So now that you have read all about what I want to do let me document the process of how I will go about it.
I plan to start a blog to keep everyone updated throughout the process, I feel this will be a good reference when all said is done for future pilots coming through.
- Get a class 1 medical. I see no issues in being issued this as a young and fit male however very early on I will go and get this done. The reason is, if you can’t get this issued then the dream is over, you cannot get to the cockpit without this document. This makes sure that you are actually fit to fly and have no undiagnosed medical issues.
- Start modular training. I will follow the modular route full time with the aim to complete it and have an fATPL within 24 months of starting. I expect my route to look something like this.
PPL in the UK
Distance learning ATPL ground school course and exam fees
CPL > MEP > IR
MCC / JOC
Type rating funding
Click here to see my costs so far.
- Apply to the airlines. Send my applications out to all the airlines with the aim of being offered a position as a first officer.
The process as you can see is quite straight forward, I anticipate it will take no longer than 24 months from the first lesson to the issue of the FATPL (Frozen Air Transport Pilots Licence).