To the ATPL (A)
Airline pilot license

*through our partner ATO Air Alliance

The ATPL (A) license is the highest level of pilot training. Anyone who has ever dreamed of working in the cockpit of an airline and flying professionally needs an ATPL (A) (Airline Transport Pilot License).

The aim of the training is to acquire the CPL (A) / IR (A) license with ATPL (A) theory credit in order to initially be able to work as a copilot on aircraft of all sizes (mostly two-man cockpits).

Before the start of the training, the following documents must be submitted to our flight school:

  • The minimum age to start the training is 17 years (license acquisition at least 21 years)
  • Training contract with the Air Alliance Flight Center ATO
  • Class 1 aviation medical certificate issued by an AMC
  • Copy of a valid identity card or passport for identification purposes
  • Background check (§ 7 section 1 No. 4 Aviation Security Act (LuftSiG) and § 4 section 1 of the Aviation Security Act)
  • Extract from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (§ 30 section 8 of the Road Traffic Act)
  • Declaration about pending criminal proceedings (§ 24 section 3 No. 3 and 4 Air Traffic Licensing Regulations)
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of mathematics, physics and English

Theoretical training

Theoretical training is carried out in a combination of distance and face-to-face teaching.

Basically, the training begins with distance learning, you will receive scripts on every subject that is queried in the theoretical test at the Federal Aviation Office in the multiple-choice procedure, in addition to the correspondence course, you have to complete 66 theory lessons in our flight schools.

In the theoretical part of the training, you will learn all the necessary theoretical knowledge for the ATPL (A).

The theoretical training comprises a total of 14 subjects:

  • Aerodynamics / Principles of Flight
  • General navigation
  • Load & center of gravity / dimensions/mass & balance
  • Electrical engineering / electrics
  • Flight operational procedures
  • Flight performance
  • Flight planning and monitoring
  • General Aircraft Knowledge
  • Radio navigation
  • Instrumentology / Instruments
  • Air law
  • Human performance
  • Meteorology
  • Engines / Powerplant
  • Radiotelephony / Communications

The practical training

After you have completed the distance learning course and the 66 theory hours, you take internet-based exam tests so that we, as the responsible flight school, have an overview of your current level of performance and, if necessary, can address individual topics with intensive seminars.

Within 18 months of the student registration, you have to complete the distance learning course, be certified for an examination, and have completed the first examination session at the LBA.

The practical training is carried out modularly. You first acquire the private pilot license PPL (A) according to EASA Part-FCL. On this basis, you will develop your practical skills in order to then go through a combined instrument and multi-engine training in a further step.

If you come to us without any prior knowledge, you should plan around 2 years for the entire ATPL training if you are motivated and willing to learn, and around 3 years for part-time training