The term “Frozen ATPL” is used throughout the Aviation Industry to describe the qualifications required to apply for a job as a First-Officer with an Airline. National Flight Centre offers a structured training package that is unparalleled in terms of flexibility, quality and price.
Our course suits the individual who would like to continue in full-time employment or indeed a customer who would like to complete the course on a full-time basis.
The Private Pilots Licence is the foundation of your aviation career. You will complete a minimum of 45 hours of Flight Training and 9 theoretical exams with the Irish Aviation Authority. You will learn all the basics of flying from our professional Instructional staff. Throughout this stage, you will learn all the basics of flying and indeed navigation. You will get the opportunity to complete your first solo flight and your first solo navigation flight.
You can complete your Night Rating Training during or after your PPL Training. It involves
5 hours of Night Flying, including Navigation practice and a minimum of five solo take-offs and landings. On successful completion of this stage, you will be awarded an EASA Private Pilots Licence with Night Rating.
You will consolidate and improve your flying skills during this stage concurrent to completing our Distance Learning ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course.
We will guide you through your ATPL Studies with our Computer-based Training (CBT) Package. We use the widely accredited Padpilot Theoretical Knowledge training package. You can complete this from the comfort of your own home. Our Instructors are always at hand to help you in any way they can. We also include online instructor guidance/support and provide consolidation time where you will prepare to undertake the exams with the Irish Aviation Authority.
We can provide an objective based hour-building programme where you will continue to learn and consolidate on your flying skills, which will prepare you for the next stages of Flight Training. Many of our students have flown as far as Spain and beyond during this phase. You can even bring your family and friends along for a pleasure flight!
During this stage you will learn how to fly with sole reference to instruments. This course lasts a minimum of 61 Hours. 40 of these may be conducted in our EASA Approved FNPTII Flight Simulator. The benefit of having an FNPTII Simulator cannot be overstated and greatly reduces the overall course cost to you as the customer, as Multi-Engine Training can be the single most expensive portion of Flying Training. Our simulator is based on the BE-76 Duchess which allows for a seamless transition on to our BE-76 Aircraft where you will complete the remaining 21 hours of flight training culminating in your MEP/MEIR Skills Test. On successful completion of this stage, you will be awarded a Multi-Engine Instrument rating.ME Class Rating Course informationMEIR PPL Holder Course information
On successful completion of the ATPL Theoretical Exams and hour building you will commence your Commercial Pilots Licence training course. You will have accrued a wealth of experience with NFC during your hour-building stage and should have little problem completing this 25 hour course and passing the associated flight test. You will complete this course on our C172RG. Subjects taught include advance navigation and handling skills and Basic Instrument Flight Manoeuvres.cPL course information
Before you can apply to an Airline, you will need tocomplete either an Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation Course(APS MCC) or a Multi-Crew Co-Operation Course (MCC) to teach you how to operate safely and efficiently in the Multi-Crew environment. Our MCC Course is conducted by some of the Airline Industry’s most Senior Operational Training Captains, Type Rating Examiners/Instructors making this the ideal opportunity to expand on your Flying Skills to prepare you for a Simulator Assessment with an Airline. This course is conducted over 10 days and you will complete lectures on Cockpit Management, Leadership, Communication to name but a few.APS MCC course information
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