Modular packages are products for students with some aviation experience and a licence. By combining a few different training modules in an optimized way they offer the quickest possible progress towards the ultimate objective of an airline job. The modular packages are also perfect for those seeking a job in the General Aviation sector.
HOUR BUILDING PACKAGES
In order to fulfil the legal prerequisites for further stages of training (CPL, IR etc.), and very often also to satisfy the requirements set by airlines with regards to minimum experience a pilot needs to accumulate a certain number of flight hours (total time or as PIC). At Bartolini Air you can build this experience effectively and safely – fly our modern, well equipped aircraft with the support of Bartolini Air operations team and instructors.
If you don’t have any experience of the Polish airspace, if you feel the weather conditions in Poland may be a challenge for you or you are a little bit afraid of operating in the controlled airspace of a commercial airport, do not worry. We have created a special ground course taking just two days in order to give you all the necessary information. The training is tailor made for pilots from other countries willing to start flying in Poland. It is a thorough introduction to commercial aviation that will allow you to safely and efficiently operate out of Łódź International Airport, with Bartolini Air fleet and according to our internal procedures.
Time building at Bartolini Air is designed to give you the freedom of solo flights and at the same time the support of our organization to make your flights safe.
You can count on the constant support of our dedicated operations team. Should you need to book an aircraft, organize refueling at your destination airport or simply handle some additional paperwork, our staff is here to help. For you solo flights you can freely choose your destination from a list of tens of aerodromes available in Poland or the neighboring countries. You will prepare your flight like a real commercial pilot supported by a team of dispatchers.
If you want to practice more advanced maneuvers or fly to a more demanding airfield, we will provide one of our instructors to train you both theoretically and practically, so that your flight is not only pleasant and safe but also improves your skills.
For your time building, enjoy the safety, astonishing performance and state-of-the-art avionics of our brand new fleet of Tecnams P2008JC fully equipped with the latest Garmin technology – the Garmin G3x Touch.
- Undertake familiarization training in the Tecnam P2008JC, unless you are already familiar with this aircraft variant and you have sufficient experience in it.
- For pilots familiar with the Tecnam P2008JC, undertake any necessary differences training and pass a check ride with a Bartolini Air instructor.
- Participate in our 2-day introduction class, unless you have sufficient experience of Bartolini Air internal procedures and a thorough knowledge of the Polish airspace and local regulations.
- Have a Class I medical certificate
CPL MEP(L) IR(A)
In order to start flying a multi-engine aircraft under IFR each pilot must hold at least a CPL(A) commercial licence, MEP(L) multi-engine class rating as well as an IR(A) instrument rating. You may choose to acquire each of these ratings separately but it is more effective and economical to combine your CPL(A), MEP(L) and IR(A) training in one package. It generates savings both in terms of time and funds.
The ground training begins with a two-day Introduction course. If you don’t have any experience of the Polish airspace, if you feel the weather conditions in Poland may be a challenge for you or you are a little bit afraid of operating in the controlled airspace of a commercial airport, do not worry. We have created a special ground course taking just two days in order to give you all the necessary information. The training is tailor made for pilots from other countries willing to start flying in Poland. It is a thorough introduction to commercial aviation that will allow you to safely and efficiently operate out of Łódź International Airport, with Bartolini Air fleet and according to our internal procedures.
During the next two days you will be familiarized with the complexity of twin-engine aircraft equipment as well as engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques. For students yet unfamiliar with EFIS (glass-cockpit) aircraft, the lecture will also be an opportunity to be trained on the use, specifics and advantages of modern flight avionics.
The ground course is followed by an in-house written exam.
On the fifth day of the ground school we deliver refresher training of the basics of maths and physics. The objective is to help you have a better understanding of the aviation fundamentals. A professional pilot needs to have a basic understanding of the forces acting on the aircraft and know how to make some quick calculations of distances, speeds, rates of descent etc.. Our maths and physics course is all about that.
Formally the ATPL(A) ground course satisfies the requirements for IR (A) theoretical training.
However, this training – dictated by the regulations and scope of the exams organized by EASA member states – does not have enough focus on the practical aspects of instrument flying and it may not be enough for you to be successful during job assessments organized by the most reputable airlines.
That is why Bartolini Air training standards require CPL and IR students to complete an additional, tailor-made ground course called IR/CPL PREP COURSE. The training is based on our instructor team’s many years of experience in air transport operations. This four-day course demonstrates how to apply aviation regulations and operating procedures in practice, and how to appropriately prepare and carry out a typical commercial flight, including to some of the world’s largest and most demanding airports. The course also fulfils the ground training requirements for the IR PBN (Performance Based Navigation) endorsement.
