Become an airline pilot!

Airline Cockpit Photo
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre's (WWFC) 18-month Integrated ATP program starts January 14, 2019. This program will prepare students without previous flight experience for an airline career in an 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 ATPL?

Aircraft that must be flown by a crew of two or more pilots 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 metrics 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, 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 $66,000 + HST. This covers tuition, compulsory fees and third party fees, such as aviation tests and exams. The program will start January 14, 2019 and run to July 14, 2020. End date depends on completion of flight training hours and may vary per student.

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

WWFC Students
Training at WWFC

Contact us today!

Fill out our application form and we will contact you for an interview to discuss the program and ensure that it meets your goals and expectations. International students are recommended to start the application at least four months before the start date to allow time for visa application. A $100 application fee is required to hold a spot in the ground school and is due when you apply. A further deposit is required when you are accepted to the program.