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Integrated ATPL & CPP - Canada

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Integrated ATPL & Cadet Pilot Program – Canada

HATS (India) and AEROCADET (USA) have worked out one of the quickest and most affordable cadet pilot programs specially designed for Indian candidates. This is also the first program to be introduced in India which provides an opportunity to not only achieve a dual Commercial Pilot License (CPL) but also an Airline Transport Pilot License(ATPL) from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The total duration of the ground training, flight training, and the initial flight instructor internship are approximately 3 years.

All stages of flight training are conducted in Canada to a very high standard by an accredited flight academy. After the completion of the flight training phase, all students will be offered an opportunity to apply for the internship phase in order to work as flight instructors, which, in turn, will give them an opportunity to build additional flight time.

After pilots achieve 1500 hours of total flight time, students will be able to obtain their Transport Canada (ICAO-Canada) ATPL and apply for either airline pilot or ferry pilot internships. At the last stage, graduates will be provided permanent airline employment placement assistance service by our company with airlines such as Air India, IndiGo, Fly Dubai, Emirates, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, Air Asia, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Chinese Airlines, Air Hong Kong, Malaysian Airlines, Jet Star, Tiger Air and many more.

Key Features

• One and only program in India to offer Integrated ATPL.
• The modular structure of the program reduces the cost of training by 50% as compared to traditional Cadet Pilot Programs.
• Guaranteed employment for course graduates as per the terms of training.
• Opportunity to earn during the internship.
• Over 2500 hours total time with 1000 hours of jet time.
• Flight Instructor rating.

Eligibility

• Age – At least 16 years at the time of enrollment or by the commencement of the program.
• Secondary school certificate or equivalent diploma.
• Indian international passport, with at least 3 years remaining until expiration.
• Candidates must have cleared the IELTS Academic within the last two years with a minimum average score of 6.0 and no individual test score below 5.5.
• Candidates must qualify for the Transport Canada Category 1 medical. For the complete list of medical criteria and disqualifying conditions please refer here.
• Candidates must be free of any criminal record. In case of any previous travels to the US or Canada, candidates must be free of any visa violations, like illegal employment records or overstay.

License & Privileges

• Full and unrestricted Transport Canada and DGCA CPL & ATPL.
• Certified Flight Instructor Rating.
• Instrument Rating, single-engine & multi-engine.

Program Structure

 

Stages Duration Location
1 Enrollment Process/td> 1 week India
2 DGCA Ground School 3 months India
3 CPL and CFI Training 12-18 months Canada
4 Flight Instructor Internship 12-18 months Canada
5-A Canadian ATPL Exams 1 week Canada
5-B Optional DGCA License Conversion 3 weeks India
6-A Airline Pilot Internship 12-18 months Canada
6-B Ferry Pilot Internship 12-18 Months Hong Kong
7 Airline Placement India / World

Stages

1. ENROLLMENT

1A. The enrollment process begins by registering for the Online Entrance Test designed to carry out a psychometric, cognitive, and aptitude assessment. No separate preparation is required for the exam. Candidates will receive instructions over email within 48 hours of enrolling for the entrance examination.

FPAP-IND-C Entrance Exam Registration

1B. Once candidates successfully qualify for the stage 1A, they will be interviewed either via Video call or at one of our centers at Mumbai, Hyderabad, or Delhi.

1C. After the interview recommended candidates will be required to complete the enrollment application and provide necessary documents for initial consideration. Once all the requirements are satisfactorily met, the candidate will be provided with the training Agreement for acceptance and allocated a date, to begin with, ground classes.

2. DGCA GROUND SCHOOL

To ensure that candidates have a varied spectrum of domestic and international airline employment opportunities, they are required to appear and clear DGCA (ICAO India) theoretical CPL exams before proceeding for flight training. Classes will be conducted by Hercules Aviation Training School (HATS). The same classes will suffice for appearing for DGCA ATPL exams. However, additional assistance will be provided to enrolled candidates, after completion of flying training in Canada.

* Click here to download the sample agreement.

1. DGCA Ground School

To ensure that candidates have a varied spectrum of domestic and international airline employment opportunities, they are required to appear and clear DGCA (ICAO India) theoretical CPL exams before proceeding for flight training. Classes will be conducted by Hercules Aviation Training School (HATS). The same classes will suffice for appearing for DGCA ATPL exams. However, additional assistance will be provided to enrolled candidates, after completion of flying training in Canada.

2. CPL and CFI Training

Upon clearing DGCA examinations, the candidate will receive a Canadian Student Visa. The total duration of the flight training and the initial flight instructor internship is approximately 3.5 years. All stages of flight training are conducted in Canada maintaining the same high standards exclusive to HATS by an accredited flight academy. After the completion of the flight training phase, all students will be offered an opportunity to apply for an internship as flight instructors, which, in turn, will give them an opportunity to build additional flight time.

Students will progress from zero experience level to CAA (ICAO-Canada) Private, Commercial, and Flight Instructor licenses. All licenses will have Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. Training will be conducted by Toronto Airways Canadian Flight Academy.

Note: Students are required to convert the Canadian CPL to DGCA CPL. Candidates can do so at any given point after acquiring the Canadian CPL.

3. Flight Instructor Internship

As a fully qualified Transport Canada (ICAO) Flight Instructor, the student will be offered the opportunity to apply for an internship as a Flight Instructor with a Canadian FTP under the Intern Abroad Program. As a Flight Instructor, students can gain approximately 1500 hours of flight time. Consecutively, Flight Instructors will be issued a work permit as per the C-43 Provision upon fulfilling either one of the following criteria:

• Flying academy and successfully obtained a Canadian CPL.
• The applicant is in the process of obtaining or has obtained an Instructor rating and has been offered employment as a Flight Instructor from a flying training school.

