Commercial Licence Courses

Direct To First Officer

 

Direct To First Officer is a full-time EASA Modular approved a course of professional pilot training, designed to take students with either no or limited flight experience to holding a frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) in 12 – 14 months. Our Bespoke courses are specifically tailored, to each individual, to ensure that they receive a great service and value for money. Pre-Entry Requirements: • Be over the age of 18 years when you begin your training. • Hold a valid EASA Class 1 medical certificate. • The ability to read, understand and speak the English Language.

EASA CPL

 

EASA Modular CPL

Introduction:

This course is for pilots who have passed the EASA written exams at ATPL or CPL level and need to convert their PPL into a commercial licence.

Pre-entry Requirements:

To start a modular CPL course you will need to have a minimum of 150 hours flight time as pilot, meet the requirements for, or hold a night rating.If not then this will form part of the course.

The Flying Course:

We offer a friendly and informal but thorough CPL course on either a 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 basis. The instructor is yours for the duration of the course, as are the PA28 and PA28R aircraft. We will do our utmost to fit in with your time-scale and training needs, and will arrange the test date to suit. The course itself consists of a minimum of 25 hours dual instruction, 20 on the PA28 Warrior and 5 on the P28R Arrow to prepare the student for the CPL Skills Test which is taken on the P28R Arrow.

Pre-licence requirements:

Before taking the EASA FCL CPL (A) Skill test, you must have:Completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which not less than 100 hours shall be PIC, of which at least 20 hours must be cross-country or overseas flying, including a route of at least 300nm including full stop landings at two intermediate aerodromes.

Comment:

You will see from the above that although you only need 150 hours to start the course, 200 hours are required before you can take your the Skill Test. As the course is 25 hours we strongly advise that you do not start the course until you have 175 hours.

Duration:

The anticipated length of the course is 4 weeks, but this is entirely dependent on weather.

Aerodrome:

Exeter Regional and City Airport has all the facilities expected of an international passenger airport and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

 

EASA Multi-Engine CPL

Introduction:

This course is for pilots who have passed the EASA written exams at ATPL or CPL level and need to convert their PPL into a commercial licence.

Pre-entry Requirements:

To start a modular CPL course you will need to have a minimum of 150 hours flight time as pilot, meet the requirements for or hold a night rating. If not then this will form part of the course. Hold or have completed the training for a Multi Engine Piston rating.

The Flying Course:

We offer a friendly and informal but thorough CPL course on either a 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 basis. The instructor is yours for the duration of the course, as are the PA28 and BE76 aircraft. We will do our utmost to fit in with your time-scale and training needs, and will arrange the test date to suit. The course itself consists of a minimum of 25 hours of dual instruction, 19:15 on the PA28 Warrior and 5:45 on the BE76 to prepare the student for the CPL Skills Test which is taken on the MEP aircraft.

Pre-licence requirements:

When you apply for the EASA FCL CPL (A) Commercial licence you must have:Completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which not less than 100 hours shall be PIC, of which at least 20 hours must be cross-country or overseas flying, including a route of at least 300nm in the course of which the aeroplane landed and carried out full stop landings at two intermediate and different aerodromes.

Comment:

You will see from the above that although you only need 150 hours to start the course, you need 200 before you can take your skills test. As the course is 25 hours we strongly advise that you do not start the course until you have 175 hours.

Duration:

The anticipated length of the course is 4 weeks, but this is entirely dependent on weather

Aerodrome:

Exeter Regional and City Airport has all the facilities expected of an international passenger airport and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

MEP Rating

Introduction:

The aim of the course is to equip the student to safely fly a multi-engine aircraft in a professional manner.

Pre-Entry Requirements:

You must be in possession of an EASA PPL and have a minimum of 70 hours of PIC.

The Flying Course:

This course requires a minimum of 2.5 hours dual flight time under normal multi-engine operating conditions and a minimum of 3.5 hours dual flight time under asymmetric conditions (flight on one engine!)

Theoretical Knowledge:

There is a minimum of 7 hours theoretical studies and one ground exam to take for the course which is multiple choice. This tests your knowledge on the theory of multi-engine aircraft in general and the BE76 in particular. On completion of the flight training, theoretical studies and theoretical knowledge written exam, there is a LST (Licensing Skill Test) to take with a flight examiner

EASA Single Instrument Rating

Introduction:

The primary aim of the course is to enable the student to act as pilot-in-command, single crew, with passengers, operating in IFR to the minima, safely, in all types of airspace including controlled airspace.

