So you want to become an Airline Pilot?

Career of an Airline Pilot is a childhood dream for many of us. Being a pilot is a that will never go out of style, offering you many advantages.

If you reading this text is because you obviously have a passion for flying and desire to make your dream true.

We are here to turn these dream into your life-long goal.

How to start?

Do your research

There are a lot of flight school in Europe, some performing EASA traning, some performing ICAO training. EASA flight schools all perform the same training program, which was prepared by European Union (Regulation EU No 1178/2011 – Part Flight Crew Licensing). The differences betwen the flight schools are mainly: 

What kind of airplanes are used? 

Who are the instructors preforming the training? 

What kind of airport flight school is using?

What is the cost of training?

See which flight school meets your PRICE / PERFORMANCE requirement the most.

Inquire and Apply

Get in touch with us and receive all the information relevant to you. Then complete and submit the Student Information Form provided to you by our staff. Make sure you attach relevant docuemtns (Passport copy, High school diploma or equivalent, …) when submiting th form.

Assessment and Selection

We will check your docuemtnation and perform an interview, to establish your compliance with the entry requirements set by EASA. There are no aptitude tests or selection exams required for enrolling (the above mentioned EU regulation doesn’t require any previous educational requirements or special conditions, tests or anything like that).

Finalize the paperwork

Review and sign the training agreement to get the VAT exemption on the training cost, arrange your funding (payment can be made in up to 13 instalments), make the initial deposit to secure your place and start the training on the next available starting date. 

Requirements to become a pilot

Desire to become a Pilot
It’s where it all starts. Followed by a decision to start your journey to become an Airline Pilot, as well as motivation and ambition, focus and self-discipline, technical aptitude and pressure tolerance, which are all attributes airline companies are looking for today.

Completed secondary education
Although EASA doesn’t strictly require formal Secondary (high school) education, you need to have English, Mathematics and Physics understanding to start the training, which is most easily provided by a Secondary (high school) education completion certificate.

Assessment and Document Review
Once you submit all the relevant documents we will assess and review it, to identify students who are eligible to start and will also complete the training.

Medical certificate (optional)
You will require a Medical certificate in about 2 months after starting the training. You can either do the medical exam prior to start or when the training is already on-going. We can book the medical exam appointment for you.

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We support you after completing the training

We are determined to you and your success. We keep your licence and ratings valid to maintain your currency so that you are always ready and meet all the requirements for that all-important first airline job.

ACC‘s Airline Oriented Training

Throughout the training you are subjected to a training programme developed and performed by airline experienced management and training personnel. Apart from the formal EASA regulated training program, you will also boost your soft skills, independence and attitude.

Experienced Instructors

With our experienced instructors from various aviation backgrounds; from airline, corporate to military flying, you will experience a top-level knowledge transfer.

Real-life enviroment of an Airline Pilot

Unlike training on a small airport or airfield, training on a fully operational International Airport in a controlled airspace, with constant ATC communication, Instrument Landing System and winter/SAR service from the very first hour of training, will give you un-comparable experience which will be highlighted especially with your first airline pre-employment assessment.

Use the same Cokcpit as commercial jets do

Our entire fleet uses the same Glass-Cockpit philosophy and principle as modern commercial jets do. You will experience no negative transition between analogue and Glass-Cockpit when transitioning to an airliner.

A few words for the parents

Our team members have diverse experiences within aviation industry, from academic professors, airline captains, internationally certified training developers and managers, to former CAA and airline executives.

We provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them safely and efficiently fly commercial airliners. Our training programme is taught by experienced instructors who bring their actual experiences into the classroom and cockpit.

Support after graduation
Our support doesn’t end with training completion. We support our students when looking for their first job and with the right information and documents to start their professional career. We provide licence currency and tools they need to get their first job.

Train in a professional environment
Training on a functional international airport and a controlled environment is embedded in our training programme. Training with pilots enabling students to network with, and learn, from them.

We are aware that ab initio pilot training to become a professional airline pilot is a significant investment for you and your family. Our flexible payment plan offers you a option of payment in several instalments. We have the 6 or 13 instalment option. Contact ACC staff to learn more about payment options.

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