Course Outline.

Whether you start during fall or spring, within 20 months, you will receive all the required certificates to start your career as an airline pilot (CPL ME/IR with frozen ATPL).


When you start the course in August, the first two semesters will be theoretical instruction (ATPL theory). After completing the theoretical part you will start flight training.


When you start the course in February, the first semester will be theoretical instruction. The second semester will contain the VFR part of the flight program, followed by the last block of theoretical instruction. The last semester will contain the IFR part of the flight program + APS MCC. 

Whether you start during fall or spring, you will complete exactly the same theoretical subjects and flight training. Meaning you will have all the required licenses for starting your career as a pilot in an airline.


    / Uniform 

    / Pilotbag

    / Ipad

        – With ATPL books in Ibook (PadPilot)

        – ForeFlight Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), when starting semester 2 or 3

    / Other relevant equipment for theory and flying


During the program, you will attend classroom-led instruction in 14 subjects divided into two semesters. In addition, you will learn about core pilot competencies, Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) through computer-based training (CBT), instructor-led briefings, self-studies, and flight training.

At OSM Aviation Academy we utilize modern digital training aids and equipment. For the ATPL theory we use e-books developed by PadPilot.


  1. Principles of Flight (POF)
  2. General Navigation (GNAV)
  3. Meteorology (MET)
  4. Airframes, Powerplants and Systems (ASP)
  5. Air Law (ALW)
  6. Communications (COM) – IFR and VFR


  1. Performance (PER)
  2. Radio Navigation (RNAV)
  3. Flight Planning and Monitoring (FPM)
  4. Instrumentation (INS)
  5. Operational Procedures (OPP)
  6. Human Performance and limitations (HPL)
  7. Mass and Balance (M&B)


PHASE 1 & 2 (C172 Glass Cockpit)

In the first stages of flight training, you will be conducting all your flights in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), flying by the use of outside reference and a map. In the early stages, the main focus will be on mastering the four fundamentals of flying (climbs, descents, turns, and flying straight-and-level). As you progress you will start learning how to land the aircraft and become proficient enough to fly your first solo flight!

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PHASE 3 (C172 Glass Cockpit)

The following stages will further increase your skills in navigation and more complex maneuvers. You begin to fly further away from your home base and become increasingly confident in handling the aircraft.

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PHASE 4 (C172/DA42 & B737NG Sim)

In phase 4 you will start practicing what is known as instrument flying. This means that you will fly in and above the clouds, or with a view-limiting device that only allows you to see the inside of your cockpit. The goal of this stage is to enable you to fly the same way airliners operate, following “roads in the skies”, pre-defined routes used for flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

Towards the final stages of your flight training, you will upgrade to a twin-engine complex aircraft. As soon as you master the basics in this aircraft much of the training focuses on handling different abnormal procedures and emergencies. You will be trained in flying with only one of the two engines operating and become even more proficient with problem-solving in demanding situations.

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At the very end of your initial training, it is time for the Airline Pilot Standard (APS) | Multi-Crew Cooperation course. In this stage, you will work side-by-side with one of your classmates. Working as a team and solving complex training scenarios is one of the favorite parts of the training for many students.

Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (A-UPRT)

The Upset Prevention and Recovery Training at OSM Aviation Academy includes the practical and theoretical training required for pilots to receive a A-UPRT certificate.

A-UPRT is a requirement from EASA for commercial pilots.

Type Rating og Operatior Conversion Course*

*Subject to successful assessment by partner airline, crew demand (B737 and B787).