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Airline Transport Pilot – ATPL(H)

Airline Transport Pilot – ATPL(H)

Airline Transport Pilot – ATPL(H)

The ATPL is the highest level pilot license that is required to act as captain on, for example, multi-engine (turbine) helicopters in the oil industry from/to the North Sea plane. This is exactly the course you need if you want a career as a professional or commercial pilot or flight instructor on helicopters, who wants to obtain the CPL and add the Instrument Rating (IR) within 36 months without the IR theory exams separately to lay off.

Minimum requirements and/or preferences

  • be in possession of at least an ICAO recognized PPL(H)
  • ideally in possession of an EASA Class 1 medical certificate
  • preferably at least 17 years old
  • high school completed
  • sufficient knowledge of English as well as mathematics and physics

Course structure and build-up

Course structure and build-up

All theory courses consist of a 'distance learning' phase (home study with supervision) and a training course of approximately five days per module in Arnhem. This training, also known as 'revision & brushup', has been made mandatory by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). After completion of each module, the exams follow. These are administered monthly in our own 'in-house' exam center.

Nowadays, the Revision & Brushup Course can be provided via our 'virtual classroom' environment through live webinars, where you can participate from your own home and no longer have to come to Arnhem.

Prior to the course, a 'refresher' module has been inserted concerning basic knowledge of mathematics and physics with a compulsory test as well as an introduction to Knowledge, Skills & Attitude (KSA).

In order to keep the theory course clear and to ensure that specific components connect well with each other, the teaching material, consisting of 13 theory courses, is divided into two modules:

1 Module
061 – General Navigation
022 – Instrumentation
033 – Flight Planning and Monitoring
050 – Meteorology
040 – Human Performance and Limitations
090 – Communications
031 – Mass and Balance
2 Module
021 – Aircraft General Knowledge
062 – Radio Navigation (PBN)
071 – Operational Procedures
081 – Principles of Flight
032 - Performance
010 – Air Law
1 Module
061 – General Navigation
022 – Instrumentation
033 – Flight Planning and Monitoring
050 – Meteorology
040 – Human Performance and Limitations
090 – Communications
031 – Mass and Balance
2 Module
021 – Aircraft General Knowledge
062 – Radio Navigation (PBN)
071 – Operational Procedures
081 – Principles of Flight
032 - Performance
010 – Air Law

After passing your first exams of module 1, you continue with module 2 through self-study. You then participate in the last classroom exam training in Arnhem and take the remaining exams.

Self study

The big advantage of our 'distance learning' ATPL(H) training is that you can organize your pace and study time yourself. The home study work program is structured schematically in weeks and daily tasks, whereby with approximately fifteen study hours per week, a turnaround time of about six months is easily feasible for both modules, excluding exams.

An average student completes the ATPL(H) theory course in approximately four to six months. Module 1 takes about fourteen weeks, module 2 about ten weeks. Of course you can determine your study load. The lead time depends on your own time effort.

In the self-study, you are guided through all courses and subjects via a simple work program per module. Study progress is checked by means of compulsory 'progress' tests. The 'progress' tests are administered in a varying number of chapters and can be made at home on the computer. Then you can send the test online to Orbit Groundschool for checking with one push of a button.

Course Material
  • ATPdigital CBT software – for Mac, iPad or PC (downloadable)
  • Activation code for 2 installations per license on PC or Mac
  • Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual
  • Revision & Brushup Courses
  • Civil Aviation Publication 758
  • 24/7 email support from subject teachers
  • 12 months access to BGSonline with practice questions database
  • 12 months technical software support

Reference material:
Associated books can be ordered optionally as reference material or reference work. Books are not required to complete a full course.

Not included:

  • Pooleys CRP-5 navigation calculator and pen
  • EASA allowed calculator (Type Casio FX-82MS)
  • Navigation protractor
  • Cost of theory exams @ 75,00€ per subject when 'in-house' on location Arnhem (Austro)
  • Accommodation costs during your stay in Arnhem (see information page 'accommodation')
Software/hardware requirements

Software requirements Windows / MAC

  • Windows 10 (Windows)
  • MacOS 10.14 or later (MAC)

Hardware requirements (Windows / MAC)

  • 3Ghz, Dual Core (64-bit) processor or faster
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Hardware/software requirements (iPad)

  • iOS 12.0 or later
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Course price

€ 3.095, -

Course Material
  • ATPdigital CBT software – for Mac, iPad or PC (downloadable)
  • Activation code for 2 installations per license on PC or Mac
  • Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual
  • Revision & Brushup Courses
  • Bundled Civil Aviation Publications 696, 697 and 698
  • 24/7 email support from subject teachers
  • 12 months access to BGSonline with practice questions database
  • 12 months technical software support

Reference material:
Associated books can be ordered optionally as reference material or reference work. Books are not required to complete a full course.

Not included:

  • Pooleys CRP-5 navigation calculator and pen
  • EASA allowed calculator (Type Casio FX-82MS)
  • Navigation protractor
  • Cost of theory exams @ 75,00€ per subject when 'in-house' on location Arnhem (Austro)
  • Accommodation costs during your stay in Arnhem (see information page 'accommodation')
Software/hardware requirements

Software requirements Windows / MAC

  • Windows 10 (Windows)
  • MacOS 10.14 or later (MAC)

Hardware requirements (Windows / MAC)

  • 3Ghz, Dual Core (64-bit) processor or faster
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Hardware/software requirements (iPad)

  • iOS 12.0 or later
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to be downloading your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Course price

€ 3.095, -

Revision & Brushup Course ground school data

Revision & Brushup Course ground school data

APRIL 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 4 - Friday Apr 8 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 20, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 3 Oct - Friday 7 Oct 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

APRIL 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 3 - Friday Apr 7 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun 17 Jul 23:59)

 

Click here to register

Januari 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Jan - Friday 6 Jan 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun 18 Dec 2022 23:59)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7, 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun 16 Jul 23:59)

 

Click here to register

APRIL 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 4 - Friday Apr 8 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 20, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun 17 Jul 23:59)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 3 Oct - Friday 7 Oct 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

Januari 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Jan - Friday 6 Jan 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun 18 Dec 2022 23:59)

 

Click here to register

APRIL 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 3 - Friday Apr 7 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun 16 Jul 23:59)

 

Click here to register

Do you have any questions about a course? Or do you need help finding the course that matches your required needs? Our team is happy to help! You can also request a free consultation on the day and time of your choice. Personal approach and tailor-made solutions are our motto. Orbit Groundschool was founded in 2003, has been approved and is recognized as an EASA Approved Training Organization (ATO) by the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities under certification number NL-ATO-25 for all its training courses.