Applicants while awaiting work permit approval are permitted to work full time (i.e. more than 30 hours a week) under the separate provision.
In the rare event that a student does not fulfill the required minimum academic performance standards, or violates minimum safety standards, the student will skip stages 4 & 5, and proceed directly to stage 6B.

5A. Canadian ATPL

Aerocadet will provide students with the necessary opportunity to fulfill the criteria for obtaining a full Canadian (ICAO) ATPL. Following are the criteria:

• 1500 total Flight Hours, including 250 PIC, 100 PIC Cross Country, 100 Night, and 25 Night Cross Country PIC, and 75 Hours of Instrument Flying.
• Successful clearance of a 2 Part Written Exam.

No practical exam (check-rides) required for the issue of TC ATPL.

5B. Indian ATPL

Upon reaching this stage, students have the option of converting their Canadian license to an Indian flying license. The conversion process becomes much easier for students who have already attended Ground Classes with Hercules Aviation Training School (HATS). The student is required to clear DGCA ATPL theoretical exams in order to convert the TC ATPL to DGCA ATPL.

5.  6A. Airline Pilot Internship

Under the Canadian Experience Class immigration program, Qualified pilots will be given the opportunity to obtain employment permits in Canada and apply for employment as First Officers in regional Canadian Airlines, like Jazz and Westjet. As the required documentation is minimal, Canadian Experience Class applications are processed quickly, often within three to four months.

6B. International Ferry Pilot Internship

In the unlikely event that a student fails to obtain a work permit in Canada, employment is offered with our Honk Kong partner Global Air Holdings as an international ferry pilot. As a charter pilot, the position requires repositioning 1-2 aircraft flights per month from various destinations around the world to the United States using the D-type crew visa. The company will provide all the necessary training and visa support. Applicants will be able to build over 500 hours of valuable international cross-country flight time on various types of light piston and turbine aircraft with MTOW below 7500kg.

Accommodation

Accommodation in India

HATS will provide accommodation in India to enrolled students for the period of completing Ground Classes. The cost of accommodation will vary depending upon single occupancy or double sharing or triple sharing.

Accommodation in Canada

The cost of 6 Months of shared campus accommodation is included in the base program cost as students are mandatorily required to stay at the FTP campus. Additionally, Aerocadet will provide standard shared accommodation for the rest of the 12 months at an additional cost of $375 USD per month. Students can opt for the entire 18 months of stay at a total cost of $6750 USD at the time of enrolling for the program.

Fee Structure

The base cost of the FPAP-IND cadet Program = $69500 USD

The Base fees Include.
• 3 months DGCA ground school
• TC to DGCA license conversion
• 6 months of campus accommodation
• HATS and Aerocadet administrative and consulting support
• Canadian Student Visa support
• Canada CPL, CFI, ATPL licenses
• DGCA ATPL License
• Canadian internship
• Hong Kong internship
• Canadian visa consulting & prep
• Employment Recommendation letters
• India airline placement
• International Airline Placement

Additional Services Provider Cost
India Accommodation HATS, India
Additional accommodation for 12 months (USD) Aerocadet $5,000.00

Payment Schedule

Students are not required to pay for the entire flight training program in advance. However, they need to adhere to the pre-structured payment schedule:

Enrollment deposit must be paid via bank transfer or credit card, any time before the hard deadline of class enrollment date (hard deadline is 30 days prior to stipulated class start date. Enrollment deposit is included in the total cost of training program. It includes security deposit and third-party fees. $12100.00
First installment after arrival in Canada $20000.00
After that, students must maintain a balance of $5000 in their student account. The balance must be replenished monthly. Students have an option to negotiate payment amounts and their frequency with the school administration after arrival in the United States. Estimated monthly replenishment amount is: $5000.00

* Fee structure is subjected to change if the student exceeds the training hours or due to operational requirements.

Program Partners

Support

• DGCA Computer Number
• Medical Examination
• Accommodation
• License Conversion
• Documents for Loan Support

Key Features

1. Most of the cadet pilot programs in India are priced between INR 90 lac to INR 1.2 Cr. However, we have been able to bring down the entire cost of training to INR 46.5 lac (excluding DGCA license conversion flying training)* and INR 49.5 lac (including DGCA license conversion flying training)*

* Fee structure is subjected to change if the student exceeds the training hours or due to operational requirements.

2. This program is also the first of its kind to provide not only a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) but also an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)*.
3. Guaranteed employment for graduates.
4. Over 2500 hours total time with 1000 hours of jet time.
5. Opportunity to earn during the internship.
6. Flight instructor license.

FAQ's

Q. I studied in an English medium school throughout. Do I still need to take TOEFL or IELTS?
A. Yes, if you are an Indian citizen, you need to. Even if you have spent all your life speaking English and studying in an English medium school.

Q. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree. Do I still need to show my certificate of secondary education?
A. Yes, you do. Certificate of secondary education is mandatory.

Q. Can I enroll with a high school diploma even if I have low grades in Physics and Mathematics?
A. Yes. You do not require high grades, just a completion certificate of secondary education.

Q. I have an ICAO-4 certificate. Do I still need to take an English test, such as TOEFL or IELTS?
A. Yes, it is required. As you are enrolling for an ACADEMIC program, it is mandatory to clear an academic English test. Just an ICAO certification is not sufficient to enroll in this program.