Overview

The Elite Pathways Programme is our integrated, full time EASA pilot training course.

Designed to take you from no aviation experience (ab-initio) to qualified commercial pilot with a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence, on graduation you will be ready to begin your new career.

We offer EASA accredited pilot training at our purpose-built academies at London Oxford Airport, UK and Huesca – Pirineos Airport, Spain. Created in consultation with leading airlines, the course syllabus covers the rigorous technical requirements of pilot training, but also includes personal and professional development at every stage of the process.

Our modern facilities are designed to offer everything needed for great achievements and an outstanding training experience.

  • Garmin 1000 equipped DA40/42 aircraft fleet.
  • Purpose-built classrooms, study areas and computer labs.
  • Spacious common rooms and kitchen facilities.
  • Small group teaching with a friendly atmosphere.
  • Experienced instructors and training staff.
  • Accommodation included in your programme cost.
  • Dedicated student support team.
  • Superb variety of adventure and leisure activities.

In one complete and fully inclusive course, the EPP equips you with everything you need to become a highly skilled, knowledgeable and employable airline pilot.

Our integrated EPP is the performance-guaranteed fast track that takes you from new trainee to airline-ready commercial pilot.

Contact our Admissions team to begin your journey

Selection

Applicants are invited to attend a selection day at London Oxford Airport or any Airways Aviation CREW Assessment Centre (visit airwaysaviation.com for a list of global locations). This allows you to see the facilities, meet the team and to take an assessment to determine your suitability for a career as an airline pilot. The selection day involves a computer-based COMPASS assessment and an interview.

Successful completion earns you a place on the EPP plus a performance-guarantee, which allows you to begin your Airways Aviation training programme with full peace of mind.

UNITED KINGDOM
1 DAY

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge + Airline Preparation

The integrated course begins with the theory that underpins an Airline Transport Pilot Licence. You will study 14 subjects, such as Air Law, Aircraft Performance and Instrumentation, in two phases, with exams at the end of both phases.

At Airways Aviation, the learning environment is designed for optimal results: light, modern classrooms, equipped with Apple TV; and small group teaching for maximum individual attention. Alongside the theory, you will participate in developmental training delivered by current airline pilots. This will help you gain a greater understanding of life as an airline pilot and key airline pilot competencies.

UNITED KINGDOM
30 WEEKS

Initial Pilot Training + Airline Preparation

With 14 ATPL exam passes in the (flight) bag, you will progress to flight training at our state of the art academy with new, on-site accommodation in Huesca. The skies of northern Spain offer pilot friendly flying conditions while Huesca’s light air traffic and long runway mean your initial flight training gets off to a confident start.

Experienced instructors will teach you to fly on our fleet of Garmin 1000 (glass cockpit) equipped DA40 aircraft and you will complete 128 hours of single-engine training, before moving on to undertake a further 14.5 hours of multi-engine flying in our DA42 aircraft and FNPTII simulator. Your Airline Preparation also continues, with teaching on subjects such as threat and error management, safety management systems, workload management and lifestyle training.

SPAIN
20 WEEKS

Advanced Flight Training + Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) + Airline Preparation

Returning to Oxford, UK, advanced flight training begins in the unique environment of a fully equipped international airport. Flying at our Oxford Academy gives you the skills and experience required to become a fully qualified commercial pilot. You will gain further experience of flying the twin-engine, glass cockpit DA42, undertake additional FNPTII simulator training and learn to fly in instrument conditions. You will also complete UPRT to develop your flying skills to the highest level.

At the end of this stage, you will have a minimum of 196.5 hours in your logbook and be commercially qualified. Once flight training is complete, you will begin the final stage of Airline Preparation. Our experts will prepare you for airline assessment success with practical support for interviews, group exercises and job applications.

