As one of world’s leading flight training organisations, at FTEJerez we are privileged to train some of the most talented individuals from all over the world. Training excellence is in the details and is at the heart of everything we do. FTEJerez cadets are not just prepared for a first airline position with a leading airline, but are indeed trained to be future captains.
The FTEJerez Airline First Officer Programme is a residential, integrated course taking students with little or no previous flying experience to the beginning of a career as an airline pilot. It carries EASA-FCL approval for the issue of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence/Instrument Rating (CPL/IR), with ATPL theory and MCC/JOC to EASA Integrated ATPL standard (sometimes called Frozen ATPL).
A candidate must be at least 18 years of age to commence ATPL (A) training at FTEJerez.
The integrated course is intense and demanding. In order to cope with the breadth and speed of delivery of the course, candidates need to be capable in Mathematics, English and Science based subjects. A minimum of five GCSE passes at level C or above (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics, and at least one science subject is necessary. Although not essential, Physics is highly desirable.
Instruction and all ground school exams are in English and of a technical nature. Sufficient written and oral English language is a prerequisite.
Furthermore, in accordance with ICAO Language Proficiency requirements, Pilots who use English in R/T communication on international routes must be assessed as ICAO English Language Level 4 (Operational) or above. This must be confirmed by successful completion of an airline industry approved test.
FTEJerez is able to provide an English language assessment as part of the selection process to ensure that students have the required level of English for all elements of flight training. Intensive Aviation English Courses are also available at FTEJerez for those students who might require them.
Airline Captains of tomorrow require a unique skill-set, which is a combination of excellent technical skills, good airmanship and managerial talent. Our pilot assessment is designed to discover your airline captaincy potential and to see if you have the talent and motivation to become an FTEJerez cadet. Our assessments take two days and are free of charge. During both days, experienced senior instructors will identify talents and assess your performance in Mathematics, Physics, Numerical reasoning, Verbal reasoning, PILAPT (Hand-Eye co-ordination test), a personal interview and a final debrief.
Successful completion of the aptitude testing is compulsory for entry to FTEJerez.
In addition, FTEJerez is able to provide assistance with a full pilot selection programme, which can be tailored to the specific requirements of any airline.
An EASA Class 1 medical is required to commence training, but we recommend you that you liaise with FTEJerez in advance.
With the introduction of EASA, new regulations will require a pilot's licence to be issued by the EASA state where the initial Class 1 medical was performed. This means that anyone wishing to hold a licence issued by the UK must do their initial medical at Gatwick.
FTEJerez is approved under the UK CAA and has a well established system for licence application which normally takes a few days. With other authorities, however, there can be a wait of up to 3 months for licence issue and you cannot start a type rating until you receive the licence. FTEJerez cannot take any responsibility for delays in licence issue due to initial medicals issued by EASA countries other than the UK.
It is also suggested that you make an appointment well in advance and be prepared for a full day of testing.
Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Previous Flying Experience
A lower cost syllabus, with a reduction of up to 20 hours solo single engine flying, is offered to students holding a PPL. This alternative syllabus is only available subject to confirmation by FTEJerez´s CFI. If you hold a PPL and want further information about the possibility of selecting this option you should seek details of eligibity from FTEJerez.
Single Engine - 120 hours - Warrior PA28
Twin Engine - 31.3 hours - Seneca III PA34
Training Device - 8 hours - (FRASCA 141)
Training Device - 40 hours - (FNPT2)
Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Course (JOC) - 36 hours - (B737-800 STD 2A/3A)
Ground school - Approximately 800 hours of classroom instruction
Career Development Service and Threat and Error management (TEM)
Fees and Payment
Our course price is an all inclusive price and includes all the following components:
FTEJerez training fees, including:
All flight instruction and flying/simulator hours shown on the Training Programme page
All ground theory instruction
Full uniform (except shoes)
All required training materials
Landing and navigation fees
FTEJerez accommodation fees, including:
Single room accommodation with en suite facilities
3 meals per day
Crew Room access (coffee and snacks available at competitve rates)
Free 24 hour access to Internet
No additional accommodation charge in the unlikely event of course being delayed due to weather
VAT at current preveiling rate
UK CAA fees, including:
First attempt at all 14 EASA ground theory exams
First attempt at CAA CPL and IR skill tests
Renewal of the EASA Class One Medical
Our all-inclusive price is €109,500*
*NOTE: For clients wishing to contract in GBP, we can offer a fixed price of GBP88,500. Please also note that prices are valid for courses commencing before June 30th 2013
All Prices are valid for courses starting before June 30th, 2013. Should the applicable VAT rate be modified, FTEJerez reserves the right to adjust the price accordingly on the corresponding services.
Points to Highlight
The journey to becoming a professional airline pilot at FTEJerez is not just about flying. Straight from the first week of ground-school, you will be put in a mindset of a pilot and will start thinking like an airline pilot. In addition to the ATPL training, you will also be given instruction in other key areas, not covered by the EASA syllabus. Through state-of-the-art training within the areas of CRM, Assertiveness, Flightdeck Management and Threat & Error Management will become a second nature to you. It will not only help to start your airline career with flying colours, but offers a lifelong skill-set that is unique in the market and will make you stand out during your entire career.
With course sizes limited to a maximum of 14 students, FTEJerez is able to deliver very personal attention to the individual needs of each customer. Courses begin most months of the year in order to provide additional flexibility of choice. Other highlights include the following.
No previous flying experience necessary
Full accommodation and meals included
Excellent local weather plus cultural and leisure facilities
Course duration typically 62 weeks, and
Upset recovery training (URT) available on request
Provisional Course Start Dates
Friday 31 May 2013
Friday 28 June 2013
Friday 26 July 2013
Friday 16 August 2013
Friday 13 September 2013
Friday 11 October 2013
Friday 15 November 2013
Training Risk Protection
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