An alternative to FTA’s Integrated Flight Deck Programme , is modular training.

If you’re looking for a career as a commercial airline pilot, this approach still allows you to go from Zero to Frozen ATPL, but enables you to set the pace. This is a popular choice for students who want to alternate between training and part- or full-time employment. You can choose to enrol on individual courses with FTA, such as the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) or ATPL Theory, (subject to meeting the course entry requirements).

What training modules do I need to complete to gain my fATPL?

Students following the modular route complete several individual courses until they achieve all qualifications, licences and ratings for their Frozen ATPL, which enables them to apply for a First Officer position at a commercial airline.

The time it takes to complete the necessary training on a module by module basis depends on the individual’s pace. As a guide, students on full-time attendance generally complete within 24 months. We estimate that this route will cost approximately £76,844 (this estimation includes additional costs for tests, uniform, etc.)

Training modules

The modular course is highly comprehensive and structured. It’s designed to deliver the required training to the highest standard in the most flexible way. To achieve a frozen ATPL, students need to complete the following training:

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Please note: The price featured above for hour building is an estimate and supplied for indication purposes only. Hour building is required for commercial pilot training but not something that we offer as a modular course (at present).

The prices for our modular programmes are quoted based on full-time study (5 days a week). Courses taken part-time are charged at our standard hourly rates. Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Read on for more details regarding the training available at FTA, or download a copy of our modular brochure. 

 

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Overview: Do you want to pilot a plane for private use, or as part of your Frozen ATPL training? The EASA-PPL allows unrestricted flying throughout Europe. It is the most flexible of the PPL options, and is the preferred choice for commercial pilot students following the modular route.

Duration: 8-12 weeks full-time, longer if taken part-time.

Course breakdown:

  1. Ground school: multiple-choice examinations
  2. Total flying: 45 hours
  3. Dual flying: 25-35 hours
  4. Solo flying: 10 hours

Pre-requisites:

  • Current EASA class 2 medical certificate before first solo flight
  • Minimum age: 18

Course fee:
We can train students on the Diamond DA40. Current PPL course fees are as follows:

  • Diamond DA40: £12,025 including VAT (where applicable).

Fee includes:
All PPL courses at FTA include:

  • 45 flying hours *
  • Full instruction*
  • Fuel*
  • 30 landing fees (EGKA)
  • 20 touch & go (EGKA)
  • Training in both EFIS (Garmin 1000) and standard

* Additional hours required will be charged at the normal hourly rate.
Any medical, test and CAA fees incur an additional charge.

Night Rating (NR)

Overview: Qualify to fly between official night (30 minutes after sunset) and official day (30 minutes before sunrise). Requiring only five hours of flying in our Diamond DA40s, the Night Rating course is the perfect addition to a PPL.

Duration: 5 hours of flying, 3 of which must be completed with an instructor.

Course breakdown:
 FTA hour-building courses teach students:

  1. 5 hours of night flying, 1 hour must be dual navigation
  2. 5 solo flights, including a night take-off and landing each time
  3. No ground or flight tests

Pre-requisites:

  • EASA PPL

Course fee:

  • £1,570 including VAT (where applicable)

Fee includes:

  • Flying hours in Diamond DA40
  • Full instruction
  • Landing*
  • Touch & goes*

* additional hours will be charged at the normal hourly rate. Additional touch & goes outside of the course syllabus will be charged at our published rates.

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Ground School

ATPL Ground School Overview: Complete the ground school training required for commercial pilots at our dedicated ATPL Ground School Academy. FTA’s highly qualified and experienced instructors use the most up-to-date Padpilot training materials covering the latest EASA learning objectives. Our ATPL Ground School is a full-time course.

Duration: 735 hours

Each module of ATPL Theory takes seven weeks and is delivered over five days (Monday to Friday).

Course breakdown:

Module One

  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Air Law, IFR communications
  • VFR communications.

Students then sit five examinations at the CAA test centre.

Module Two

  • Principles of Flight
  • Instrumentation
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning.

Students then sit four examinations at the CAA test centre.

Module Three

  • Operational Procedures
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Mass & Balance.

Students then sit five examinations at CAA.

Pre-requisites:

  • ICAO PPL

Course fee:

  • ATPL Ground School: £4,195 (Includes VAT)

Fee includes:

  • High instructor/student ratio
  • Full-time tuition (6 months)
  • Full set of electronic training manuals and student route training manual

Start Dates:

The next available start dates for our full-time ATPL Ground School programme are as follows:

  • 11 November 2019

For detailed information about FTA's ATPL Theory, please click here: An in-depth look at ATPL Theory

MEP Rating

Overview: Are you looking to qualify to fly an aircraft with more than one engine? If you are studying towards a Frozen ATPL, you will need to complete the MEP Rating course before taking the ME Instrument Rating (IR) course. We offer MEP Rating on the Diamond DA42 aircraft.

Duration: Six hours of dual flight time and a minimum of seven hours of theoretical studies, followed by a theory exam and a flight test.  This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the ME CPL and ME IR.

Course breakdown:

  • 2.5 hours dual flight time – completed under normal multi-engine operation conditions
  • 3.5 hours dual flight time – completed on engine failure and asymmetric flying
  • Minimum of seven hours of theoretical studies
  • Theory exam
  • Flight test
  • Instruction on the DA42 includes tuition on FADEC Garmin G1000 and EFIS systems.

Pre-requisites:

  • EASA PPL
  • 70 hours PIC

Course fee:

  • MEP Rating – Diamond DA42 Twin Star: £3,670 inc vat

Fee includes:

  • Theoretical studies
  • Six hours flying time
  • All landing and touch & go fees, as per course syllabus

The one hour test and test fees are not included.

Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME IR)

Overview: To fly aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in controlled airspace, students at FTA complete our comprehensive EASA Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) course. Taught in modern DA40 and DA42 aircraft, using complex systems including FMS, EFIS, GNSS and ADC, this course is the optimal preparation for the Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME-CPL).

Duration: Six to eight weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level.  This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the MEP and ME CPL.

Course breakdown:

  • Precision and non-precision instrument approaches
  • Missed approach procedures
  • Standard instrument departures
  • Joining and flying an airways system
  • Standard instrument arrivals and emergency procedures under IFR conditions.

Pre-requisites:

  • EASA PPL or CPL with Night Rating
  • MEP Rating or MEP course completion
  • Current EASA class one medical certificate
  • Course pass for theoretical instruction as set out in the EASA-FCL

To pass their Instrument Rating, students must have:

  • 70 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 50 hours PIC cross-country flight time
  • A flight radiotelephony operator’s licence

Course fee:

  • ME-IR for PPL pilots: £17,795 inc vat
  • ME-IR for CPL pilots: £15,745 inc vat


Fee includes:

  • 38* hours minimum of dual instruction in the ALSIM FNPTII flight simulator (based on EASA FCL amendment 7)
  • 2.75* hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA40
  • 17.25 hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA42
  • Instruction
  • Fuel and airport fees (as per course syllabus)
  • VAT

As well as being very competitively priced, we also offer a flexible, pay-as-you-go payment option for our ME-IR courses.

Please note:

  • Test and CAA fees are not included
  • * The above applies to PPL holders only. Students who already have a CPL complete 30 hours in the flight simulator and do not require instruction in the DA40.
  • Additional hours and additional landings will be charged at our published rates.
Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME CPL)

Overview: Gain your Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Licence with FTA. We provide full training on our Garmin G1000-equipped Diamond DA40 and DA42 Twin Star aircraft, coupled with a state-of-the-art and CAA-certified FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star simulator. If you are completing a Frozen ATPL course, we recommend taking your MEP Rating and ME-IR course before your ME-CPL.

Duration: Three to six weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level. This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the MEP and ME IR.

Course breakdown:

  • Flight planning
  • Operational procedures
  • General handling
  • Navigation
  • Radiotelephony
  • Instrument flight rules
  • Operation of complex multi-engine aircraft
  • Operation of FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control)
  • Operation of EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System)
  • Emergency procedures

Pre-requisites:

  • Valid ICAO PPL
  • Current EASA class 1 medical certificate
  • Minimum of 150 hours flight time*
  • Pass in all relevant ATPL/CPL theoretical exams, as set out in the EASA FCL
  • The minimum age for licence issue: 18 years
  • Night Rating requirements
  • MEP Rating
* As per recent European regulations, we recommend candidates have at least 180 hours, including a minimum of 100 hours as pilot-in-command before starting the course.

To pass their ME-CPL, students must have:

  • 20 hours of cross-country flight time
  • One of the cross-country flights must have been at least 300nm and included two full stop landings at two different aerodromes.

Course fee:

  • ME-CPL for ME-IR holders: £6,295 inc vat
  • ME-CPL for non-ME-IR holders: £8,870 inc vat.

Fee includes:

  • 15 aircraft hours for ME-IR holders based on EASA FCL amendment 7*
  • 25 aircraft/simulator hours for non-ME-IR holders*
  • Instruction*
  • Fuel*
  • Airport fees, as per course syllabus*
  • VAT

Complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL training with us full time, and back to back (in the specified order) and pay just £26,195. 

Please note:
  • Test and CAA fees are not included
  • Additional hours and landings will be charged at the standard rate. 
Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC/JOC)

Overview: Our training partners Jet MASTERCLASS, deliver FTA's Multi-Crew Cooperation/Jet Orientation Course. The company specialise in assisting UK airlines with pilot recruitment and offer an unrivalled MCC/JOC and APS MCC course that focuses on developing the highest standards of manual raw data flying, pilot competencies and behaviours.

Duration: Ten days

Course breakdown:

  • Ten training days (typically scheduled Monday to Friday)

  • 20 hours of practical training (10 x PF, 10 x PM) on a B737-800W fixed-base FTD

  • 33 hours of theoretical training (MCC, JOC + airline readiness)

  • Printed training manual and progress tests

  • iPad use during the course

  • Gym access and shower facilities

  • Lounge, library, free WiFi

Pre-requisites:

  • EASA ME-IR
  • EASA ME-CPL

Course fee:

  • MCC/JOC: £3,775 Including VAT
  • APS MCC: £6,475 Including VAT

Start dates:
Our MCC/JOC courses run throughout the year contact us for more information.

Enhance your MCC/JOC with Jet MASTERCLASS' certified elitePILOT ™ or Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC).

The APS course seeks to develop a wider appreciation for jet aerodynamics and handling, management of complex non-normal situations and advanced airline scenarios. The 20 additional flying hours (including FFS) are designed to develop a pilot’s handling ability and flight deck management to the levels expected of a qualified line pilot.

To enquire about the MCC/APS please contact Jet MASTERCLASS direct:

Call: 0845 24 24 777 | email: info@jetmasterclass.com

 

Special Offers - MEP, ME IR and ME CPL course package for £26,195

We currently have a special offer which means that if you complete the MEP, ME IR and ME CPL courses with us, full time and back to back (in the specified order) you will benefit from a discounted price of £26,195. 

More information about this package can be found here.

The price includes airport fees as per course syllabus and is based on minimum hours. Terms and conditions apply.