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Flight School Comparison

If you’re looking to pursue a life-long dream of becoming a professional airline pilot, then you’ll be faced with finding the right flight school to take you through to the right-hand seat of a commercial airliner. But with so many routes and schools across Europe, where do you start? We have created this Flight School Comparison page to help you.

Professional pilot training is a huge financial and personal commitment and the task of selecting a flight school that’s right for you is the first important step to a successful career. It’s a choice that can be an overwhelming experience; there are many courses – even price differences – to compare. There are a few different routes to the flight deck, and your first decision is probably picking which type of commercial pilot training to undertake: Integrated (MPL or ATPL) or Modular.

Across Europe there are notable large Airline Training Organisations (ATO’s) that offer the complete all-inclusive,  training packages, these courses can be very effective in getting you to through to your first pilot job in around two years – they also come with a premium price. Even though some of these companies are competitors we have compiled an impartial review of these flight schools and training organizations because we know how hard it is to find a clear and accurate guide:

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Aviation South West

Flight School

Aviation Southwest is an independent and family-run modular training school based at Exeter Airport since 1999 offering a wide variety of courses from PPL to ATPL.

How many aircraft? – 5 aircraft plus 1 FNPT II sim

What type of aircraft?
• 3x Piper Warrior (PA28) – fixed undercarriage, used for PPL, IR(R) and CPL training
• BE76 Duchess – used for multi-engine and instrument training, includes autopilot
• Cessna 150 Aerobat – used for UPRT and hour building
• BE76 FNPT II sim – used for IR training

Locations – Exeter International Airport, Exeter, EX5 2BD, England

What courses are offered? – Modular only school

Direct to First Officer
• Full-time EASA modular course
• From little or no experience to holding a frozen ATPL

EASA CPL
• 25 hours dual instruction

EASA Multi-engine CPL
• 25 hours dual instruction with 5 multi-engine

MEP Rating
• 7 hours ground instruction with 1 exam
• 2.5 hours dual under normal conditions
• 3.5 hours dual under asymmetric conditions

EASA Single Engine Instrument Rating
• All flown in an aircraft
• 10 hours basic instrument flying
• 40 hours Procedural Instrument Flight Module (PIFM)

EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
• 30 hours in FNPT II sim, 25 hours in aircraft
• This includes 10 hours basic instrument flying with 45 hours of PIFM split into 30 hours in the sim and 15 in the aircraft

Advanced Upset Recovery Course
• Part-FCL 745.A compliant
• 5 hours ground instruction
• 3 hours of dual instruction

Private Pilot’s License
• 9 ground school subjects
• 45 hours flying time – 25-35 dual, 10 solo

Night Rating
• Ground instruction
• 5 hours of flying including 1 hour navigation and 1 hour solo (5 taxi-backs)

ATPL Ground school
• Uses PadPilot for syllabus
• Offers both Residential or Distance Learning courses
• 14 ground school subjects to exams

How much is each course? Price on Request

How long is each course?
Direct to First Officer is 12-14 months
EASA CPL and Multi-engine CPL is 4 weeks
A-UPRT is 3 days
PPL is 4-6 weeks
Night Rating is 3 days (nights)

How many students per year train? No information given.

Which airlines recruit from the school? None, no testimonials.

Why this school over other schools?
• Offer a 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 training basis
• Offer Part-FCL 745.A A-UPRT by the school
• Works with Pegasus Finance to spread the cost of flight training
• Pride themselves on safety – Exeter SSR plays an important part of this

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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Aeros Flight Training

Flight School

Aeros Flight Training- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: Aeros Flight Training are the UK’s leading modular flight training academy with multiple training locations nationwide

How many aircraft? 30 aircraft plus 5 simulators

What type of aircraft?
Diamond DA42 – 5 in fleet (IR skills test)
Tecnam P2006T – 1 in fleet (CPL/IR and CRT test, MEP training and test)
Piper Arrow – 4 in fleet (SEP training and test, CPL training and skills test)
Piper Warrior – 10 in fleet (SEP training and test, IR training and test)
Robin 2160 – 1 in fleet (Aerobatics, SEP training and test)
GROB G115D 2 – 1 in fleet (Aerobatic, SEP training and test)
Tecnam P2002JF – 1 in fleet (SEP training and test)
Piper Tomahawk – 5 in fleet (SEP training and test)
Cessna 152 – 2 in fleet (SEP training and test)
ALSIM AL42 – 3 in company (DA42 cockpit layout)
Elite Evolution S812 FNPT II – 2 in company (Seneca PA34 cockpit layout)

Locations
Cardiff International Airport, Barry, Wales
Coventry Airport, Coventry, England
Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Doncaster, England
Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, England
Wellsbourne, Stratford Upon Avon, England

What courses are offered? Only Modular courses – Aeros Fastrack

Private Pilot’s License (PPL) 45 hours, including 10 hours solo plus a skills test, 9 ground examinations
ATPL Ground School – in 3 Modules of 4 or 5 subjects each time. Run by Bristol Groundschool
Night Rating – 5 hours

Commercial Pilots License (CPL) 25hours over 3 weeks
Complex (Piper Arrow) and non-complex aircraft (Piper Warrior)

Multi-Engine Piston Rating (MEP)
7 hours ground school, 6 hours in Twin Engine Aircraft, Take approx. 1 week to complete

Instrument Rating (IR)
55 hours…reduced to 45 hours if holder has a CPL
Phase 1 – FNPT II simulator (25 hours): core techniques of IR flying
Phase 2 – glass cockpit aircraft (20 hours): develop skills learnt in an aircraft

MCC/JOC
10 days, Ground school 3 days, Simulator 7 days
Cost includes accommodation, travel and training material
Flight Instructor Course (FIC)

For each stage of training there are requirements, please see website.

