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ACS AIRLINE PILOT

Attestation of College Studies (ACS)


 

In regular training, the student progresses at their own pace and the training period is indeterminate and depend of the speed of learning of the student. By cons, the ACS college integrated training is an approved training by both Transport Canada and ministry of education which all educational stages are completed in one continuous course. The program perfectly combines the theoretical and practical part, and all these steps are synchronized to achieve goals effectively.

Also, participating students to the college certificate program will benefit from the same advantages as integrated training, in addition to graduate and be eligible for loans and scholarship programs (students born in Quebec). To participate in a program of training for an aviation college promotes always the student in his search for jobs in aviation.

 

Prerequisites

  • Must hold a valid CPL aeroplane
  • A minimum of 750 hours of flight time to be eligible to write the exam
  • Must hold a valid Multi-engine rating
  • Must hold a valid Group 1 IFR rating
  • Successful completion of category 1 medical exam

Transport Canada requirements

Completion of all three Transport Canada ATPL written exams : SAMRA, SARON & INRAT

INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED PROGRAM
COLLEGE ACS : AIRLINE PILOT ATP (A)

Length of training

The total training time is 14 to 18 months excluding the selection phase.

Graduates in integrated training will have a CPL that includes all qualifications.

Moreover, since many airlines require an ATPL for hiring, they also benefit from the privileges of a frozen ATPL with only 228.9 hours of flight time (and flight simulator) instead of waiting until 750 hours which are required to write the examination of the ATPL. The frozen ATPL is valid for a period of 5 years to the accumulation of 1,500 hours of flight time.

This training and obtaining the ATPL as early, accelerate the transition from student to the aviation market and greatly increase his chances of getting a job.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 17 years of age to enter the program (18 years for the ICPL and IATPL licenses)
  • Must be in good physical and psychological condition
  • Do speak and understand English without difficulty (for foreign students, obtaining a TOEFL is required)
  • Must successfully complete an English exam (language proficiency test in the context of aviation, level 4 or level 6)
  • Successfully complete the medical examination Category 1 (medical certificate Aviation, TC)
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  • Must have a valid passport

In addition, for Integrated Program College ACS : Airline pilot ATP (A):

  • Must have a high school diploma (DES) and must have a good knowledge of mathematics and physics, or provide evidence of sufficient training.
  • Have completed high school or have started post-secondary education (college, CEGEP, DEP) for at least two semesters or one full school year.
  • Must provide a certified copy of his diploma or equivalent full certificate proving the success of his country studies (An official translation in English or French is required for documents from abroad)

TYPICAL CAREER PATH

Integrated Program College ACS : Airline Pilot ATP (A) is structured as follows:

  • 1036.7 hours of training spread over a period of 14 to 18 months depending on weather conditions. The program consists of 505 hours in class, 52.8 hours of briefing and 250 hours of training on computer station 181.3 flight hours (156.8 hours on single-engine and 24.5 hours on multi-engine) and 47.6 hours of simulator training.
  • A total of 228.9 hours of practical training time (and flight simulator) including all flight tests.
  • The current theories are usually held in the morning or evening, depending on the season to allow maximum flight training taking into account the climate.
Activities of Integrated Program College ACS : Airline Pilot ATP (A)
Semester Course number Title of course length (hr)
semester 1 280-101-PS Introduction to flight framing – Private Pilot 45
280-102-PS Introduction to preparation of flight – Private pilot 45
280-103-PS Flight of the private pilot 75
total semester 1: 165
semester 2 280-201-PS Framing and theory of flight – Professional pilot 45
280-202-PS Preparation for flight – Professional pilot 45
280-203-PS Flight of the Professional pilot 105
total semester 2: 195
semester 3 280-301-PS Visual and instruments operation of a multi-engine aircraft 75
280-302-PS Visual and instrument flight of a complex aircraft 75
total semester 3: 150
semester 4 280-401-PS Framing and theory of flight – Airline pilot 105
280-402-PS Preparation of flight – Airline pilot 105
280-403-PS Multi-crew cooperation course 60
total semester 4: 270
Total program: 780

 

Private Pilot License

This training does not require any previous experience, and can be completed in about 12 weeks, for a full-time student. For those short of spare time, training can be spread out over months, up to a year. Training can occur on any of our single engine aircraft, I.E. typically a Cessna 152 or Cessna 172.

Requirements

You need to pass a at least a Class III medical exam You need to be at least 14 years old before you fly solo You need to be at least 17 years old to actually get your license

Ground School

You will go through either 60 hours of training in a class, or 40 hours of customized one-on-one training. This training gives you the knowledge and skills to pass the required Transport Canada Written exam.

