concentrate on training to be a professional pilot in a highly enjoyable environment.

During this 12-week phase you will complete a total of 45 hours of single-engine flight training before taking your Skills Test.

STAGE 2 – ATPL Ground Training and Solo Experience Building

ATPL Ground Training is conducted at our training centre at International Airport Maribor. The first phase of theoretical training is performed as a self-study method, followed by brush-up lectures for each subject. Ground Training takes 24 to 28 weeks and as you are performing Ground Training, you will be able to apply for the official EASA exams at the CAA.

During this 24 to 28 week of ATPL Ground Training phase you will also complete a total 85 hours of single-engine Solo Experience Building (flying without flight instructor) and 5 hours of Night flying, thus gaining a solid base for further instrument flying

Once you complete Ground Training, pass all the exams at the CAA and complete the Solo Experience Building, you are ready to proceed to the next stage of training.

STAGE 3 – Instrument Flight Training

During this phase you will be concentrating on instrument training in a single and multi-engine aircraft in an all-weather IFR environment. Instrument flight training consists of 55 hours - split between single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.

Being located in the international airport in the center of Europe, you will find International Airport Maribor is well positioned for accessing the busy airways and the many highly challenging destinations - exactly what you need in order to prepare you for your future career.

STAGE 4 – Commercial pilot training

When passing the instrument training Skill test, you proceed to initial Commercial flight training, which is also conducted at International Airport Maribor. During this 2-week phase you will complete a total of 10 hours of single-engine and 5 hours of multi engine flight training before taking your Skills Test.

After passing the Skill Test for commercial flight training, you become an EASA licenced Commercial pilot with Multi Engine Instrument Rating and ATPL frozen.

With this license and rating, you are ready to proceed to the next stage of training, which is Type Rating Training on Airbus A320 (optional).

STAGE 5 Airbus A320 Type Rating (optional)

Entry requirements

Age: at least 17 years old

Physical status: valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Theoretical knowledge: Understanding of Math, Physics, and English knowledge is the key to start the training. Secondary school diploma in the key subjects is acceptable for enrolment.

Previous flying experiences or aviation experiences are not required!


The price for Ab Initio or Zero to ATPL training program is 49.900 EUR. This is end-user price, there are no extra costs that we didn't tell you about!

The payment can be made in up to 1 + 12 installments. The price includes all Ground and Flight Training, International Airport Maribor Landing fees, Exam flights, VAT (tax), Student accessories package, iPad.

CAA (Civil Aviation Agency of Slovenia) fees are required by the CAA, to be paid by the student directly (total cost of CAA fees throughout the entire training program is approximately 1.500 EUR)

Application process

Contact us: Acquire relevant information from us and discuss the terms, conditions and answers to your questions

Application for Admission form: Providing your relevant information and documents for confirming the application

Signing the Training Agreement: Once the agreement is signed, the final step is the payment of the initial installment you are ready to start the training.

Additionally, we'll discuss the details assisting you in case you require a student visa, accommodation, transportation options, etc.

Weather conditions in Slovenia are excellent for flying throughout the whole year, even in winter. During your training you will be flying all over Slovenia, you will discover almost every corner of it as well as our neighouring countries, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary.

Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Campus based
Start Date
18 months
49,900 EUR
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