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

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

Becoming a Flight Instructor is a great way to increase and improve its own set of skills. More than a simple rating, it is a career and adds an important value to a pilot’s experience and curriculum. The Flight Instructor course allows a professional pilot to teach other pilots how to fly (additional rating such as the Instrument Rating instructor or the Class Rating Instructor are also available at BFS).

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

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 Belgian Flight School is providing a two day-Jet Orientation Course required by many companies before getting hired.
The Joc module is complementary of the MCC and consists in :

✈ 5 hours of theoretical classes
✈ 10 hours of A320 simulator ( 5 hours Pilot Flying + 5 hours Pilot non-flying).

The program takes place in our school at Charleroi Airport.
The price for a single pilot is 1650 € TVAC and 1100 € TVAC for each pilot in a group of two.

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 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 interview preparation covers, amongst other things, the following topics:

✈ Preparation and writing of a resume and a cover letter
✈ License issues
✈ What you should know and what you should master
✈ Interview techniques
✈ Attitude during an interview
✈ Importance of Body Language
✈ Etc.

The purpose of the Upset Recovery Course is to teach pilots how to handle emergency situations and unusual attitude in flight. The course includes 5 hours of pre and post flight briefing time, in order to review, explain and prepare all the manoeuvres that will be executed in flight.

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

The objective of this course is to prepare candidate-pilots for their airline interviews and simulator assessment the best way possible.
This course is provided by specialists in pilot assessment preparation and interview techniques.
The interview preparation covers, amongst other things, the following topics:

✈ Preparation and writing of a resume and a cover letter
✈ License issues
✈ What you should know and what you should master
✈ Interview techniques
✈ Attitude during an interview
✈ Importance of Body Language
✈ Etc.

The simulator preparation is done on an advanced fixed base 737NG simulator and covers all the aspects of a typical simulator assessment.
This course will be reserved to candidates having at least started the MCC course and will be organized on a regular basis!
The first course will be given on the 3rd of April 2015 Charleroi!
To register, fill in the registration form and send it back to us.
The course is limited to 12 participants.

Coming soon…
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 fulfill all the tasks related to the flight management.

✈ 25 hours ground course
✈ 20 hours A320 simulator

Whether you want to convert your FAA license into a EASA one, or if you want to convert your EASA licenses and ratings into FAA in order to increase your value within the worldwide airline industry, you can enroll our conversion programs.
The simulator training allows the instructors to reproduce plenty of training patterns.
From the engine failure to the bad weather conditions, we are able to cover lots of complex and emergency situations before getting onboard.

✈ Single engine piston generic simulator (Piper PA28)
✈ Multi engine piston generic simulator (Beechcraft Bonanza)
✈ Diamond DA42 simulator (IFR and procedure training)
✈ Airbus A320 simulator (MCC, JOC, interview preparation, After Care)

Before an interview, an exam or because the pilot feels the need to it. On simulator or in the airplane, the refresher courses are available.
Coming soon…

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