Practical training

Canadian Law dictates a minimum of 45 hours of flight training. On average, students require 30 hours of dual flight, and 15 hours of solo flight. You will have to carry out a cross country flight with your instructor, as well as 5 hours of instrument training. Part of your solo training will include 5 hours of cross-country flight, flying in a triangle of at least 150 nautical miles, plus 2 full-stop landings.

Obtaining your License

You must pass the Transport Canada Theory exam with a grade of at least 60%. Also note that the theory exam is broken into 4 categories, and you must obtain at least 60% in each one in order to pass. For example, you can’t get 0 in one section, perfect in all the others, and claim victory, given a 75% average. The four sections of the exam will cover General Knowledge, Air Law, Navigation, and Weather. Then, you need to pass a practical exam with a Transport Canada representative, by getting a mark of at least 60%.

Privileges

This license permits you to be the Pilot In Command (PIC) of any single engine aircraft while in VFR day conditions. You may carry passengers, share expenses, fly abroad, and possibly go get a high performance aircraft rating.

 

Recreational Permit

This training does not require any previous experience, and can be completed in a matter of weeks, for a full-time student. For those short of spare time, training can be spread out over months. Training can occur on any of our single engine aircraft, I.E. typically a Cessna 152 or Cessna 172.

Requirements

You need to pass a Class III or IV medical exam You need to be at least 14 years old before you fly solo You need to be at least 16 years old to actually get your license

Ground School

You will go through either 60 hours of training in a class, or 40 hours of customized one-on-one training. This training gives you the knowledge and skills to pass the required Transport Canada Written exam.

Practical training

Canadian Law dictates a minimum of 25 hours of flight training. On average, students require 17 hours of dual flight, 7 hours of solo flight. You will also need 2 hours of navigation training with an instructor.

Obtaining your License

You must pass the Transport Canada Theory exam with a grade of at least 60%. Also note that the theory exam is broken into 4 categories, and you must obtain at least 60% in each one in order to pass. For example, you can’t get 0 in one section, perfect in all the others, and claim victory, given a 75% average. The four sections of the exam will cover General Knowledge, Air Law, Navigation, and Weather. Then, you need to pass a practical exam with a Transport Canada representative, by getting a mark of at least 60%.

Privileges

This license permits you to be the Pilot In Command (PIC) of any single engine aircraft having 4 places or fewer, and carry up to one passenger. You can share some of the flight expenses with the passenger.

 

Instrument Rating IFR

An IFR rating allows the title holder to pilot an aircraft without visual reference to ground. We definitely recommend this for pilots intending to get a Comercial license, as you will be expected to fly at specific times, and not always in VFR conditions. Additionally, if you simply wish to remain a Private pilot, but wish to be less restricted by weather conditions, this license extension will definitely come in handy..

Ground School

Canadian rules don’t specify a specific number of hours spent in theory classes before the theoretical exam, nevertheless, the student must eventually pass the Transport Canada written exam with a grade of 70% or higher. The exam covers Air Law, IFR procedures, meteorology, instruments, radio systems, radar, and navigation.

IFR Practical Training

Canadian Law Requires 40 hours dual IFR flight training and requires a cross country trip of at least 150 miles with at least two instrument approaches. Your training will include IFR takeoffs and Landings, Holding patterns using NDB, VOR, and DME, precision approaches, non precision approaches (NDB, VOR) approaches in controlled and uncontrolled airspace, simulated in-flight emergency (equipment and engine failure) and finally IFR flight planning (weather, plan, route).

Obtaining your Rating

The candidate must pass the Transport Canada theory exam with a mark of at least 70%, before taking the practical test with a Transport Canada examiner. The practical flight must be passed with a mark of at least 60%.

Privileges

This rating permits a pilot to fly without visual reference to ground, assuming the pilot has filed an IFR flight plan This rating is one of the minimum requirements to be hired on a commercial basis by an airline company.

This rating permits a pilot to take off and land at airports while they are below VFR minimum requirements. It permits you to perform an instrument approach at an airport not currently visible. Additionally, you can fly above, in, or between cloud layers. IFR flights can be during the day or at night.

 

Night Rating

This license rating enables a pilot to fly at night with reference to the ground, and with instruments. This rating is essential for commercial pilots, as you will be expected to fly at all hours of day and night.

Ground School

There is no written exam for this rating specified or required by Transport Canada.

Practical training

Canadian Law requires 20 hours experience, of which 5 must be dual instrument flights, 5 dual night flying hours, and 5 hours solo night flight.

