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Pilot Path training support and coordination is open to student pilots regardless of their level of experience. Regardless of whether you already hold your Private Pilot License or are only beginning your flight training journey, you can join us at any stage until you reach employment with an airline.

For new students, and more importantly, for individuals that are totally new to aviation, it is imperative that they understand the path ahead. The below graphic gives a good illustration of the three stages of modular commercial flight training, breaks down each module in depth showing exactly what is involved, the location options of each ATO and also gives a pricing guide so you know what to expect each stage to cost.

Modular training works around your lifestyle, and personal and professional commitments allowing you to gain your commercial wings through the three stages shown below. We work with students through payment plans and finance options to make your training as accessible as possible.

Three Stages of modular training
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The PPL is your first step on the road to commercial flying. It is designed to teach you the knowledge and practical skills to fly and command a private aircraft with passengers for non-commercial reasons. Your PPL can be completed in bite size “life friendly” chunks at a rate suited to each student pilot. Your PPL will help you become equipped with the foundations of pilot training and act as a bridge on your modular journey that you can build upon to gain further experience, qualifications, licencing and ratings as part of the modular ATPL route.

Structured Hour Building

After you’ve gained your PPL you can choose to take a break from training or jump right in to your hour building and ATPL theory exams. Hours building ensures that as a pilot wanting to fly commercially, you have the knowledge, skills and experience to be able to achieve the level required to pass the CPL and IR skills tests.

At Pilot Path, we work with our partner flight schools to deliver structured hour building programs to help you on this leg of your flight training journey. Hour building is the time spent becoming a more rounded pilot, practising all of the things you are taught during your Private Pilot’s Licence and to learn to fly within the much tighter tolerances found in the CPL & IR skills tests.

ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence) training takes place in the form of 14 examinations split over various subjects. This is a mandatory requirement when completing your commercial pilot training and will heavily compliment the ground-based training you have already completed. Your ATPL theory course can be complete in either Hybrid distance and class learning or fully remote depending on the partner school you choose to attend.

ATPL exams are created to check you have the correct level of theoretical knowledge that you’ll need to become a pilot and handle any situation that may occur whilst flying. While some of our students may find the prospect of studying for their ATPL daunting, with the right study materials and support, many of our students pass their exams first time.



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A Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is one of the final steps in your commercial flight training journey.  With the aim of increasing your proficiency in your flight training skills and theoretical knowledge, this module is designed so that you are equipped to move forward to the most advanced stages of flight training.

The Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating allows you to fly a twin-engine aircraft in conditions of reduced visibility while the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) will allow you to fly with dual engines and in more complex aircraft. A MEP CPL & IR completed leave just Advanced Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (AUPRT) and APS Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) training to be completed which we at Pilot Path tie into one overall package.