Pre-Entry Requirements:

You must be in possession of a PPL (A) including night qualification or CPL (A).

Minimum 50 hours cross country flight time as PIC.

Minimum 10 hours cross country PIC aeroplanes.

Demonstrated the ability to use the English language to at least Level 4.

Have passed the EASA IR or ATPL level examinations prior to conducting flight training. The validity period of those exams is 36 months.

Be medically fit in accordance with EASA or UK legislation.

The Flying Course:

A Single-Engine modular IR(A) course shall include at least 50 hours instrument time under instruction.  This course is completed in the aircraft.

The course consists of two modules, which may be taken separately or combined. The Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) comprises 10 hours of basic instrument flying. The Procedural Instrument Flight Module (PIFM), comprises the remainder of the flight training of 40 hours. If you wish to commence the course at the Procedural Instrument Flight Module, then you must be in possession of a BIFM Certificate or hold an EASA CPL.

The total amount of dual instrument instruction shall not be less than 40 hours.

At the end of the course, upon satisfactory completion and the required standard being obtained by the student, the CFI will issue a course completion certificate, which must be presented on the initial briefing to the authorised examiner for the skill test to be undertaken.

EASA Instrument Rating

Introduction:

The primary aim of the course is to enable the student to act as pilot-in-command, single crew, with passengers, operating in IFR to the minima, safely, in all types of airspace including controlled airspace.

 

Pre-Entry Requirements:

You must be in possession of a PPL (A) including night qualification or CPL (A).

Minimum 50 hours cross country flight time as PIC.

Minimum 10 hours cross country PIC aeroplanes.

Demonstrated the ability to use the English language to at least Level 4.

Have passed the EASA IR or ATPL level examinations prior to conducting flight training.

The validity period of those exams is 36 months.

Be medically fit in accordance with EASA or UK legislation.

In the case of a multi-engine IR, hold, or have completed training for multi-engine piston aircraft.

 

Single Engine Instrument Rating

 

A Single-Engine modular IR(A) course shall include at least 50 hours instrument time under instruction.  This course is completed in the aircraft.

The course consists of two modules, which may be taken separately or combined. The Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) comprises 10 hours of basic instrument flying. The Procedural Instrument Flight Module (PIFM), comprises the remainder of the flight training of 40 hours.

If you wish to commence the course at the Procedural Instrument Flight Module, then you must be in possession of a BIFM Certificate or hold an EASA CPL. The total amount of dual instrument instruction shall not be less than 40 hours. At the end of the course, upon satisfactory completion and the required standard being obtained by the student, the CFI will issue a course completion certificate, which must be presented on the initial briefing to the authorised examiner for the skill test to be undertaken.

 

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

A multi-engine modular IR(A) course shall include at least 55 hours instrument time under instruction, of which up to 30 hours are in an FNPT II. The course consists of two modules, which may be taken separately or combined.

The Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) comprises 10 hours of basic instrument flying. The Procedural Instrument Flight Module (PIFM), comprises the remainder of the flight training of 45 hours, of which 30 hours are in the simulator and 15 hours are in the aircraft.

If you wish to commence the course at the Procedural Instrument Flight Module, then you must be in possession of a BIFM Certificate or hold an EASA CPL. The total amount of dual instrument instruction shall not be less than 45 hours, of which at least 15 hours shall be completed in a multi-engine aeroplane. At the end of the course, upon satisfactory completion and the required standard being obtained by the student, the CFI will issue a course completion certificate, which must be presented on the initial briefing to the authorised examiner for the skill test to be undertaken.

Renewals / LPC / Revalidation

Renewal

This is the administrative action taken within the validity of a rating or approval that allows the holder to continue to exercise the privileges of a rating or approval for a further specified period, consequent upon the fulfillment of specified requirements.

A Commercial Licence Proficiency Check

This is a demonstration of skill to revalidate or renew a rating, including such oral examination as may be required.

Commercial Licence Revalidation

This is the administrative action taken within the validity of a rating or approval that allows the holder to continue to exercise the privileges of a rating or approval that allow the holder to continue to exercise the privileges of a rating approval for a further specified period, consequent upon the fulfillment of specified requirements.

At Aviation South West, we have three examiners on staff that are readily available to undertake your requirements.

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