How much is each course?
Aeros Fastrack course is £74,950.00
Groundschool is £2350.00 plus exam fees of £68 per exam (14 exams)

How long is each course?
Aeros Fastrack is 12-18 months long

How many students per year train? Not given

Which airlines recruit from the school?
They have partnerships with major airlines such as Ryanair, Swissair, easyJet, BA, Emirates etc.

Why this school over other schools?
Large and varied aircraft fleet including glass cockpits
Tailored made courses
100% First Series Pass Rate on Fastrack course

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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FTA Global

Flight School

FTA – Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: FTA are an independent flight training school based on the south coast of England offering a wide range of courses. They strived to be the ‘best’ when setting out and still today the claim to be the ‘best’. They are continually growing their fleet and operation too.

How many aircraft? Multiple, their fleet of Diamond’s account for over 10% registered in the UK

What type of aircraft?

Diamond Star DA40 – 4 seat, single-engine, most fitted with G1000 instrument system
Diamond Twin Star DA42 – 4 seat, multi-engine, long range cruising capability
Piper Warrior PA28 – 160hp Lycoming single-engine, made for flight training
ALSIM FNPT II (DA42 and Cessna Citation) – instrument flight training

Location: Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport, West Sussex, BN43 5FF, England

What courses are offered? Integrated and Modular

Integrated Flight Deck Programme

ATPL Theory – 765 classroom hours plus 240 computer based training hours

14 subjects split in 3 module blocks over 9 months, exams at Gatwick

Phase One – 12 hours (PA28), basic flying skills to first solo
Phase Two – 20hours (PA28), improve skills plus 10 hours solo flying
Phase Three – 51.5 hours (PA28), visual flying with navigation
Phase Four – 114.5 hours (DA40/DA42/FNPT II) – CPL qualification plus instrument training and also UPRT course
MCC/JOC course – 20 hours over 2 weeks (fixed base B737-800 sim) plus 33 hours of theoretical knowledge. Please note this course takes place at a third party company near London Gatwick Airport (40mins by car)

Modular Learning

PPL – 45 hours (PA28), 10 hours are solo plus 9 ground theoretical exams
Night Rating (DA40/PA28) – 5 hours with 1 hour solo
ATPL Theory – 765 classroom hours plus 240 computer based training hours

14 subjects split in 3 module blocks over 9 months, exams at Gatwick

Multi-engine Piston Class Rating – 6 hours flight training (DA42), 7 hours theoretical
Multi-engine Instrument Rating – 59 hours in DA40/DA42 and DA42 FNPT II simulator
Multi-engine CPL – 15 hours in DA40/DA42 leading to CPL Skills Test
MCC/JOC course – 20 hours over 2 weeks (fixed base B737-800 sim) plus 33 hours of theoretical knowledge. Please note this course takes place at a third party company near London Gatwick Airport (40mins by car)

How much is each course?

Integrated is £77,950

Modular packages are available, course fees are paid on a pay-per-fly basis…no lump sum

ATPL Theory is £6,495

PPL is £12,025

Night Rating is £1,570

MEP, ME IR and ME CPL is £26,195

Hour building is per aircraft per hour plus fees

There are numerous other packages for tailored made training, please see website for details

How long is each course? No full information given

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? None specifically however cadets have got jobs with multiple airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2.com etc.

Why this school over other schools? Continually growing fleet and operation – modern fleet and more instructors

Location: Centralized operation to one UK location – Brighton

One of the only training schools to offer an integrated programme only in the UK

Course fees are paid on a pay-per-fly basis. No lump sum

‘Exceptional Safety Record’

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training

Flight School

Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: BCFT is a flight school located on the south coast of England from Bournemouth Airport offering both integrated and modular courses

How many aircraft? No information given

What type of aircraft? No information given

Locations: Bournemouth Airport, Christchurch, BH23 6ED

What courses are offered? Integrated and Modular

Integrated Airline Pilot

Little or no previous experience to a frozen ATPL + MCC course
ATPL Core Training (Bournemouth, 7 months) – ATPL ground examination and some flying up to first solo
ATPL Intermediate Training (Florida, USA, 4 months) – Single-engine navigation training and 25 hours multi-engine concluding with CPL flight
ATPL Advanced Training I – (Bournemouth, 3 months) – Multi-engine instrument training
ATPL Advanced Training II – (Dublin, Ireland, 10 days) – MCC/JOC course on a Simtech A320 or B737 simulator

ATPL Ground School

Uses PadPilot and Bristol Groundschool as the syllabus – 750 hours
Three phases lasting 7-8 weeks each to cover all 14 subjects
Progress exams and mock exams before final examinations
Exams taken at CAA HQ – London Gatwick

Modular Commercial Pilot Training

Private Pilot’s License – 45 hours with 9 ground exams
Night Rating – 5 hours including a solo
Hour Building
Commercial Pilot’s License – 25 hours (5 on complex aircraft)
Multi-engine Piston Rating – 6 hours with 1 ground exam
ME Instrument Rating – 45 hours (30 hours sim, 15 hours aircraft) CPL holders
MCC/JOC course completed with third party company
Plus ATPL Ground School element

Please see website for pre-course requirements for each course

How much is each course? Integrated Airline Pilot course is £86,565.00

How long is each course? Integrated Airline Pilot course is 16 months/70 weeks

ATPL theory is 6 months

Modular Commercial Pilot Training is minimum 18 months

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? Flybe used to if they come back

Why this school over other schools?

Bournemouth Airport has 6 approaches
Dedicated exams throughout each phase of ATPL ground school to check knowledge
No large upfront payments – dedicated payment schedules

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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ACS Aviation

Flight School

ACS- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction Based at Perth Airport, Scotland ACS offer Airline Pilot Training aswell as Flying Lessons. They are located at an airport with 3 runways and open all year round and owned by the ACS Group who maintain the airfield.

How many aircraft? Not given on website

What type of aircraft?

