MODULAR TRAINING

Modular training is the perfect solution for students who want to complete their education gradually and get to the dream job in the cockpit at their own pace. Each module of the training is independent of others – eg. you can do the private licence this year and come to supplement it with your instrument and multi-engine ratings next year.

 

PPL(A)

A holder of a PPL(A) – Private Pilot Licence (Airplanes) – is authorized to carry out flights without remuneration as a pilot-in-command or co-pilot of aircraft or touring motogliders in non-commercial operations.

The training comprises two weeks of lectures from Monday to Friday and is done exclusively in English by Bartolini Air in-house instructors. The remaining part is completed as self-study sessions that can be done at home via e-Bart, our dedicated on-line e-learning platform.

The theoretical course includes the following subjects:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Planning & Performance
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communication

The practical course comprises 45 hours of flight time on a single-engine airplane in daytime and according to VFR (Visual Meteorological Rules), which basically means in fair weather conditions.

The training is completed in very modern aircraft equipped with Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) ie. glass cockpit. Ten of the forty five hours of the course are flown solo – i.e. there is no instructor on board and the student acts as Pilot in Command (PIC).

The final exam, called skill test, is performed on site by an examiner appointed by any EASA member state aviation authority chosen by the student.

A person applying for a PPL(A) licence must meet the following conditions:

  • not less than 16 years old at commencement of the ground school,
  • not less than 17 years old on the date of issue of the licence (in the case of minors the consent of both parents or guardians is also required),
  • have successfully completed at least secondary education or equivalent,
  • no criminal records,
  • obtain a medical certificate of at least Class II, issued by an aviation medical examiner. If you plan to continue with a CPL(A) licence, it is strongly advisable to apply for a Class I medical certificate before commencing your PPL(A) training in order to rule out any health conditions that could prevent you from becoming a professional pilot at the very start.

CPL(A)

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) entitles you to receive remuneration for performing duties as Pilot in Command of a single-pilot airplane or a co-pilot in commercial air transport. You can start your training if you already have a PPL(A) licence and have accumulated an appropriate number of hours as pilot-in-command (PIC). The course comprises ground school and flight training.

In order to start your CPL(A) flight training, the most common and practical solution is to complete an ATPL(A) theoretical course (link do ATPL) and pass all the ATPL(A) exams first. This will entitle you to start not only the CPL but also the IR (Instrument Rating) flight training course, which is necessary anyway.

Today’s industry expectations with regards to pilots’ knowledge and skills are very high. The ATPL(A) course itself (dictated by the regulations but not entirely practical) may be insufficient for you to be successful during job assessments organized by the most reputable airlines. That is why, Bartolini Air CPL(A) training standards require 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. This short 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.

Flight training for the Commercial Pilot Licence CPL(A) is completed at Lodz International Airport. From the very first flight, you will gain experience of a controlled aerodrome and you will be accompanied by jet traffic. Following CPL(A) training at Bartolini Air, you will never feel uncomfortable flying to a commercial airport. It will become your natural environment.

Our second base in Olsztyn Mazury International Airport is an opportunity for lovely cross country flights to the fantastic Mazurian lake district. And our fantastic, dedicated Olsztyn team will make you feel at home there!

The duration of the practical training depends on the ratings that you might already have. 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.
While most of the hours are accumulated in a single engine Tecnam P2008JC, we only use twin engine aircraft for the CPL(A) complex aircraft training in order to give you maximum experience in multi-engine aircraft handling. All of our twins are state of the art Tecnams P2006T, equipped with the legendary Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite, whilst the fleet of single-engine Tecnams P2008JC is equipped with the latest Garmin technology – the Garmin G3x Touch.

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 final skill test is performed on site by an examiner appointed by any EASA member state aviation authority chosen by the pilot.

In order to start a CPL(A) training the candidate must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Holding 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
  • Have not less than 18 years of age
  • Have at least a secondary education diploma
  • Hold a Class I medical certificate

Before the practical exam, the applicant shall also have at least:

  • 200 total flight hours
    and
  • 100 hours as pilot in command (PIC)

ATPL(A)

ATPL(A) (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) is a ground course required for any airline pilot, which also gives you credit for the theoretical courses required for the Commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating. The course is followed by theoretical exams organized by the aviation authorities of all EASA member states.