Obtaining your Night Rating

There is no flight test for this rating – you are only required to perform the above-mentioned number of hours of training.

Privileges

This rating allows you to fly at night with visual reference to the ground, and with instruments.

It permits you to take off from an airport at night.

It permits you to approach and land at an airport at night.

 

Instructor Rating

This rating permits the holder of a commercial pilot’s license to begin giving pilot training. Lachute Aviation is one of the few enterprises in the region able to offer this training, thanks to our two highly experienced class 1 instructors. The instructor rating is further subdivided into 4 classifications, “class 4” through “class 1” from lowest to highest, respectively. The new instructor begins at class 4, and can ascend through to class 3 when sufficient training hours are obtained, and when 3 of his/her students pass their exams. Class 2, and eventually class 1 can be obtained after meeting a minimum number of hours, and passing Transport Canada exams.

Ground School

There is at least 25 hours worth of ground school involved in the training. This includes details on the theory of flight, as well as learning how to teach students in the theory of flight. This ground school component is taught by a class 1 instructor.

Practical training

During the required minimum 30 hours of flying, apprentice teachers will expand their flight skills, as well as learn to pilot and teach simultaneously.

To be more Specific…

Becoming an instructor is not a departure from a piloting career path; in fact, it’s a great way to increase the hours required to impress an airline into hiring you, while getting paid for it! Training hours count towards ‘flight experience’, so what better way could there be to rack them up?

Requirements

You need to already possess a valid Canadian Commercial Pilot’s license.

Privileges

The Instructor rating permits you to give courses on how to pilot an aircraft, and is a rapid way to build up PIC hours.

 

Commercial License

You will need a Canadian private Pilot or Foreign equivalent before beginning your Commercial License training. Before getting your license, you will require 200 hours of practical flight experience, which includes hours spent during training for other licenses you possess, plus the training obtained for the commercial license. Training can occur on any of our single engine aircraft, I.E. typically a Cessna 152 or Cessna 172.

Requirements

You need to pass a Class I medical exam

You need a Private Pilot’s License

You need to be at least 16 years old for the training

You need to be at least 18 years old to actually get your license

Ground School

You will have 80 hours of training to pass the required Transport Canada Written exam.

Practical training

Canadian Law dictates a minimum of 35 hours of dual flight training, of which, at least 15 hours will be with instruments. Among these flights, you will have a cross country flight of at least 300 nautical miles, with at least 3 stops.

Obtaining your License

You must pass the Transport Canada Commercial Theory exam with a grade of at least 60%. Also note that the theory exam is broken into 4 categories, and you must obtain at least 60% in each one in order to pass. For example, you can’t get 0 in one section, perfect in all the others, and claim victory, given a 75% average. The four sections of the exam will cover General Knowledge, Air Law, Navigation, and Weather. Then, you need to pass a practical exam with a Transport Canada representative, by getting a mark of at least 70%. To validate your license, you require a total of 200 hours of flight, with at least 100 solo hours obtained after your Private Pilot’s license.

Privileges

This license permits you to be the Pilot In Command (PIC) of any single engine aircraft while in VFR day or night conditions. You may carry passengers, share expenses, charge a premium, fly abroad, and possibly go get a high performance aircraft rating.

 

A detailed Fee Structure will be emailed upon request & cannot be published online due to privacy reasons. 

Tax credit

In Canada, college is considered higher education. Thus, tuition fees paid for the duration of the program are tax deductible for Canadian students at both the provincial and federal level. For more information on applicable tax credits, visit the website at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca.

Government financial assistance (loan granted only in Canada) covering a portion of these expenses for the ACS training only may be granted to the student. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.mesrs.gouv.qc.ca/aide-financiere-aux-etudes/programme-de-prets-et-bourses/ or call 1 888- 345-4505 and 514-864-3557.You can analyze your financial situation by the online service website of the student financial assistance at the following address: www.afe.gouv.qc.ca. A simulator calculator will allow you to know in advance the amount of financial aid you might receive.

Sessions and Holidays:

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Spring vacation March 3 to 9, 2019 March 7 to 1, 2020
Summer vacation July 20 to 28, 2019 July 26 to 18, 2020
Winter vacation December 22, 2019 to January 6, 2020 December 20, 2020 to January 4, 2021

 

Easter Holiday April 21, 2019 April 13, 2020
National Patriots’ Day May 20, 2019 May 18, 2020
National Holiday June 24, 2019 June 24, 2020
Canada Day July 1, 2019 July 3, 2020
Labour Day September 2, 2019 September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving October 14, 2019 October 12, 2020