Cessna 152 (C152) used for Private Pilot’s License Training
Cessna 172 (C172) used for Private Pilot’s License Training
Piper Warrior (PA28) used for Private Pilot’s License Training
Diamond Twinstar DA42 used for Commercial Flight Training
Piper Arrow (PA28) used for Commercial Flight Training
Alsim AL42 Flight Simulator

Locations Perth Airport, Perth, Scotland

What courses are offered?

Fast Track ATPL – modular

EASA Private Pilot’s License – 45 hours in Cessna 152 (inc. 10 hours solo)
Night Rating – 5 hours in Cessna 152
Hour Building – 110 hours in Cessna 152
ATPL Theoretical Ground School – 7 months residential, 14 subjects
Multi-engine Piston Rating – 6 hours DA42 Twinstar
Multi-engine Instrument Rating – 40 hours Alsim, 18 hours DA42 Twinstar
Commercial Pilot’s License – 15 hours Piper Arrow
MCC/JOC course  – 10 hours Boeing 737-800NG Simulator

All courses offered individually aswell as this is a modular route itself…see website for individual breakdown of how the courses work. The Fast Track ATPL combines everything together and lowers the price.

A-UPRT (FCL.745.A) is offered by a third party company for £1290.00 in Peterborough, England

How much is each course? Fast Track ATPL is £54,490.00 including all necessary costs except MCC/JOC course – excluding accommodation at all phases of training.

PPL is £8,500
CPL is £7,400 (£4,590 if IR is held)
ME Piston Rating is £3,295
Hour Building packages – see website
Instrument Rating is £18,825 (£16,575 if CPL held)

How long is each course? Fast Track ATPL can be as long as 23 months but as short as 20 months.

How many students per year train? Since 2007 over 1000 so on average 80 per year

Which airlines recruit from the school? None specifically however cadets have gained jobs with Loganair, Jet2.com, Flybe, easyJet etc.

Why this school over other schools? Modern fleet with G1000 system in aircraft – relatable to airlines

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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2Fly pro pilot

Flight School

2Fly pro pilot– Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: Largely based in Florida, USA and offering EASA and FAA training 2Fly are a large independent Flight Training School. However 2Fly also have a location in Malaga, Spain too. The training seems to be across both locations through the Pro-Pilot Airline Programme 2020.

How many aircraft: 75 aircraft across all locations

What type of aircraft?

  • Piper Archer (PA28)
  • Cessna 172 (C172)
  • Cessna Citation Jet (C500) (JOC only) – assume it’s a sim but website says aircraft?
  • Piper Seneca (PA34)
  • Beechcraft Duchess (BE76)
  • Airbus A320 Simulator

Locations:

  • Merritt Island, Florida, USA
  • Velez, Malaga, Spain

What courses are offered?

Pro-Pilot Airline Programme 2020

  • Phase One Foundation Training – approx 11 months in Florida
  • Private Pilot’s License (PPL) on Piper Archer with a standard Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Structured Hour Building on Cessna 172
  • EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge – full time ground instruction syllabus
  • Jet Orientation Course (JOC) on Cessna Citation (aircraft/sim – check website)
  • Phase Two Advanced EASA Training – approx. 3 months in Spain
  • EASA Commercial Pilots License (CPL) on Piper Seneca
  • EASA Multi-Engine Class Rating on Piper Seneca
  • EASA IR on Beechcraft Duchess
  • EASA Multi-Crew Co-Operating Course (MCC) on A320 Simulator
  • Accommodation included in price

EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course

  • 6 month course based in Florida
  • 650 hours of instructor led syllabus
  • 14 EASA exams to be completed
  • Use UK PAD PILOT as the syllabus
  • Accommodation included in price
  • Option to hour build alongside studies (for extra cost)

How much is each course

  • Pro-Pilot Airline Programme 2020 is $103,000.00
  • Easa ATPL Theoretical Knowlegde 

How long is each course

  • Pro-Pilot Airline Programme 2020 is approximately 14months… 11 spent in USA and 3 in Spain
  • EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge is 6 months

How many students per year train? Not given

Which airlines recruit from the school? None specifically however cadets have jobs with major airlines including BA, Norwegian, Loganair, Ryanair, Flybe but have gone to the airlines recruitment process themselves.

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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Skybourne Academy

Flight School

Skyborne- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: Skyborne Airline Academy are an individual flight training company. Skyborne say they have considered all aspects of flight training from clicking the apply button to placing you with an airline and everything else in between.

How many aircraft? Not given

What type of aircraft?
DA40 – single-engine aircraft
DA42 –  multi-engine aircraft
Slingsby T67 Firefly for A-UPRT

Locations:

Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, GL51 6SR, England
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, Az, USA for IndiGo Cadet Programme
California Aeronautical University, CA, USA (2 hours north of LA) for ME/CPL

What courses are offered? Integrated, Modular

Skyborne EASA Integrated ATPL

Phase One: Theoretical Knowledge – 20 weeks at Gloucestershire Airport. Study half of the theory alongside observation flights and familiarisation flights in the simulators
Phase Two: Core Flight Training – 22 weeks. Core flying in a single-engine aircraft
Phase Three: Remaining Theory, ME CPL and IR – 20 weeks at Gloucestershire Airport. ME CPL skills test in DA42, IR between DA42 aircraft and simulator
Phase Four: APS MCC – 3 weeks at Gloucestershire Airport. 40 hours of multi-crew training on B737 MAX sim. 1 week ground school, 2 weeks simulator

Skyborne EASA Modular ATPL

PPL – 2 weeks theoretical instruction, 35 hours dual instruction (DA40) and 10 hours solo
ATPL Theory – 767 hours of ground training including instructor led. 14 subjects into 3 modules
MEP – 7 hours theory and 6 hours training in DA42 plus 1 hour test
CPL – this includes UPRT
IR – DA42 aircraft
Combined MEP/CPL/IR with APS MCC – 7 hours MEP theory, 41 hours of MEP DA42 training, 35 hours of DA42 FNPT II training, combined CPL/MEP test, IR test, 1 day UPRT plus ground theory, 28 hours of APS MCC theory and 40 hours B737 MAX simulator training
Advanced UPRT (part FCL 745.A compliant) – 1 day theory and 3 hours in a Slingsby T67 Firefly aircraft
APS MCC – 28 hours of ground instruction plus scenarios, 40 hours of training in the B737 MAX sim

Please see website for pre-course requirements for each course

How much is each course?