UNITED KINGDOM
9 WEEKS

Multi-Pilot Foundation Jet Course

The Multi-Pilot Foundation Jet Course is the ultimate preparation for your first airline application. The knowledge and skills gained during your training will come together in an airline training setting as you learn to operate as a professional airline pilot. You will undertake 30 days of intensive Multi-Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation training, completing your training in the Netherlands with our expert partner, EPST. This will include 48 hours of flying time on an A320 or B737 fixed base simulator.

NETHERLANDS
6 WEEKS

Stage 1

Selection

Applicants are invited to attend a selection day at London Oxford Airport or any Airways Aviation CREW Assessment Centre (visit airwaysaviation.com for a list of global locations). This allows you to see the facilities, meet the team and to take an assessment to determine your suitability for a career as an airline pilot. The selection day involves a computer-based COMPASS assessment and an interview.

Successful completion earns you a place on the EPP plus a performance-guarantee, which allows you to begin your Airways Aviation training programme with full peace of mind.

UNITED KINGDOM
1 DAY

Stage 2

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge + Airline Preparation

The integrated course begins with the theory that underpins an Airline Transport Pilot Licence. You will study 14 subjects, such as Air Law, Aircraft Performance and Instrumentation, in two phases, with exams at the end of both phases.

At Airways Aviation, the learning environment is designed for optimal results: light, modern classrooms, equipped with Apple TV; and small group teaching for maximum individual attention. Alongside the theory, you will participate in developmental training delivered by current airline pilots. This will help you gain a greater understanding of life as an airline pilot and key airline pilot competencies.

UNITED KINGDOM
30 WEEKS

Stage 3

Initial Pilot Training + Airline Preparation

With 14 ATPL exam passes in the (flight) bag, you will progress to flight training at our state of the art academy with new, on-site accommodation in Huesca. The skies of northern Spain offer pilot friendly flying conditions while Huesca’s light air traffic and long runway mean your initial flight training gets off to a confident start.

Experienced instructors will teach you to fly on our fleet of Garmin 1000 (glass cockpit) equipped DA40 aircraft and you will complete 128 hours of single-engine training, before moving on to undertake a further 14.5 hours of multi-engine flying in our DA42 aircraft and FNPTII simulator. Your Airline Preparation also continues, with teaching on subjects such as threat and error management, safety management systems, workload management and lifestyle training.

SPAIN
20 WEEKS

Stage 4

Advanced Flight Training + Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) + Airline Preparation

Returning to Oxford, UK, advanced flight training begins in the unique environment of a fully equipped international airport. Flying at our Oxford Academy gives you the skills and experience required to become a fully qualified commercial pilot. You will gain further experience of flying the twin-engine, glass cockpit DA42, undertake additional FNPTII simulator training and learn to fly in instrument conditions. You will also complete UPRT to develop your flying skills to the highest level.

At the end of this stage, you will have a minimum of 196.5 hours in your logbook and be commercially qualified. Once flight training is complete, you will begin the final stage of Airline Preparation. Our experts will prepare you for airline assessment success with practical support for interviews, group exercises and job applications.

UNITED KINGDOM
9 WEEKS

Stage 5

Multi-Pilot Foundation Jet Course

The Multi-Pilot Foundation Jet Course is the ultimate preparation for your first airline application. The knowledge and skills gained during your training will come together in an airline training setting as you learn to operate as a professional airline pilot. You will undertake 30 days of intensive Multi-Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation training, completing your training in the Netherlands with our expert partner, EPST. This will include 48 hours of flying time on an A320 or B737 fixed base simulator.

NETHERLANDS
6 WEEKS

Duration

65 weeks full time

Entry Requirements

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have a right to study in the UK other than on a Tier 4 visa
  • hold a minimum of 5 x GCSEs (or equivalent); successful completion of English, maths and science is desirable
  • be fluent in English
  • produce a CRC (Criminal Record Check) basic disclosure certificate before commencing training
  • be a minimum height of 5’2 (157 cm), maximum height of 6’5” (196 cm)
  • hold a UK EASA Class 1 medical without restrictions
  • in addition, international students should be able to demonstrate English language proficiency with a pass in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall grade of 5.5 or equivalent

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