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 July. Students accepted into the Program attend ground school class five days per week. Students will be scheduled to fly six days a week but are encouraged to fly on the seventh if weather has not been cooperating. A typical day commences with flight training in the morning followed by ground school in the afternoon. The highly structured Program delivers over 925 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. Students will learn to fly on Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole multi engine aircraft, Frasca Truflite simulator, Redbird FMX full motion simulator and will gain multi crew experience in a full motion simulator at CAE Aviation and Training Services Toronto. Periodically learning is augmented by field trips to industry sites such as airline operations offices, the NavCanada Air Traffic Control Centre, the Central De-icing Facility at Pearson Airport and industry guest speakers.
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.
Private Pilot Licence
Initially students will commence with their Private Pilot Licence term within the Program which involves over 150 hours of classroom instruction and 60-80 hours of flying. On average students will be prepared to go fly solo after 15-20 hours of dual time with a flight instructor. In order to be eligible to go solo, a student would need to have a valid Aviation Medical, earn a Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate and earn their Student Pilot Permit as well as meet Transport Canada training requirements. Upon completion of this training segment, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada delegates.
Commercial Pilot Licence and Night Rating
The Commercial Pilot Licence term within the Program involves about 200 hours of ground school instruction and 130-140 total 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 briefings and approximately 10 hours of flying (flight hours are included in the Commercial Licence flying hour requirement). 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 briefings and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through a flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Group 1 Instrument Rating (Multi IFR)
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 professionals. Emphasis will be placed on passing the ATPL written exams (SAMRA and SARON). 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.
Multi Crew Experience
Students will gain experience in a multi crew environment using advanced simulators at CAE. The full flight simulators that we use are the same ones that are used by multiple airlines. Instruction on the simulators will be taught by airline professionals.
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, First Aid training and networking opportunities for contacts and references. In addition industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members.
Air Traffic Control
Jazz Pathways Program – can apply for direct entry
Porter Mentorship Program – can apply with minimal hours after some additional time building
Brampton Flight Centre Flight Instructor – 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.