Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Airline Transport Pilot

Requirements for the issue of an ATPL: 

 1. Be at least 21 years old. 

2. Pass the SA-CAA ATP theoretical examinations. 

 3. Have completed not less than 1500 hours of flight time. (You need to check the Regulations to determine what hours count in full and what hours are limited, as well as the break down of hours). 

4. Successfully complete a practical flight test, conducted by a Designated Flight Examiner (DFE), on a multi engine turbine / jet aircraft or a multi engine aircraft with a maximum take off weight exceeding 5 700KG’s. 

For this you will need preparation from an experienced multi-crew perspective. This normally entails refreshing the instrument principles that should be quite familiar at this stage, and producing a comprehensive theoretical scenario that covers all aspects of command preparation when conducting flight planning and execution. 

 You will need thorough briefing by your flight school on all aspects of the legal perspective of flight planning, flight and duty considerations, fuel planning, take off minima, take off alternates, en-route navigation, destination landing minima, destination alternate minima, all aspects of system abnormalities (applicable to type) and Crew Resource Management, incorporating Risk Management.

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