Skyborne EASA Integrated ATPL is £95,000 (£85,000 is protected)
PPL is £11,998 plus costs
ATPL Theory is £4,999
MEP is £5,000
CPL is £17,500
IR is £18,000
Combined MEP/CPL/IR with APS MCC is £44,500 (£37,500 is protected)
A-UPRT is £2,000
APS MCC is £5,737
Combined APS MCC and A-UPRT is £7,437

How long is each course?
Skyborne EASA Integrated ATPL takes approx. 18 months
PPL takes 10 weeks typical to complete
ATPL Theory – 28 weeks (Mod 1 – 10 weeks, Mod 2 – 10 weeks, Mod 3 – 8 weeks)
MEP is 2 weeks
CPL is 9 weeks
IR is 5 weeks
Combined MEP/CPL/IR with APS MCC is 20 weeks
A-UPRT takes 1 week
APS MCC takes 3 weeks
Combined APS MCC and A-UPRT takes 4 weeks

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme is currently run through Skyborne however you must have Indian Nationality or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) holder amongst other entry requirements. See Indigo requirements

No other airline partners yet

Why this school over other schools?

They house to UK’s first Boeing 737 MAX FTD1 simulator
Single fleet of Diamond Aircraft with glass cockpit and FADEC
Dedicated private en-suite student accommodation – currently under development
Integrated course includes a BSC (Hons) putting you at an advantage for airline selection
Courses limited to 20 cadets at a time

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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CRM Aviation

Post Flight School

CRM Aviation- MCC/JOC & APS MCC

Introduction: CRM Aviation is leading provider of training for JOC, MCC and Advanced UPRT throughout Europe. They have a 9 year proven and established history to which is well recognized by airlines. They train around 130 MCC/JOC customers per year. Europe’s most advanced UPRT specialists.

Location: White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3NJ, England

Courses:

Multi-crew Co-operation Course (MCC) – non-technical course

Course built to develop the 9 key competencies for an airline pilot
Introduction to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), checklists, QRH’s etc.
Small groundschool element but mainly 5 lots of 4 hours sims…2 hours as pilot flying and 2 hours a pilot monitoring

Jet Orientation Course (JOC) – technical course

Aims to bridge to the gap from small slower aircraft to large fast jet aircraft for example handling skills
4 hours in classroom followed by 1 sim session of 4 hours

MCC/JOC course can be combined incorporating both elements together

Advanced Upset Recovery Techniques (not currently a standalone course yet)

This is now EASA regulatory as per Part FCL 745.A
5 hours ground technical knowledge instruction
3 hours of dual flight instruction

A-UPRT MUST be combined as A-UPRT with MCC or A-UPRT with MCC/JOC course

Prices:

Multi-crew Co-operation Course (MCC) only – £2,095
Jet Orientation Course (JOC) only – £750
MCC/JOC combined – £2,795
Advanced UPRT is £1,895
Advanced UPRT and MCC combined is £3,990
Advanced UPRT, MCC and JOC combined is £4,695
Accommodation is offered too at a cost

Who is it for?

Anyone who has frozen ATPL and wishes to pursue an airline career. Many airlines are requiring an MCC course as the minimum. EASA have also put new legislation in with regards to A-UPRT being completed before a Type Rating hence having the option to complete all three in one go is a bonus.

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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FTE

Flight School

FTE- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: FTEJerez has established itself as one of the world’s leading flight training organizations specialising in the integrated training route.

How many aircraft? 28 aircraft in the fleet plus 1 B737-800W simulator, and a DA42 FNPT II simulator

What type of aircraft:

  • Diamond DA42 – 6 in fleet, 166hp multi-engine aircraft with retractable undercarriage and is IFR compliant. DA42’s are NG’s and equipped with G1000 glass cockpits
  • Piper Warrior – 20 in fleet, 160hp single-engine aircraft with fixed undercarriage and is IFR compliant
  • Slingsby Firefly – 1 in fleet, 160hp single-engine aircraft with fixed undercarriage and only for VFR
  • Robin R2160 – 1 in fleet, 160hp single-engine aircraft with fixed undercarriage and only for VFR

Locations

FTE is located at Aeropuerto de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, SPAIN

What courses are offered?

Integrated – Airline First Officer Programme

  • Weeks 1 – 19: Full time Ground school + EASA Phase 1 exams (400 hours)
  • Weeks 21 – 29: Full time Single-engine flying (60 hours)
  • Weeks 30 – 41: Full time Ground school + EASA Phase 2 exams (400 hours)
  • Weeks 42 – 47: Full time Single engine flying (60 hours)
  • Weeks 48 – 57: Full time Multi-engine flying + IR skills test3
  • Weeks 58 – 62: MCC + JOC

Modular – Flight Deck plus+ (aimed at PPL holders)

  • Advanced Training – CPL and IR training: 45.5 hours SE and ME, 41 hours DA42 sim plus 7 hours MEP theory
  • MCC/JOC – 25 hours theory and 36 hours of B737NG simulator training

How much is each course?

Airline First Officer Programme is 119,500 euros including accommodation and full board catering paid in installments

Flight Deck plus+ – Advanced Training is 39,000 euros including accommodation and full board catering. MCC/JOC is 9,000 euros not including accommodation or catering.

