This programme is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK and Europe.

This programme is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK and Europe.

Programme Type
Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Vueling and CAE are recruiting cadets for the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) in Madrid.

Cadets will begin their EASA theoretical knowledge at CAE’s training centre in Madrid, followed by flight training in Phoenix, AZ, USA and Oxford, UK, before going to Barcelona to complete Airbus A320 type-rating training. Upon successful completion of their training programme, graduates will be employed by Vueling, and will have experienced pilot training following the highest industry standards in four of CAE’s global locations.

Course Outline

Phase 1: Theoretical Knowledge Training

  • Learn everything about ATPL related theory in 14 subjects
  • Classroom and computer-based training
  • Approximately 750 hours or 7-8 months
  • Location: Madrid, Spain

Phase 2: Foundation Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Approximately 145 hours or 5-6 months
  • Perform your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Skill Test
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Phase 3: Advanced Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Approximately 55 hours or 3-4 months
  • Perform your Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) Skill Test
  • Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Phase 4: Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)/Jet Orientation Course (JOC)

  • Learn how to fly as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
  • Classroom and Flight Simulator Training
  • Approximately 48 hours or 5-6 weeks
  • Obtain your MCC/JOC certificate and A320 Type rating
  • Location: Madrid, Spain / Barcelona, Spain
Investment & Funding
Vueling Cadet Pilot Programme €132,500

What’s included?

  • Airbus A320 Type Rating Course at CAE Barcelona
  • Return flights to Madrid, Spain from Phoenix, USA & Oxford, UK
  • Accommodation and daily transport in Madrid, Spain, Phoenix, USA & Oxford, UK
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Uniform, flight bag, headset
  • Access to learning management system and ATPL books
  • M1 Visa
  • USA (FAA) medical

What’s not included?

  • Living expenses such as meals and entertainment
  • Medical exam for EASA Class 1 Medical – approximately €500
  • Selection testing - approximately €390
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU
  • Proficient in the English Language (verbal and written) – ICAO Level 4 by the end of your training with CAE
  • Must be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions

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