froz. ATPL(A) Airline Transport Pilot License Theory
You can start with your ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge training any time. We do recommend to do it in following steps:
- PPL(A) (1)
- IR Instrument Rating (3)
- MEP(l) Multi Engine Piston Class Rating (4)
- CPL(A) (5)
- ATPL(A) Theory (2)
The disadvatage 1-5. is, that you will do the examiniations IR & CPL twice.... plus you have to add the costs for the courses.... So, many people go for this scenario in order to get the IR Rating earlier for their personal flying and time-building...In case you do it like (2) (3)... it will take you some time to get the last examination for the ATPL(A) Theory before you can start wit IR, MEP(L), CPL(A)...
Requirements for issuing an ATPL:
- Minimum age to get an ATPL is 21 years
- Class 1 medical cerificate
- hold a CPL (A) and a multi-engine IR for aeroplanes and have completed instruction in multi-crew co-operation (MCC).
- required flight hours in aeroplanes see below
- exercise all the privileges of the holder of a LAPL, PPL and CPL.
- act as pilot in command (PIC) or co-pilot of aircraft flown for commercial air transport operations.
- act as PIC in commercial air transport of any single-pilot aircraft.
- act as co-pilot in commercial air transport.
Theoretical knowledge examinations
When you apply for your ATPL, you must have previously passed the ATPL theoretical knowledge exams in the relevant subject areas. You will likely have done this as part of your training towards the CPL/IR or MPL.
The theoretical knowledge areas include:
- Air law
- Aircraft general knowledge - airframe/systems/powerplant
- Aircraft general knowledge - instrumentation
- Mass and balance
- Flight planning and monitoring
- Human performance
- General navigation
- Radio navigation
- Operational procedures
- Principles of flight
- Visual flight rules (VFR) communications
- Instrument flight rules (IFR) communications
You must have completed a minimum of 1500 hours of flight time in aeroplanes, including at least:
1. 500 hours in multi-pilot operations on aeroplanes
2. 500 hours as Pilot in command under supervision (PICUS)
250 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC)
250 hours to include a minimum of 70 hours as PIC and the remainder as PICUS.
3. 200 hours of cross-country flight time, of which at least 100 hours should be as PIC or as PIC under supervision
4. 75 hours of instrument time, of which not more than 30 hours can be instrument ground time
5. 100 hours of night flight as PIC or co-pilot.
Of the 1500 hours of total flight time required, up to 100 hours can be completed in a suitable simulator (FFS or FNPT - but only a maximum of 25 hours may be completed in an FNPT).
Multi-pilot experience gained in single pilot aircraft
For two pilot operations in single pilot aeroplanes to be accepted as “Multi-pilot operations” you must show evidence that the approval of the operator to carry out the flight included a legal requirement that two pilots acting together was the minimum allowable crew for the flight.
The European Aircrew Regulation includes the following definitions:
For aeroplanes, it means an operation requiring at least 2 pilots using multi-crew cooperation in either multi-pilot or single-pilot aeroplanes;
For helicopters, it means an operation requiring at least 2 pilots using multi-crew cooperation on multi-pilot helicopters.
For aeroplanes, it means aeroplanes certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots;
For helicopters, airships and powered-lift aircraft, it means the type of aircraft which is required to be operated with a co-pilot as specified in the flight manual or by the air operator certificate or equivalent document.
A flight with two pilots who are simply taking turns to fly - and where the flight could still take place if only one pilot was available - is not a multi-pilot operation. For a flight to be accepted as multi-pilot the law that applied to the flight must require 2 pilots.
Documentary evidence from both the operator (Air Operator's Certificate clearly identifying the nature of the operations) and the national authority concerned confirming that the aircraft used was required to be operated solely by 2 pilots qualified on type will be required as well as logbook evidence.
Terms & Condition
All prices are inclusive 20% VAT!
- Administration fee at Alpe Adria Aviation Academy
- Classroom Training
- Traing material (books)
- CBT Training (Computer Based Training)
- Computer login
- Question Trainer
Additional investment - please check carefully!
- Airport Klagenfurt (LOWK) Entry Card
- ATPL(A) Theory - Examination fee at Austrocontrol GmbH (Vienna)
- Authority fee for paperwork
No Skill Test!