Air Transport Pilots Licence

If you want to go all the way and become an airline captain this is the license that you will have to acquire. This is also the highest qualification you can get as a pilot.


This license consists of a ground school phase and to qualify for your ATPL you will require 1500 hours of flying experience which includes:

  • 250 hours as Pilot in command;
  • 75 hours of instrument flying and
  • 100 Night hours pilot in command

You must hold a valid medical certificate and subjects can be completed as soon as you have received your CPL. ATPL exam credit remains valid for a period of 5 years from the date of expiry of your Instrument Rating Test.

Theoretical Training

Mach 1 Aviation Academy offers a complete ATPL ground school study phase lasting 7 weeks. The subjects are as follows:

  • Navigation General
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical & General
  • Flight Planning
  • Instruments
  • Radio Aids

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Call: +27 (11) 743-3012

What’s your next course?

You can progress your flying career with us – we provide training in all the courses you need to move your career forward from PPL to ATPL phase.