Airline Cadet Pilot Program
The Airline Cadet Pilot Program is developed in cooperation with Smartwings, a.s.. Their cadets are trained at CATC in accordance with the company’s standard operating procedures and they join line operations after having completed all ACPP training stages.
The ACPP course usually takes 18 months and it includes, besides theoretical training and flight training in light aircraft, Base Training (6 take-offs and landings with an airliner) and the subsequent Line Training, i.e. a minimum of 500 guaranteed flight hours based on airline.
Applicants must pass a selection screening and obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate before being offered a place in the program. The medical certificate is issued by the Institute of Aviation Medicine (ULZ). The partner airline reserves the right to impose a maximum age limit on applicants.
Screening application requirements:
- A high school diploma (maturita level)
- English language level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (certificate not required)
- High-school level knowledge physics and maths
- Clear criminal record (a valid official criminal record required)
- An affidavit of non-use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
The screening is made of:
- COMPASS test (Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System)
- Personality Profile test
- Written and oral English knowledge test
- Flying aptitude test (in a simulator)
- Final interview with the selection board
ACPP training is based on ATPL training, preferably in the integrated form. Airline Cade Pilot Program students advance through 7 training stages – starting with a theory course, moving on to the Instrument Flight training, type rating and base training, which is made of six take-offs and landings in a real aircraft.
The flight training included PPL-level training in a single-pilot single-engine piston airplane and training cross-country solo flights. Multi-engine and multi-crew cooperation training is done in an ATR FNPT II training device. The students then progress to the next phase, the Jet Orientation Course (JOC), where they learn to handle normal and emergency situations after the transition from a piston to a jet engine aircraft. Most flight training is done in full flight simulators (FFS) with level D or CG certification.
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why to become a pilot with CATC
We offer a wide range of courses and comprehensive training in a great location and with cutting-edge training devices.
We have trained hundreds of customers to their satisfaction. They all know that they will always find experience, quality and a professional and cooperative approach at CATC.
We actively seek or help create career opportunities for our cadets.
Our instructors are professional airline pilots with many years of experience gained all around the world.
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