Unfreeze Your ATPL

V1 Aviation specialises in ATPL Upgrades and “unfreezing” 

As long as you are current on your specific aircraft type V1Aviation and its examiners are able to help you unfreeze your license. We have a substantial fleet of simulators, covering many aircraft types. All of our simulators are level D certified and full motion. We have a dedicated team of experienced TREs who are committed to your success and who pride themselves on attention to detail.

A Frozen ATPL holder refers to somebody who has passed all the required theoretical exams but does not qualify him to be issued with a full ATPL until he has logged a total of 1500 hours and subject to certain conditions: An ATPL will remain frozen until you have reached 1500 hours of flying time, which is made up of the following criteria:

  • 500 hrs multi-pilot in transport or commuter aircraft
  • 250 hrs PIC (or 100 Pilot in Command and 150 PIC under supervision)*
  • 200 hrs cross country flights (100 as Pilot in Command)
  • 75 hrs instrument time
  • 100 hrs night flight as PIC or co-pilot

Everything you need to know about going for the skills test is here: CAA Website

An extensive fleet

We have access to a large fleet of all motion, level D simulators across the UK and Europe. Our fleet covers all major types, from the Dornier 328Jet to the Boeing 747.

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A choice of locations

Our simulator are based across the UK and Europe, giving you flexibility in your training. Please note, prices may vary depending on simulator location.

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Decades of Experience

What you’ll need to demonstrate in the test

– Normal Set up
– Normal Departure
– Engine failure after take off (EFATO)
– Single Engine ILS
– Single Engine Go Around – No Auto Pilot to be used on the whole procedure until flaps are up and the aircraft is clean.

– 3 system based procedures eg Operating the Anti Ice, etc
– 3 Emergency items eg TCAS, Windshear etc
– Raw Data ILS
– PBN approach to be completed
– NPA to be completed
– Pilot Monitoring duties during an Rejected take off (RTO)