Airline Transport Pilot Licence [ATPL]

The Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) is the highest licence that can be held by a professional pilot and allows the holder to act as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) of commercial air transportation aircraft, i.e. the ‘captain’ of the airliner.

There are additional experience requirements necessary for the issue of an ATPL and as a recently qualified commercial pilot applying for a First Officer job you will hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) and Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course certificate of completion plus passes in all fourteen ATPL theoretical knowledge subjects; this collection of qualifications is known as the ‘Frozen ATPL’.

Padpilot ATPL books are at the cutting edge of ATPL theoretical knowledge education

The full set of sixteen Padpilot ATPL books are at the cutting edge of ATPL theoretical knowledge education provision, containing not only information-packed pages of textual information but literally thousands of tables, 2D and 3D images, animations and videos.

The books also contain hundreds of sample questions which are based on the EASA ATPL examination questions – the questions are supplemented with in-depth explanations and diagrams where appropriate.

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The Padpilot ATPL subject books are:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge (Electrics)
  • Aircraft General Knowledge (Engines)
  • Aircraft General Knowledge (Systems)
  • Instrumentation (Basic)
  • Instrumentation (Advanced)
  • Mass & Balance
  • Flight Planning & Monitoring
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications (IFR & VFR)
  • Performance

The subjects are often grouped into two or three modules of study by our partner ATOs (approved training organisations); the content of the modules varies between ATOs.

Our partner ATOs also often bundle our partner company’s on-line question bank, ATPL Online to assist students with their educational studies.