Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (IATPL) Program
Overview and Curriculum
Our IATPL Program is an eighteen to twenty-month full time training program that commences every September. Students accepted into the Program attend class five days per week, normally ground school in the afternoon and flight training in the morning. The highly structured Program delivers over 1000 hours of instruction including ground school, flight and simulator training (FTD), industry tours and networking opportunities. Reinforcement of skills is accomplished through the use of labs, workshops and multi-crew simulator exercises.
The Program follows the IATPL ground school and flight training syllabus prescribed by Transport Canada for airline pilot licencing. Our advanced airline training curriculum has been patterned after aircrew training programs recommended by Airline Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) and mandated by Transport Canada. The Program also includes classes on “getting a job after graduation”.
Upon completion of the Program, graduates receive a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine and Group 1 Instrument Rating along with the IATPL Diploma from Brampton Flight College. As well students complete Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot Licence written exams which automatically qualify a pilot for ATPL status upon completion of 1500 flying hours within 5 years of graduation.
It has been the practice of Brampton flight Centre to offer the top 25% of the graduates (up to the top three) from our Professional Programs positions as Flight Instructors at Brampton Flight Centre (some conditions apply).
Brampton Flight College is based at the Brampton Flight Centre. Flight training at Brampton airport provides experience for a student at an early stage with uncontrolled air traffic procedures, and proximity to Toronto Pearson and Hamilton Munro airport familiarizes trainees with air traffic control handling of commercial aircraft arrivals and departures.
Program ground school instruction takes place primarily in the Brampton Flight College Lecture Hall and in our multi-crew Frasca Truflite simulator and our Redbird FMX full motion simulator and in a full motion simulator at CAE Aviation and Training Services Toronto. Senior instructional staff provide flight training on Cessna 172’s and Piper Seminole multi engine aircraft. From time-to-time learning is augmented by field trips to industry sites such as airline operations offices, the NavCanada Air Traffic Control Centre and the Central De-icing Facility at Pearson Airport.
The IATPL Program is designed for students who wish to become commercial airline pilots. The curriculum and completion timetable have been established by Transport Canada to ensure trainees acquire and demonstrate professional pilot skills at a comparatively rapid rate in a rigorous program. Prospective airline employers value graduates from IATPL programs recognizing their ability to undertake the sophisticated flight deck responsibilities associated with commercial flying today.
The Private Pilot Licence term within the Program involves over 150 hours of classroom instruction and 60-65 hours of flying. You can expect to “solo” after 15-20 hours of dual time with a flight instructor. Upon completion of this training segment, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada and earn a Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate.
The Commercial Pilot Licence term within the Program involves about 200 hours of ground school instruction and 130-140total hours flying. Flight training will focus on broadening your skills to include night flying, instrument flying, and long range cross country flights. Classroom work involves revisiting the knowledge areas covered in the Private Licence ground school in more depth with additional concepts related to commercial air carrier operations. Upon attaining a minimum of 150 total hours flying, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada authorized personnel.
Multi-Engine Rating training involves approximately 20 hours of ground school and briefings and 10 hours flying (included in the Commercial Licence flying total). The ground school will cover such subjects as Multi-Engine aerodynamics and advanced systems and Multi-crew Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through a flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Group 1 Instrument Rating training involves approximately 100 hours of ground school and briefings and 38 hours flying/simulator FTD (included in the Commercial Licence flying total). The ground school will cover such subjects as IFR Air Traffic Services/Control and Airspace, IFR Instruments and Radio Aids, Weather Theory for IFR Flight and IFR Departure/Enroute/Approach Procedures. Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Redbird Flight Training Device/Simulator
The last term of the Program focuses on Airline Transport Licence preparation training. The Multi-crew Cooperation and ATPL examination training segment involves approximately 300 hours of instruction provided by active airline pilots. The ground school is based on subjects included in Initial Training programs presented to new hire pilots by airline operators and covers areas such as Airline Air Law, Multi-Crew Flight Deck Procedures, Advanced Aircraft Systems Dash-8 100/300), Flight Management Systems (FMS), Crew Resource Management (CRM), Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Avoidance, High Altitude Operations, Airborne Icing and Surface Contamination, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Oceanic Operations, Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Survival Equipment.
Our IATPL Program includes a series of classes to help students “get their first job”. This segment includes training with respect to aviation business knowledge, flight instructing, resume development, interviewing, “sim” ride skills and networking opportunities for contacts and references. In addition industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members. Consistent with our commitment to our graduates “getting a job”, it has been Brampton Flight Centre’s practice to offer the top graduates (25%) each year positions with Brampton Flight Centre as flight instructors. In addition, industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members.
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