ATP bridging course (for CPL Holder)

If you already hold a CPL licence and your aim is to operate as an airline Captain one day, the ATP Bridging Course is your next milestone to complete. It is a theoretical course approved by CAAV that allows the respective license holders to master the ATPL theory and get a certificate to apply for the ATPL exam.

The ATP Bridging Course, as the name itself hints, will bridge the transition from your current licence to a full ATPL lincence you will obtain at some point. However, you should cover the necessary theoretical content at this stage and get eligible to take the ATPL exam and receive a frozen ATPL (A). Next, once you pass the exam successfully and log a total of 1500 flying hours, you will be able to unfreeze your ATPL (A) and eventually take a Captain’s seat in the airline’s aircraft

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ATP Bridging Course content

Theoretical Part

It is a theoretical knowledge instruction course consisting of 257 training hours (where one training hour equals 60 min). You will study intensively every day 5 days a week, for 6 hours each day. The training will be conducted via a convenient learning tool from Bristol Ground School – ATP digital. The material covers all EASA Learning Objectives and is accompanied by animated diagrams, videos, a built-in question bank and tests for easier grasping.

The course will effectively prepare you for a diversity of exam questions and help you develop a deeper understanding of the following theory subjects:

  • Air law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge: Airframe and systems, Power plant
  • Aircraft General Knowledge: Instrumentation
  • Flight performance & Planning: Mass and balance
  • Flight performance & Planning: Performance
  • Flight performance & Planning: Flight planning and monitoring
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • VFR / IFR Communications
  • *Area 100 KSA

Entry requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Valid CPL(A) IR Medical Requirements
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate recognized by CAAV Authority
  • Valid ICAO English Proficiency Certificate of at least a level 4
  • Assessment of previously acquired theoretical knowledge (from CPL (A) IR)

Area 100 KSA

*Area 100 KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes) is a new subject in theoretical pilot training. It follows a competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) philosophy and is often referred to as a “paradigm shift” that modernizes flight crew training.

Area 100 KSA, which is the only non-graded subject, aims to develop and access student pilots’ specific behavioral competencies besides the technical ones. The competencies based on ICAO core principles are the following: communication, leadership and teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making, situation awareness, workload management, and application of knowledge.

This subject utilizes best practices to meet airlines’ needs and develop a “thinking“ pilot mindset, help them operate the aircraft safely.

Join the next group!

Please choose the date that suits you best for starting your ATP Bridging Course:

  • 2021 – August


  • 2021 – September


  • 2021 – October





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  • CAAV approved ATO with local airlines trust
  • 20 years of experience in the field
  • Brand new 3000 m2 training centre
  • Training on a brand new state-of-the-art training equipment
  • Convenient pilot training centre location
  • Personal training manager
  • Premium accommodation solution *

*For your convenience, you can choose to stay in villas located next to the BAA Training Vietnam pilot training centre to save your valuable time and get a luxury rest. The accommodation is not included in the cost of the program, so an additional fee applies

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