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Comparison of the “total cost of ownership” of the theoretical ATPL training at Executive Flight at other Dutch providers



A Dutch Flight Academy Executive Flight Academy
ATPL Theoretical Course € 3095 € 2450
Examination fees ATPL € 2366 € 1050
3 weeks of not working € 2000 nvt
15 Hotel stays and / or car mileage € 1200 nvt
Total cost of ownership € 7641 € 3500

ATPL theory training

The commercial pilots theory training of Executive Flight Academy consists of a unique combination of distance learning with ultramodern e-learning tools and old-fashioned classroom instruction from a teacher with a chalk in front of the blackboard, combining the “best of both worlds”. At ExecutiveFlight you really get personal attention if you have questions about the theory or the practice assignments! EFA uses an online digital classroom so you can do a lot in your own time (at home) while a team of specialized Ground Instructors can answer any question within 48 hours. In this way we can reduce the number of classroom hours from 650 to 65. Count your profit in time, travel and accommodation costs! We also have a unique, partly individual, partly classroom brush-up course before you take the exam. The composition of these brush-ups is extremely effective: The Executive Flight Ground Instructor team, together with the students, made a dBase of the most difficult exam questions per subject. We will send you this “horror exam” in advance. After you have submitted your answers, the biggest stumbling blocks of all submitted questions are all dealt with during the brush-up. In short, an excellent preparation where you are guaranteed not to get stuck with your individual questions and you also do not have to come to boring essays where topics that you already know or have already mastered are discussed. Finally, we also offer individual HWS (homework support) …At ExecutiveFlight, all lessons and exams are in English. A MUST for your language skills and for obtaining your LPE. (English Language Proficiency Endorsement)

In contrast to the situation in the Netherlands, you can take all exams in English, wherever and whenever you want! You will immediately receive the result. The exam fees for ATPL at Executive Flight are only € 1050 compared to € 2366 at the CBR

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ATPL Theoretical Coure

Web based Distance learning system€ 2,228
Ebooks (included, paper books optional)
Brush-up course (online, no presence learning!)€ 500
Homework Support & Paper books (optional)
Online questionbank access 12 months€ 170
Jeppesen Student Route Manual€ 74
Overhead & Administration
*(all incl. except pilot supplies/Paper books, government charges, exam fees)


€ 2,972

*(all incl. except pilot supplies/Paper books, government charges, exam fees)

Specific advantages of the ExecutiveFlight ATPL theory course

  • Examination fees € 1050 in stead of € 2366 euros in the Netherlands!
  • Examination in the following languages of your choice English, German, French or Dutch, unlike the situation in the Netherlands
  • Online digital classroom guarantees to have all your open questions answered by a whole team of ground instructors.
  • Fully individual tailor made courses. You decide where and when you are taught. Study whereever and ever you want!
  • No three-week brush-ups in a large group keeping you from your job.
  • Combine your discount low-cost “distance learning course” with normal classroom tuition and individual Home Work Support tailored to your needs and preliminary education. You choose to follow the theoretical ATPL course either fulltime or part-time through distance learning or any hybrid form that best suits your needs.
  • Unique ATPL examination database with almost all exam questions WITH detailed worked out questions / computations!
  • Oxford Books, Videos & Online Computer Based Training (CBT’s)


Theory location

Londenstraat 7, 2321 Meer/Hoogstraten (B) nearby Breda
Along the Breda-Antwerp motorway at the border


6 to 18 months.

Course program ATPL theoretical course

The theory curriculum for airline transport pilots (ATPL) includes 14 courses all of which can be taken at once or in two test blocks of 7 subjects. A full-time student will spend 6-9 months to pass all subjects and a part-time student about 12-18. Our hybrid Classroom / Distance Learning training concept is divided into the following stages:

  •   Home study
  •   Progress Test
  •   Brush-Up
  •   Practice exam
  •   Exam (optional Home Work Support on individual basis possible)

Each exam block of 7 subjects takes 2 days.

Block A test session (2 days)

  •   General Navigation
  •   Flight Planning & Monitoring
  •   Human Performance & Limitations
  •   Performance
  •   Principles of Flight
  •   Mass & Balance
  •   Radio Navigation

Block B 2nd exam session (2 days)

  •   Operational Procedures
  •   VFR Communications & IFR Communications
  •   Performance
  •   Aviation Law
  •   Aircraft General Knowledge
  •   Meteorology
  •   Instruments


The ATPL theory consists of 14 subjects and together with the CPL license it results into a so-called “frozen ATPL”. A frozen ATPL gives the holder the right to serve as first officer in a mulit-pilot operation (airline). With a CPL alone one can only work in single pilot operations, and there are only very few left of these. So it is strongly recommended to pass the ATPL theory.

Initial requirements

PPL from any country / jurisdiction: United States (FAA), Europe (EASA) and the rest of the world (ICAO)

Theoretical course

14 Theoretical subjects divided into 2 blocks. Each block must be completed in seven days at the examination center in Brussels. There can be maximum six months between the exams for those blocks and when you have passed everything the theory remains valid for 36 months. During this period, the candidate must obtain his commercial pilot license (CPL) and the Instrument Rating (IR). A candidate must have completed all the theoretical exams within 18 months.


Within 36 months your need to obtain your CPL and IR otherwise your so-called “theory credit” expires. After that, if you let your licenses and ratings expire for more than 7 years you lose everything.

Other information

The ATPL theoretical course consists of the following subjects: principles of flight, meteorology, navigation, radio navigation, human performance, flight planning, performance, mass and balance, VFR Communications, IFR communications, instrumentation, aircraft general knowledge, aviation legislation and operational procedures.

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