Zero to CPL Ready

Everything you need to prepare you for a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) course. Also get the latest course pricing, our FREE Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Airline Pilot, and opportunity to get a FREE consultation. Read on to learn more……

The Fast Track to Starting Your CPL Training

Incorporating our Fast Track PPL course, Night Rating, IR (R) training, a further 110 hours building and ATPL Theory Part Time Course. Taken over an 18-24 month period.

The course is fully structured and we book all your flights from the outset. Furthermore you will fly the same type of aircraft throughout the PPL stage. The post PPL hours building is mentored and suggested routes are provided to help you plan routes that fit and grow with your experience, pushing you to gain further experience as you go.


Our proven system delivers results fast and the fast track approach typically saves a lot of time and money. Furthermore this course comes with our guarantee to pay for another attempt at the PPL skills test should you not pass first time.

Three Steps to Success

Step 1 – Private Pilots Licence (PPL) training. This is the backbone of any commercial licence. Benefit from our proven PPL Fast Track scheme and get your licence…. Fast. All you need to get your PPL is included.* More information on the Fast Track PPL course can be found here:

Step 2 – Hour building, you have your licence now is the time to put it to use. 110 hours of aircraft hire are included as part of the package. This goes towards the 175 hour requirement needed in order to begin a CPL course. We provide a ‘structured hour building’ program where we suggest destinations and mentor you through your hour building journey. 

Step 3 – Advanced flight training. Not all commercial flying takes place in perfect weather. We equip you for this by including a night rating and Instrument Rating (Restricted). The IR(R) also provides you with credit towards a full Instrument Rating which you will gain as part of your commercial flight training. 

Alongside steps 2 and 3 you will be expected to study for your ATPL theory examinations and will need to attend several brush up sessions as required.

What’s included

£1179 of FREE items….

  • FREE 14 PPL Theory Brush up with an instructor
  • FREE First Attempts at all 9 PPL theory exams 
  • FREE Membership for the course duration


  • 45 flight hours as part of the PPL training.
  • 110 fight hours – structured hours building course  
  • Night rating including 5 flight hours + 5 hours briefing.
  • IR (R) credit – 15 hours towards a CBIR course 
  • PPL Expert – 6 Months use of our online PPL theory training platform  including a question bank and videos.
  • FRTOL Test – first attempt 
  • Skills Test – first attempt 
  • Self-study Cat3C ATPL Course (delivered by our training partners)
    • Includes Padpilot Apple Books training material (Apple computer or IPad required).
    • A week of  brush-up for each of the 14 modules (mandatory) attended in person in Gloucester or online. Except for the KSA 100 subject, which must be attended in person.
    • Administrative and technical support. 
  • Starter Pack including flight equipment, theory revision books, plus a  Hi-Viz vest and Checklist for the aircraft you will fly.
  • Passive headset (can be upgraded to noise cancelling if desired).


“I completed my PPL in Feb 2019 alongside studying for my degree course at University. I’ve now moved on to training for my commercial pilots licence. Almat are one of the best in the business and have the best values for training, private hire and experience flights. The company has made and still making a huge amount of improvements. Almat has many opportunities which are not to be missed. Huge thank you to my instructors especially Carmen for supporting me through my PPL.”

Hasnain Mirza, April 2019 via Twitter

Pre-requisites and Commitments

  • You must be at least 17 years old (this is the minimum age to obtain a LAPL / PPL licence).
  • You must have obtained the medical prior to your first (supervised) solo flight.
  • You must make the first payment prior to your first flight of the course.
  • You must be available to fly a minimum of 4 hours per week (excluding when you are attending the ATPL brush up weeks).
  • You must undertake as much self-study or additional formal theory training as you need to keep within the course timeframe.
  • You must have passed all your theory exams at agreed dates.
  • To access the ATPL self-study material you will need and Apple Computer or iPad.

Not included in the Course

  • PPL Theory exam or FRTL exam retakes
  • Any partial skills test pass retake*
  • Any further skills test attempts other than the first retake as part of our guarantee.
  • Landing fees
  • Medical
  • CAA licensing fees
  • ATPL Exams or additional tuition to reach required standard


What happen’s if I don’t finish the course in the contracted period?  We will simply review your training plan and extend it to fit your circumstance.

How frequently can I fly?  You can fly up to two hours per day, but are required to do a  minimum 4 hours per week.

What happens if my flight is cancelled by the school? If the weather is unsuitable or there are other reason your flight cannot go ahead, you will be notified a the earliest opportunity and the flight re-scheduled.

What happens if I cancel a flight? If it is within 24 hours of the booking you will be charged a cancellation fee. If you repeatedly cancel flights you maybe ejected off the course.

What happens if I do not pass my theory exams by the agreed flight training start date? This is reviewed case by case. We would recommend a new time frame with additional support. Depending on how far through the theory training you are, we may delay the start of flight training.

Whats happens if I need more than the minimum hours? You will be billed at the contracted hourly rate up until completion.

Is the course price fixed? Yes the price is fixed, however at the minimum requirements. You will need to pay additional hours if required, or additional exam attempts, ground school etc outside of the quote.

What happens if I quit the course early? You will be charged for a 10% cancellation fee and the remainder of any unused credit balance returned to you.

How to I pay my landing fee’s? We will deduct home landing fee’s from your credit balance and away landing fee’s must be paid on landing via cash or card.

When should I get my medical? Book it immediately. You will need to have proof of medical by your first solo flight.

Does it really take around 18 months? Weather can delay the process as can the timing of passing your theory exams (which are included), but it yes. This is for serious and committed people that want to get it done. For that reason we only allow students to participate in the program for up to 18 months in order that we can deliver on saving you time and money.

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