31st Jul 2012, 20:47
I'm a 16 year old male and a PPL-A student in Norway at my local flight club.
I'm will go commercial, I am certain of it. So my question is... Can I, as a 17 year old (When i achieve my PPL) take the ATPL theory at that age?
Are there any requirements preventing me to do so other than being in possesion of a PPL (Which I will have at that time)?
Are the requirements between full-time and long-distance the same?
1st Aug 2012, 00:21
Now why would you want hurry that much?
Complete school first, you will need to have that anyway before you start the ATPL, I mean upper secondary/ videregaaende!
Another thing, you need to make sure you pace yourself, with regards to hours to complete CPL/hourbuilding.
Because from you complete last ATPL exam, you must complete CPL/IR within 18 months. But you need to sort out your hourbuilding, so when you finish ATPL theory, you can complete it fairly fast after.
I recommend do training in UK, Norway is to expensive, and their ATPL theory course are substandard, that was my experience. Their distance learning course was terrible, the questions and answers was written in an English that at times was impossible to understand.
Do Videregaaende finish, during this time complete your PPL, and start building hours.
Of course you could start reading some books etc., doing the course would not give you time to study your normal school.
Do you have 6 - 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, to dedicated to just studying ATPL?
1st Aug 2012, 14:46
Well, the reason I want to do it first is so that I am finished with the Exams before I start on my CPL, which will save me time. School is not a problem, I have absolutely no homework and if i miss 3 or 4 months of school the school will allow me to take it up with a private teacher.
I know there is a 17 year old here in Norway that took his ATPL exams last year.
But I'm not asking for advise about what I should do in my future. All I want to know is.... Is it possible?