Modular Flight Plan

PPL is an European license, dedicated for leisure purpose only. It allows you to fly under visual flight rules. You can even bring passengers with you !

Candidates will learn how to fly an airplane, from takeoff to landing, across the country and across borders. This module includes ground courses (+/- 100 hours), given 3 evenings per week and flight training.The flight training program itself is divided into three phases.

1. Core phase (general flying). Candidates will learn the basic flight manoeuvres of an aeroplane (climbs, descents, turns, stalls, acceleration, deceleration,…)

2. Circuits (Touch & go’s). During this phase, candidates will learn how to takeoff and how to land an aeroplane (in many different conditions). They will also learn basic radio-communication procedures. The first solo flights are performed during this phase

3. Cross-country (navigations). This phase will teach candidates how to prepare and fly from point A to point B with ground visual references. First with an instructor and then solo.

« Distance learning » course is also available in French.

✈ 45 hours of flights
✈ 129 hours of ground courses

Once candidates get their PPL license, they are allowed to start the Night Training course. The aim of this module is to teach them how to fly under visual references, by night. This module is used as an introduction to the Instrument Rating course that will follow. Candidates will start to use the airplane instruments as reference.

✈ 5 hours of night flights
✈ 7 hours of ground courses

In order to start the Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot License modules, candidates will need a certain amount of flight hours. Gaining this flight experience (+/- 100 hours) goes through a period during which each candidate will fly as Pilot In Command on the school’s airplanes. With or without passengers, it is a great opportunity for candidates to discover the European skies and landscapes !

The ATPL ground courses are the intensive 8 month theoritical courses to become a professional pilot. 14 subjects will be covered during this period. We provide you with the culture and knowledge required in all the areas that an airline pilot has to deal with.

✈ Brush-up courses in maths & physics
✈ 768 hours of ATPL ground courses
✈ Official written exams at the BCAA
✈ 6 hours of Long Briefing
✈ 2 hours of simulator
✈ Observation flights

Candidates will now fly on an airplane which is heavier, faster, more complex and redundant, requiring much more anticipation and situational awareness. Today, all the commercial flights performed in Europe are done in multi engine aeroplanes. It is also our goal to teach candidates all the emergency procedures used in commercial aircraft.

✈ 14 hours of ground courses
✈ 6 hours of flight on the DA42

The Instrument Rating training is probably the most challenging module of the complete Modular Airline Pilot program. Indeed, from that point, candidates will have to learn how to fly from takeoff to landing with sole reference to the instruments mounted in the cockpit! The IR module is especially focused on the use of very specific departure – en route – arrival and approach procedures, all of this in poor weather conditions. The Instrument Rating module is divided in two phases:

✈ 40 hours simulator Training
✈ 15 hours Flight Training on DA42

The goal of the CPL module is to provide candidates with the techniques, methods, philosophy and procedures used by professional pilots. By increasing the quality and precision of flight manoeuvres, candidates will learn how to act and react against specific situations and requests.

✈ 15 hours of flight on the DA42

Finally, candidates will end up the program with the Multi Crew Coordination course. So far, they have learned how to fly an aeroplane on their own, in different situations and conditions. The purpose of the MCC course is to learn how to work in a multi crew environment. In today’s flight decks, there are always at least two pilots, working together to ensure the good and safe conduct of the flight. Modern jets have become extremely complex and powerful; therefore, it is extremely important to work as a team to fulfil all the tasks related to the conduct of the flight management.

Upon completion of this program, candidates will meet the minimum requirements established by the industry, in order to apply for a job as first officer with almost any airline.

✈ 20 hours simulator training
✈ 30 hours ground courses

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The high cost of airline pilot training is often a barrier to many talented, deserving and motivated candidates.

To make this training and the job as accessible as possible, BFS works with BELFIUS bank to offer tailored financing solutions.
Financing available have been specially developed to help you start your training in the best conditions possible.

For more information on the solutions available, do not wait and contact the specialized agencie.

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