The Integrated pilot training program

Become a pilot at Center Air Pilot Academy

At Center Air Pilot Academy, we educate professional pilots for the international aviation industry. CAPA is provider of the integrated pilot training program, which is a full-time education where the entire training course is planned and organized.

The integrated pilot training program takes approx. 24 months, and you are entitled to increased SU throughout the program.

At CAPA, the practical part of the training takes place both in aircraft and in approved simulators. Approx. 9 months of the program focuses on ATPL theory with classes and exams. As a starting point, you will take 4 subjects at a time, then take the exams in the respective subjects, and then take 4 new subjects. A total of 13 ATPL subjects must be passed including: Human Performance and Limitations, Meteorology, Airlaw, Principles of Flight, Performance, Instrumentation, Mass and Balance, Airframe Systems and Powerplant, Operations Procedures, Radio Navigation, Flight Planning, General Navigation and COM VFR and COM IFR.

The pilot training program at CAPA in short:

CAPA has many years of experience in training EASA approved professional pilots through traditional ATPL pilot training. The training is completed with a CPL (Commercial Pilot License) and an IR/ME (Instrument Rating/Multi Engine) flight exam, which is assessed by the Danish Transport Authority then an APS MCC course (Airline Pilot Standard, Multi Crew Cooperation Course). The MCC course must be part of the integrated program. At CAPA, however, the course has been significantly expanded from a regular MCC to an APS MCC that also includes a Jet Orientation Course and more flight hours in our B737 or A320 simulator.

Structure of the pilot training program at Center Air Pilot Academy:

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

In phase 1, you will go through our basic course with both theory and flight before flying your first solo. You also get through the BEG radio course, which entitles you to conduct radio conversations with an aviation service unit. With the radio certificate in hand and the first 10 flights on the program, you are ready for the first solo in phase 2.

In the theory course on “basic” you will go through the following subjects: Air Law, Navigation, Human Performance and Limitations, Meteorology and Aircraft General Knowledge.

In phase 2, you will fly your first solo flight followed by navigation trips around Denmark. In addition, at the beginning of phase 2, you will also get a taste of IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), which you will fly after you have passed your SEP (land) flight test.

There may be times during Phase 2 where the ATPL theory is incorporated into the program.

This phase continues with solo tours around Denmark. Advanced UPRT flight has also been added to the program at this stage. Advanced UPRT is theory and flight training in i.e., recovery from abnormal flight positions. You also get to fly your night flights both with instructor and solo. At the end of phase 3, there is an internal VFR flight test.

There may be times during phase 3 when the ATPL theory is incorporated into the program.

In Phase 4, you have finished flying VFR solo and are now going to learn all about instrument flying under the instruction of our skilled instructors. At this phase you will get GEN radio certificate. Much of the program is flown on either the Piper 28 Cadet or Diamond 40 TDI, which is our single-engine aircrafts approved for IFR flight. Once you get started with IFR flying, you switch to flying on a twin-engine airplane; this can be either in our Piper 34 Seneca or Diamond 42 Twinstar TDI. The first 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 exams have been passed, you are a commercial pilot and our APS / MCC course awaits. You can read about it: Here.

Phase 5 consists of our APS / MCC (Airline Pilot Standard – Multi Crew Cooperation) course, which is the last phase you will go through at CAPA. The course is flown in our FNPT-II MCC B737 or A320 simulator at school, and it is a full 40 hours. When you finish this course, you are ready for the job search and ready for a job in an airline.

The ATPL theory overlaps with some of the different flight phases. Since parts of the flight program, with the exception of simulator flight, are dependent on wind and weather, we try as much as possible that our students fly whenever the weather allows it. Therefore, there is a difference in when the classes start and complete their ATPL theory. Some classes come through the ATPL theory in an uninterrupted course, where other classes are interrupted by flying over the summer in the great conditions and possibilities for good weather.

Flight program overview:

  • First solo flight
  • Night flying
  • SEP(land)
  • CPL
  • IR/ME

Theory program overview:

  • BEG radio
  • Basic course
  • ATPL
  • GEN radio