ATPL Theory Exams – Aviation South West- Exeter International Airport

Course Information

Aviation South West offers both Residential and Distance learning EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Courses

The EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course provides training to a level of theoretical knowledge required for the Air Transport Pilot’s Licence for Aeroplanes (ATPL A) and prepares the candidate for the EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations.

Entry Requirements:

A Private Pilot’s Licence issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1A. A good grasp of basic mathematics and physics. Be competent in the use of the English language.

The Venue:

The EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course is conducted at Exeter International Airport in our ‘State-of-the-Art’ classrooms. Course materials are both iPad and paper based. For more information on these learning materials see The residential course lasts for 6 months and the 14 subjects are split into three modules.

Course Description:

There are 14 exams which cover the following topics:

  1. Principles of Flight
  2. Airframes/Engines/Electrics
  3. Performance
  4. General Navigation
  5. Radio Navigation
  6. Instruments/Electronics
  7. VFR Communications
  8. IFR Communications
  9. Air Law & ATC
  10. Operational Procedures
  11. Flight Planning & Monitoring
  12. Mass & Balance
  13. Human Performance & Limitations
  14. Meteorology