The above package of ground training will prepare you for an airline job like no other by equipping you with all the necessary knowledge that today’s aviation industry is actually looking for.
The practical training starts with 6 hours of the MEP(L) course, which includes 2,5 hours of dual flight instruction under normal conditions and 3,5 hours of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques.
The second stage is a combination of CPL(A) and IR(A) training. The duration of the CPL(A) stage depends on the ratings that you already possess. If you start the training with a PPL(A) licence but no other ratings, you will first need to obtain a VFR Night rating. Having your PPL(A) and VFR Night rating in the licence, you will have to complete 15 hours of flight training including 5 hours in a so-called complex airplane and 10 hours of instrument time. A complex aircraft must be equipped with retractable landing gear, a variable pitch propeller and at least 4 seats. If you already possess a PPL(A) with an Instrument Rating, then the CPL training will be limited to 15 hours of flight time, 5 of which will be done in a complex airplane.
Bartolini Air uses only twin engines planes for the IR(A) flight training in order to give you maximum experience in multi-engine aircraft handling. It comprises 30 flight hours in an FNPT II simulator and 15 flight hours of dual, instructed flight in a Tecnam P2006T. All our twins are state of the art, Tecnam P2006T planes equipped with the legendary Garmin G1000 NXi avionic suite – fully approved for Performance Based Navigation (including SBAS-supported LPV approaches). The simulator training is completed on FNPTII devices perfectly reflecting the Tecnam cockpit environment and flight characteristics. Our Tecnam P2008JC fleet (the non-complex single-engine aircraft used for VFR-night and basic CPL training) is fully equipped with the latest Garmin technology – the Garmin G3x Touch.
The whole course culminates in two exams performed on site by an examiner appointed by any EASA member state aviation authority chosen by the student. One exam combines the CPL(A) and the MEP(L) skill test while the second is dedicated to the IR(A) rating. Thanks to the exam combination, you save time, money and avoid additional stress.
Nothing is left to luck at Bartolini Air. We use the world’s best training aircraft currently in production and we give you the best instructors to train you in a perfect commercial aerodrome environment.
The requirements for the CPL MEP(L) IR(A) course are the same as for the respective ratings:
- Hold a PPL(A) licence
- Have accomplished at least 150 hours of total flight time
- Have completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC, including a flight of at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes shall be made
- Have completed the ATPL(A) theoretical training and passed all the related exams, not earlier than 36 months before the skill test
- Have not less than 18 years of age
- Have at least a secondary education diploma
- Hold a Class I medical certificate with no restrictions for IFR
- Hold a Night VFR rating
- Have accomplished over 50 hours of Cross-country flight as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
- Have passed the English ICAO proficiency exam for a minimum level 4
- Before the skill test, the applicant shall also have at least: 200 total flight hours and 100 hours as pilot in command (PIC)
A Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) – FI(A) – is a person entitled to conduct flight training – at the beginning just in single-engine aircraft. A flight instructor may also have additional privileges, like to train commercial pilots (so called FI CPL), instructors (FI FI), multiengine pilots (FI MEP), train pilots for the instrument rating (FI IR) or multi-crew cooperation (MCCI).
Becoming a flight instructor is an exciting opportunity and a natural step before becoming an airline pilot. It makes you fly very intensively and quickly gain enormous experience and aviation expertise. Pilots with an FI background are highly appreciated by airlines for both their flight and decision-making skills. Many of them are quickly promoted to the left seat and offered type ratings in larger aircraft.
Before commencing the FI(A) training you take part in a 30-minute initial qualification test flight which checks your capabilities and skills as a future instructor. A positive result of the test entitles you to start the actual course, which comprises 125 hours of ground school and 30 hours of flight training. One full flight hour is spent on intensive unusual attitude training in an aerobatic or utility category aircraft. The training ends with a skill test taken on site with an examiner appointed by any EASA member state aviation authority chosen by the pilot.
With more experience, you may apply and be trained for the following additional instructor ratings:
- FI CPL(A) – which entitles you to train commercial pilots
- FI MEP – which entitles you to train multi-engine aircraft pilots
- FI IR(A) – which entitles you to train pilots for the instrument rating
- FI FI(A) – which entitles you to train flight instructors
- MCCI – which entitles you to conduct the multi-crew cooperation course for commercial pilots.
- To hold a CPL(A) licence
- Have at least 30 hours on single-engine piston airplanes, of which at least 5 hours must be earned during the six months immediately preceding the initial test flight
- During the six months preceding the commencement of the training pass an initial practical qualification test flight.
- Have at least 18 years of age on completion of training.