ATPL courses in Bartolini Air are organized in cooperation with the famous Bristol Ground School from the UK. The training comprises 78 hours in the classroom and 572 hours of self-study sessions using BGS training materials and our in-house e-Bart e-learing system.

During the lectures you have an opportunity to meet some of the best aviation professionals in Europe – experienced captains of airliners, corporate pilots and experts in particular fields.

IR(A)

An instrument rating allows a pilot to fly under Instrument flight rules (IFR), this means the pilot can fly inside clouds and in low visibility conditions without having to look outside, relying only on instrument readings to fly the aircraft. Most commercial flights are operated under IFR, as such this rating is a must for any commercial pilot.

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. This short 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.

Bartolini Air uses only twin engine planes for the IR(A) flight training in order to give you maximum experience in multi-engine aircraft handling. 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.

The practical training consists of two parts:

  • 30 hours of flight time in an FNPT II simulator
  • 15 flight hours of dual, instructed flight in a Tecnam P2006T
In order to start the IR(A) training in Bartolini Air the candidate must have:

  • A PPL(A) or CPL(A) Licence
  • EASA Medical Certificate Class 1 with no restrictions for IFR
  • Night VFR rating
  • Certificate of ATPL(A) ground school not older than 36 months
  • Over 50 hours of cross-country flights as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
  • English proficiency with a minimum ICAO level 4

MEP(L)

The redundancy offered by a second engine increases the safety flight but only if the pilot knows how to fly the aircraft with only one operative engine, which is associated with significant thrust asymmetry. Any airline or corporate jet pilot must be trained to handle an engine failure in a two-engine aircraft and be able to land safely.

The theoretical course consists of 10 hours of lectures delivered on two consecutive days. During that time 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.

The flight training course for a single-pilot multi-engine class rating is made of 6 hours and 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.

Bartolini Air uses the famous Tecnam P2006T aircraft for MEP(L) flight training. The aircraft has appreciable flying characteristics and is now considered the best trainer in its category by the majority of instructors. Our Tecnam aircraft are equipped with the legendary Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite.

In order to start the MEP(L) training the candidate is expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold at least PPL(A) licence
  • Have at least 70 hours of flight time as pilot-in command (PIC)
  • Hold a Class I medical certificate

VFR Night

In order to fly in VFR conditions between sunset and sunrise, the pilot must complete the Night VFR rating training. The night VFR rating is also a prerequisite for the commercial CPL(A) licence and the instrument rating.

 

The theoretical training comprises 4 hours of classes. During that time, our instructors will teach you the specificity of operating an aircraft at night in order to make your practical training a safe and satisfying experience.

The flight training is made up of 5 hours during which you will be trained to take-off, land and use conventional navigation in night conditions. There is no skill test required after this training.

The whole course is completed in one of the best and most modern single engine training aircraft – the Tecnam P2008JC. Our fleet of Tecnams P2008JC is exclusively equipped with the latest Garmin technology – the G3x Touch.

In order to start your VFR Night rating training with Bartolini Air, you will have to hold a PPL(A) licence and a valid class I medical.

MCC

Multi-Crew Cooperation training must be completed before getting type-rated in any aircraft requiring a multi-pilot crew (i.e any transport catetory jet). It’s a comprehensive course comprising the theory, procedures and actual multi-crew flight time in a fix-based training device.

25 hours of groundschool covering:
+ subjects including threat and error management, crew resource management, decision making, leadership and communication, use of checklists etc.
+ procedures and techniques to be used during practical training in the BAS 320 training device.
5 hours computer-based training on Airbus A320 systems preparing for the simulator training.

+ 28 hours of simulated flight in a 2-pilot crew (BAS 320 FNPTII fixed-base flight training device) strictly following standard operating procedures based on one of Europe’s leading airlines using a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
+ changing roles of Pilot Flying / Pilot Monitoring and Captain / First Officer
+ cockpit preparation, taxi, take-off, climb, instrument approaches, visual patterns, go-arounds
+ selected emergencies including an aborted take-off, engine failure at V1, windshear, electrical or hydraulic system failures, engine fire and emergency evacuation.

Instruction is provided by active airline pilots.

In order to start the MCC training the candidate must possess:
• PPL(A) or CPL(A) License
• IR(A) rating

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

The EASA regulations regarding UPRT are not yet in force, so we expect this course to be finalized and launched in the early 2020. Stay tuned.

Questions?

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