Professional Pilot Training

  • Diamond Cadet —
    The ATPL programme tailored to your needs

    The complete, personalized ab-initio Airline Transport Pilot programme. Learn more below.

The airline pilot’s job requires precision and knowledge, but no exceptional skill or physical fitness. You will only need normal eyesight (with or without glasses) and good general health — and most importantly a strong drive and motivation to aim for the skies! If you have the motivation to become the best of the best, you are the person we are looking for!

The Aeropole Diamond Cadet ab initio ATPL programme is a full training package with everything you need and is tailored to suit you as an individual learner. The training will be tailored to your availability, personal skills, knowledge and experience. We even allow working while studying, to a limited degree. Our professional pilot training is of premium quality with instruction given by experienced professional instructors on modern glass-cockpit Diamond aircraft.

Our professional flight instructors and state-of-the-art fleet ensure a superior training for the best aviators. From your very first training flight our programme will prepare you for the demands of the modern glass cockpit environment. The duration ranges from 12 to 24 months depending on your prior qualifications and the targeted pace that will be agreed upon individually.

Minimum requirements

Age Minimum 16 years old.

Language skills Good (upper intermediate or better) English skills are required and all candidates are tested. You should be able to use English effectively, but need not be perfect. You are almost fluent and your English is very accurate. You can deal with everyday situations in English. You can have long conversations and discussions. You have an extensive vocabulary and if you do not know a word you can find a way of describing it. CEFR level B2; IELTS score 5.5; TOEFL iBT score 80; TOEIC score 650; Cambridge FCE or better is required for international students.

Mathematics Upper secondary school basic syllabus or equivalent is recommended.

Physics Upper secondary school advanced syllabus or equivalent is recommended.

Health and Physical Condition Normal health is enough and determined by the aviation medical doctor. Eyeglasses are allowed, as long as the eyesight is normal when corrected with glasses.

Funding Before taking part on the programme you’ll have to demonstrate that you have arranged a satisfactory funding. Learn more.

Aviation Experience No previous aviation experience is needed. However, the prior experience is taken into account when determining your personal syllabus.

How to apply

We accept students only through applications on this website. Programmes start approximately four times a year. You will find details on the application process below.

1 Submit the application form
2 Selection of interview candidates
3 The invitations to the next phase sent
4 Interviews and knowledge testing
5 Psychological and aptitude tests and medical examination*
6 Training Agreement signature

*Aptitude testing (550 EUR) will be invoiced prior to testing, medical examination is not included in programme fee (ca. 700 EUR).

What is included in the programme?

The all-inclusive pilot programme price includes all training costs involved: flight lessons, instruction, study material, ground school, maps & charts, and pilot accessories. We will also take care of all paperwork involved with your licence. You will only needs to pay third party fees on top, such as Civil Aviation Authority’s test and examination fees — nothing else. Terms and conditions apply.

Financing your studies

Before applying, you should acquire funding for your studies. For instance, a favourable decision from your bank or other form of statement of funding or loan guarantees. You are not required to take out the loan, as loan as you have confirmed your eligibility to funding before applying. Please contact us to learn more about how to seek out financing for your studies.

Aeropole’s modern fleet, nice staff, and the ability to learn at your own pace guaranteed an efficient learning environment to me. Aeropole’s teachers take their job seriously and constantly encourage to learn more. I recommend Aeropole to everybody who value a great team spirit and a treatment as an individual!
Peter now flies an ATR-72 at Nordic Regional Airlines Norra
Peter Ekholm
Peter EkholmDiamond Cadet, 2016
I chose Aeropole because of its modern learning environment, relaxed atmosphere and professsional service. I loved that my wishes, schedules and development ideas were taken into account, and I could advance my studies with my own pace. I really recommend Aeropole as you can influence your own studies, and it’s fun, too!
Tomi got his first job as a flight instructor at Aeropole and now flies a CRJ900 at Cityjet
Tomi Jääskeläinen
Tomi JääskeläinenDiamond Cadet, 2015

Programme contents

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
Flight instruction 46 hours flying with 130 h instruction Theoretical studies ca. 75 h self-study, ca. 25 h classroom instruction
PPL Skill Test PPL Theory Examination
Preparing for ATPL Flight Training Module
Night Flying (NF) 5 h flying at night, 15 h instruction. Visual night flying qualification. ATPL Theory ca. 650 study hours. Approximately 85% self-study and 15 % classroom instruction. All theoretical studies can be done at your own pace. Subjects:
– Flight Procedures
– Aerodynamics and Principles of Flight
– Aircraft instruments
– Navigation
– Meteorology
– Radiotelephony
– Flight Planning
– Aeroplane Performance
– Aeroplance Systems and Structures
– Human Performance
– Air Law
Aeropole Diamond Cadet Experience Up to 100 flight hours of experience building as pilot in command. Guided Flying missions and optional additional training :
– Seaplane rating (at additional cost)
– Aerobatic flying (at additional cost)
– Cross-country flying in Europe
ATPL Flight Training Module
Basic Instrument Module (BIM) 10 flight hours. Basics of instrument flying. ATPL Theory (continued)
Instrument Rating (IR) 40 flight hours. Instrument flying course:
– applied instrument flying
– cross country on instruments
– instrument flying procedures
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) 15 flight hours of commercial pilot training.
Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) 11 flight hours, 10 h theory. Flying with multiengine aircraft, in normal and emergency operations. ME piston class rating.
CPL, IR and MEP Skill Tests ATPL Theory Examination
Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) 20 flight hours, 25 h theory. Crew coordination training. Acting as a pilot in a muti-pilot crew. Jet orientation and basics of airline procedures.
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