Your Flying Future

THE TRAINING COURSE

Pilot training is unique in the way it combines theoretical and practical elements from both a human and mechanical perspective. If you are beginning to train as a pilot, you can look forward to exciting courses, as well as that magical moment in 12 months‘ time when you take the seat in a cockpit for the first time. Find out here what awaits you.

The license

ATPL-AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

The ATPL license is the classic commercial pilot license and follows a tried and tested model in which you acquire your flying skills: from single engine to multi-engine operations. Our trainees first learn to fly in cockpits designed for one person before then moving to a larger aircraft (referred to as multi-crew cooperation). You receive your type rating and landing training after acquiring your license at Austrian Airlines. You are then ready for takeoff.  

Module 1: Theory

THEORY COURSES IN BREMEN

No one takes to the sky without learning the basics. This and much more are what the first twelve months of your training (in Bremen, Germany) are for. To illustrate the teaching material, we have included e-learning and self-learning modules. You can continuously monitor your own progress. We place great value in our students learning independently, with our experienced instructors at your side to lend a hand when needed.

Module 2: Practical Elements I

DESTINATION USA: FIRST COCKPIT EXPERIENCES

After only twelve months, your next step is into the cockpit. After you successfully pass the theoretical training, you’re ready to enjoy the view from the cockpit of our training aircraft stationed at the Florida coast. This is the beginning of six months of unforgettable moments. You learn how to take off, steer the aircraft, and land again, even on airfields you’ve never seen before. Of course, emergency procedures and the basics of instrument flight are all aspects covered in your time abroad.

Module 3: Practical Elements II

FROM ONE ENGINE TO TWO

You are fast approaching your final destination! In Rostock-Laage, you train on complex situations in a twin-engine aircraft as well as in a flight simulator. All training sessions are logged and subsequently analyzed. This segment of the training culminated in the exam for the commercial pilot license (CPL) with an instrument rating (IR).

Module 4: MCC

A COMMON GOAL

MCC stands for multi-crew cooperation – you train in skills like communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork between the Pilot Flying (PF) and the assisting Pilot Monitoring (PM). We continually increase the complexity of the situations in a full-flight simulator. You thus learn to deal with dynamic situations as a team. Once this module is complete, you are ready to apply all that you’ve learned at a commercial airline.

Q&A

DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

How long does the pilot training take? How high are the costs? Do I need to be especially athletic? Here, you’ll find all you need to know on pilot training.

How old do I need to be when starting pilot training?

You need to be at least 18 years old when beginning the training. Please note that you can already submit your application for our MPL program when you are 17 years of age; for our ATPL program, you need to be 18 years old to apply.

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What nationalities are admitted?

You need a permanent EU & CH residence with a work permit and an unrestricted passport to be able to apply.

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Is professional experience required?

No professional experience is required.

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