How long is each course?

Airline First Officer Programme is 62 training weeks (closed over Christmas for 2 weeks)

Flight Deck plus+ – Advanced Training is 12 weeks, MCC/JOC is under 8 weeks

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? FTE’s partners are Aer Lingus, BA Cityflyer, easyJet was Flybe amongst other EU carriers

Why this school over other schools?

  • Located in South Spain where the weather is flyable all year round
  • Numerous partners with major European carriers
  • ATPL theory is split up with flying involved

Interview and Review: – coming soon.

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L3 Commercial Training

Training Organisation

L3 Airline Academy part of L3 Commercial Training Solutions- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: L3, formally known as CTC,

How many aircraft? Globally L3 has an EASA fleet of 191 aircraft

What type of aircraft?

Bournemouth, England – DA40 Star, DA42 Twin Star, Slingsby T67 Firefly
Hamilton, New Zealand – C172 glass cockpit, DA20 Katana, DA42 Twin Star glass cockpit
Ponte De Sor, Portugal – Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess, C152, C172 both glass and analogue cockpits, DA40 Star, DA42 Twin Star, Piper Archer TX

Locations?

UK
Bournemouth International Airport – ME CPL and IR training
Coventry Airport – ground school and commercial aspect of training
Cranfield Airport – advanced pilot training centre
Crawley – Full Flight Sims B737 and A320 and is L3’s HQ
NZ
Hamilton, New Zealand – training and accommodation for over 200 cadets
Europe
Ponte De Sor, Portugal – European HQ

What courses are offered?

Integrated ATPL

Theoretical Knowledge – including CBT and instructor led is a 29 week course based in the UK
Foundation Flight Training – Fundamentals of visual, instrument and night flying on a single engine aircraft. Approximately 32 weeks in either UK, NZ, Portugal or L3

location
Commercial and Instrument Flight Training – includes UPRT and MEP. Approximately 20 weeks based in the either the UK, NZ, Portugal or L3 location.
Multi-pilot Flight Training – Airline Qualification course including MCC and CRM. Approximately 3 weeks based at either UK, NZ, Portugal or L3 location.

There is the option to remove the AQC and qualify with an EASA Integrated CPL with ME/IR

Airline Qualification Course (AQC) – delivered on B737 or A320 fixed base sims and is widely accepted for all major airlines. It looks at CRM, MCC and JOT and is completed in the UK. 2 days groundschool and 36 hours in the simulator preparing you for a Type Rating.

Modular

ATPL Theory – option for distance learning or in-house to cover syllabus for all 14 exams. Split into 3 modules for the 14 subjects. Distance learning has 11 days in-house at either Gatwick or Coventry otherwise it is a full-time course

Airline Programmes

L3 do have Airline Programmes with Wizz Air (ATPL), Virgin Atlantic (MPL) and BA (ATPL) however none are open and nor look like opening in the near future. Please see website for more details.

How much is each course?

Integrated ATPL is £89,000
Integrated CPL with ME/IR is £79,000
AQC is £5,699 + VAT
ATPL Theory E-Learning is £2400
ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Training is £7,050

How long is each course?

Integrated ATPL takes approximately 18 months
Integrated CPL with ME/IR takes approximately 75 weeks
AQC is 3 weeks
ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Training takes approximately 29 weeks

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? L3 have relationships with BA Cityflyer, easyJet, Oman Air, Royal Brunei, TAP and Wizz amongst other major airlines.

Why this school over other schools? L3 have 29 years heritage over 7 global locations. They claim to have a dedicated graduate placement team to secure your pilot role where 95% of 2019 graduates are working as co-pilots for 22 commercial airlines.

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CAE

Training Organisation

CAE Oxford – Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: CAE is global company specializing mainly in the production of simulators. However as part of the business they have a worldwide Civil Aviation Training branch. Training integrated and airline tailored route cadets, CAE has many routes of training to offer

How many aircraft? – over 165 aircraft worldwide plus simulators

What type of aircraft?

Oxford
Piper Seneca V – Multi-engine twin turbo aircraft used for training IR phase
Cessna 182 – Single engine aircraft for MPL students to complete Intermediate phase
Zlin – Used for MPL cadets UPRT training

Phoenix
Piper Archer – Single engine training aircraft for basic flying skills, including MPL students
Piper Seminole – Multi-engine aircraft used for CPL training and exam
Diamond 40 – Used for mainly FAA students, single-engine training
Diamond 42 – Used for mainly FAA students, multi-engine training

Gatwick
Simulator based centre – various aircraft types, mainly A320 in partnership with easyJet, however B737-400 MCC/JOC takes place here

Brussels
Simulator based centre – B737NG for European students to complete MCC/JOC

Locations: Worldwide however the most common for EASA pilot students are:

CAE Oxford – Oxford Airport, OX5 1QX
CAE Phoenix – Falcon Field Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
CAE Gatwick – Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9UH + Diamond Point, Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9DP
CAE Brussels – Steenokkerzeel Airport, Belgium
CAE Madrid – 10 minutes from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

What courses are offered?

