This flexible approach can be spread over a longer period and can be tailored to fit your personal circumstances.
This 6-step process includes:
1. Private Pilot Licence – PPL
- This flexible and useful licence is the building block for your future flying ambitions.
- Tayside Aviation offers PPL training all year round with the choice of a full-time 6-7 week course or pay-as-you-go tuition.
- The PPL course consists of a minimum of 45 hours flying and nine exams.
- For further details visit PPL
2. Airline Transport Pilot Licence – ATPL
- Complete your 14 ATPL exams with Tayside Aviation’s online learning package in association with CATS.
- The course is split into three stages and the price includes three brush-up courses prior to sitting CAA exams.
- Tayside Aviation is registered to deliver ATPL brush-up courses at its Dundee facility
- For full details visit ATPL shop page ( link)
3. Commercial Pilot Licence – CPL
- To start this stage of the course you will have flown a minimum of 150 hours and passed the necessary examinations.
- This stage involves a minimum of 25 hours flying, some in complex aircraft, combined with some instrument flying appreciation either in an aircraft or simulator.
4. Multi Engine Rating – MEP
- The multi-engine rating is designed to allow you to fly as Pilot in Command of twin-engined aircraft. It consists of six hours dual flight training and associated ground instruction.
- We train on the Piper Seneca and the Tecnam (glass cockpit) aircraft. The Tecnam is a modern technological aircraft at the leading edge of light twins. (link to aircraft spec sheets)
5. Instrument Rating – IR
- The Instrument Rating allows easy access to instrument landing systems at local airfields.
- If CPL is already held then this course involves 20 hours of flight training in Tecnam and 30 hours simulator instruction on Alsim FNPT2. If you hold a PPL then an extra five hours is required on the simulator.
6. Multi Co-operation Course – MCC
- This is the last (but important) step towards gaining employment with the world’s airlines.
- The aim of the course is to train you to become an efficient and reliable member of a multi-crew aircraft.
- Most recruiting airlines see this as one of the crucial parts of the commercial training.
- It lasts for two weeks and involves 25 hours of formal ground instruction and 20 hours in the multi-crew environment in the simulator.
If you have little or no previous flying experience you may be interested in our Initial Flight Training course which includes direct entry to Degree on completion. For more information sign up via this link