MATC offers all modular courses that you require to become a professional pilot. MATC is certified as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO). After completion of each course and flight test you will get an EASA (European) Licence or Rating.
‘Modular’ means that each course can be taken separately and at your own pace. The advantages of this model are that you have more control over the planning of your training and have the possibility to combine study and work. This can help to spread the cost of your training. You can determine which pace fits best with your personal situation, which can be anything from full time training to 1 day a week on a part time basis
The following courses are required to become a professional pilot:
In the training for the PPL we lay the foundation for becoming a competent pilot. The PPL is great for discovering your potential as a pilot and finding out if flying is giving you the satisfaction you were expecting. Most students do the PPL part time, but we also offer the option of full time training, especially for International students. Our PPL syllabus is for 60 hours instead of the 45 minimum required by law, as our objective is quality training instead of meeting minimum requirements.
PPL theory is done through a distance learning programme with additional support from MATC. International students can choose to do theory in their home country before starting the actual flight training.
The Night Rating is a great way to expand your PPL privileges. A short but intense course to learn to fly VFR (with visual reference) at night. With less visual reference points available and the effect of illusions at night, this type of flying is definitely another challenge for a PPL rated pilot.
Our night rating involves an extensive ground school theory session.
The Instrument Rating is a decisive step towards becoming a Commercial Pilot. In this course you learn to fly with reference to instruments only. The rating allows you to fly in a wider range of weather conditions, which gives new possibilities and challenges.
For the Instrument Rating you require ATPL/CPL theory if you also want to do CPL, otherwise only Instrument Theory is required.
MATC also offers the En-route Instrument Rating which allows to fly IFR from A to B, but does not include instrument approach procedures. A specific en-route IR theory course is required for this, which is a lot easier to do than the full IR theory.
The Competency Based Instrument Rating is another way of getting the full Instrument Rating, but allows MATC to give training credits for previous IFR experience. This is interesting for people with a non-EASA instrument rating for example.
There is a specific theory course for the CB-IR.
When you want to make flying your profession, the CPL course is your final step. Everything you have learned is taken to a higher level. You also learn to fly on a more complex aircraft: one with more horse power, retractable gear and a constant speed propeller.
The order of the IR and CPL can be reversed, but will result in the same amount of training hours. Either the ‘Basic IFR’ module (10 hours) is done at the beginning of the IR or is included in the CPL training if CPL is done first.