EASA Distance Learning Course

Here we have presented a brief description of the process you will go through to obtain a EASA license including passing the EASA ATPL Distance Learning course if you are already the holder of a Private or Commercial Pilots License. Scroll down to the license which is appropriate to you.

I Have a Private Pilots License issued by an ICAO Member state (Like the FAA):

Your Requirements in Brief:
  • Pass the 14 Written Exams
  • Obtain a First Class Medical
  • Pass a Commercial Pilots Flight Test after completing a 28 Hour Training Program
  • Pass an Instrument Flight Test
Details of the conversion Process. You will be required to complete a Ground school course with an approved training provider who will then sign you off to move forward to take the examinations. The course, premises and staff must be approved by a EASA Authority. Gulf Coast Training Solutions is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency as ATO-0002 The course is comprised of 680 training hours which includes 68 hours of in class learning that is split over two weeks of training. This part of the teaching is designated as the "Pre-Exam Course" and is your final opportunity to prepare yourself for the actual EASA exams. Throughout the course you will follow a program that is designed to make it easy on you and your current work commitments. At the same time, it is flexible enough so that you can go through the training course at your own pace. Split into two modules of seven subjects, each subject will contain periodic tests which must be passed. The course program will direct you when to take these tests. Once you have completed the 14 written examinations, you will need to complete a EASA course for the Commercial Pilots Licence. This is a 25 hour course for single engine or a 28 hour course for multi engine and can be completed at any of the training locations in the USA or at any country that has a Bi-lateral agreement with the UK CAA. If you hold an ICAO IR, each of these courses are reduced by 10 hours. Following the CPL you will need to pass an Instrument Rating. The training for this MUST be done in European airspace. It is a 55 hour course, but should you hold an ICAO Instrument Rating, you are given a 40 hour exemption to the 55 hour course. This leaves you with a 15 hour conversion back in Europe. Holding the ICAO IR will reduce your costs by a substantial amount.

I have a Commercial Pilots License and or an Instrument Rating issued by an ICAO Member state:jaa conversion

Your Requirements in Brief:
  • Pass 14 Written Exams
  • Obtain a First Class Medical
  • Pass a Commercial Pilots Flight Test after completing training as required
  • Pass an Instrument Flight Test after a 15 hour training program
Details of the Conversion Process If you hold an ICAO Commercial Pilots License then your study hours requirements are reduced by 200 hours. This is then transfered down to the time you are required to spend in class on the mandatory Pre-Exam Course being reduced to 48 hours. If you hold an instrument rating then you can also reduce the course by 200 hours. If you hold both a CPL and an IR then the course may be reduced by 350 hours, meaning you only have to complete 10% of the remaining hours in the classroom. Of course we recommend that you still attend the pre-exam course for each module as it will greatly improve not only your chances of passing but also your passing grade being high enough to make you stand out. However should circumstances such as you current job prohibit you from taking too much time off, this option allows you to attend a three day pre-exam course for module one and a two day pre-exam course for module two, or any other combination of days to suit your schedule. Once you have passed all 14 written examinations, you will need to pass a EASA Commercial check ride.  This can be completed at our training location in Florida with our training partner European Flight Training, or at any EASA country of your choosing. To take the EASA check ride you will need to complete "Training as Required" by the chief pilot of the ATO you choose. Once they are satisfied that you are up to standards, checked by a practice exam called a 170-A, you will then be able to take the real checkride with a EASA approved examiner. Typically you should look for between 3 to 10 hours training for this section. Following the CPL you will need to pass and Instrument Rating. The training for this MUST be done in European airspace. It is a 55 hour course, but should you hold an ICAO Instrument Rating, you are given a 40 hour exemption to the 55 hour course. This leaves you with a 15 hour conversion back Europe. Holding the ICAO IR will reduce your costs by a substantial amount.

What Gulf Coast Training Solutions does for you and why choose our EASA ATPL Distance Learning course.

Which ever category you fit into, Gulf Coast Training Solutions is here for you and is approved by the UK CAA for the delivery of the EASA ATPL. With our course the material is available in paper notes, or in CD-Rom format, both coupled with an online classroom so that you can simply log on and study. With 10,000 questions at your disposal, when you head to the exam room you will be ready for the first time pass. The approved course can be either split in to two phases of seven subjects or three phases split according to the size of the subjects. Each 'Phase' contains the following:
  • Full Color Course Manuals
  • Access to the Online Learning Center with Questions, Presentations, and Forums
  • Support by EASA approved instructors
  • 1 week Pre-Exam Preparation course
  • Exam application processing
Have a look at the screen shots on the "Courses" page to see the online classroom.

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Gulf Coast Training Solutions

Gulf Coast Training Solutions
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Naples, Florida. 34104

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