Many courses are offered worldwide, please see website for details however here are the standard training courses offered by CAE in the UK…

Integrated ATPL

Phase 1: Theoretical Knowledge Training – approx. 750 hours in Oxford covering all 14 subjects including instructor led and CBT
Phase 2: Foundation Flight Training – learn how to fly solo, UPRT, perform CPL skills test, approximately 145 hours
Phase 3: Advanced Flight Training – learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine aircraft, perform MEIR skills test
Phase 4: MCC/JOC – learn how to fly as a airline crew, 32 hours theory and 28 hours practical

MPL
Airlines such as easyJet and Volotea offer an MPL route, please not they iarenot open and due to current conditions may not re-open in the near future

Generation easyJet MPL

ATPL phase: Theoretical Knowledge Training- approx. 750 hours in Oxford covering all 14 subjects including instructor led and CBT.
Phase 1: Core Flight Training – learn how to fly solo, UPRT and instruments on ME aircraft. Approximately 100hours
Phase 2: Basic Flight Training – acquire skills to operate as an airline crew whilst increasing skills learnt so far in A320 600XR FTD at Gatwick or Manchester. Approximately 46 hours
Phase 3: Intermediate Training – refine multi-crew operations in a full flight A320 sim gaining knowledge of airline SOP’s and TEM principles. Approximately 76 hours at either Gatwick or Manchester
Phase 4: Advanced Training – Consolidate training with LOFT flying to lead to issuance of MPL and A320 Type Rating. Approximately 28 hours at Gatwick or Manchester

How much is each course?
Integrated ATPL is £90,000
easyJet MPL is 109.950euros including accommodation and transport, 92,739euros without

How long is each course?
Integrated ATPL is 16 – 18 months
MPL is 16 – 18 months

How many students per year train? Thousands globally, however in the UK normally 20-30 per class per month. The easyJet MPL has trained 1200 pilots since 2010.

Which airlines recruit from the school? Multiple airlines recruit from CAE, the biggest being easyJet on their MPL and tagged routes. Other airlines in the UK include Ryanair, British Airways, Loganair and Cityjet etc.

Why this school over other schools?

CAE leads the industry in pilot placement
CAE offers are Fleet Assurance programme consisting of additional training
CAE has experienced instructors
Multiple opportunities to complete your training worldwide

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Blackbushe Aviation

Flight School

Blackbushe Aviation- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: Blackbushe Aviation is a family owned independent flying school. Owned by Steve Morley, he has always dreamed of having his own flying club and has done since 2013. Blackbushe Aviation is located on a small airfield in Surrey.

How many aircraft? No Information given

What type of aircraft
Cessna 152
Piper Arrow – PA28
PS28 Cruiser
SOCATA TB20

Locations
Blackbushe Airport, Camberley, Surrey, GU17 9LB, England

What courses are offered? Modular only

Private Pilot’s License
45 hours dual and solo flying
Covers basic instrument and radio navigation flying

Hour Building
2 lots of one hour instruction after 40 and 80 hours respectively

Commercial Pilot’s License
25 hours of flight training plus 5 hours night qualification if required

Instrument Rating
Single-engine – 50 hours with up to 35 in a FNPT II simulator
Multi-engine – 55 hours with up to 40 hours in a FNPT II simulator
If holder has a CPL the training is reduced by 10 hours respectively

Multi-engine Rating
6 hours flight training
Validity is for 12 months

Please see website for pre-course requirements for each course

How much is each course?
PPL is from £190 per hour with discounts available
Hour Building is £2,750 for 25 hours or £5,250 for 50 hours

How long is each course? No information given

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? No information given

Why this school over other school?s

All based at the same school in the UK – UK airspace familiarity is key!

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CATS Aviation

Ground School Theory

CATS Aviation- ATPL Groundschool

Introduction CATS Aviation is a theoretical groundschool company offering a wide range of EASA studies. They also have key links with flight schools around the world who offering the practical elements of training.

Location: Luton, LU2 8DL, England

Courses:
PPL EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course
9 core subjects, 70 hours of study followed by 30 hours at CATS Aviation over a week
Uses an offline iPad app

CPL EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course
13 core subjects, 3 stages of 3 months including 12 days at CATS Aviation

ATPL EASA Distance Learning
14 core subjects, 3 stages of 3 months including 12 days at CATS Aviation

ATPL EASA Full Time Course
14 core subjects in only 5 months (Mon – Fri 09:30-17:30) in 3 stages

Cost:
PPL EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course is from £10 to £599 depends on package
CPL EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course is from £1,490
ATPL EASA Distance Learning is 3 lots of stages each from £699
ATPL EASA Full Time Course is £5,800 or £6,300 with printed books

Who is it for
Anyone who wishes to take a modular route and utilize CATS groundschool element. CATS Aviation has lots of worldwide links for the flight training

Offers in house or distance learning with ATPL studies

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Quadrant Pilot

Training Organisation

Quadrant Pilot- MCC/JOC & APS MCC

Introduction: Quadrant Pilot is part of Quadrant Systems Ltd having over 25 years of flight training experience utilizing Level D simulators for their training

Location: Burgess Hill, 30mins south of London Gatwick

Courses:
APS MCC
3 week course, 40 hours in either A320 or B737NG Full Flight Sim’s plus theory
First transition point before undergoing a Type Rating
Designed for cadets to understand Line Operations

A320 Type Rating
Instructor lead and computer based training groundschool, 12 days
4 days in A320 Flat Panel Trainer
8 days Full Flight Simulator
1 day for the License Skills Test (LST)

B737NG Type Rating
Instructor lead and computer based training groundschool, 12 days
4 days in A320 Flat Panel Trainer
8 days Full Flight Simulator
1 day for the License Skills Test (LST)

Who is it for? Anyone who wishes to pursue a Type Rating needs to have an APS MCC

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Bristol Groundschool

Groundschool Theory

Bristol Groundschool – ATPL Groundschool

Introduction Bristol Groundschool prides itself on being the leading EASA ATPL distance learning specialist. They have courses for UK CAA and Austro Exams

Location: Located in Clevedon, BS21 6UJ just south of Bristol Junction 20 of the M5.

Courses:

ATPL groundschool includes:

BGS online – the leading ATPL question bank
ATPdigital – high quality computer based training
Revision weeks – 3 in total to consolidate learning
Accelerator weekends – 3 in total for any subjects you’re struggling with
Split into 3 modules housing 4-5 subjects each
10-13 months to complete

Cost:

ATPL groundschool:

Module 1 – £1,510
Module 2 – £470
Module 3 – £470
Complete Package (excluding exams) – £2,450
Exam prices – UK CAA £74 per exam if sat in UK, Austro £45 if sat at Bristol Groundschool

Who is it for? Anyone who wishes to take their time through groundschool as the integrated time frame is 6 months.

