FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Why should I become an airline pilot?

Boeing predicts that the commercial aviation industry will need 498,000 pilots and 556,000 technicians worldwide over the next 20 years to meet demand.

“In many regions of the world, our customers are facing challenges in recruiting personnel due to pilot and technician shortages,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services.

“Boeing is committed to developing innovative solutions that address this critical need by leveraging our knowledge, expertise and experienced global team to give our customers and the industry the training advantage they need to succeed.”

While overall demand for aviation personnel remains strong, the projected need for technicians has decreased from last year, due in part to improving airplane technology and maintenance efficiencies as well as older airplanes being retired sooner than average due to higher fuel prices.

The result is better than expected reliability and longer maintenance check intervals. Demand for maintenance personnel, however, is still expected to grow in proportion to the expanding global fleet.

Projected demand by region:
• Asia Pacific – 185,600 pilots and 243,500 technicians
• Europe – 100,900 pilots and 129,700 technicians
• North America – 69,000 pilots and 92,500 technicians
• Middle East – 36,100 pilots and 53,700 technicians
• Latin America – 42,000 pilots and 47,300 technicians
• Africa – 14,500 pilots and 16,200 technicians
• Russia and CIS – 11,900 pilots and 18,100 technicians
“Meeting this exponential demand requires increased reliance on new, digital technology such as online and mobile computing, ” said Carbary. “Boeing is expanding its training technologies and the reach of our partnerships and working to develop a global flight school network to better supply aviation talent for the future.

( Source: http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/cmo/pilot_technician_outlook.page )

 

2. I want to become an airline pilot. What is required?

In order to become an airline pilot, you need to have the following qualifications:
a) Be at least 18 years of age
b) Speak English fluently
c) Obtain a valid JAA Medical Certificate Class 1

 

3. What documents do I need  to submit in order to complete the enrollment process?

In order to complete the enrollment process, you need to submit the following documents:
a) An ATPL Application Form accompanied by a JAA Medical Class 1 Certificate.
b) A copy of an ID or Passport.
c) 4 photographs.

 

4. When do courses begin? How long do they last?

Courses begin five times a year (September, November, January, March and May) and last 12-14 months. They consist of Theoretical (Ground) Training and Flight Training.

 

5. What does Theoretical Training consist of? How can I complete my Theoretical Training?

Theoretical Training consists of 14 subjects, including 750 hrs of full classroom training, Oxford Books and approved interactive video training, presentations, progress tests and sample exams.

The Theoretical Training Courses are the following:

  • Air Law
  •  Aircraft General Knowledge, Airframe, Systems, Power Plant
  • Aircraft General Knowledge, Instruments, Electronics
  • Flight performance and Planning, Mass and Balance Performance
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • VFR Communications
  • IFR Communications

In order to successfully complete your Theoretical Training, you need to pass a progress test in Olympus Aviation Academy with a grade equivalent or higher than 85%.

 

6. How long does Theoretical Training last?

ATPL Theoretical Training lasts 8 months.

 

7. What does Flight Training consist of? How long does it last?

Flight Training consists of a total of 211 hrs. 135 hrs are conducted on Single Engine Piston Aircraft (SEP), 16 hrs on Multi Engine Piston Aircraft (MEP) and 60 hrs on FNPT II, including 20 hrs MCC FIS for Multi Crew Cooperation Course.

After completing ATPL theory exams and Hour building time, there’s a third part of Professional Flight Training Course of 96 hrs lasting 2 months.

 

8. How much does ATPL Training cost?

The total cost for the ATPL Training is 53,900 Euro. This amount includes the following fees:

  • Theoretical Training 750hrs + 50 hrs Progress Tests
  • Flight Training 211 hrs {135 SE + 60 FNPT II (including 20 MCC) + 16 ME}
  • Theoretical Training Material OXFORD GS set of books and DVDs
  • Transportation
  • Instructor’s fees
  • Airport landing fees and relevant taxes
  • HCAA theory exam fees
  • HCAA flight examiner fees for skill test
  • HCAA License issuance fees
  • 3 hrs Final examination (1 SE +1 ME +1 FNPT II)
  • MCC course
  • ICAO Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
  • Pilot’s uniform
  • Leather Flight Jacket
  • All pilot’s equipment (pilots Operating hand book, Flight Training Manual, Flight Bag, Log Book, Knee Board, Flight Computer, Nav. Plotter, Charts – Maps, Check lists )
  • Free Internet access

A deposit of 7,950 euro is paid upon registration and covers the total cost of Theoretical Course (8 months Ground School).
The remaining amount is paid in the next 5-6 installments within 12 months.
There are no minimum monthly payments and no other additional fees.

 

9. Why should I become an airline pilot in Olympus Aviation Academy?

  • OAA is founded by veteran military and civilian aviation pilots, with great Instructional Experience and Ground Instructors with proven specialized skills and long time experience in aviation.
  • OAA (located in Thessaloniki, Greece), has all the necessary facilities for Theoretical and Flight Courses.
  • OAA is using fully certified aircrafts by EASA and CAA of Greece
  • OAA’s students pilots have the opportunity to train and visit more than 50 airports and airfields around of the Greek mainland and islands (eg Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes) either for VFR or for IFR approaches.
  • OAA provides accommodation, in cooperation with multiple real estate agencies
  • OAA is the only Aerobatic Flight School in Southern Europe which is certified for aerobatic training and Rating, conducted by experienced Air Force Flight Instructors.

OAA can guide you on your way to build your career as a professional airline pilot, because…
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