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The best time to learn to fly!

Forecasts are quoting a global gap of between 34,000 and 50,000 professional pilots by 2025. Starting now means you’ll be ready!

Why is now a good time to start pilot training?

A recent study by consultants Oliver Wyman predicts that given a modest recovery from Covid, operators in some regions will feel the pinch of a pilot shortage no later than 2023.

Oliver Wyman also predicts there will be a global gap of 34,000 pilots by 2025 – and this could be as high as 50,000 in an extreme scenario. Shortages are predicted to be the most severe in North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

How long can it take to train as a pilot?

Training from zero to commercial pilot licensing, including the additional training modules required, takes almost 2 years. In that time, students need to pass:

  • Airline Transport Pilot License Theory, ATPL(A)THEORY;
  • Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, Advanced UPRT;
  • Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation, APS MCC; and
  • A type rating.

Start your training NOW so you can strike while the iron is hot in 2024!

It’s possible to enjoy an undisturbed training operation at Absolute Pilots, so contact us to find out how you can start training for your future pilot career!