Pilot Academies & Pilot Training (EASA & FAA)

We have been training civilian pilots and establishing Pilot Academies and Pilot Training Schools around the world for over 20 years for both Rotary and Fixed-Wing Aircraft. We successfully base our training courses on EASA Accreditation (also FAA) and we teach from new student to Airline Pilot – PPL, CPL, ATPL. Tuition can be either in-country or in Europe and we offer a wide range of simulators and simulator courses. Search and Rescue (SAR) and Medevac/HEMS pilot training is covered elsewhere on our site but is available for both Civilian and Military Pilots. From a Pilot School feasibility study to a fully accredited Approved Training Organisation (ATO) – we offer a one-stop shop.

Our knowledge can be used across the full spectrum of instructional duties including:

International Aviation Group FAA
International Aviation Group EASA
Writing Training Courses & Validating Exisiting Courses
EASA & FAA ATO – Accreditations
Providing Training Standards Assurances
Build & Operation of Flying Schools
Instrument ratings, type ratings etc.
Delivering Flying Training
Delivering Flying Instructor Training
Simulator sales, installation and operator training
Simulator Courses – fixed-wing and rotary
PPL, CPL, Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
IAG International Aviation Group Flight Training Pilot Academies Pilot Training
International Aviation Group Central Flying School Instructor Training IAG
Instructor Training – Aircraft and Helicopter

Part of our management team was responsible for coordinating and delivering the World famous Central Flying School (CFS) syllabus. We are able to deliver this Training in Europe or your country using your aircraft, helicopters and infrastructure and our Instructors who have recently completed Tours teaching at CFS. Giving the quality and standard of CFS, coupled with the flexibility and convenience of receiving this Training in your home nation.


Phase 1
This stage takes the student to the equivalent of a PPL

It comprises of:
150 hours of ground school, followed by the written exams required by EASA rules
Flight Radio Telephony practical exam
47 hours flying
35 hours are dual instruction – 10 hours are solo
2 hours are for the PPL skills test with an authorised examiner
The student will hold an EASA PPL at the end of the course, if
required by the customer.

The student must;

  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold an English language proficiency certificate at ICAO Level 4 or better
  • hold a valid UKCAA issued Class 1 medical

Phase 2
This stage takes the student through the CPL and ATPL theoretical knowledge course, whilst also building their flying experienced with mentored hour building.
This stage is the most economical point at which to carry out any additional modules required by the customer, such as turbine transition, multi engine type ratings and underslung load training.
It comprises of: 750 hours theoretical knowledge training, followed by written exams administered by the UK CAA.
108 hours mentored hour building

Phase 3
This stage prepares the student for his CPL(H) flight test with a CAA appointed flight examiner.
The students then have the ability to move on their role and type training or Instrument Rating training as required by their future role.
It comprises 35 hours flight training including 5 hours of night flying, followed by 2 hours flying for the skills test.
This stage consolidates the basic flying skills gained during Phase 1 and develops the Captaincy skills gained during Phase 2.
The course concludes with the EASA CPL skills  test conducted by an examiner appointed specifically for the task by the UK CAA. This test is a rigorous 2 hours VFR flight, including a VFR navigation exercise and numerous emergencies. UK CAA examiners are well renowned for expecting a very high standard of competence and airmanship from their candidates, giving the customer assurance that graduates form this course operate to one of the highest global standards.

Duration – 12 months full time or longer as a distance learning course

Maths and Physics
Before you start the ATPL study, there is a module on Maths and Physics. This serves two purposes; first it is a refresher for you if you have not studied these subjects for a while. Secondly, it satisfies the regulatory requirement that we ensure your level of knowledge is sufficient for the remainder of the course.

The first ATPL module contains the following subjects:

022 – Instrumentation
061 – General Navigation
050 – Meteorology
040 – Human Performance and Limitations

After the Module 1 exams you will progress to study the following Module 2 subjects:
062 – Radio Navigation
021 – Airframe and Systems, Electrics, Power Plant and Emergency Equipment
010 – Air Law
033 – Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring

Finally, Module 3 consists of:
070 – Operational Procedures
081 – Principles of Flight
032 – Performance
031 – Mass and Balance
090 – Communications. This subject has two separate exams: VFR Communications and IFR Communications, but we combine them on the course.

When you have completed each module you may attempt the examinations at a CAA Approved  Examination Centre. If you become a CAA examination centre, students could sit your exams at your training centre immediately after the revision courses.