Our international pilot education consists of many hours of high quality classroom instruction in ATPL (A), the highest certification for commercial pilots. All subjects are equally important.
The Aviation industry is thoroughly regulated through law. You need to know all the “Do’s and dont’s”. That’s what makes your flight safe.
This subject takes you through what you need to know to get from A to B. Did you know that the shortest route from Oslo to Tokyo is across the North Pole? And that the magnetic field of the world is actually changing over time?
How can you know the distance to the airport? You will learn the details of the GPS system amongst other onboard, and ground based systems used for navigation.
How long Runway do you need to get airborne, or what will be the optimum cruising level for today’s flight? Performance calculations will give you the answer.
Aircraft General Knowledge
You need to know your aircraft. Not only in daily operations, but if something fails, you need to know how that effects other systems.
Is one of the major subjects for a pilot. All pilots need to know the weather systems across the globe. Can you expect challenging conditions on landing in New York tomorrow morning? Maybe you need extra fuel? On the other hand, you might be expecting tailwind, and landing before schedule.
Human Performance and Limitations
This subject takes you deep in to the body and mind of the humans. Why does the aircraft have a pressurized cabin? How do you interact with the rest of the crew? Since the human body is not designed for flying, we definitely have limitations on 35 000feet, and you are about to learn all about it.
Principles of Flight
How does it actually work? An airliner of 80 tonnes gets airborne at any given time somewhere in the world. How is it possible? You will learn all about the physics in Principles of flight.
Mass and Balance
To fly safely, you need a balanced aircraft, and it can certainly not be too heavy. Apply your knowledge of mathematics to find the right loading of your aircraft.
Communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC) will give you the clearance you need for your route. A designated set of phraseology is in please to make the communication efficient. You need to learn it all. Roger?
Flight Planning and Monitoring
Have you seen an aviation chart? They don’t look much like the one you would use for a hike in the mountain. You need to interpret the symbols, and know how to find your position.
This subject mixes knowledge from some of the other subjects and take it in to practical knowledge. How many flight attendants do you actually need on an aircraft with 189 passengers? How does the oxygen mask work? Or what does the separation have to be between two aircrafts coming in for landing at an airport?