EASA 0-ATPL with US experience

 

EASA 0-ATPL with PPL in Miami, USA The course “0-ATPL with US experience” guides the students through the process of getting their Private Pilot License in the US all the way to the ATPL level. This includes the frozen ATPL(A) written exam as well the required practical exams for the Instrument Rating as well as the CPL+MEP.

ATPL is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. ATPL course is meant for future airline pilots. ATPL certified pilots are authorized to act as Pilot-in-Command of an aircraft in any airline.

Privileges

The privileges of the holder of an ATPL(A) are to act as Pilot-In-Command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in airplanes engaged in commercial air transportation exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), a CPL(A) and IR(A).

Course Outline

Type of Training Duration Ground Flight Final exam Location
1. FAA PPL(A)
→ Third Class Medical Required
30 days 35h 35h PPL practical exam Miami, FL, USA
2. Time building in USA 30 days   85h   Miami, FL, USA
3. ATPL(A) theoretical course 600h, 27-33 weeks Distance learning while time building of min 65h   Miami, FL, USA
4. ATPL(A) theoretical course, classes 4 weeks In house theory   14 ATPL(A) written exams Brno, Czech Republic
5. Practical training for the IR 6 weeks   50h flight time practical exam Brno, Czech Republic
6. Practical Training for Class rating for MEP 2 weeks   6h MEP
5h for IR-MEP add-on
practical exam Brno, Czech Republic
7. CPL training 4 weeks   15h flight time practical exam Brno, Czech Republic

Learning objectives

  • Ground Training – during the course “Zero to ATPL with US experience”, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) and ATPL 650(A)

  • Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A) including the NIGHT in the USA, continues with IR(A) and MEP(A) in Europe, and finalizes with the CPL(A).

Flight Training

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 100 total flight hours (including PPL(A) time collected in the USA):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 50 hours of instrument training
  • 5 hours of night flying including one cross-country flight and 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings
  • 5 hours on a complex airplane

Free of charge Electronic Flight Bag - iPad mini

Flying Academy is equipping all trainees starting the ab-initio to Commercial professional training programs with a free of charge iPad Mini 4G+WiFi. The iPad will be used primarily for studying as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad for each phase of the training: PPL – Plane operating handbooks, PPL manual, Charts, Planning tools and documents to ATPL – eBooks, but also for all intermediary steps [i.e. IR(A)].

ATPL(A) Ground training

The applicant has to go through ground training covering:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Airframes & systems, electrics, powerplant, emergency equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications (VFR+IFR)

For ATPL(A) - An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a ATPL(A) in accordance with EASA requirements in Part-FCL.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests [PPL(A) & ATPL(A)].

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by local authority
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Duration

From 0 to ATPL the minimum time needed is about 63 weeks, however, depending on the trainee’s availability this can be tailor made.

Training Fees

Module in USA:

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DescriptionAmountUnit price EURTotal EUR
Module in USA: PPL(A)
Private Pilot License is the first step in the aviation career. Holder of PPL license can act as Pilot in command PIC or co-pilot of any Airplane engaged in non revenue flights.
Aircraft Cessna 15240823 279
Flight Instructor35461 598
Ground Training (35 hours)11 5981 598
Module in USA: Time Building
In order to meet requirements of particular modules Trainee will need to enhance his/her experience and build more flight hours. TB is done after issuing of PPL.
Aircraft Cessna 15285887 522
Special discount for TB flight hours85-7-554
Total EUR13 442

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida.  

Module in Europe:

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DescriptionAmountUnit price EURTotal EUR

Module in Europe: ATPL(A) theory
ATPL is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. ATPL course is meant for future airline pilots. ATPL certified pilots are authorized to act as Pilot-in-Command (commander) of an aircraft in any airline.
ATPL(A) Theory12 6242 624
Module in Europe: IR(A)
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Instrument rating is a must if you want to become a professional pilot and is useful when flying long distances as a private pilot.
Aircraft Cessna 172 P501256 255
Flight Instructor50381 901
Ground Training & briefing/debriefing1947947
Module in Europe: MEP
The Multi Engine Piston rating extends the privileges of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and allows you to pilot aircraft with more than one engine. One of the main take-aways of the training is to understand the differences between a single engine piston and a multi-engine piston.
Aircraft Piper Seminole113273 593
Flight Instructor1138418
Ground Training & briefing/debriefing1538570
Module in Europe: CPL(A)
Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration. When issuing CPL license pilot will have 200 Total Time hours out of which 100 PIC.
Aircraft Cessna 152101101 099
Aircraft Cessna 172RG5186930
Flight Instructor1538570
Ground Training & briefing/debriefing1380380
Total EUR19 287

The price does not include the VAT (+ 21 %).

Training fees are covering the following items and services:

  • Instructor time for ground school & practical training
  • Plane rental, including fuel

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 

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You can also request information regarding your flight training by phone:

Czech Republic: +420 228 882 444
Miami, FL, USA: +1(305)255-8753

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