How do I become a commercial/airline pilot?
To be able to work as a commercial or airline pilot, it is necessary to obtain a commercial pilot license CPL and theoretical ATPL (Frozen ATPL). Once in possession of them you are able to fly for an airline. Eventually once the minimum flight experience is reached, you will receive your Unfrozen ATPL.
What qualifications do I need to become a pilot?
To begin training for the PPL and continue with the CPL licence you must be 17 years old, pass a Class 1 medical exam, and own a High school certificate or have attended vocational school.
Do I need a degree to become a pilot?
It is not required to have a university degree to obtain a CPL license. The 98% of Airlines just need someone that holds a CPL licence , IR & ME ratings and MCC course.
What is the first step to becoming a pilot?
Do lots of research in the matter, and be advised by professionals to make the best decision and be aware of the best option. In One Air we will be delighted to hear from you without any commitment.
Do different countries have different requirements for pilots?
Each country have their own regulations, Spain is under EASA (European Air Safety Agency) along with several other countries in the EU region. Nevertheless, all licences are issued following international standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and there are agreements to convert your licences between each ICAO member state.
Is Distance Learning Available?
Yes! It is available. It is necessary to note that the license is issued by the state and therefore once the school recommends you, you can take the exams in the facilities of the competent authority.
How much does it cost to become a commercial pilot?
It depends. Although we offer Modular Training which is more flexible both in work/life balance and payment methods. . You can check the pricing of our courses in our website or by contacting a training advisor.
How long does commercial pilot training last?
The average duration of the course is between 16 and 24 months, but it depends mainly on the work capacity of each individual. In One Air we design the courses to complete training in 16 months, but we are flexible to adapt to the needs of our students.
What are the medical requirements for commercial pilots?
The medical fitness up to a Class 1 Medical Certificate is required. You can check the requirements on the Spanish CAA website (AESA). Glasses are allowed within certain limits.
If I get my licence in Spain can I fly in other countries?
Of course you can. The Spanish License, within which is a European license is considered one of the most restrictive and therefore we can fly to different countries and even operate in them.
After I get my licence is there any further training required?
Yes, currently, all companies require the Multi Crew Coordination Course (MCC). Subsequently and depending on the company, it is necessary to carry out a type rating generally after the interview has been completed and the conditions are specific for each company. In One Air, include in the CPL course the MCC in our certified simulator ALX A320
Is there accommodation provided for the duration of the course?
For students who, because of their location, are not from Malaga and need accommodation during the course, the school offers a counselling service to help students find accommodation.
What extra cost is involved in the training?
The costs involving accommodation and commuting. The CPL course in One Air includes all costs of fees, uniforms, etc. necessary to complete the course.
Are there any guarantees of work after completing the training?
Currently the aviation sector is experiencing great growth and as forecasts are improving, it is a great moment. You can see the boeing Report
Will the weather slow down my training? Safety is our top priority, and thus our daily operation is heavily influenced by the weather. Fortunately, One Air operates mainly in Malaga international airport, as well as in La Axarquia ( the European south coast ). Operating in this area allows us to fly throughout the year, we take advantage of the bad weather days, for giving simulators sessions as much as possible. In this way we achieve that the periods set for the duration of the course are maintained.
What is the minimum age you have to be to become a commercial pilot?
You need to be 18 years old to be able to start the CPL course
What level of English is required to become a pilot?
Since 2008, It is mandatory for every professional pilot to speak English up to ICAO Level 4 standards. One Air is an approved centre to officially certify this requirement.
Is the training difficult?
No, There is a high percentage of success in our graduates, almost 100%. Most of the concepts are new for the students and it requires commitment. Although with interest and motivation you will be able to pursue your dreams.