Airline Transport Pilot Licence

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The Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) is the highest level of aviator qualification or license. Those certified as Airline Transport Pilots are authorized to act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft having a maximum weight over 12,500 pounds (5,700 kg) or having over 9 passenger seats.

Any pilot operating an aircraft for money must start by obtaining a Commercial pilot licence (CPL).

Theoretical subjects included for ATPL applicants are:

  • Air law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications
  • Performance
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and Balance