It could be for people who are still working and cannot complete a residential course.

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Jet Masterclass

Post Flight School

Jet Masterclass- MCC/JOC & APS MCC

Introduction: Jet Masterclass is a UK EASA approved ATO who specializes in the development of high quality pilots and instructors through Jet simulators

Location: Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9QX

Courses:
Enhanced MCC Training to Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC)
Designed to bridge gap from fATPL to multi-crew environment and jet aircraft handling
43 hours theory, 38 hours fixed base sim, 2 hours full flight sim

Basic MCC including Jet Orientation (B737)
Maximises jet handling and raw data flying for airline interview preparation
33 hours theory, 20 hours fixed base sim over 10 days

EASA B737NG Type Rating
16 day course plus 5 days distance learning (to reduce costs)
86 hours theory, 24 hours fixed base sim, 25 hours full flight sim

Simulator Assessment Prep
Designed to help build confidence and develop most importantly the scan
1 day course with 1 hour theory and 2 hours fixed base sim

Airline Interview Prep
Prepares all-round for an airline interview and assessment day

Cost:
Enhanced MCC Training to Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC) – £5,995 + VAT
Basic MCC including Jet Orientation (B737) – £3,495 + VAT
EASA B737NG Type Rating – £12,750 + VAT
Simulator Assessment Prep – £600 + VAT
Airline Interview Prep – £332 + VAT

Who is it for?
Those who have an upcoming airline interview and assessment day
People in need of a non-airline specific B737NG Type Rating

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Simtech Aviation

Simtech Aviation – MCC/JOC & APS MCC

Introduction: Simtech Aviation have a mission to be a global leader in aviation training and delivering world-class performance. Their cadets have a 93% placement rate flying for over 74 different airline in 28 different aircraft types.

Location: Kestrel House, Dublin Airport, Dublin, K67 V124, Ireland

Courses:

Combined MCC/JOC
10 day course with 25 hours groundschool and 28 hours sim training
MCC phase is 20 hours on an XJ simulator
JOC phase is 8 hours on B737-800 FTD-1 simulator

APS MCC
Advanced MCC course for pilots ready to train for a Type Rating
16 days – 4 days groundschool and 40 hours in the simulator
Sim’s 1-5 are handling, Sim’s 6-10 are line flights with faults plus LOE flight

JOC
Bridges the gap from ME/IR to first Type Rating
Conducted in generic XJ sim FNPT II device
4 days – 16 hours (4 sim sessions)

A320 Type Rating
10 day ground school syllabus
40 hour sim training program including all elements

Avro RJ Type Rating
Five-week programme consisting of 11 days CBT and 44 hours sim time plus a check
Tailored to crew and airlines needs

Cost:

Combined MCC/JOC is 3,899 euros
APS MCC is 6,999 euros
JOC is 2,000 with a partner, 2,500 solo
A320 Type Rating is price on application
Avro RJ Type Rating is price on application

Accommodation is offered

Who is it for? Anyone who wishes to undertake a Type Rating either prior to or holding at least an MCC/JOC certificate, more preferably an APS MCC

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VA Airline Training

Post Flight School

VA Airline Training – MCC/JOC & APS MCC

Introduction: UK’s leading independent ATO, providing Airbus and Boeing airline pilot training who have trained over 250 pilots since 2018.

Location: Cambridge Airport, CB5 8RX

Courses:
VA Airline Pilot Standards APS MCC (A320 or B737NG) – ‘MCC training to Airline Pilot Standards for newly-qualified CPL/IR pilots prior to their first multi-pilot type rating.’ Courses every week.
Ryanair Mentored APS MCC – ‘Bespoke MCC to Fast-Track newly-qualified CPL/IR pilots into Ryanair’s assessment and Boeing 737 Type Rating.’ Utilises Ryanair SOP’s from Day 1 of the course and throughout. Courses every 2 weeks
Airline Employment Fundamentals – ‘3 day interactive skills development to prepare pilots of all experience levels for airline recruitment and assessment’
Simulator Assessment Preparation – ‘Tailored for pilots of all experience levels for airline sim rides. Available as Pilot Flying only and Crew (PF/PM) sessions’ Utilises A320 or B737NG FTD1 simulators.

Cost:
VA Airline Pilot Standards APS MCC (A320 or B737NG) – £6900
Ryanair Mentored APS MCC (B737NG) – £6900
Airline Employment Fundamentals – £990
Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation (A320 or B737NG) – £590/2hr

Who is it for? Newly-qualified CPL/IR pilots and all qualified pilots

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Aviation Insider LTD

Training Organisation

Aviation Insider LTD

Introduction: Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive package of products and services that enable a pilot to manage their career from start to finish, from “thinking about becoming a pilot” through to getting your command and more.

Location: Based in Crawley with simulator centres ac

Courses:
– License revalidations
– ATPL Upgrades/ unfreezing
– Simulator Assessment Preparation – ‘Tailored for pilots of all experience levels for airline sim rides.
– ATPL Groundschool Refresher Courses
– Simulator Refresher Training
– Simulator Experiences

Online Training:
– Type Rating Question Banks
– ATPL Revision Notes and Quick Facts
– Study Flashcards
– Aircraft Study Guides

Cost:
Online material ranges from £6.99 to £99.99 over different timeframes

Who is it for? Anyone from aspiring pilots to commercial pilots

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Leading Edge

Flight School

Leading Edge- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction: Leading Edge are the newest Aviation Academy in Europe but have the one of the most experienced teams in the industry have over 200 years’ experience.

How many aircraft? No information given

What type of aircraft? DA40 and DA42 fleet…both modern and glass cockpit interface

Locations Based solely at London Oxford Airport, Kidlington, England

What courses are offered?

