Commercial Pilot Training

At FlyBy Aviation Academy, our commercial pilot training is the most efficient way to take you through the training journey to commercial pilot from the beginning to the end.

Our ATPL integrated program is designed to get you from ground zero to qualified to fly a commercial airliner in as little as 14 months. 

But whether you decide to fly with us or someone else, there are several things you need to take in mind when starting your pilot career.  We have put together a list of some of the top pitfalls that students can make when chosing a flight school. 

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Which license do you need to become a commercial pilot?

You need much more than a private pilots license, training from a ground school, or sport pilot experience to become an airline pilot.  Far from just an introductory flight or refresher course, becoming a FAA pilot in the USA or European pilot involves learning to fly advanced aircraft using sophisticated maneuvers to land the best pilot jobs.  Some sort of ATP certification program is the best way of meeting FAA requirements for a pilot in the USA or EASA requirements in EU.  Otherwise you can get by with a private pilots certificate and fly only in single-engine land.  To level up to multiengine land you will want to join one of the career programs from airline academies or an airline career pilot program to begin flying complex aircraft professionally.

Air Transport License

You can only start to operate as a commercial airliner when you work as a First or Second Officer. These positions require that one has the ATPL with a specific Type Rating. You also need a class one medical with several individual licenses and endorsements. The 14 ground exams required for commercial pilot training in an aviation academy include the following:
• MultiEngine Rating
• Commercial Pilots License
• Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
• Multi-Crew Co-operation Course

These standards are necessary to operate any aircraft with more than nine passengers, or a take-off weight exceeding 5900kgs. A license by an international aviation authority allows the holder to work on any European or international airline, including major airlines in the Middle East. You, however, need a license conversion to operate in places like the USA and be an FAA pilot.  You might need to take an FAA knowledge test as part of that process to adhere to FAA requirements.

Medical requirements to begin pilot training

The first requirement for an aspiring pilot is Class One Medical Certificate. All flight crew members must have the third class medical certificate to operate commercial lines. The initial assessment will occur at a medical center to identify problems with general health and many other disqualifying conditions, like colorblindness or diabetes. Some conditions that do not necessarily disqualify you may, however, need further testing and investigation.

You should attend a mandatory medical test every year until you are forty years old. The next succeeding years until age 65 require that you attend an assessment every six months. The privileges of Class One medical are revoked at 65. You will maintain testing for periodic conditions as long as you are on the job. The frequency of the tests will increase as you age.

The commercial pilot has full reliance on their Class One Medical to maintain their position. The unlucky who fail to achieve a Class One rating might get access to Class Two Medical, which permits them to fly private. The second classification is different from the first in that it only needs approval every two years.

Private Pilots License – A New Airline Flight Training Course

You don't need to have the PPL to begin pursuing a commercial pilot career. However, if you already have your PPL then your training at FlyBy can be shortened by a few months depending on how much flight experience you already have.

This private pilots certificate is the entry-level certificate that entitles the holder to basic privileges of flying a light single piston aircraft. The minimum age for the PPL is 17 years in most advanced countries in the world. You only need to complete the following from pilot school to get a PPL:
• 45 hours of flight inclusive of ten solo flying hours and five one a flight simulator
• 6 ground school exams requiring a 75% pass mark
• A flying test with a CAA examiner

The aim is to fly the plane after the first fifteen hours, but most people need 60 to 70 hours to meet the minimum requirements.

Commercial Pilots License – Needed to Be an Airline Pilot

The CPL is the advanced form of the PPL. It needs greater accuracy and a higher level of airmanship. It is valid for flying multi-engine planes and allows the holder to operate the craft with recommendable visual metrological conditions.
• The student needs 70 hours of flight as a pilot in command, with the inclusion of solo flights.
• You must pass the ATPL theory exam with a 75% pass mark.
• Landing at two other airfields than the ones of departure

If you attend an integrated ATPL training program, then you will receive a CPL as part of your training. If you have just a CPL alone then you will not be able to captain a commercial airline in tyour airline career. That is why it is important to get all the licenses associated with a complete ATPL program if you are serious about becoming a commercial pilot. 

Supplementary licenses

• Instrument rating
• Multi-crew cooperation course
• Type rating
• Base training
• Line training

Our integrated ATPL course prepares you for the role of piloting major airlines with all the relevant certifications you will need to progress in your career as a commercial pilot in Europe. You may start as a co-pilot as you learn the ropes and eventually focus on preparing for future positions as a captain. Our flight school has approvals by major aviation authorities in Europe; hence, you guarantee access to all the certifications you need when you commit to our professional pilot program and pass the relevant exams. 

Once you are hired by an airline you will probably have to get addon ratings to fly specific technically advanced aircraft designs.  These addon ratings or type rating course and requirements are usually covered by your employer.

14 Months to Pilot at Our Training Center for One All Inclusive Fee of 69,300 Euros

One of the things that sets our pilot training programs apart is the fact that we offer everything needed to become a pilot, even if you have not so much as an introductory flight in terms of flight time, in as little as 14 months.

The reason our training center can accomplish this is we have a well regimented curriculum to get you ready to fly complex aircraft and achieving commercial pilot certification as quickly as possible.  Custom programs might sound nice, but they can lead you in many different directions that only cost you more time and money to get to where you want to be in your airline career.  Custom programs can never be as efficient as our ATPL integrated program which will allow our students better flight time building to apply for pilot jobs faster.

Our ATP CTP places an emphasis on getting students in the air building flight hours as quickly as possible.  At our flight academy accelerated flight training is the name of the game as we have plenty of certified flight instructors and aircraft on site to minimize the wait between practical test and training flights.  The sunny weather in Spain also minimizes airport closures and flight delays.  Flight time per student is thus maximized for our pilot training courses. 

Our ATP certification program includes everything you need to get an airline transport pilot license: obtaining the third class medical certificate, the written exam, knowledge test, multiengine rating, time in each state of the art flight simulator, time building flight hours each certified flight instructor, and much, much more.  There are no hidden fees with FlyBy's flight training course.  We offer an all inclusive price of 69,300 for our ATP CPL flight training program that includes housing, transportation to the airport, three meals a day, and everything else needed to gain the flight experience and commercial pilot certification for becomeing commercial airline pilots. 

Our flight academy is also a certified testing center for Austro Control, so you can take your final written exam and practical test here at the FlyBy testing center.  This is included in your pilot trainng programs fee as well.


Contact Us to Learn About Our Integrated ATPL Pilot Training and Why It is Superior to Modular Trainings Offered By Other Schools

Learn to fly at FlyBy with our accelerated flight training program! Talk to our flight school team to learn more about our resources, ATP CTP flight programs, and fee structure. International students are welcome, as we have over 55 nationalities represented at our ATP license courses.  We are available on +44 7828 886964 and ready to book you for an immediate consultation.

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