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Commercial Pilot Training

Our commercial pilot training is the most efficient way to take you through the training journey to commercial pilot from the beginning to the end. Our ATPL integrated program is designed to get you from ground zero to qualified to fly a commercial airliner in as little as 14 months.

Which license do you need to become a commercial pilot?

Air Transport License

You can only start to operate as a commercial airliner when you work as a First or Second Officer. These positions require that one has the ATPL with a specific Type Rating. You also need a class one medical with several individual licenses and endorsements. The 14 ground exams required for commercial pilot training in an aviation academy include the following:
• Multi-Engine
• Commercial Pilots License
• Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
• Multi-Crew Co-operation Course

These standards are necessary to operate any aircraft with more than nine passengers, or a take-off weight exceeding 5900kgs. A license by an international aviation authority allows the holder to work on any European or international airline, including major airlines in the Middle East. You, however, need a license conversion to operate in places like the USA.

Medical requirements

The first requirement for an aspiring pilot is Class One Medical. All flight crew members must have the medical standard to operate commercial lines. The initial assessment will occur at a medical center to identify problems with general health and many other disqualifying conditions, like colorblindness or diabetes. Some conditions that do not necessarily disqualify you may, however, need further testing and investigation.

You should attend a mandatory medical test every year until you are forty years old. The next succeeding years until age 65 require that you attend an assessment every six months. The privileges of Class One medical are revoked at 65. You will maintain testing for periodic conditions as long as you are on the job. The frequency of the tests will increase as you age.

The commercial pilot has full reliance on their Class One Medical to maintain their position. The unlucky who fail to achieve a Class One rating might get access to Class Two Medical, which permits them to fly private. The second classification is different from the first in that it only needs approval every two years.

Private Pilots License

You don't need to have the PPL to begin pursuing a commercial pilot career. However, if you already have your PPL then your training at FlyBy can be shortened by a few months depending on how much flight experience you already have.

This certificate is the entry-level certificate that entitles the holder to basic privileges of flying a light single piston aircraft. The minimum age for the PPL is 17 years in most advanced countries in the world. You only need to complete the following from pilot school to get a PPL:
• 45 flying hours inclusive of ten solo flying hours and five one a flight simulator
• 6 ground school exams requiring a 75% pass mark
• A flying test with a CAA examiner

The aim is to fly the plane after the first fifteen hours, but most people need 60 to 70 hours to meet the minimum requirements.

Commercial Pilots License

The CPL is the advanced form of the PPL. It needs greater accuracy and a higher level of airmanship. It is valid for fling multi-engine planes and allows the holder to operate the craft with recommendable visual metrological conditions.
• The student needs 70 hours as a pilot in command, with the inclusion of solo flights.
• You must pass the ATPL theory exam with a 75% pass mark.
• Landing at two other airfields than the ones of departure

If you attend an integrated ATPL training program, then you will receive a CPL as part of your training. If you have just a CPL alone then you will not be able to captain a commercial airline. That is why it is important to get all the licenses associated with a complete ATPL program if you are serious about becoming a commercial pilot.


Supplementary licenses

• Instrument rating
• Multi-crew cooperation course
• Type rating
• Base training
• Line training

Our integrated ATPL course prepares you for the role of piloting major airlines with all the relevant certifications you will need to progress in your career as a commercial pilot in Europe. You may start as a co-pilot as you learn the ropes and eventually focus on preparing for future positions as a captain. Our flight school has approvals by major aviation authorities worldwide; hence, you guarantee access to all the certifications you need when you commit to our professional pilot program and pass the relevant exams.

Talk to our flight school team to learn more about our resources, flight programs, and fee structure. We are available on +44 7828 886964 and ready to book you for an immediate consultation.



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