What is ATPL Theory?
Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL) is the theoretical knowledge you have to have as a part of your airline pilot training. It can be studied in the classroom or as distance learning (eLearning) with some minimum required attendance at a flight school.
ATPL theory consists of the following 14 subjects:
- Air Law
- Airframe / Systems / Power-plant
- Mass and Balance
- Flight Planning and Monitoring
- Human Performance
- General Navigation
- Radio Navigation
- Operational Procedures
- Principles of Flight
- VFR Communications
- IFR Communications
It takes approximately 650 hours of study to cover all the subjects. Each of them is completed with a written exam at a CAA approved examination centre.