The PATH Program is designed as Structured Modular Training. Unlike the traditional approaches to the ATPL, structured modular training provides some distinct advantages to aid the student’s ambition to becoming a professional pilot.
There are three types of access to the ATPL. Here is a guide to what you can expect and what the PATH programme delivers to you:
Many students begin training towards an ATPL by looking for one training programme that will take them from the very beginning, often referred to as Ab-Initio, through to a Frozen ATPL. Others however, may wish to begin their ATPL training some time after they have completed their PPL. Because the requirements needed for the issue of an ATPL are made up of a number of discrete steps, it is entirely practical to use either approach.
Some schools offer what is termed an Integrated Course where the student is progressed in a structured fashion from Day 1 through to graduation. Other training organisations focus on a Modular approach. The idea of the Modular approach is to deal with each of the steps as a self-contained training course leading to one specific qualification or rating.
Having looked at both ways that might enable a student to obtain their ATPL, AST has opted to merge the two methodologies and take the best from each to produce a third method - the Structured Modular Approach. It is this Structured Modular Approach that underpins the new course being offered. This course is known as the AST PATH Programme.
The AST PATH Programme has been set up by flight training professionals to lead a student from zero hours (ab-initio as it is commonly termed) to the issue of their Frozen ATPL.
All training is accomplished with the one organisation and all student training records remain easily accessible for potential employers to review in the future.
It is worthwhile taking time to completely understand the nature of the Integrated and Modular Training routes.
The similarities between Modular & Integrated Training:
When considering either Modular or Integrated training, remember:
The differences between Modular & Integrated Training:
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