A Guide To JAA Training Courses

  • Private Pilots Licence (JAR Compliant ICAO PPL accepted to fly a G reg aircraft and further training)
  • Commercial Pilots Licence
  • CAA IMC & Night Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilots Licence
  • Instrument Rating
  • Flight Instructor
  • Multi Engine Rating

 

Private Licence - PPL

  • Minimum age to solo - 16yrs
  • Minimum age to hold licence - 17yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum total training hrs required to apply for licence - 45hrs
  • Minimum solo hours - 10hrs
  • Minimum cross country hours - 5hrs
  • Minimum night hours - 5hrs
  • Written tests - 7
  • Flight tests - 1

 

CAA IMC & Night Rating

  • Minimum age to hold rating - 17yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum total hours required before rating - PPL (45hrs)
  • 20 hours PIC and 5 hours solo cross country before application
  • Minimum total training hrs required to apply for rating - 15hrs
  • Written tests - 1
  • Flight tests - 1

 

Night Rating

  • Minimum age to hold rating - 17yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum total hours required before rating - 45hrs
  • Minimum total training hrs required to apply for rating - 5hrs
  • Written tests - None
  • Flight tests - None

 

Instrument Rating - IR

  • Minimum age to hold rating - 17yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum licences & ratings required - Private(A) & Night(A) or Commercial(A)
  • Minimum total hours required to take test - 85 hrs
  • Minimum P.I.C. X-Country hours - 50 hrs
  • Written tests - 7
  • Flight tests - 1

 

Multi-engine Rating

  • Minimum age to hold rating - 17yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum licences & ratings required - Private
  • Minimum total hours required to take test - 6
  • Minimum total P.I.C. hours (aeroplanes) - 70 hrs
  • Written tests - 1
  • Flight tests - 1

 

Commercial Pilot's Licence - CPL

  • Minimum age to hold licence - 18yrs
  • Medical required - Class 1 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum licences & ratings required - Private (A)
  • Minimum total hours required to take test - 200 hrs*
  • Minimum X-Country PIC hours - 20 hrs
  • Minimum total hours - 150 hrs
  • Minimum total P.I.C. hours - 100 hrs
  • Written tests - 9
  • Flight tests - 1 (Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)

A Commercial Licence can be issued with less than 200 hours to the pilots credit, on the strength of completing an integrated course.

 

Airline Transport Pilot's Licence - APTL

  • Minimum age to hold licence - 21yrs
  • Medical required - Class 1 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum licences & ratings required - Commercial
  • Minimum total hours required to take test - 1500 hrs
  • Minimum X-Country hours - 50 hrs
  • Minimum total P.I.C. - 250 hrs
  • Written tests - 9
  • Flight tests - 1 (Sections 1,2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)

 

Flight Instructor - FI(A)

  • Minimum age to hold licence - 18yrs
  • Medical required - Class 2 (JAR/FCL)
  • Minimum licences & ratings required - PPL (A)
  • Minimum total training hours - 30 hrs
  • Minimum P.I.C X-Country - 20 hrs
  • Minimum total P.I.C. hours - 100 hrs
  • Written tests - None
  • Flight tests - 1 (Sections 1,2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)