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Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Some people already know at an early age. Others develop an interest at a later stage. Flying is not merely a skill, or just another job. It is demanding, it is rewarding, and as a career, it is a lifestyle unlike any other.

With the ATPL you can turn your passion into your profession. This is an Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License course. Once completed, you will possess the Frozen ATP License and will be ready to apply for a job with the airlines.

ATPL Flight Course

The duration of the integrated ATP flight course is approximately 20 monthsThe goal is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot on multi-pilot, multi-engine aircraft in commercial air transport. The program consists of;

Theoretical course (approximately 8 months):

Theory necessary to obtain the Airline Transport Pilot License. It contains 750 hours of classroom study, computer based training, excursions and self study divided over the following 14 subjects:

  • Air law
  • Operational Procedures
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Airframe, Systems and Powerplants
  • Instrumentation
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Performance
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications under Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
  • Communications under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Mass and Balance
  • Meteorology

The examinations are in English and multiple choice. Pass rate is 75%.

Flight Phase (approximately 12,5 months)

Phase 1: 1 month Basic flying skills (VFR) up to and including solo flight

Phase 2: 1,5 months  Advanced flying skills (VFR) including cross-country flights. Also, more local solo flights up to and including first solo-country flight.

Phase 3: 2,5 months  Get more routine in VFR flying skills, both during dual and solo flights. Also training up to Commercial Pilot License (CPL) skill test on a complex single aircraft with retractable gear and constant speed propeller.
In phase 3 you will also get VFR night training, Focus on landing an aircraft during the night.

Phase 4a: 1,5 months Basic and advanced single engine instrument flying (on the FNPT II simulator)

Phase 4b: 3 months Basic and advanced single engine actual instrument flying on the single engine aircraft.

Phase 4c: 1 month Multi engine instrument flying on the FNPT II simulator. Focus on one-engine inoperative handling.

Phase 4d: 1 month Multi engine instrument flying. Focus on one-engine inoperative handling and Multi Engine Piston- Instrument Rating (MEP-IR) skill test preparation. This phase is completed by the MEP-IR skill test.

Phase 5: 1 month: Multi Crew Cooperation training (MCC). Training in the FNPT II simulator under multi pilot conditions, mainly during non-normal conditions.

Duration can deviate due to unforeseen factors like weather and progress of student.

Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL)

Avion Training provides MPL flight courses to national and international student pilots commissioned by airlines.

The MPL course is only available when Avion Training is recruiting candidates upon request of a partner airline. The MPL training scheme concentrates on the core competencies of pilots of modern jet transport airplanes.

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