Airline Cadet Pilot Program
The Airline Cadet Pilot Program (ACPP) is one of the ab initio training courses implemented in cooperation with a specific airline. ACPP program is built on the basis of ATPL Integrated Training, and cadets are trained according to the standard procedures of the given airline. After completing all phases of ACPP training, cadets join the contracted airline. Those who successfully complete the training will obtain a CPL licence with IR/MCC ratings and a type rating (Type Rating) for the corresponding type of aircraft.
The candidates do not need to have previous flying experience. In agreement with the airline, the training can be extended by optional parts, such as the basic course of flying a glider. Cadets join the airline with a guarantee of 250-500 flight hours during the line operation.
The training is preceded by a screening process organized by CATC and the airline, successful graduates of the training do not need to go through another screening process before joining the airline. Employment with the airline is contractually guaranteed to successful graduates of the ACPP training.
The ACPP course usually lasts 21 months. In addition to theoretical subjects, flying single and twin-engine propeller aircraft, flight simulator and aerobatic aircraft, it also includes type rating and, base training (7 circuits).
Criteria for entry into the ACPP program
- Minimum age of 18 years may be further be specified by the airline
- At least a high school diploma, or a certified copy of the highest level of education attained.
- ICAO English Proficiency – at least level 4 (CATC can provide additional training in English if required)
- Class 1 medical certificate (Medical 1) from an authorised medical centre
- An extract from a Register of Criminal Record, not older than three months, must be provided prior to joining.
- Successful completion of the initial screening procedure
The screening procedure for each ACPP program varies according to the requirements of the airline, however, there are the general parts that are included in each procedure:
- COMPASS test (Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System)
- Personality Profile Testing
- Written English language proficiency test
- Verification of knowledge of mathematics and physics (high school level)
- Flying aptitude test (in a simulator)
- Oral English language proficiency test
- Psychodiagnostics (individual and group)
- Final interview with the selection board