Phase One of this three-phase programme is conducted at 2FLY’s main base on Merritt Island in Florida, not far from Orlando and the closest airfield to Cape Canaveral. The staff and instructors are very friendly and you will meet students from a wide range of countries – UK and other European nations, all the South American countries, India and the Caribbean. This is because 2FLY trains for both the European (EASA) licences and the FAA (American) licences.
The Pro-Pilot Airline Programme is designed to give you EASA licences so that you can fly European registered aircraft for airlines such as Ryanair, British Airways, Easyjet etc.
Your accommodation while in Florida will be a shared apartment not far from the training centre. Click here for more information.
Right, and below, is an overview of Phase One:
There are many unique features which set 2FLY’s Pro-Pilot Airline Programme apart from its competitors.
Here are a few:
You will be flying from day ONE: the vast majority of full time ATPL courses start with 3-6 months in the classroom where you will not see or experience an aircraft until your ground school is complete. The opposite with Pro-Pilot.
Building hours can range from aimlessly burning holes in the sky to receiving fully planned and structured sorties which can be a valuable experience. 2FLY go one better. Selected cadets will be able to join 2FLY’s on demand airline – BUZZ Airlines – to fly real routes around Florida and the Bahamas. You will not get to actually fly passengers but you will fly return legs or outbound legs where appropriate. Furthermore, if you join the Airline Orientation Module, we will bring forward your multi-engine rating (usually done in Phase two) so that you can log twin hours – which is great for your log book and CV. Watch a video here.
Ground School falls towards the end of your stay in Florida by which time you know your way around an aircraft. This makes much of the theory a lot clearer and digestible. No one can avoid 6 months studying in a classroom for the 14 ATPL exams but what better environment to do it but Merritt Island and the amazing Florida. When you need to unwind what better place?
While the purpose of your training is to provide you with the qualifications to obtain a rewarding and fulfilling career, there will be occasions when you need to relax and unwind after intense flying and studying. What better place to do that than Florida. Your training takes place within sight of Cape Canaveral and close to Universal Studios, Disney Land, Kennedy Space Centre, Sea World, Gatorland and the Everglades – to name but a few of the world-famous local attractions, you will never be lost for things to do in your leisure time.
Once you have completed Phase One you will take a flight from Orlando to Malaga, Spain where you will commence PHASE TWO at amazing brand new facilities at Axarquia Airport (Velez) near Malaga.