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NEXT COURSE 17/06/2024

Málaga (Spain)

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If you already have your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and want to take a step further in your career to become an airline pilot or a commercial pilot with instruments (CPL/MEIR), the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory course is the right choice for you. Our top-notch instructors will provide you with all the necessary knowledge about ATPL through an intensive course.

The course contains all the necessary elements
to obtain the Airline Transport Pilot Theoretical License.

The ATPL theoretical programme consists of 13 official subjects + KSA With a total of 650 instructional hours provided by instructors who are airline pilots and specialists in their subjects. The programme is divided into three phases over 6 months, with classroom sessions taking place from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM if conducted in person

Aerodynamics Academy offers this programme in a distance learning format, with an online study platform that includes study manuals, question banks, progress tests, video media, and more. Everything you need for flexible study hours without compromising the quality of education.

Aerodynamics Academy is an official EASA examination center, offering examination sessions in our main building every 8 weeks. Being an official EASA examination center, Aerodynamics offers examination sessions at our facilities every 8 weeks.

Course composition to obtain Airline Transport Pilot Theoretical License:

Stage 1

  • Communications
  • Air Law
  • Operational Procedures
  • Human Factors
  • Meteorology
  • KSA

Stage 2

  • Principles of Flight
  • Performance
  • General Navigation
  • Flight Planning and Monitoring
  • Mass and Balance

Stage 3

  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Instrumentation
  • Radio Navigation


Have a B2 level of English or equivalent

Have a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or be a student in the integrated pilot course.

Be at least 17 years old on the course start date.

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All included

Our training programme includes all the study material necessary for the theoretical part, such as flight training, with no hidden cost:

  • Tablet and e-learning materials.
  • Uniform.
  • Flight training materials.
  • Logbook/VFR Charts/Plotter/etc.
  • All official written exam fees.
  • All flight hours.
  • Landing and navigation fees.
  • Fuel and landing costs.
  • All practical skills tests.
  • Examiner fees.

Facilities and fleet

The convenience of having theoretical classes next to the aerodrome means that our students can receive both their theoretical and practical training on our Campus. More than 62,000 m² to become an aviation professional.

An extensive fleet of aircraft, with a total of 17 aircraft owned: C150 C172, C172 RG, PA28, BE-76, equipped with FADEC system, GLASS COCKPIT ASPEN AVIONICS, diesel engines to mention some of its characteristics.

FNPT II ALSIM and FTD1 AIRBUS 320 SIMULATOR manufactured with a real cabin and equipped with the ORIGINAL A320 SOFTWARE.


More than 300 days of sunshine a year allow us to fly almost daily. Which means that our students can carry out their internships without unforeseen weather events. Thus achieving your integrated ATPL within the established deadlines.

EASA Examination Center

Aerodynamics Academy is an official EASA examination centre. Which allows us the convenience that our students can take their official exams from our own center without having to travel.

Own maintenance team

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval is a company-level certification to the European Commission’s regulatory standards for the design, production, maintenance and operation of aircraft components.

Our own maintenance team PART 145, PART 147, and CAMO allows us to keep our fleet in optimal conditions 365 days a year. This efficiency together with the weather conditions allows us to fly 7 days a week.

International recognition

Aerodynamics Academy is approved by the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) with the center number E-ATO 226 and under EASA regulations (European Aviation Safety Agency), which allows it to work in practically all European countries.

25 years of experience at Aerodynamics Academy with the highest quality standards give us international prestige that makes us a reference for the best national and international airlines to trust us for their team of pilots, mechanics and crews.

Currently, thousands of pilots who now work in the best world airlines have developed all their training in Aerodynamics.


What is an ATPL Theory?

ATPL theory refers to the academic training phase required to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). It includes advanced studies in aviation theory and aircraft systems.

What are the requirements to enroll in an ATPL Theory course?

Requirements can vary by region and school, but they generally include having a Private Pilot License (PPL), a B2 English level or equivalent, and a minimum age.

How long does the ATPL Theory course typically last?

The duration varies but usually spans about six months, depending on the study pace and student availability.

What topics are covered in the ATPL Theory course?

The course covers a wide range of topics, including navigation, meteorology, flight regulations, principles of flight, and more. Training focuses on the theory and knowledge necessary to operate an aircraft safely and efficiently.

Can I take the ATPL Theory course remotely?

Yes, in many cases, the theoretical part can be studied remotely through online platforms, allowing students to adjust their schedules and have geographic flexibility.

What is the importance of ATPL Theory in my pilot career?

ATPL Theory is a fundamental part of pilot training, providing the knowledge base necessary to advance in your career and become an airline transport pilot. It’s a prerequisite for the practical flight phase and for operating commercial aircraft.

When should I complete ATPL Theory in my pilot training?

ATPL Theory is generally completed before the practical flight phase, although in some cases, it’s possible to conduct part of the practical training concurrently with the theoretical phase.

What career opportunities exist after obtaining ATPL Theory?

With ATPL Theory in hand, you are one step closer to becoming an airline transport pilot and working for commercial airlines. You can proceed with the practical flight phase to complete your training.


Airlines that trust our Training



The best academy where you can get your flight licence. Fulfilling your dreams here is possible. Furthermore, you always do it as a family, you have fun and learn with the best teachers and the best facilities.

Rocio Garrido Aranda

The best facilities. I took the course and was super happy with everything and found a job very quickly. Very good teachers and a great experience with my classmates. Without a doubt the best aeronautical school.

Salma Almaraz

Without a doubt the best academy where I have been able to fulfill my dream. I have met wonderful people and above all I have learned many things from our instructors, Miguel and Susana.

Maria Belen

The truth is that aerodynamics opened many doors for me and I will carry them in my heart forever!! For the experience, the friends, the treatment from day 1, the facilities and the comfort they provide us.

Sara Juárez Barbero

I have always had the dream of being able to fly a plane. Thanks to Aerodynamics Academy for making this possible, the work they do is exemplary from start to finish. An unforgettable experience.

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