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I am a private pilot and now a cadet at L3 Airline Academy (CTC) and future pilot of the Airbus A319/20 at easyJet.

I have an absolute passion for aviation and have wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember.

I found that although many 'pilot blog' websites exist, there is nowhere that pilots, cadets and aspiring pilots can connect together and share resources and information - hence why I wanted to create this site.

 

About the author:

Name

L3 CTS Airline Academy (Formerly CTC Aviation & G-Air)

Location/s

Southampton, Coventry, Bournemouth, Dibden, UK

Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL

Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND

Duration of Training

Cost

18 Months Full Time

£96,800 All Inclusive

Includes:

  • Accommodation across all sites

  • Return flights to Portugal/New Zealand if applicable

  • All exam fees

  • Airport associated costs:

    • landing fees

    • jet fuel

    • use of instruments

  • Uniforms and flight equipment

Training Fleet

Single Engine: Diamond DA20 Katana

                                       Diamond DA40 TDI and NG

                     Cessna 172 Skyhawk

                              Slingsby Firefly (Upset Recovery Training)

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Multi Engine: Diamond DA42   Glass Cockpit

Website

Integrated ATPL Course Structure

Phase 1: ATPL Theory - Southampton/Coventry, UK

  • 14 ATPL Theory Subjects

    Phase 2: Initial Training - Hamilton, NZ/ Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL or Bournemouth, UK.

  • This phase of training – the Foundation Course - consists of general handling, basic IF, night flying and VFR navigation training culminating in an assessment at PT-1 and is designed to ensure that all trainees, irrespective of their previous experience are at a common standard of training before proceeding onto Phase 3 – the start of the Wings Course.
     

  • Phase 3: Instrument Training - Hamilton, NZ/ Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL or Bournemouth, UK.

  • Phase 3 comprises of four parts, Part 1 – FNPT II based procedural instrument training, Part 2 – SEP instrument procedural training, Part 3 - MEP handling and Part 4 – MEP procedural instrument training.  Initial procedural instrument training is commenced on a single engine aircraft to establish basic procedural IF skills with those skills being applied during SPIC route flying to develop proficiency.  MEP rating training is then completed and the IF skills transferred onto the MEP aircraft followed by SPIC route flights to develop MEP en-route IFR proficiency.
     

  • Phase 4&5: CPL and IR - Bournemouth, UK

  • Phase 6: Upset Recovery Training - Bournemouth,UK

Pre-Entry  Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age to commence training

  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

  • Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent*) in different subjects at grade C or above, which must include Maths, Science and English Language.

  • Be able to demonstrate that you have successfully completed secondary or high school education (or equivalent)

  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)**

  • Produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate before training can commence

  • Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm)***

  • Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions

Accommodation

Included at no extra charge during all phases of training

Name :                              L3 CTS Airline Academy (formerly CTC)

Location/s:                       Southampton, Coventry, Bournemouth UK

                                           Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL

                                           Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND

Duration of Training:      18 Months Full Time

Cost:                                £96,800 All Inclusive (including accommodation)

Fleet:                               Single Engine - Diamond DA20 Katana

                                                                  - Diamond DA40 TDI & NG

                                                                  - Cessna 172 Skyhawk

                                                                  -Slingsby Firefly (UPRT)

                                         Multi Engine - Diamond DA42 with glass cockpit

Website:                         www.l3airlineacademy.com

Course Structure:

Phase 1: ATPL Theory - Southampton/Coventry, UK

  • 14 ATPL Theory Subjects

    Phase 2: Initial Training - Hamilton, NZ/ Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL or Bournemouth, UK.

  • This phase of training – the Foundation Course - consists of general handling, basic IF, night flying and VFR navigation training culminating in an assessment at PT-1 and is designed to ensure that all trainees, irrespective of their previous experience are at a common standard of training before proceeding onto Phase 3 – the start of the Wings Course.
     

  • Phase 3: Instrument Training - Hamilton, NZ/ Ponte De Sor, PORTUGAL or Bournemouth, UK.

  • Phase 3 comprises of four parts, Part 1 – FNPT II based procedural instrument training, Part 2 – SEP instrument procedural training, Part 3 - MEP handling and Part 4 – MEP procedural instrument training.  Initial procedural instrument training is commenced on a single engine aircraft to establish basic procedural IF skills with those skills being applied during SPIC route flying to develop proficiency.  MEP rating training is then completed and the IF skills transferred onto the MEP aircraft followed by SPIC route flights to develop MEP en-route IFR proficiency.
     

  • Phase 4&5: CPL and IR - Bournemouth, UK

  • Phase 6: Upset Recovery Training - Bournemouth,UK

Entry Requirements:
 

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a right to study in the UK other than on a Tier 4 visa

  • Hold a minimum of 5 x GCSEs (or equivalent); successful completion of English, maths and science is desirable

  • Be fluent in English

  • Produce a CRC (Criminal Record Check) basic disclosure certificate before commencing training

  • Be a minimum height of 5’2 (157 cm), maximum height of 6’5” (196 cm)

  • Hold a UK EASA Class 1 medical without restrictions

  • In addition, international students should be able to demonstrate English language proficiency with a pass in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall grade of 5.5 or equivalent

Accommodation:           Included

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