FTA offers the Multi-Engine Piston and Instrument Ratings with the Commercial Pilot's Licence as a package for £26,195.

If you already have an EASA Private Pilot's Licence, 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, which is why we have devised this three-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 £26,195. The modules usually take around three to five months to complete (in total), subject to weather and student performance.

COURSE DETAILS

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.

MEP RATING

  • 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 (completed as part of the CPL skill test)

MULTI ENGINE INSTRUMENT RATING (ME IR)

  • 59 hours of dual instruction (of 35 hours is completed in the ALSIM FNPTII flight simulator (based on EASA FCL amendment 7)
  • 24 hours minimum of dual instruction in single and twin-engine aircraft
  • Flight test

MULTI ENGINE COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (ME CPL)

  • 15 hours
  • 10 hours in a DA40
  • 5 hours in DA42
  • Flight test

Course duration: 3-5 months

Course fee: £26,195

Please note the following:

  • VAT is included in the course fee.
  • The three courses must be conducted on a full-time basis, without any break in between.
  • 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

Entry Requirements

In order to deliver the modules in this way, we ask that you already have already possess the following:
  • EASA class one medical certificate
  • Valid ICAO PPL
  • 100 hours PIC and a minimum of 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
  • Pass in all relevant ATPL theoretical exams, as set out in the EASA FCL
  • 18 years old

airline preparation

The very final module you need to complete (in order to apply for First Officer positions) is a Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course. During this training you develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to operate a multi-crew aircraft. We offer the MCC through our partners in airline preparation Jet MASTERCLASS. To give you the best possible advantage, we also include a Jet Orientation Course ast part of the training. The instructors are not only very experienced in delivering the training, but also current pilots working for airlines. By being taught by experienced and senior pilots you gain the best possible insight into the career and what is expected by your future employers. 

The training is delivered on a B737 fixed-base simulator and so 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/JOC Course. 

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