Modular Courses

Airline Transport Pilot Course

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ATPL is the highest license grade a pilot can achieve. It's for thos who are ready to lead. It's for You.

ATPL Outline


ATTENTION: our Airline Transport Pilot course is an modular flight training course designated for students with a full CPL/IR/ME license and a minimum of aeronautical experience required. For the fully-inclusive courses, please see our Integrated Courses section.


"What is an Airline Transport Pilot License?"

The Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), or in the United States of America, an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) is the highest level of aircraft pilot rating or license. Those certified as Airline Transport Pilots are authorized by the federal law to act as pilot-in-command of a scheduled air carrier's aircraft (an airliner) having a maximum gross weight over 12,500 pounds or having over 9 passenger seats if they do not have a type rating. ATP may be used as a name suffix (for example "Brian A. Jones, ATP") and ATP holders may use "Captain" before their names (for example, "Capt. Brian A. Jones").

ATP is your only ticket to becoming a commander of a passenger category aircraft.


Attention: this is a modular course only. It is designated for pilots who hold FAA or ICAO CPL and have over 1500 hours flight time logged. If you are looking for an fully-integrated program from Zero to ATPL, please visit this link: Full Professional Airline Pilot Program - FPAP1


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"What benefits will I enjoy once I get my ATPL?"

ATP holders will enjoy a number of great benefits. Some of them are:

arrow Have a legal right to serve as a commander of a transport category aircraft with MTOW over 7,500 kg (with an appropriate type-rating)
arrow Serve as an airline pilot either in command or second in command capacity
arrow Appropriate type and category aircraft rental
arrow Unrestricted distance cross-country flying
arrow International flying
arrow Transport of passengers for compensation or hire
arrow Transport of cargo for compensation or hire
arrow Flying at night
arrow Flying in instrument meteorological conditions
arrow Operating multi-engine aircraft
arrow Receive compensation for air work, such as air patrol, aerial photography, parajumper carrier, banner towing, glider towing, aircraft ferry and so on
arrow Be eligible to undergo multi-engine jet or turboprop aircraft type-rating
arrow Be eligible for employment as a first officer in an pt.141 air carrier
arrow Be eligible for employment as a captain in a pt.135 charter operation


You will also enjoy the following benefits internationally and be able to:

arrow Rent and utilize aircraft in any ICAO country
arrow Convert FAA ATPL to any ICAO ATPL either directly or after passing several theoretical exams
arrow Obtain academic credits when persuing graduate level university/college degree in aviation or related discipline



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"How long will it take?"

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA We are projecting for every student to fly a minimum of 2 hours per day. Sometimes more. The actual program duration, from CPL/ME/IR to ATPL pilot, will be 2 weeks and consist of the following structure:


Stage 1 Airline Transport Pilot, multi-engine

arrow 3 weeks, where
    2 weeks of theoretical training
    1 week of practical training


*This is approximate.


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Theoretical Course

In accordance with the new FAA part 117 requiremens which came into force on August 1st, 2014, the following criterias will be satisfied by our FAA ATPL theoretical training program:

30 hours of classroom study
4 hours of training in a stationary FTD
6 hours of training in a full-motion simulator
1 FAA ATPL theoretical knowledge exam


Students will be issued online questions and answers bank for pre-study before arrival in the United States. Recommended term for pre-study is 4 weeks (approximately 3 hours per day).

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Practical Course

After completion of your ATPL theoretical course and successfull passage of FAA ATPL test, you will be required to take the FAA practical standards test. The FAA does not stipulate any specific requirements for preparation for this test. However, assuming that you have a valid ICAO CPL and a working knowledge of all IFR, VFR advanced maneuvers, most pilots require at least 5 hours of practical preparation with the flight instructor on a multi-engine airplane.

arrow 7 hours of complex aircraft training (Piper 44), of which
  arrow 5 hours of dual instruction flight time
  arrow 2 hours FAA check-ride


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"What will be the estimated cost for this flight training course?"

The cost of flight training in accordnace with the aforementioned syllabus is:

arrow $10995 USD, which includes:
  arrow $7500 ground school (30h) an simulator training (10h)
  arrow $1750 flight instruction, 5h
  arrow $700 aircraft rental for check ride, 2h
  arrow $550 examiner's check-ride fee, 2h
  arrow $130 US M-1 visa fee
  arrow $130 TSA clearance fee
  arrow $235 administrative fees


*ICAO license validationand all administrative fees are included in the cost.

** Accommodation is not included. Accommodation is available at $50 per day, 2.5 star hotel.


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"What do I need to have in order to enroll now?"

Our requirements for this course are basic:

arrow Be 21 years of age or older
arrow Ability to understand, speak and write English
arrow FAA Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings
arrow FAA Class I medical (see requirements)


You also must have the following aeronautical experience as a minimum:

arrow 1,500 hours of total time as a pilot that includes at least:
  arrow 500 hours of cross-country flight time.
  arrow 100 hours of night flight time.
  arrow 75 hours of instrument flight time, in actual or simulated instrument conditions
    arrow A maximum of 50 hours of training in a flight simulator or flight training device may be credited toward the instrument flight time requirements
  arrow 250 hours of flight time in an airplane as a pilot in command, or as second in command performing the duties of pilot in command while under the supervision of a pilot in command, or any combination thereof, which includes at least
    arrow 100 hours of cross-country flight time
    arrow 25 hours of night flight time


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