ATPL Theory only

Aeronautical expertise

ATPL Theory only

This course provides the theoretical knowledge to take the 14 partial exams to obtain the ATPL credit according to EASA. At the end of this course you will be equipped with the essential knowledge to be able to apply in combination with your flight experience for vacancies as a professional pilot. This training is also useful for a career in the aviation industry, such as working in flight operations or as a flight dispatcher.

Admission requirements for the ATPL Theory only course

  • Minimum age 18
  • Very good English language skills
  • Good reputation
  • no criminal record
  • Aviation Medical Certification Class 1 (including Instrument Rating check)
  • European passport, valid residence permit or student visa
  • Matura, Abitur, A levels or international High School diploma
  • Applicants with a trade degree must pass a written exam
  • PPL (A)

Course duration

As a rule, the course lasts 12 months.

Course content

During the ATPL theory training you will expand your already acquired theoretical knowledge and learn the theory that a commercial pilot needs to know. The ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) theory includes the following subjects:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge (Airframes & Systems / Powerplant / Electrics)
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass & Balance
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • VFR / IFR Communications

You study online with Boeing's proven eAcademy Training System BLS. After passing an online test, you will attend the classroom instruction in Wr. Neustadt (LOAN). Once you have completed the classroom of all subjects, you are eligible to take the EASA ATPL theory exams at the aviation authority.


You will receive a certificate confirming that you have completed the ATPL theory training according to EASA guidelines. This entitles you to take the ATPL Theory exam at any European aviation authority.

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