The process

When I first started this blog, I couldn’t find, many guides or experiences of how the modular flight training route looks. For this reason I decided to document it the best I can for people coming through after me. I believe this is the most complete guide to modular flight training around and will give you a start-to-end guide to the process.

If you want to know more about the process you can read The Essential Modular Flight Training Guide or go through this website where it is all documented.

  1. Get a class 1 medical. This should be the first step before you spend any money on flying. The reason for this is that if you are not able to get a class 1 medical you will not be able to fly commercially.
  2. Start modular training. From start to end I believe the process took me about 2.5 -3 years. The reason for this is that I held a full-time job through most of it. I would say that 12-18 months is a reasonable expectation if you are working on it full-time.

    PPL in the UK
    Night Rating
    Distance learning ATPL ground school course and exam fees
    Hour building
    CPL > MEP > IR
    MCC / JOC
    Type Rating
    Click here to see my costs so far.

  3. Apply for your first flying job. At this point, you will be fully qualified and can start sending your applications out to airlines. Competition at this stage is fierce, there has never been a shortage of low-hour pilots are you are all fighting for the same jobs.