By joining our Ab-Initio pilot training programme, you will be able to develop your European Aviation Transport Pilot Licence (“Frozen” EASA ATPL) within approximately 24 months. Besides, you do not need any previous aviation education or experience to achieve this goal! You will have no bond or other obligations towards the company as a self-sponsored student after receiving your licence. However, successful graduates can undergo a selection process at airBaltic if they are interested.
Self sponsored ATPL course
You will be flying state of the art training aircraft at Pilot Academy, allowing you to transfer your knowledge and skills into the most advanced 21st century airliner flight decks.
Training program in more detail
The training philosophy and execution focuses on effective preparation of professional, high-performing pilots who comply with the workforce requirements of the leading airlines globally today and in the future.
The full study process consists of three principal parts: theoretical classes, simulator sessions, and practical flight training for obtaining the ATPL license and the associated ratings.
Theoretical training subjects include:
- Air law
- Principles of flight
- Airframes and Systems, Power plant, Electrics
- Mass and balance
- Flight planning and monitoring
- General navigation
- Radio navigation
- Operating procedures
- Aircraft operation manuals
- VFR and IFR Communication
- Human performance and limitations
- Multi-crew cooperation
Practical training includes:
Flight and navigation simulator (FNPT II)
Single-engine aircraft flight
Multi-engine aircraft flight
Upon completing the flight training examinations, the cadet becomes a licensed Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating* and ATPL frozen, as prescribed by European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. With this license and rating, the pilot is ready to start Type Rating on the desired type of airplane.
*CPL(A) license with the following ratings, certificates and privileges:
– SEP (land)
– MEP (land)
– ME IR (A)
– ICAO English, Level 4 or higher endorsement.
Note. The exact duration of the course depends on the cadet’s individual performance and the availability of specific meteorological conditions; the average duration of the full training cycle is about 18 months.