As one of world’s leading flight training organisations, at FTEJerez we are privileged to train some of the most talented individuals from all over the world. Training excellence is in the details and is at the heart of everything we do. FTEJerez cadets are not just prepared for a first airline position with a leading airline, but are indeed trained to be future captains.
The FTEJerez Airline First Officer Programme is a residential, integrated course taking students with little or no previous flying experience to the beginning of a career as an airline pilot. It carries EASA-FCL approval for the issue of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence/Instrument Rating (CPL/IR), with ATPL theory and MCC/JOC to EASA Integrated ATPL standard (sometimes called Frozen ATPL).
A candidate must be at least 18 years of age to commence ATPL (A) training at FTEJerez.
The integrated course is intense and demanding. In order to cope with the breadth and speed of delivery of the course, candidates need to be capable in Mathematics, English and Science based subjects. A minimum of five GCSE passes at level C or above (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics, and at least one science subject is necessary. Although not essential, Physics is highly desirable.
Instruction and all ground school exams are in English and of a technical nature. Sufficient written and oral English language is a prerequisite.
Furthermore, in accordance with ICAO Language Proficiency requirements, Pilots who use English in R/T communication on international routes must be assessed as ICAO English Language Level 4 (Operational) or above. This must be confirmed by successful completion of an airline industry approved test.
FTEJerez is able to provide an English language assessment as part of the selection process to ensure that students have the required level of English for all elements of flight training. Intensive Aviation English Courses are also available at FTEJerez for those students who might require them.
Airline Captains of tomorrow require a unique skill-set, which is a combination of excellent technical skills, good airmanship and managerial talent. Our pilot assessment is designed to discover your airline captaincy potential and to see if you have the talent and motivation to become an FTEJerez cadet. Our assessments take two days and are free of charge. During both days, experienced senior instructors will identify talents and assess your performance in Mathematics, Physics, Numerical reasoning, Verbal reasoning, PILAPT (Hand-Eye co-ordination test), a personal interview and a final debrief.
Successful completion of the aptitude testing is compulsory for entry to FTEJerez.
In addition, FTEJerez is able to provide assistance with a full pilot selection programme, which can be tailored to the specific requirements of any airline.
An EASA Class 1 medical is required to commence training, but we recommend you that you liaise with FTEJerez in advance.
With the introduction of EASA, new regulations will require a pilot's licence to be issued by the EASA state where the initial Class 1 medical was performed. This means that anyone wishing to hold a licence issued by the UK must do their initial medical at Gatwick.
FTEJerez is approved under the UK CAA and has a well-established system for licence application which normally takes a few days. With other authorities, however, there can be a wait of up to 3 months for licence issue and you cannot start a type rating until you receive the licence. FTEJerez cannot take any responsibility for delays in licence issue due to initial medicals issued by EASA countries other than the UK.
It is also suggested that you make an appointment well in advance and be prepared for a full day of testing.
You can contact the CAA medical unit as follows:
Phone: 00 44 1293 573 682, or
Or read their requirements here
Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Previous Flying Experience
A lower cost syllabus, with a reduction of up to 20 hours solo single engine flying, is offered to students holding a PPL. This alternative syllabus is only available subject to confirmation by FTEJerez´s CFI. If you hold a PPL and want further information about the possibility of selecting this option you should seek details of eligibity from FTEJerez.
· Single Engine - 120 hours - Warrior PA28
· Twin Engine - 31.3 hours - Seneca III PA34
· Training Device - 8 hours - (FRASCA 141)
· Training Device - 40 hours - (FNPT2)
· Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Course (JOC) - 36 hours - (B737-800 STD 2A/3A)
· Ground school - Approximately 800 hours of classroom instruction
· Career Development Service and Threat and Error management (TEM)
The journey to becoming a professional airline pilot at FTEJerez is not just about flying. Straight from the first week of ground-school, you will be put in a mindset of a pilot and will start thinking like an airline pilot. In addition to the ATPL training, you will also be given instruction in other key areas, not covered by the EASA syllabus. Through state-of-the-art training within the areas of CRM, Assertiveness, Flightdeck Management and Threat & Error Management will become a second nature to you. It will not only help to start your airline career with flying colours, but offers a lifelong skill-set that is unique in the market and will make you stand out during your entire career.
With course sizes limited to a maximum of 14 students, FTEJerez is able to deliver very personal attention to the individual needs of each customer. Courses begin most months of the year in order to provide additional flexibility of choice. Other highlights include the following.
· No previous flying experience necessary
· Full accommodation and meals included
· Excellent local weather plus cultural and leisure facilities
· Course duration typically 62 weeks, and
· Upset recovery training (URT) available on request
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· Friday 29 March 2013
· Friday 26 April 2013
· Friday 31 May 2013
· Friday 28 June 2013
· Friday 26 July 2013
· Friday 16 August 2013
· Friday 13 September 2013
· Friday 11 October 2013
· Friday 15 November 2013