• Aim

    The aim of the course is to obtain a CPL (A) and an IR (A), including multi-crew cooperation (MCC) course to enable the pilot to operate as a co-pilot on multi pilot commercial operations, subject to holding a multi-pilot type rating.

    Your theoretical knowledge and exams will be of the level required for issue of an ATPL (A) once you have completed the necessary flying experience and skills test to upgrade your licence.

    Theoretical knowledge training

    You will need to complete at least 750 hours of theoretical knowledge training, plus at least 25 hours for MCC.

    Theoretical knowledge examination

    You will need to pass the ATPL (A) exams to demonstrate an appropriate level of theoretical knowledge.

    Flying training

    Requirement Required number of hours Crediting for previous experience
    Total flying training at least 195 hours (not including type rating training), including all progress tests. Up to 55 hours of the entire course may be instrument ground time if you hold an ICAO compliant PPL(A) or PPL(H), 50% of the hours flown can be credited, up to a maximum of 40 hours, or 45 hours if you have an aeroplane night rating, of which up to 20 hours may count towards the requirement for dual instruction flight time

    The total flying training requirement (above) must include the following components:

    Requirement Required number of hours Crediting for previous experience
    Dual instruction 95 hours, of which 55 may be instrument ground time  
    PIC 70 hours, including VFR flight and instrument flight time as student pilot-in-command (SPIC). A maximum of 20 hours instrument flight time as SPIC can count as PIC flight time  
    Cross-country flying 50 hours as PIC, including a VFR cross-country flight of at least 540 km (300 NM), which must also include full stop landings at two aerodromes different from that of departure.  
    Night flying 5 hours, comprising 3 hours of dual instruction and 1 hour of cross-country navigation and 5 solo take-offs and full stop landings  
    Instrument time 115 hours, including at least 20 hours as SPIC, at least 15 hours for MCC, which may be done in a suitable simulator, at least 50 hours of instrument flight instruction, of which up to 25 hours may be instrument ground time in a FNPT 1 , and 40 hours may be in an FNPT II, FTD 2 or FFS, of which up to 10 hours may be in an FNPT I IF you hold a course completion certificate for the Basic Instrument Flight Module you will be credited with up to 10 hours towards your instrument flight time. Hours done in a basic instrument training device won’t count.
    Aircraft certified for at least 4 persons, variable pitch propeller and retractable landing gear 5 hours  

    Skill test

    Your skill test must be taken after completing the course on either a single or multi-engine aeroplane. You will also need to take the IR skill test on a multi-engine aeroplane.