Professional Pilot Programs

SMATSA Aviation Academy offers the following professional pilot programs:

  • Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane) – ATP(A)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating – CPL(A)/IR(A)

Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane)

THE AIM OF THE COURSE

The aim of integrated course for Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane), in further text abbreviated ATP(A), is to train a student to the level of proficiency necessary to operate multi-pilot, multi-engine airplane as a co-pilot in commercial air transportation, to prepare the student for obtaining CPL(A) with IR and to prepare the student for ATPL(A) theoretical exam in front of Aviation Authorities.

PRE–ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A beginner without previous experience In aviation (“ab-initio”) or a student who owns a valid PPL (Private Pilot License) can enroll into the course, and shall be at least 18 years of age.

An applicant shall have finished at least secondary / high school or college and shall provide a written proof of previous education.

An applicant for CPL(A)/IR shall hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate issued in accordance with EASA PART MED.

Before being admitted to the course the applicant will take a pretest in following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English language

Mathematics and Physics knowledge to be shown on multiple choice entry test corresponds to the level which is considered by ATO SMATSA Aviation Academy (in further text: Academy) Theoretical Knowledge instructors to be the minimum for understanding lessons during theoretical part of training. Minimum passing grade in Mathematics and Physics multiple choice pretest is 75%.

Regarding English language entry test, student should demonstrate knowledge equivalent to upper intermediate level of English (B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages by Council of Europe).

CREDITS FOR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

This is to be obtained from the Authority before training begins, and is not the responsibility of Academy. For a student who is a holder of PPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, up to 50 % of the aircraft hours flown prior to the course will be credited, up to a credit of 40 hours of flying experience, or 45 hours if an airplane night flying qualification has been obtained, of which up to 20 hours with instructor. This credit for the hours flown shall be at the discretion of the Academy and entered into the applicant’s training record.

TRAINING SYLLABI

Training consists of three segments which are interconnected:

  • Theoretical knowledge instruction up to CPL(A) and IR level
  • Training on FNPT II Synthetic Training Device
  • Visual and instrument flying training
  • Training in Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) for the operation of multi-pilot airplanes, using FNPT II STD.

THEORETICAL TRAINING

Theoretical training program consists of 670 classes (1 class = 45 min.) of instruction conducted at the Academy premises by Theoretical Knowledge Instructors.

TRAINING ON SYNTHETIC TRAINING DEVICE

Training consists of 60 hours of instruction on Alsim ALX FNPT II device (twin prop flight model).

FLIGHT TRAINING

Aircraft training consists of 216 flight hours.

Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating CPL(A)/IR(A)

THE AIM OF THE COURSE

The aim of integrated course for Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating, in further text abbreviated CPL(A)/IR(A), is to train student to the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-pilot, single-engine or single-pilot multi-engine airplane in a commercial air transportation and to prepare the student for obtaining CPL(A) / IR.

PRE–ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A beginner without previous experience In aviation (“ab-initio”) or a student who owns a valid PPL (Private Pilot License) can enroll into the course, and shall be at least 18 years of age.

An applicant shall have finished at least secondary / high school or college and shall provide a written proof of previous education.

An applicant for CPL(A)/IR shall hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate issued in accordance with EASA PART MED.

Before being admitted to the course the applicant will take a pretest in following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English language

Mathematics and Physics knowledge to be shown on multiple choice entry test corresponds to the level which is considered by ATO SMATSA Aviation Academy (in further text: Academy) Theoretical Knowledge instructors to be the minimum for understanding lessons during theoretical part of training. Minimum passing grade in Mathematics and Physics multiple choice pretest is 75%.

Regarding English language entry test, student should demonstrate knowledge equivalent to upper intermediate level of English (B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages by Council of Europe).

CREDITS FOR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

This is to be obtained from the Authority before the training begins, and is not the responsibility of Academy. For a student who is a holder of PPL(A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, 50 % of the aircraft hours flown prior to the course will be credited, up to a credit of 40 hours of flying experience, or 45 hours if an airplane night flying qualification has been obtained, of which up to 20 hours must be with instructor. This credit for the hours flown shall be at the discretion of the Academy and entered into the applicant’s training record.

TRAINING SYLLABI

Training consists of three segments which are interconnected:

  • Theoretical knowledge instruction up to CPL(A) and IR level
  • Training on FNPT II Synthetic Training Device
  • Visual and instrument flying training

THEORETICAL TRAINING

Theoretical training program consists of 670 classes (1 class = 45 min.) of instruction conducted at the Academy premises by Theoretical Knowledge Instructors.

TRAINING ON SYNTHETIC TRAINING DEVICE

Training consists of 40 hours of instruction on Alsim ALX FNPT II device (twin prop flight model).

FLIGHT TRAINING

Aircraft training consists of 194 flight hours.

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