Commercial pilot education at Center Air Pilot Academy

At CAPA you will be trained using a 'Competency Based Training', which means that there is focus on your collective education from the first flight and ends up with an Airline Pilot Standard (MCC APS), which is a further evolution of the classic MCC course. Other than the fact that our MCC course is twice the length required from the authorities and what other Danish schools offers, it is also at that stage in the end of the education where we really can lift up the competencies of the individual to the level that we know the airlines requires from their future pilots. It is in cooperation with the airlines that we create the pilots of the future!


Area 100 KSA

KSA means Knowledge, Skills and Attitude! KSA are important concepts when trying to define the perfect pilot profile, and especially important these years, as pilot training has moved from what you can call hour building or fact-based education, to a competency-based training.

The need for non-technical education was born when a strong connection between pilots and accidents was discovered. After an analysis of fatal aircraft accidents worldwide (2010-2011), it was discovered that about half of these accidents were primarily caused by human errors. It also turned out that the lack of non-technical skills was the main reason for approx. 1/3 of the accidents.

Those significant numbers have prompted EASA to require training providers to implement Area 100 KSA in its education plan by 2022 at the latest. CAPA (2019) has almost completed the implementation of Area 100 KSA. With Area 100 KSA future pilots will be challenged to apply their theoretical knowledge to practice involving their decision-making abilities and their ability to think under pressure, correctly identify and dealing with threats and errors, and then to find the right solution.

Apart from the fact that Area 100 becomes a requirement from EASA, there is also a great demand for competency-based training from the airlines. With security standards constantly being increased, airlines have increased their expectations for new pilots. Competency-based training enables a future pilot to adapt quickly and comfortably to the operational environment. In addition, competency-based training will potentially help future pilots to be promoted to captains earlier, as their training will be based on competency rather than their accumulated flight hours.

If you are an aspiring future pilot looking for a suitable pilot academy, it is important to check whether the school already has an Area 100 KSA program implemented 


Aircraft and simulator training

The training partly takes place in the aircraft and partly in the approved high quality simulators (B737 and A320) as well as VR training. The big advantage of utilizing simulators for some hours of the training is that it provides an unique opportunity to stop in-flight and for example discuss challenges, as well as simulate and practice the situations a pilot can risk facing such as engine failure, fires and much more under pre-determined conditions. This allows us to practice a wide variety of scenarios more effectively and thus get more out every lesson. All of our simulators are approved and can be flown exactly like an airplane. After finished with schooling, all further training will also take place in a simulator both during typeratings as well as during training at the airline.

Have a look at 'preparation and application: Pilot training



We educate pilots for a great amount of airlines both on a national and international scale.