This program is addressed EXCLUSIVELY to US work permit holders. If you do not have a US work permit, please check our extensive course offer for international students. From Zero to 1.500 hours course is designed for future pilots with no current flight experience,who will start the training from PPL(A) to CPL(A) and add the IR(A), MEP and Flight Instructor ratings and additionally 1300 hours of experience within 2 years of working as a Flight Instructor (Pilot in Command time) at Flying Academy, reaching 1500 hours total time, that is not only a crucial milestone for all airlines but also a turning point for each pilot’s personal flight experience.
Course entry requirements
- Minimum age of 18 years
- First class medical certificate
- Ownership of work permission for EU and/or the USA
- No flight experience
- Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
- English language knowledge - ATO oral and written test
- Good communication skills and ability to teach others
- European Union citizen or working permit for EU
- Conflict-free person, with positive attitude for work
- Training results corresponding to the future employment
License privileges & Flight Instructor at Flying Academy
Take advantage and go for a unique offer in Europe - start your training for a professional pilot and get your first employment straight upon completion of your training! From Zero to 1.500 hours course offers you the best opportunity to start your professional pilot career with 1500 flight hours in your logbook:
- 200 hours during the zero to Commercial Pilot training program (100 hours as Pilot in Command and 100 hours as Dual received)
- 1.300 hours during the first 2 years of working as a Flight Instructor in Flying Academy (Pilot in Command time)
Please note that a Flight Instructor position in Flying Academy is not guaranteed and is 100% dependent on the trainee's performance during the training period but also about how he/she will develop teaching skills. Periodic assessment on the pilot's performance is done during the entire training period, making sure that all necessary steps and actions have been performed for the trainee to be able to become a Flight Instructor for Flying Academy.
The minimum time needed for completion of Zero to 1.500 hours training program is about 16 months after which additional 24 months of contract from the moment of obtaining the Flight Instructor license.
Ground Training – during the Zero to 1.500 hours, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A), ATPL theory & FI(A). Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A) and Night Rating, continues with IR(A), MEP(A), CPL(A) and finally FI(A).
The applicant has to go through ground training covering:
- Air law and ATC procedures
- Airframes & systems, electrics, power-plant, emergency equipment
- Mass and balance
- Flight planning & monitoring
- Human performance & limitations
- General navigation
- Radio navigation
- Operational procedures
- Principles of flight
For the FI rating, the trainee will undergo dedicated preparation to meet the standards of quality of Flying Academy for Certified Flight Instructors.
At the end of the training + 2 years of employment, the trainee will have a minimum of 1500 total flight hours (including PPL(A) time):
- 1.400 hours as Pilot in Command
- 100 hours of Dual hours (training received)
Examination - Theoretical
For PPL(A) - The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the CAA office in the form of written tests. Tests consist of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures). For ATPL(A) - An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of ATPL(A) by EASA requirements of Part-FCL.
Examination – Practical
The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests. For the 0-1500 hours, there are 6 practical examinations: PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) & MEP(A) IR, CPL(A) and FI(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 EASA/FAA
- Exercise good judgment and airmanship
- Apply aeronautical knowledge
- Maintain control of the airplane at all times.
Training fees are covering the following items and services:
- All training manuals
- Access to the Learning Management System and EASA question bank
- 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.