Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

Airline Transport Pilot Licence


In order to operate as pilot in command on large commercial multi crew aircrafts an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) must be completed. This is the highest obtainable License in the aviation industry which enables you to become an Airline Captain.


Requirements for ATPL


You must be 21 years of age.


Successfully pass 6 online ATPL examinations at CAA.


You will need to accumulate a minimum of 1500 hrs of flying, out of which 250 must be as pilot in command (PIC), out of which 100 hrs must be night flight time. A minimum of 75 hrs Instrument flying is also required.

This will need a considerable amount of time to acquire and is normally gained during your course of employment as a CPL pilot.


You must complete a practical flight test on a multi engine aircraft or a jet aircraft with a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner.

You may however write the ATPL examinations before you have 1500 hours and qualify for a “Frozen ATPL” until you meet the hour requirements. A Frozen ATPL is a CPL with the ATPL theory subjects passed.


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