Become an airline pilot!

Airline Cockpit Photo
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre's (WWFC) 18-month Integrated ATP program starts January 13, 2020. This program will prepare students without previous flight experience for an airline career in an exciting and accelerated format. The program includes distinct ground and flight training objectives organized to present material in a logical sequence and to maximize the effective use of time.

What is an ATPL?

An ATPL or Airline Transport Pilot Licence is the highest level of aircraft pilot’s licence a pilot can hold. Almost all of the world’s commercial airlines have aircraft that must be flown by a crew of two or more pilots, and they must be commanded by a pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (i.e. the captain in an airline cockpit must have an ATPL). This licence is the end goal for practically all working pilots. In order to obtain an ATPL, a pilot must satisfy three distinct variables that differ from the requirements for the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). These requirements are grouped under Knowledge, Experience and Skill.

Who is this for?

  • Graduates from any college or university program
  • Individuals seeking a new career
  • Foreign students seeking a fast, but comprehensive route to airline flying

This program is highly structured and designed to provide students with the qualifications for direct entry to airlines in aircraft requiring a type rating. Graduates will have completed a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi IFR (Group 1) and ATPL written exams. The program also includes a robust Multi Crew Coordination (MCC) component, which is solid preparation for airline type rating training.

The full-time program is divided into 12 six-week modules, which includes:

  • 750 classroom ground school hours
  • 205 aircraft flying hours
  • 50+ simulator training hours (fixed base FTD)
  • Professional flight instruction

Students will complete the multi-crew cooperation module, which includes the following skills:

  • Flight deck communication and teamwork
  • Monitoring and cross-checking
  • Threat and error management
  • Flight Management Systems (FMS)
  • Use of checklists, SOPs
  • Workload management

Cost & Schedule

The cost of the program is approximately $75,000-80,000 including tax. This covers tuition, compulsory fees and third party fees, such as aviation tests and exams. The program will start January 13, 2020 and run to July 12, 2021. End date depends on completion of flight training hours and may vary per student.

Find out more or contact us.

WWFC's program is approved by Transport Canada and approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 (#105919).

WWFC Students
Training at WWFC