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ATPL(H)/IR modular theoretical knowledge training


The EASA ATPL(H)/IR modular theoretical knowledge training is a distance learning course at which the student is prepared to participate at and to pass the official ATPL(H)/IR theoretical knowledge exams.


A distance learning course means that the student studies most of the course material at home and takes part in a few days of (mandatory!) brush-up sessions. The study material is divided into 36 self-study weeks of 15 hours. Each week is concluded by a progress test. 


The total amount of hours for the ATPL(H)/IR theoretical knowledge training is 651 hours, including progress tests, 10 brush-up days and the new Area 100 Knowledge, Skills and Attitude exercises and assessments. The course is divided into three modules.


Module 1 comprises the category specific subjects like Airframe and Systems, Instrumentation, Mass and Balance, Helicopter Performance, Operational Procedures and Helicopter Principles of Flight. 


Module 2 comprises Meteorology, Human Performance, Air Law, Communications and the preparation for the first Area 100 KSA assessment.


Module 3 groups the remaining subjects: General Navigation, Radio Navigation, Flight Planning and Monitoring, and the preparation for the second Area 100 KSA assessment.


The course fee includes the weekly study guide and workbook, the follow-up by the ATO and the brush-up days. Other study material is available for purchase including a paper version of the study material and the General Student Pilot Route Manual.


Module 1 : 14 weeks, and 4 brush-up days

Module 2 : 11 weeks, and 3 brush-up days

Module 3 : 11 weeks, and 3 brush-up days

Total : 38 weeks (according to the Training Manual, but can be adapted to individual needs)



The candidate for the ATPL(H)/IR course must be holder of (at least) an ICAO PPL(H) license.

Before the start of the course, the candidate must pass the Mathematics and Physics test.


This course must be completed within 18 months.

For credits, please contact us via the contact form.

For an overview of Frequently Asked Questions, please check the FAQ page.



The costs of our courses are listed on the price list page.

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