Integrated – LEAP

Phase 1: ATPL Theoretical Knowledge – 14 subjects split in to two modules. 750 hours minimum with 14 exams. 26 weeks at Oxford
Phase 2: Foundation and Multi-engine Commercial Flight Training (CPL) – from first solo to commercially qualified being confident in busy airspace. Located at Oxford in DA40 and DA42 (130.4 hours) Approximately 26 weeks
Phase 3: ME IR and UPRT – simulator and aircraft training (DA42) to learn IFR procedures. UPRT is final element of developing flying skills. (53.5 hours + 4.5 UPRT hours), approximately 13 weeks at Oxford
Phase 4: APS MCC at VA Airline Training Cambridge – please VA information for the course
Phase 5: Airline Employment Services – Ongoing service at Oxford to help you gain your first job as an airline pilot

Modular

Full Time ATPL Theoretical Knowledge – 14 subjects split in to two modules. 750 hours minimum with 14 exams at Oxford
ME CPL – 31 hours in DA42 at Oxford for commercial training
ME IR – 30.5 hours in sim and 20.8 aircraft hours in ALSIM42 and DA42 training to operate in IFR conditions at Oxford
APS MCC at VA Airline Training Cambridge – please VA information for the course

How much is each course? LEAP is £99,500 paid in installments

Modular course is broken down as follows:

ATPL is £6,500
ME CPL is £18,500
ME IR is £24,700
Combined CPL/ME IR/UPRT/APS MCC (Cambridge) £50,000
Advanced UPRT is £1,995

How long is each course?
LEAP course is 68 training weeks (roughly 18-19 months)
ATPL Theoretical Knowledge is 26 weeks
ME CPL is 6 weeks
ME IR is 13 weeks
APS MCC is 3 weeks

How many students per year train? No information given

Which airlines recruit from the school? No information given

Why this school over other schools?
Class sizes never exceed 16 students allowing better study time with instructors
Brand new facilities, set up in 2018
Dedicated programme to help get your first job after finishing LEAP course

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Stapleford

Flight School

Stapleford- Zero to Frozen ATPL

Introduction Stapleford Flight Centre has over 45 years of training private and commercial pilots. Offering both Integrated and Modular courses, Stapleford understand the different pathways tailoring training to become the pilot the individual wants to be.

How many aircraft? 33 aircraft in total

What type of aircraft?

Tecnam P2008JC – used for PPL courses, single-engine, high wing, 2 seater aircraft
Cessna 152 – early on training, 2 seater, tough aircraft
PA28 Warrior – used for PPL courses, low wing, 4 seater aircraft
PA28R Arrow – used for CPL and IR courses, complex single-engine aircraft
PA34 Seneca – used for ME Piston Rating, powerful multi-engine, 6 seater aircraft
DA42 Twinstar – used for IR training, multi-engine aircraft with glass cockpit
T67 Slingsby Firefly – used for aerobatics course
PA18 Supercub – taildragger aircraft

Locations? Stapleford Aerodrome, Romford, RM4 1SJ, England

What courses are offered? Integrated and Modular

Integrated – Jetway Integrated Training

Phase 1 – Basic flying including circuits to first solo (13.5 hours) – Tecnam aircraft
Phase 2 – Navigation flying with intro to Instrument flying (38 hours – 18 are solo) – Tecnam aircraft plus FNPT II simulator
Phase 3 – Advanced visual flying on complex aircraft, also night flying and radio navigation – 74 hours (28 are solo) PA28(R) aircraft, 5 hours FNPT II simulator
Phase 4 – Multi-engine conversion and advanced instrument training – 30 hours FNPT II simulator and 56 hours in DA42 aircraft
Phase 5 – MCC/JOC phase in generic simulator (ALX) for 24 hours
EASA Theory is incorporated within Phases 1 and 2 of flying

Modular Course

PPL Course – 9 ground exams plus a radio exam and skills test. C152 aircraft – 35 hours dual plus 10 hours solo
EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course – full time course at Stapleford (Mon – Fri 6 hours per day) plus self-study evenings and weekends, 14 subjects split into 3 phases
Flight Experience Course – Hour Building in C152 dual and solo flights
CPL Course – 10 hours dual instruction plus 5 hours on a complex aircraft finishing with a skills test
ME/IR Course – 6 hours dual in PA34 aircraft for ME, 30 hours in sim for practicing procedures and 15 hours dual in DA42 (glass cockpit) plus IR test.
MCC/JOC course – Generic Simulator model, 20 hours of invaluable skills for an airline simulator assessment. 16 hours further for Jet Handling (JOC)
APS MCC Course – twice as much jet hands on than standard MCC course. 42 hours finishing with assessment for Type Rating at the end. 5 day groundschool element involved too.

Please see website for pre-course requirements for each course

How much is each course?
Jetway Integrated Training Course is £74,995
PPL Course is £8,055 (5% discount if paid in full (£7,652))
EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course is £4,700
Night Rating is £1,015
Multi-engine is £2,820
APS MCC Course is £4,995
MCC/JOC Course is £2,899
MCC Course is £2,495
JOC Course is £1,095
Accommodation is offered for £25 per night
Please see website for all other costs including exam fees, landing fees etc.

How long is each course?
The Integrated course is approx. 16 – 18 months
PPL is approx. 6-8 weeks
EASA Theoretical Knowledge Course is 7 months
CPL Course is 3-6 weeks
ME/IR is 7-10 weeks
MCC/JOC is 10 days combined (8 MCC and 2 JOC)
APS MCC is 15 days

How many students per year train? No information

Which airlines recruit from the school? No testimonials

Why this school over other schools?
Theoretical studies are completed in two stages rather than all in one go
CPL and IR First Series pass rates 94% and above
Glass cockpit aircraft mainly for Instrument Training
Options of what aircraft you as the student wishes to train in

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