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.