Airline Pilot, We make it happen

When you train with ACS Flight Training you’re not only learning to fly, we’re training you to become a commercial airline pilot. Thanks to our dedicated team of staff and our experience in the industry our graduates are now employed with global airlines in the UK and Europe!


Modern Fleet


Dedicated Professionals


Real career outcomes


Affordable training

Fast Track ATPL Course Structure

If you’re looking for a career as a commercial airline pilot, our Fast Track modular training approach allows you to go from zero experience to Airline Transport Pilots Licence in 18 months.  These modular courses will provide the student with a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL).

Module 1 – Private Pilots Licence
45 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 2 – Night Rating
5 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 3 – Hour Building
100 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 4 – ATPL Ground School
6-11 Months
13 Theory subjects
Module 5 – Multi-Engine Piston Rating
6 Hours
DA42 Twinstar
Module 6 – M/E Instrument Rating
40 Hours Alsim
18 Hours DA42 Twinstar
Module 7 – Commercial Licence
15 Hours
Multi Crew MCC / JOC Course
Alsim ALX Simulator 
9 days

Whats included

This price is based on the student completing each module in the minimum required course hours and includes the following:

- Pre-Entry Assessment
- Student Uniform
- Mentoring Support
- Bose A30 Aviation Headset
- PPL Study Equipment
- One to One PPL Ground School Tuition
- DA42 Computer Based Training (CBT)
- Insurance excess waiver
- Approach and Landing fees
- Payment Plan 
- VAT Included

Terms and conditions apply.


Approach Fees


Bose A30 Headset


Study Kit



Payment Structure

Enrolment fee

£3000 - Non Refundable

First Instalment

£4970 - Due on start date

Second Instalment

£4970 - Due after 4 weeks

Balance Payments

£3725 per month x 18     Total Price £79,990

Course Timeline

Module 1 - Private Pilots Licence

Cessna C152 - 12 weeks

Module 2 - Night Rating

Cessna C152 - 1 week 

Structured Hour Building

Cessna C152 - 6-9 months

ATPL Ground School

Theory Ground School - 6-11 Months

Module 5 - Multi Engine Piston

Diamond DA42 - 2 weeks

Module 6 - Multi Engine Instrument Rating

Diamond DA42 / Alsim AL42 - 10 weeks 

Module 7 - Commercial Pilots Licence

Piper PA28R - 3 weeks 

Entry requirements

The minimum age for enrolment is 18. A Class 1 medical certificate is required prior to commencing flight training.

In order to enrol, we ask that candidates conduct a Pre-Entry Assessment. A copy of your CV is required by our enrollment team prior to the assessment date. This assessment is designed to assess the likelihood and suitability of the candidate to complete their intended training plan and additionally, suitability for the role of an airline pilot. 

ACS also work closely with Lendwise who are a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance, allowing you to pursue your pilot training aspirations.

Key features of a Lendwise loan are as follows:

  • No co-signer or guarantor required
  • Up to 80% of your course fees covered
  • Competitive interest rate that is fixed for the entire duration of your loan
  • Loan terms up to 10 years
  • Interest rate is personalised to your profile
  • No fees or penalties for early repayment of your loan

Contact Lendwise* to apply directly. UK residents only.

What our Graduates say

“I believe that nowadays it is of extreme importance that pilots are trained in aircraft fitted with glass cockpit displays, i.e. the Garmin G1000 system installed in ACS fleet of Twinstars. The technology behind it and the presentation of information is almost identical to what you would find in a commercial airliner. I had never flown an aircraft this technologically advanced before, so I thoroughly enjoyed flying ACS DA42s!” 


I have recently completed training at ACS for a Multi Engine Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot License. The quality of training was second to none and my instructors were outstanding, with decades of experience. There has been a great deal of investment in the school in recent times with the addition of a modern Diamond DA42 aircraft and state of the art Alsim42 flight simulator with g1000 ‘glass cockpit’. This, together with an efficient operations department, fantastic training environment and friendly atmosphere make ACS and excellent choice and I’m extremely glad I chose them for my commercial flight training.

The Bose A30 Aviation Headset is best utilised where noise is pervasive, comfort is required and communication is critical. It’s the most comfortable, full-featured around-ear aviation headset Bose has ever created, and it’s the first-ever around-ear aviation headset with three modes of user selectable active noise cancellation. Each feature of the A30 was inspired by decades of Bose research and development and engineered to perform in high-intensity flight environments.

When can I start the Fast Track Course?

  • FT116 - 1st July 2024 (Full)
  • FT117 - 2nd September 2024
  • FT118 - 4th November 2024
  • FT119 - 27th January 2025
  • FT120 - 7th April 2025

Live Chat with ACS Flight Training Graduates

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  • What was the total cost and duration of your training?
  • How different are the PPL exams to the ATPL exams?
Contact us today and get your career started
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