Airline Transport Pilot License

The journey to getting the ATPL is varied, with changing scenes from written tests to actual flight planning. The motivated pilot has an insightful adventure on the path to an ATPL. The ATPL makes it possible for you to fly professionally with a paycheck. It gives you a multi-engine certification that can allow you to fly for large commercial carriers or in private aircrafts used by the rich and famous.

The journey of becoming a professional pilot evolves and has changed a lot in the last decade. At FlyBy Aviation Academy we maintain a timely implementation of all regulations and testing guides to ensure you have the latest aircraft training and certification certification.

Guide to getting your pilot license (ATPL)

You need specific training and certification to be a pilot with one of the major airlines. The difference between an airline transport pilot licence (ATPL) and a commercial pilot licence (CPL) is that the commercial pilot licence is only one component of a complete ATPL certification program. The commercial pilot licence is first qualification that allows you to be compensated for flying. However, if you want to ever be able to serve as captain at a major commercial carrier you will need to get the complete ATPL certification and everything that entails.

A series of classroom and aerial flying instruction will be required, in addition to exams to evaluate how well future pilots have absorbed the material. Other qualification requirements include the following:
• A good moral character
• A minimum age depending on the certifying region (21 years for an EASA ATPL)
• A commercial pilot licence and instrument rating
• Minimum number of flight hours depending on certification


Flight Hours Required

The number of flight hours required differs markedly between jurisdictions of different republics.  In the US that would entail meeting their airman certification standards (ACS). For an European EASA ATPL, a student only requires 150 flight hours with 50 hours as pilot in command. On the other hand an FAA certification requires of pilots a full 1500 hours of flight time with 500 hours of cross-country, 100 night time hours, 50 hours of class rating, 75 hours of instrument time, and 250 hours as a pilot in command.

For an FAA pilots licence, the minimum number of hours is different for the pilot with a military background or collegiate program. Such a person will qualify for a restricted ATP and flying as an airline or charter captain. The military pilot with 750 hours allows for the restricted ATP. The four-years aviation college graduate with 1000 hours will or two-year college graduate with 1250 hours also qualify for the restricted ATPL.

Needless to say, from a long term career perspective, it makes s sense to get the EASA ATPL allowing you to accumulate hours you need for FAA certification while being paid to fly with a commercial air carrier in Europe.

What is the difference between a restricted and standard ATP?

Restricted ATP is a consequence of specific aviation degree courses in the context of a US FAA flight certification. The restricted ATP certificate is more of a starter paper to qualify you as a co-pilot, and has less stringent course qualification standards:
• A minimum of 21 years of age
• Ability to write, speak or read the ATP test
• A third-class medical certificate
• A commercial pilot certificate with an IR
• Complete CTP for the multi-engine rating certificate
• A pass for the practical ATP knowledge modules


Applying for the ATPL Training

You should enroll in an ATP integrated course if you aspire to earn a commercial pilot license with the ability to one day serve as a flight captain. An integrated training program can take you to zero experience to airline pilot in as little time as possible. With FlyBy’s program it is possible to get your EASA certification in only 14 months.

Courses at most flight schools require you to fully grasp flying individual planes when you apply for the ATP program. We are different because we do not expect you to have any previous knowledge of planes to start the integrated ATP course. We take upon us to refine your maneuverability skills from the lowest licensing standards to the ATP. We focus on polishing your instrument flying ability so you can master the following scopes for the program:

• Aerodynamics
• Automated flying
• Adverse weather conditions for flying
• Air carrier operations
• Professionalism
• Development and leadership
• Plane performance

We will teach you the nitty grittiness of airplane weights, turbine handle, and altitude levels for all adverse weather conditions. The integrated course bridges the gap between your high school diploma and the highest airline captain, with intense academic and hands-on training.  Our flight training programme includes flights in a variety of aircraft in addition to simulator training for an environment most similar to being in the cockpick of a large airplane.

Passing Integrated ATPL Course Tests and Flight Training

You must find the most efficient way to pass all the exams and meet the flight log requirements to achieve your goal of becoming a pilot. At FlyBy we excel in intensive preparation to get our students certified as quickly as possible.

It is important for pilots to be prepared for all situations they might encounter in the air. Focus on advanced maneuvers like stalls and steep turns to demonstrate a firmer grasp for different pilot careers. Be ready to respond to abnormal and emergency simulations to highlight your excellence as a future airline pilot.

If you are interested in getting your ATPL certification, we can help get you there as quickly as possible. At FlyBy we offer an affordable 14-month program with no hidden fees that can help you realize your dream of becoming a pilot. Follow our process of applying for our integrated program, and let us take you to the next step of your long and successful flight career.

Contact us today to learn more.


Airline Transport Pilot License