The road to work in Air Greenland could be

The Center Air Pilot Academy educates pilots for Greenland's Homerule to Air Greenland. In order to be considered for the attractive program, which is partly funded by the autonomy, you must meet the following requirements and qualifications:

  • GU exam with English and Mathematics at B level and with at least 7 on average in each subject.
  • Alternatively, you must at least have an HF single subject test in Danish and at B level have English and Mathematics with at least 7 in each subject.
  • You must have good language prerequisites and preferably speaks Danish and Greenlandish
  • You must be resident in Greenland and meet the Greenland government's requirements for education support

Send your application in Danish by 1 November, enclosed with a resume, to the Greenland House in Copenhagen, Løvstræde 6, PO Box 1042, 1007 Copenhagen K.

If your application goes through and you are a maximum of 35 years at the beginning of the program, you will then

  • Pass a mandatory admission test of the intelligence, psychomotor and psychological character at Center Air Pilot Academy
  • In parallel, you must obtain a satisfactory medical certificate for a professional medical certificate (class 1 medical)

you are chosen for the program, you can look forward to possibly being hired as First Officer after passing education in accordance with Air Greenland's needs.

There are in the company good opportunities for continuing training for pilot on Air Greenland's different aircraft types as well as opportunities for further training to Commander after solid experience as First Officer.

Pilots in Air Greenland organize and implement route and charter flights. It is a job where care is of great importance to passengers and crew. Manuals and checklists are daily working tools. As a pilot you should not count on an 8-16 job; but in return you can enjoy an exciting and challenging job with the world's most beautiful view.

Education

  • The education lasts approx. 1 1/2 years and consists of theory and practical flight in an integrated course
  • The education is divided into phases, each terminating with the obtaining of different certificates
  • Both teaching and examination consists of theoretical subjects, practical flight and simulator flight

The pilot obtains a commercial pilot certificate, which is supplemented with the type training and certificate upon appointment as First Officer.

 

Testimonial from Air Greenland

Air Greenland is responsible for initial pilot education for 2 - 3 pilots each year. We have accepted this on behalf of the Greenlandic government “Selvstyret”, to assure that the money spent on this project is used the best possible way.

I have previously worked together with CAPA, during the initial MPL days in Sterling, where I had the chance to evaluate the first ever MPL pilots with great success.

Air Greenland decided to evaluate on the benefits – and lessons learned – from the MPL education compared with conventional pilot education and agreed on a plan that - among other improvements - had an extended MCC course. This was based on the fact, that most of the cadets went directly onto a multi pilot job in Greenland. In fact, all our students for the last 4 years came out from CAPA with what is now known as APS MCC. A bit premature, but we recognized the need of a brand new low experienced pilot to fit into our existing specialized crews, by making him understand the needs of being part of a multi crew, to increase safety and maintain our high standards. It turned out to be a wise decision. Compared to other cadets, we experienced that these guys were much better prepared to the job as being a part of a multicrew, understanding their responsibilities and the simple basics of being part of a crew.

All of our CAPA students passed base release and final line release on minimum time, making the entry into the complex world of being pilot in Greenland smooth and safe.

I strongly recommend and welcome APS MCC and believe that this will be a new basic requirement for airlines, when employing pilots directly from basic flying school in the future. 

Peter Lethin Larsen, Director of Training