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AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENCE (AEROPLANE)

This is the final step up during your training career and allows you to fly bigger aircraft at a professional level.

Requirements:

(1) An applicant for an Airline Transport Pilot
Licence (Aeroplane) must :
  a)
be not less than 21 years of age;
  b)
hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate, issued in terms of Part 67
  c)
produce evidence of holding or having held, within the previous 60 months, the following :
(i) a valid South African Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane); or
(ii) a valid pilot licence (aeroplane) issued by a Contracting State; or
 
(iii) a valid South African Air Force pilot qualification (aeroplane); or
 
(iv) a valid Student Pilot Licence where the applicant has completed an integrated training course approved by the Authority; and
 
(v) a valid instrument rating;
  d)
have, within the previous 60 months, completed a multi-crew cooperation course
 
[Editorial Note: With effect from 9 April 2009 applicants have been exempted from the requirement prescribed in paragraph (d), provided they comply with the requirements listed in AIC 18.39.]
 
  e)
have successfully completed the training as prescribed in Document SA-CATS-FCL 61 at an approved Part 141 aviation training organisation;
  f)
have passed the theoretical knowledge examination as prescribed in Document SA-CATS-FCL 61.
  g)
have undergone the skills test referred to in regulation 61.07.4;
 
(2) have undergone the skills test referred to in regulation 61.07.4; An applicant for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) must have completed, in aeroplanes, not less than 1500 hours of flight time of which :
  a)
500 hours must be pilot-in-command-under-supervision; or
  b)
250 hours must be as pilot-in-command, of which up to 150 hours may be pilot-in-command-under-supervision; and
  c)

200 hours must be cross-country flight time, of which 100 hours may be as co-pilot or pilot-in-command-under-supervision;

  d)
75 hours must be instrument time, of which not more than 30 hours may be acquired in a flight simulation training device (FSTD) approved for the purpose; and
  e)

100 hours shall be night flight time as pilot-in-command or as co-pilot.

 
(3) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1), in the case of single-pilot aeroplanes operated by two pilots according to operational requirements as approved by the Commissioner, both pilots must have successfully completed the multi-crew co-operation training as specified in this Part.
 
(4) The 1 500 hours flying experience referred to in sub-regulation (2) may comprise flight time in any of the following capacities :
  a)
As pilot-in-command, counted in full;
  b)
As pilot under instruction (dual), counted in full;
  c)
As co-pilot performing under the supervision of the pilot-in-command the functions and duties of the pilot-in-command, counted in full up to a maximum of 500 hours, provided both pilots have completed multicrew cooperation training;
  d)
As an appropriately rated co-pilot, counted in full;
  e)
As student pilot-in-command and as student pilot-in-command-undersupervision up to a maximum of 50 hours towards the pilot-in-command time required for the issue of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane), counted in full, provided that the Part 141 aviation training organization has been authorised by the Commissioner to allow the logging of student pilot-in-command-under-supervision flight time;
  f)
A maximum of 100 hours may have been completed in an flight simulation training device (FSTD) of which a maximum of 25 hours may have been completed in a flight procedures trainer 1 (FNPT 1), or, where the training is provided in an integrated training course, 40 hours in an FNPT II, which may include 10 hours in an FNPT 1;
  g)
Up to 50 percent of the 1 500 hours and each of the requirements specified in sub-regulations (2) (a), (b), (c) (d) and (e) above may be completed in helicopters;
  h)
A maximum of 30 hours flight time in touring motor gliders, gliders, micro light aircraft (excluding a weight-shift micro light aeroplane, or an aeroplane with a maximum take-off mass of less that 450 kg), may be counted towards the 1 500 hours experience requirement.

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