Courses Available

To start any course, you must hold an ICAO PPL(H), and have enough knowledge of maths and physics to understand the course content, but much of what you need is included. Although it is not required, we recommend that you also obtain a Class 1 medical, because all the studying in the world is no use unless you pass it!

Progress tests should be completed and submitted every week, and you must gain a pass mark of 75% in each one. We are obliged to keep a close eye on your progress, and there is an 18-month window in which to complete your studies, and another 18 months to complete the exams, from the date of your first exam. For the support service, we are available on telephone, skype and email, and if we can't give you an immediate answer, we aim to produce a solution within 24 hours.

The entry to any course costs £395, to include PDF study notes, inclusion on to our study area on Aviation Exam (plus global access to their database), and all the hangers-on which we incur on your behalf when setting up your training file, and telephone/email support while you are studying. This is non-refundable. The fees do NOT cover exam fees, lunch (although we do provide coffee and biscuits!), the Jeppesen Student Pilot Manual, and the flight computer required for the Navigation and Flight Planning exams (we recommend the Jeppesen CR-3). If you need the last two, we have arranged a special package price for the CRP-5 with Pooleys Flight Equipment at £95 plus shipping. For any other products you might require, quote the letters CAPT for a 5% discount.

*Colour printed notes in A4 ring binders are available as an extra at £250, including shipping. Note: We use our own world-class notes, not those from any other source, including Bristol Ground School, CATS, Jeppesen/Peters Software, Pad Pilot, etc. In fact, other schools and organisations have used ours! If you would like to see some sample pages, you can download the free pre-study notes (with the basic Maths & Physics needed for the courses) from here.

EASA requires that 10% of the total study time for each course must be done an approved classroom (we can do 50% of this over the internet). These consolidation days are charged as and when you need them, at £135 per day. Each day consists of 8 study hours.

As of mid 2017, the exams cost £68 per paper.

Don't forget accommodation, and that some items required for the course, such as the Jeppesen Manual, Douglas Protractor, Flight Computer, etc. are not included in the course prices, as we figure that students will have their own preferences.

Consolidation Days £135 Each


Colour Printed Notes ATPL(H) £250


Colour Printed Notes ATPL(A) £250



ATPL(H)

A modular helicopter specific self-study program for the EASA ATPL(H), in three modules covering fourteen subjects, geared for 650 hours of home study, with an 8-day consolidation period covering them all at the CAPT offices on the South coast of UK, 1 hour by train away from London Gatwick Airport, England (see Calendar page). The material itself is not difficult to master, but there is a lot of it, so you should allow about 6 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (we base it on 20 study hours per week).

The eventual cost of a full ATPL(H) course to an ICAO PPL(H) holder would therefore be £1475 as 65 hours are required in the classroom (8 days). The cost of a full ATPL(H) course to an ICAO CPL(H) holder would be £1070, as only 40 hours are required in the classroom (5 days).

Basic Course Fee £395



ATPL(A)

A modular self-study program for the EASA ATPL(A), in three modules covering fourteen subjects, geared for 650 hours of home study, with an 8-day consolidation period covering them all at the CAPT offices on the South coast of UK, 1 hour by train away from London Gatwick Airport, England (see Calendar page). The material itself is not difficult to master, but there is a lot of it, so you should allow about 6 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (we base it on 20 study hours per week).

The eventual cost of a full ATPL(A) course to an ICAO PPL(A) holder would therefore be £1475 as 65 hours are required in the classroom (8 days). The cost of a full ATPL(A) course to an ICAO CPL(A) holder would be £1070, as only 40 hours are required in the classroom (5 days).

Basic Course Fee £395



CPL(H)

A modular helicopter specific self-study program for the EASA CPL(H), in three modules covering 13 subjects, geared for 250 hours of home study, with an 3-day consolidation period covering them all at the CAPT offices on the South coast of UK, 1 hour by train away from London Gatwick Airport, England (see Calendar page). The material itself is not difficult to master, but there is a lot of it, so you should allow about 6 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (we base it on 20 study hours per week).

The eventual cost of a full CPL(H) course to an ICAO PPL(H) holder would therefore be £800 as 25 hours are required in the classroom (3 days).

CPL(H) Basic Course Fee £395



CPL(A)

A modular self-study program for the EASA CPL(A), in three modules covering 13 subjects, geared for 250 hours of home study, with an 3-day consolidation period covering them all at the CAPT offices on the South coast of UK, 1 hour by train away from London Gatwick Airport, England (see Calendar page). The material itself is not difficult to master, but there is a lot of it, so you should allow about 6 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (we base it on 20 study hours per week).

The eventual cost of a full CPL(A) course to an ICAO PPL(A) holder would therefore be £800 as 25 hours are required in the classroom (3 days).

