Become a Pilot with TFT
If you’re seriously considering a career in the industry, you must first decide which route is most suited to you. The following guide gives you all the essential information you’ll need to make the right choice.
If you want to fly recreationally or find out whether you have the skills to embark on a career in the industry, then a Private Pilot’s License (PPL) is the best starting point.
A PPL allows you to act as a pilot in command of certain aircraft. You can also take passengers for day trips or joy rides but not take paying customers.
You can start building hours for your PPL from the age of 18, although the earliest you can apply for your license is 18.
The training includes:
Nine written theory examinations in:
• air law
• aircraft general knowledge
• flight performance and planning
• human performance and planning
• operational procedures
• principles of flight
• 40 hours' flying training (including 10 hours' solo flying)
• five hours' solo cross-country flying
at least one solo flight of no less than 150 nautical miles. (This must include full-stop landings at two or more different aerodromes (excluding the departure base)
The pass mark is 75% for each theory exam. Prior to each theory exam you will undertake progress tests to find out whether you’re ready for the official. To start your training, you should have a good level of science and math and a class 2 medical.
A CPL allows you to act, and be paid, as an aircraft pilot. The minimum age is 18. Together with an instrument rating, completed ATPL theory exams and a multi-crew cooperation course (MCC), you would hold a Frozen airline transport pilots license (fATPL) allowing you to fly for an airline.
Commercial pilot training consists of theoretical and aircraft ﬂight instruction. The ﬂying phases are spent in various aircraft and simulators. For a CPL, you will need to complete more extensive training and gain more in-depth theoretical knowledge than for a PPL.
As part of the application for CPL, you will need to pass exams in 14 ATPL subjects, which are as follows:
• Principles Of Flight
• Operational Procedures
We offer world-class commercial ﬂight training and equip students with the skills, experience and conﬁdence needed to become proficient pilots.
The cost of the CPL depends on the route you choose. Full details about course fees are available here.
Training to be a pilot requires a large financial investment due to the nature of the instruction and equipment involved. But this investment will pay dividends with excellent pay and career prospects if you are willing to devote the necessary time and hard work to your training.
At TFT, we strive to deliver the highest quality training to as many people as possible. We work hard to make this accessible by continually improving efficiency and investing in the right systems and equipment. We are large enough to beneﬁt from economies of scale but small enough to keep the personal touch.We pride ourselves on our outstanding pilot instruction and training. We have very high levels of student satisfaction, and we continually look for ways to enhance what we offer