BCFT offers a full range of professional courses, each of which can be tailored to the individuals requirements and needs.

PPL (A) Private Pilot Licence

Duration: Minimum 3 months
The PPL (A) is the initial stage of flight training towards the frozen ATPL (A)

Pre-Course Requirements

None, however, students must be aware that they are required to hold a minimum of Class 2 medical and be over the age of 16 prior to going Solo and be 17 years of age for licence issue. It is highly recommended that you hold your Class 1 Medical prior to commencing training.

Flight Training

45 Hours Minimum Flight Training to include a minimum of

  • 10 hours solo
  • 35 hours dual

PPL Skill test with an Authorised CAA Examiner

Ground Training

  • 9 Ground Exams
  • 1 Radio Telephony Test – oral and written


  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Communications
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight


NQ – Night Qualification

This rating allows you to fly at night as well as being a requirement for commencing your CPL Course of training.

Pre-entry Requirements

This can be completed during the PPL(A) if the other PPL requirements are met i.e. 10 hours solo + 35 hours dual (during daylight)

Training Syllabus

5 hours night training to include:

1-hour navigation

5 take-off and full-stop landings at night as PIC
(1 hour)


3 days

CPL (A) Commercial Pilot Licence

Duration 6 Weeks

The CPL module is a 25 Hour Course of training. 20 hours are completed in a single-engined aircraft and 5 in a complex single or multi-engined aircraft ( retractable undercarriage and variable pitch propeller). A full multi-engine option is also available.

Pre Course Requirements

  • PPL (A)
  • 175 Hours total time, of which 100 hours are PIC
  • Night Rating
  • Qualifying cross country – 300nm with two full-stop landings at two different aerodromes (not including the departure aerodrome)
  • Passed all EASA CPL or ATPL theory exams


MEP – Multi Engine Piston

Duration 5 days (this course is only available if booked in conjunction with CPL or IR training)

The Multi-Engine Piston course enables you to fly multi-engine aircraft. This is usually taught pre-instrument rating unless you choose to combine your CPL with the Multi-Engine Rating.

Pre Course Requirements

Hold a current PPL / CPL (A ) Licence 70 Hours as PIC (Pilot in Command) of Aeroplanes and Hold a Valid Class One Medical.

MEP Course


IR (A) Instrument Rating

Duration 9-10 Weeks

The Instrument Rating can be attached to either a PPL or a CPL Licence. This can be flown in a single or twin-engine aircraft, however, you are generally required to pass your IR Skill Test in a Multi-Engine aircraft to obtain the ATPL(A).

Pre Course Requirements

Hold a PPL / CPL (A ) Licence with 70 Hours PIC time

Have passed all ATPL Ground examinations

MEP Class Rating training of 6 hours, including 3.5 hours of asymmetric flight techniques, if completing a Multi-Engine IR

Rating Issue

Hold a Valid Class One Medical

Must be 18 years of age

Completed 100 hours Pilot in Command (to include 20 hours of cross-country) with one flight of 300nm

Completed a 5 hour night qualification

Pass the IR Skill Test with a CAA Examiner

IR Course

55 Hours Dual Multi-Engine IR Flight Training – if no CPL (A) held

45* Hours if a CPL (A) is held

50 Hour Single Engine IR

*Recommended Training Hours at BCFT:
– 30 Hours FNPTll Simulator
– 15 Hours BE76

IR Renewals 

Please contact us for further information and a quotation for your specific requirements.