CPL(A) Basic Course Fee £395



Instrument Rating

A modular self-study program for the EASA Instrument Rating, in one module, with a 3-day consolidation at the CAPT offices.

For the full IR, there are seven subjects to be covered, but if you already hold an EASA CPL(H), you are exempt Human Factors and Meteorology. If you hold an ATPL(H)(VFR), you only need to take 4 exams, Air Law, Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring, Radio Navigation and IFR Communications. See Part-FCL Appendix 1(4.2).

Complete IR Course £795

4 - 5 subjects only £495


Competency Based/Enroute Instrument Rating

The EIR/CBIR allow for a more flexible training route, requiring 80 hours of study with 8 hours in the classroom (which we do over 2 days). The cost is £495, which includes the time in the classroom and the colour printed notes. If you take your flying training with Rate One Aviation and do their whole course, your fees will be discounted by them.

For people who already have an ICAO IR and who are therefore exempt a formal theoretical knowledge course, the course contents are available as a book, available from Electrocution Technical Publishers.

EIR/CBIR (Fixed Wing) £495


First Multi-Engine Pre-Entry Conversion

An advanced systems course for PPL(H) and CPL(H) holders who wish to transition to a multi-engined helicopter. This course must be taken before reporting to an ATO for the conversion. It is included in all our PPL(H) and CPL(H) Distance Learning Courses. ATPL(H) holders are exempt.

Although multiple engines are thought to be a Good Thing, many accidents have still happened because both have failed! Mostly, this has been due to icing, but a dual FADEC failure is not impossible, as is mismanagement of the complex systems required to keep the engines going, or from poor planning. Thus, a good knowledge of aircraft systems, and their management, plus the ability to apply that knowledge to diagnose problems, can go a long way to helping you out in an emergency, where you have less time to stop and think.

This course does not cover material already covered in PPL(H) examinations, which the candidate is assumed to have already mastered. Neither does it cover any type-specific material that should be covered by the TRTO during the conversion. Rather, it concentrates on the concepts behind such subjects so that the TRTO course may be better absorbed, with a small amount of refresher material, plus coverage of the complex equipment that may be on board. Having said that, the subject matter is generally based on either the AS 355 or A 109, as these are the most common twin types to be flown by the average beginner.

The course involves about 4 weeks of home study (can be shorter according to your commitments), two days in the classroom and an internal exam. It costs £495.

This course is also accepted by the Finnish and Irish Civil Aviation Authorities.

First ME £495


Single Pilot CRM

A one-day course that meets the specifications of EU OPS 1.3940(a)(7) and 3.3940(a)(7), and CARS 722.17 and 723.28 (Canada).

It explains the management of resources for pilots working on their own, with special reference to decision making in an environment with minimal information at hand, plus many operational issues. While aimed more at helicopter pilots, fixed-wing pilots and other people that could be involved in aviation safety, including operations managers, safety program managers, insurance carriers, maintenance technicians, sales departments plus ANYONE who needs to know the problems faced by pilots out in the field will greatly benefit from it.

This is a very in-depth, comprehensive course that follows the outline of the course textbook, Single Pilot CRM. A condition of the course being relatively short is that this book is read thoroughly at some stage by the candidate!

Veritair/Cardiff previously enjoyed CRM cover as part of British International and last Monday was the first time since we had "escaped" that airline world that we had used a different source of CRM Training. Let me say immediately the previous BI courses was extremely thorough but had little real relevance to the operation of a small JAR Ops Operator. Perhaps constructive if I was to advise that the course based on Phil Croucher's model/syllabus was first rate! Areas of particular value not covered before included "Captaincy", an area neglected in recent years by the civil training world. Not only that, but a direct tie up was made during the course between "Captaincy" and the day to day relevancy/role that pilots often working on their own in a smaller non airline operator. All good valuable stuff not covered before on previous courses. Airline/multi crew type courses (are) often of dubious value to a small operator's pilots. Issues ranging from an awareness to corporate responsibility to evaluating risk far better covered. Bearing in mind that the three Veritair pilots present (plus an air crewman) none of which had ever been through a military/training environment which increasingly will be the case these days. Thus "Captaincy" was never really addressed I suspect. As an employer with corporate responsibility I see significant value to the inclusion of awareness to the whole area of "Captaincy" that simply qualifying to fly an aircraft never touches upon in training generally. All told my team left the room better and safer individuals. The course/syllabus was truly worth praise. Perhaps you will allow me to consider myself a "doubting Thomas" converted to CRM!

Rgds
Julian Verity, Managing Director

Thanks very much for the course: I much enjoyed it. The Pilot Decision Making angle is I think a very helpful aspect. For many the CRM approach is too close to psycho-babble, especially when even the name crew resource management is not relevant to single pilot operations.

Dave

Courses are held by arrangement, and can be done with videoconferencing.

CRM Course £120


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