ATPL Course

Modular Theoretical Course for ATPL - Airline Transport Pilot Licence

ATPL is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. ATPL course is meant for future airline pilots. ATPL certified pilots are authorized to act as Pilot-in-Command of an aircraft in any Airline.

- Exercise all the privileges of the holder of an LAPL(A), a PPL(A) and a CPL(A);
- Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transport;

- Minimum age of 18 years;
- First Class Medical Certificate;
- An applicant shall be the holder of a PPL(A) issued in accordance with Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention;
- Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics.

Theoretical knowledge course comprise 650 hours of instruction for holders of PPL(A) without IR.

- Air law and ATC procedures;
- Aircraft General Knowledge: Airframes & Systems, Electrics, Powerplant, Emergency Equipment;
- Aircraft General Knowledge: Instrumentation;
- Mass and Balance;
- Performance - Aeroplanes;
- Flight Planning and Planning;
- Human Performance;
- Meteorology;
- General Navigation;
- Radio Navigation;
- Operational Procedures;
- Principles of Flight - Aeroplanes;
- VFR Communications;
- IFR Communications.

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a ATPL(A) in accordance with the requirements in Part–FCL. The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the CAA office in the form of written tests. Tests consist of 14 subjects.
A pass in a subject is awarded to an applicant achieving at least 75% of the marks allocated to that subject. Theoretical examination for the ATPL(A) must be successfully passed at the CAA within a period of 12 months from date of completion the ground training in the ATO.

The ATPL(A) modular course should normally be completed within a period of 18 months. This period may be extended, where additional flight training or ground instruction is provided by the ATO.