FTA offer the MEP, ME IR and ME CPL course as a package for £24,950.

If you already have an EASA PPL, ATPL theory, Night Rating and 100 hours PIC then you're well on your way to becoming a commercial pilot.

FTA aims to make completing your Frozen ATPL from this point, as straight-forward as possible, hence why we have devised this 3-course package. 

Complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL training with us full time, back to back (in this order), and the total price for all modules will be £24,950 – a substantial saving on our standard rates. The modules usually take a total of 3-4 months to complete, subject to weather and student performance.

In order to deliver the modules in this way, we ask that you already have already possess the following requirements:

  • EASA class 1 medical certificate
  • Valid ICAO PPL
  • 100 hours PIC and at least 159 hours total time.
  • 50 hours cross-country PIC. At least 1 of the cross-country flights must have been at least 300nm, and included two full stop landings at two different aerodromes
  • Night Rating requirements
  • Pass in all relevant ATPL theoretical exams, as set out in the EASA FCL
  • 18 years old

Course details

MEP RATING

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 the MEP Rating on a Diamond DA42 aircraft.

Course details:

  • 6 hours dual flight time, broken down as follows:
    • 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
  • 7 hours theoretical studies
  • Theory exam
  • Flight test
  • Instruction on the DA42 includes tuition on FADEC Garmin G1000 and EFIS systems.

The price includes:

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

MULTI ENGINE INSTRUMENT RATING (ME IR)

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).

Course details:

This module takes 6-8 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions and candidate and is full-time.The module covers:

  • 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
Price includes:

  • 38 hours 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**
  • Airport fees, as per course syllabus**
  • VAT


Note: Test and CAA fees are not included
** Additional hours will be charged at the normal hourly rate. Additional landings will be charged at our published rates.

MULTI ENGINE COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (ME CPL)

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, you need to complete your MEP Rating and ME-IR course before your ME-CPL.

Course details

This course takes 3-6 weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level and is full-time. The module covers: 

  • Flight planning
  • Operational procedures
  • General handling
  • Navigation
  • Radio telephony
  • 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

Price includes:

  • 15 aircraft hours for ME-IR holders based on EASA FCL amendment 7
  • Instruction
  • Fuel
  • Airport fees, as per course syllabus
  • The course fee includes airport fees (within course syllabus).
  • VAT (as applicable)

Please note the following:

  • The three courses must be conducted on a full-time basis, without any break in between.
  • The discount is only applied to the CPL course (the last one) so that if these terms are not met the discount is not applied.
  • Flight test fees and aircraft hire are not included


  • Additional hours will be charged at the normal hourly rate.
  • Additional landings will be charged at our published rates.
  • Normal Terms and conditions apply

Multi-Crew Cooperation courses and airline preparation

Complete your commercial pilot training and develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to operate a multi-crew aircraft. The Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course combines classroom and simulator training, delivered by experienced instructors. The course gives you an advantage if you’re thinking of undertaking a Jet Type Rating and/or a Line Training programme.

Duration: 10 Days

Click here for more information about our MCC Course. 

Be airline ready

We have partnered with organisations that specialise in enhanced airline preparation courses. These MCC/JOC courses are offerred Virtual Aviation and Kura Aviation. For more information either click here, or on the logos featured below:

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