At Center Air Pilot Academy, we train professional pilots for the international aviation industry. CAPA offers the integrated pilot training, which is a full-time study program with the entire training process planned and organized.

The integrated pilot training takes approximately 24 months, and students are eligible for increased financial support (SU) throughout the entire course.

At CAPA, the practical part of the pilot training occurs both in aircraft and in approved simulators. About 9 months of the training focus on ATPL theory with classroom instruction and corresponding exams. Generally, students take 4 subjects at a time, complete the exams for those subjects, and then move on to the next set of 4 subjects. In total, 14 ATPL subjects must be passed, including Human Performance and Limitations, Meteorology, Air Law, Principles of Flight, Performance, Instrumentation, Mass and Balance, Airframe Systems and Powerplant, Operations Procedures, Radio Navigation, Flight Planning, General Navigation, Communication, and the KSA 100 Mental Math Test.

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Pilot training at CAPA in bullet points:

CAPA has many years of experience in training EASA-approved professional pilots through the traditional ATPL pilot training. The training concludes with a CPL (Commercial Pilot License) and an IR/ME (Instrument Rating/Multi-Engine) flight test, conducted before the Danish Transport Authority, along with an APS MCC course (Airline Pilot Standard, Multi Crew Cooperation Course). The MCC course is an integral part of the integrated program at CAPA. However, at CAPA, the course is significantly expanded from a standard MCC to an APS MCC, which also includes a Jet Orientation Course.

The duration of pilot training
2 year

The structure of the pilot training at Center Air Pilot Academy:

At CAPA, we have divided the pilot training into five flight phases:

In Phase 1, you go through our basic program, covering both theory and flying up to the first solo. You also complete the BEG radio course, which grants you the right to conduct radio communication with an air traffic service unit. With the radio certificate in hand and the first 10 flights in the program, you are ready for the first solo in Phase 2.

In the theory part of the ‘basic’ phase, you cover the following subjects: Air Law, Navigation, Human Performance and Limitations, Meteorology, and Aircraft General Knowledge.

In Phase 2, you will conduct your first solo flight, followed by navigation trips around Denmark. Additionally, early in Phase 2, you get a taste of IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), which you will engage in after passing your SEP (land) flight test.

During Phase 2, there may be times when ATPL theory is integrated into the program.

This phase continues with solo trips around Denmark. Advanced UPRT (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training) flight, including theory and training in recovery from unusual flight attitudes, is also included in this phase. You will also conduct your night flights both with an instructor and solo. Towards the end of Phase 3, there is an internal VFR flight test for SEP (land).

During Phase 3, there may be times when ATPL theory is integrated into the program.

In Phase 4, you have completed VFR solo flying and are now about to learn everything about instrument flying under the guidance of our skilled instructors. During this phase, you obtain the GEN radio certificate. The program is flown on our Tecnam P-Mentor, which is our single-engine aircraft approved for IFR flying. Once well into IFR flying, you transition to flying a twin-engine aircraft; this is done in our Tecnam 2006MKII. The initial part of the ‘Multi Engine’ program leads up to your CPL (Commercial Pilot License) flight test, and then the training continues up to your IR/ME (Instrument Rating/Multi Engine) flight test. Once both tests are passed, you become a commercial pilot, and our APS/MCC course awaits. You can read more about it here.

Phase 5 consists of our APS/MCC (Airline Pilot Standard – Multi Crew Cooperation) course, which is the final phase you will undertake here at CAPA. The course is conducted in our FNPT-II MCC B737 or A320 simulator on campus and spans a total of 40 hours. Upon completion of this course, you are ready for job applications and prepared for a position with an airline.

The ATPL theory overlaps with some of the different flight phases. Since parts of the flight program, except for simulator flights, are weather-dependent, we try to have our students fly when weather conditions permit. Therefore, there is a difference in when the classes start and complete their ATPL theory. Some classes go through ATPL theory in an uninterrupted sequence, while others have interruptions for flight training during the summer months.


Theoretical curriculum:

Information meeting
Participate in an information meeting

Learn more about the school and the educational opportunities we offer at CAPA. At an information meeting, you can explore the school's facilities, meet current and former CAPA students, and get answers to any questions you may have.

Get financing in place

The pilot training at CAPA costs 725,000 DKK and is paid in installments throughout the entire training period. The price includes all school materials and covers both flight and theory instruction. At CAPA, we offer assistance in financing your pilot education through CAPA Credit.

Medical class 1
Medical examination for overall good health

All pilots are required to have a valid medical certificate as evidence of being in good health and fit for flying. Generally, pilots undergo a medical examination annually to renew their medical certificate.

Admission test
Admission test at the school

To begin your pilot training at CAPA, you need to pass an admission test.