Types of Training
Have you ever dreamed of soaring through the air like a bird? Of feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you take control of an aircraft? If so, then you may be interested in becoming a pilot!
Becoming a pilot is an incredibly rewarding journey. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it is also incredibly fulfilling. There is nothing quite like the feeling of taking off into the sky and being in control of your own destiny.
Types of Training
There are three different routes you can take to become a pilot, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages:
• Modular training allows you to train in your own time at your own pace. This can be part-time or full-time, you can fly as often as you like and with any breaks in between ratings that you may require.
• Integrated training offers a very intense process with all training is completed in one full-time course. Your training is completed in minimum time, with no breaks possible and a very fast pace is to be expected.
• Military training allows you to learn to fly for free by joining the armed forces. Some of this flying is incredibly fun and different to anything else you will ever experience, but selection is very competitive and requires a lengthy time commitment.
We offer modular training at Ravenair. Modular training is considerably cheaper than integrated training (approximately half the cost) and offers you the most flexibility. You can undertake modular training as a full time programme, allowing you to complete the course quicker than an integrated student, or part time to allow you to work alongside your training.
Becoming a Commercial Pilot
You must complete the following licences and ratings in the following order to get a Frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), which enables you to become a commercial pilot.
You can find more detail on each of these courses by click on the links below or going to our Courses page.
We offer all these courses at Ravenair, with the exception of the Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Theory course and exams. There are several organisations that specialise in the ATPL theoretical training – we are experts in flight training, so we leave the theory training up to them!
The total cost to complete all the above courses is approximately £65,000. Details on the cost of each course can be found on the individual course pages.
The Next Step
If you are interested in becoming a pilot, the first step is to contact us and schedule a trial lesson or sign up for your PPL course. On your first flight, you will get to experience flying the aircraft yourself and learn more about our flight training programs.
You are always welcome to visit us for free or attend one of our open days before making any commitment. We would love to show you around the school and talk through any questions you may have!