Integrated Professional Pilot Program (IATPL)

This is the program for you if want to become a pilot.

The Integrated Professional Pilot Program is designed for students with no or limited previous experience. It is a highly structured and comprehensive program that focuses on your goal of becoming a First Officer with an airline such as Icelandair, SAS, Norwegian, Emirates, Ryanair etc. In recent years around 90% of our students from this program finds a job within the first year of graduation.

  • Overview

    • Duration: 24 months
    • You will be a holder of a “frozen ATPL” ready to apply for jobs
    • 198 flight hours
    • All training is conducted in English, the language of aviation
    • Course dates can be found here
    • Course Prices and Fees can be found here
  • Entry Requirements

    • Prospective students must be at least 18 years old at the time courses start
    • A secondary school education is required along with a proficiency in English, Math and Physics.  
    • Foreign nationals from a country outside of the EEA (EU) and/or EFTA, who plan to stay in Iceland for more than three (3) months, must have a valid residence permit. Find more information about residence permits and student visa
    • Students are required to have a Class 1 medical certificate, general medical fitness, good eyesight and hearing.
    • As a student pilot, you need to present proof of no criminal record and will be subject to a background check by the Icelandic police authority in order to gain access permits to airports.
  • Flight training

    The flight training is divided into five different phases, each with different content but with the same goal — providing you with the fundamentals required in commercial aviation.

    The program consists of 198 flight hours flown on Diamond DA20, DA40 and DA42 NG aircraft, as well as Tecnam P2002-JF and synthetic flight training devices. We operate from various airfields in Iceland with our main hubs at Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

  • Theoretical Training

    We aim to be at the forefront of teaching and utilize the latest learning technologies, including market-leading computer based training developed by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. 

    You start with a basic course aimed at giving the required knowledge for the first phases of flight training. After the basic course, you will attend the ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) theoretical course comprising 14 different subjects. We operate from our two training locations in Keflavik and Reykjavik.

  • Accommodation at Keilir Campus

    The Keilir Campus is located at Ásbrú in Reykjanesbær, next to Keflavik International Airport, a 30 minute drive from to the capital city center. Keilir Housing Department administrates two room apartments at Keilisbraut in Ábrú, only five minutes walking distance from the Keilir main building.

    Most apartments 2 bedroom apartments shared by 2 students. Each apartment comes with a private bedroom (with own access) and a shared kitchen and bathroom. There are limited apartments available and the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to get an apartment of your choice.
    In the vicinity of the campus, you will find a gym, football field, swimming pools and other activities.

    In addition, you are entitled to apply for housing allowance when renting an apartment for more than 6 months. For more information, pictures and pricing please visit the housing website.

  • Aircraft Fleet

    Iceland Aviation Academy has a fleet consists of a number of state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft as well as new Tecnam P2002-JF. In contrast to many other flight schools that utilize older aircraft, most of our planes are up to 50% more fuel-efficient. This is one of the reasons that we can offer training with a very competitive price tag.

  • Price & Financing

    Course price is ISK 10.790.000

    The study fees are updated on 1 of May 2019 and are effective from the same date. We are approved for governmental student financial support in Iceland (MSN), Denmark (SU) and Sweden (CSN).

    Included in the program
     
    • 198 flight hours
    • 920 hours theoretical training
    • Uniform (shirt, tie & epaulettes)
    • All training in English
    • CV & Job preparation course
    When budgeting for your training, please consider the following additional costs:
     
    • Background check and airport pass fee
    • Pilot screening fee
    • Theoretical- and flight exams to the Icelandic authorities
    • Medical class 1 initial examination and renewal
    • Accommodation and living expenses
    • Travel expenses to and from Iceland
    • Pilot headset, logbook and kneeboard
    • Insurances (e.g. Loss of Licence)