The Integrated ATPL (A) training program is designed to train students up to ‘Frozen ATPL’ (CPL/MEP/IR and MCC). This is the minimum requirement in order to apply for a job as a commercial pilot.

This course program provides a cost effective way of becoming a commercial pilot.

The training duration will be approximately 22 months.


Theoretical knowledge training – classroom based

The AIS Airlines Cadet Pilot Programme will start with a 8-month theoretical training where you will complete the following subjects:

  • Airlaw
  • Operational procedures
  • IFR communications
  • VFR communications
  • Principles of flight
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Airframe, systems & powerplants & electrics
  • Meteorology
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Mass & balance
  • Instruments
  • Flightplanning & monitoring
  • Performance

These theoretical subjects will be covered in series of four blocks. Each with a duration of 2 months. All subjects are taught from Monday through Friday from 08:30 am until 17:00 pm at our training facility in Lelystad Airport.


Practical flight training

The practical training starts with a foundation training on Single Engine Piston (SEP) aircraft and once this is completed you will progress to the commercial and instrument training. The duration of training will be approximately 14 months and is divided as follow:

Phase 1                VFR till first solo TB-9
Phase 2                VFR navigation TB-9
Phase 3                VFR navigation exam TB-9
Phase 4                SEP simulator/actual IFR TB-10/FNPTII
MEP simulator IFR FNPTII
MEP actual IFR Cessna T303
Phase 5                MCC cursus Cessna Citation Jet FNPTII

Entry Criteria

Before commencing your flight training at AIS Flight Academy you will need to meet the following requirements:

Admission criteria

  • Age from 17 years
  • Successfully completed secondary education or pre-university education with mathematics, physics and English.

Foreign diploma

If you are in the possession of a foreign diploma, you can contact the Dutch institute called ‘Informatiecentrum Diploma Waardering’ (Information Centre for the Recognition of diploma’s). Upon request they can provide you with the Dutch equivalent of your diploma.

Medical criteria

Anyone wishing to obtain his/her commercial flight license will need to obtain a medical class I. AIS Flight Academy works closely with Aeglia (www.aeglia.nl) located at Lelystad Airport.


The course price for the Integrated ATPL (A) is €89.500,- excluding course material, exams cost, license fee and uniform. AIS Flight Academy has a partnership with an external party called Flight Finance specialized in financing our pilot training programs. On our AIS pilot roadshow we will provide further information regarding the payment plan.