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A guide to pilot licences

A guide to pilot licences

In this guide, we explain which pilot licence you will need to fly different types of aircraft, whether you want to fly professionally or recreationally. We cover everything from a Private Pilot Licence to the ATPL. We also explain what a ‘type rating’ is and when you’ll need one to fly.

How to become a pilot in the UK

How to become a pilot in the UK

To become a commercial pilot, you’ll need an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Training for this can take around two years and cost as much as £100,000. It’s therefore important to know all your options before you start applying for courses. We cover everything you need to know to get started.

Commercial Pilot: Salary Guide

Commercial Pilot: Salary Guide

The starting salary for a newly qualified first officer working for a small operation may be around £22,000 and could rise to well over £100,000 for an experienced long-haul captain. We reveal how much a pilot could earn with different airlines, flying different types of aircraft.

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