air transport pilot licence

Applicants must

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • be able to speak, read and understand the English Language
  • hold or be eligible to hold a flight radiotelephone operator licence
  • have passed a written examination (current exam consists of 7 parts)
  • hold or have held a command multi engine instrument rating

  • have a total of 1500 hours flight time including at least

    • 750 hours in aeroplanes of which 250 must be as pilot in command (may include up to 150 hours acting in command under supervision)

    • 200 hours cross country

    • 75 hours instrument flight time

    • 100 hours at night

Air Transport Pilots may fly an aeroplane as pilot in command or co-pilot in any operation. An ATPL is required to command a large airline type aircraft. Note: The above requirements apply to aeroplane pilot licences. Similar requirements apply to helicopter pilot licences, commercial balloon licences, gyroplane and airship licences.