I want to become an airline pilot

So you want to become an airline pilot, but you haven’t a clue where to start?

Well you are in the right place.

There are 2 main methods of becoming an airline pilot, The Modular Route & The Intergrated Route.

Both methods have the same end goal however go about it slightly differently, there is no single best option as different people will be suited better to different types of training.

The Integrated Course is a highly structured and focused course where a student goes from zero flying experience to completion (Frozen ATPL) in just 14 months.

To be eligible for this course the candidate must first pass an assessment to ensure that he/she is capable of completing in such a short period of time.

Then he/she must be able to commit to training 5 days per week, and adhere to a strict training regime.

The Modular Course is designed for individuals who do not wish to undertake a full time course of study or those who would like to pay for their training as they go along.

The course can be completed in seven modules over a period of time which is more suited to the trainee.

The great thing about the modular route is that you can continue working in your day job and train as and when you can afford it. The Ulster flying Club is a great place to begin your training and take your first steps towards becoming an airline pilot. Remember there is no financial commitment during modular training, you complete the majority of your training at your own pace as and when you can afford it.

you can complete modules 1, 2 & 3 at Ulster Flying Club this includes your hour building where you can rent our aircraft at one of the best wet rates in the UK!

Have a look below to discover more about flight training or feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to talk in further detail about the training, Our friendly staff are always happy to help!

call: 02891 813 327

I Want To Become An Airline Pilot

Course Goal The aim of the PPL course is to teach the student to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The privileges of the holder of a PPL is to act as Pilot In Command (PIC) or Co-Pilot of any plane engaged in non revenue flights. Course Syllabus The PPL course is a minimum of 45 hours flight training comprising: 35 hours with an instructor (dual) 10 hours supervised solo flight time (PIC) Pre flight and post flight briefings A series of 9 exams, Air Law is required before your first solo flight All training will be conducted in one of our 3 Cessna 172’s or our 2 Cessna 152’s (aircraft of your choice) When the training is completed the student will undergo a flight test with a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Examiner Requirements An applicant for the PPL must be at least 16 years old to copmplete your first solo flight and 17 years old to hold a Private Pilots Licence (PPL). The applicant must also hold a Class 2 Medical before your first solo flight.
Night Rating Course Goal The Night Rating course will allow the person to obtain the flight skills necessary to fly an aircraft after the end of VFR or in other words, night time. Course Syllabus The Night Rating course comprises the following: 5 hours flight training (mix of dual & solo) 3 hours ground school All training will be conducted in one of our 3 Cessna 172’s or our 2 Cessna 152’s (aircraft of your choice) There is no test at the end of the night rating course, simply a sign off in your log book. Requirements To obtain a night rating you must be the holder of a PPL, it can no longer be undertaken withing your 45 hours training before you attain your PPL
Course Goal The ATPL’s are a set of 14 subjects and exams which are required for the issue of an Airline Transport Pilot’s License. Although we do not currently offer ATPL’s on site at Ulster Flkying Club we do have partners who we will happily put you in contact with where you will be able to study for your ATPL’s. Here the course is conducted over a six month duration at an academy and the candidates may participate as either full time or part time (distance Learning) students. The course is split into three bi-monthly modules culminating in a set of exams at the end of each module All course information is delivered by iPad. All exams are taken at an EASA-approved Flight Training Academy.
Multi Engine Class Rating This rating allows a person to transition from single engine aircraft to twin engine aircraft which can be quite challenging. This training allows a person a certain insight into airline and multi-crew conditions. Course Goal The Commercial Pilots Licence will allow a person to have a flying career in aviation. It will enable them to act as a pilot in multi engine and multi pilot aircraft for airline commercial transport. The course comprises 25 hours flight training and a minimum of 20 hours theoretical tuition. Course Syllabus The flight training is conducted on a single engine Cessna 172, a Piper Twin PA34 and an FNPT 11 simulator and is divided into two modules of which one corresponds to the visual (VFR) CPL training and the other to the instrument (IFR) CPL training. The 25 hours are flown as follows: 5 hours on FNPT 11T 12 hours on C172 8 hours on PA 34 When the training is completed, a flight test is then conducted on a complex, multi engine aircraft (Piper Seneca, PA 34). Requirements An applicant who wishes to commence training for the Commercial Pilots licence (CPL) at the Academy shall be 18 years old and hold the following: PPL licence Class 1 Medical Certificate A pass in all ATPL or CPL theoretical exams 170 hours flying experience of which 100 hours are pilot in command (PIC)
Hour building is the fun bit, after you have gained your PPL & Night rating befor eyou progress further and work towards your CPL (Commercial Pilots License) you must build up 100 hours as PIC (Pilot in Command) of an aircraft. this can be done in an aircraft of your choice which you have been checked out on. At the Ulster Flying CLub we offer great hourly rates on our 2 seat Cessna 152’s which are the perfect aircraft for building up time in command and cost less than more expensive Cesssna 172’s, although you are welcome to build your hours in our 172’s! Structured Hour Building We do offer a structured hour building programme which will allow you to fly primarily for leisure purposes but with regular instructor checks to maintain the very highest standard of airman-ship. Have a chat with one of our excellent instructors to discuss this further.
Course Goal The Commercial Pilots Licence will allow a person to have a flying career in aviation. It will enable them to act as a pilot in multi engine and multi pilot aircraft for airline commercial transport. The course comprises 25 hours flight training and a minimum of 20 hours theoretical tuition. Course Syllabus >The flight training is conducted on a single engine Cessna 172, a Piper Twin PA34 and an FNPT 11 simulator and is divided into two modules of which one corresponds to the visual (VFR) CPL training and the other to the instrument (IFR) CPL training. The 25 hours are flown as follows: 5 hours on FNPT 11T 12 hours on C172 8 hours on PA 34 When the training is completed, a flight test is then conducted on a complex, multi engine aircraft (Piper Seneca, PA 34). Requirements An applicant who wishes to commence training for the Commercial Pilots licence (CPL) at the Academy shall be 18 years old and hold the following: PPL licence Class 1 Medical Certificate A pass in all ATPL or CPL theoretical exams 170 hours flying experience of which 100 hours are pilot in command (PIC)
The Course The MEIR course teaches the student to fly the aircraft with sole reference to instruments (IFR) or in other words with no visual external references (VFR). It is a qualification which entitles the student to fly in the same manner as airline pilots. Course Syllabus The course consists of 55 hours of flight training and a minimum of 25 hours of comprehensive theoretical tuition. An applicant who is already the holder of a Commercial Pilots Licence will have this training reduced by 10 hours FNPT II making it a 45 hour course. The training for the 45 hour course is conducted in a FNPT II and a Piper Seneca PA 34 as follows: 30 hours on FNPT 11 15 hours on PA 34 When the training is completed a flight test is then conducted on a complex multi engine aircraft (Piper Seneca, PA 34). Requirements An applicant who wishes to commence training for the Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) shall hold the following: PPL or CPL licence Class 1 Medical (CPL holder); Class 2 Medical (PPL holder) A pass in the appropriate ATPL, CPL or IR theoretical examinations
This final phase before applying to an airline is the MCC & JOC (if you are applying for a job on a jet aircraft) These final phases will provide you with an airline entry-level knowledge and teach you the team skills necessary to safely operate a large jet aircraft.

 

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