Professional Pilot - Integrated Training

AMI’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programs takes students with little or no previous flying experience to a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) level with 'frozen ATPL' and Multi-Engine (ME) Instrument rating (IR) in approximately 19 months and have been designed in conjunction with its partner Progress Flight Academy.

Course Outline

Phase 1: Theoretical Knowledge Training
Learn about ATPL related theory in Technical and Navigation groups respectively
Classroom and computer-based training
Approximately 750 hours or 6-7 months
Location: Mauritius, Air Mauritius Institute

Phase 2: Foundation Flight Training
Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
Aircraft and simulator training
Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
Approximately 150 hours or 5 - 6 months
Location: Progress Flight Academy
Perform your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Skill Test

Phase 3: Advanced Flight Training
Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine piston aircraft
Aircraft and simulator training
Approximately 42 hours or 3-4 months
Approximately 43 hours in type specific Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer
Location: Progress Flight Academy
Perform your Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) Skill Test

Phase 4: Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)/Jet Orientation Course (JOC)
Learn how to fly as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
Classroom and Flight Simulator Training
Approximately 2 months
Location: Comair Training Centre
Obtain your MCC/JOC certificate

Investment & Funding

Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License – Approximate cost of the Course Rupees 2.6 M.
For further information please contact AMI Flying Academy

What’s included?
Accommodation, meals and laundry at the Flight Academy
Transport for course related purposes
Textbooks, Uniform and other materials required for the course
Student Medical Insurance Policy

What’s not included?
Accommodation expenses for SA CAA CPL and ATPL examinations in South Africa
Medical exam for Class 1 Medical prior selection process
Nominal Fee for computer based assessment
Flights to and from Progress Flight Academy

Funding requirements and opportunities

While competitively priced and offering unmatched value given our placement rate, AMI ab initio pilot training is a very valuable proposition. Cost of training varies by programme type.

Successful applicants that have passed assessment may access a funding solution with a local commercial bank. As with any financial solution, terms and conditions may apply.

For further details contact the AMI administrator to learn about our partnerships with independent organisations who will be able to offer finance solutions and support.

Pre Entry Requirements
At or above 18 years of age at the time of application
Three Advanced Levels (Higher School Certificate or equivalent) with Physics and Mathematics at one and same sitting
Good proficiency of English language
No criminal record (Candidates will be required to provide a 'Certicat de Moralité' to obtain their South African study visa)
Medically fit (Candidates are required to provide a medical fitness certificate issued by a local General Practitioner)
Good communication skills


Pilot Courses offered by AMI, in partnership with Progress Flight Academy are based on best international practice which is the European Aviation Safety Authority Flight Crew Licensing (EASA-FCL) standard.

Most of the graduates can transition immediately to a medium jet airliner type rating with superlative success

The training syllabus has been developed over more than 25 years of experience with the highly successful modular course. The integrated course is highly structured of exceptionally high standard. It is the market leader in quality Professional Pilot Training.

Our Partner is an Aviation Training Organisation in South Africa with a long and successful record of graduates making the immediate transition to medium jet airliner type rating.

On-Time Training

AMI along with its partner encourages students to fly a minimum number of hours per month to make sure students complete their training on time. Finishing training on time means less additional accommodation and living costs.