CAT3C DL Courses

Modules & Subjects

Cat3C distance learning courses comprises four modules, imaginatively titled 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Module 1

Module 2

  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Human Performance
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Principles of Flight
  • Performance

Module 3

Module 4

  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass & Balance
  • Flight Planning
  • Operational Procedures
  • Communications (VFR & IFR)

The Process

Each student is provided with Padpilot Apple Books training material, which is considered to be the market leader in ATPL theoretical knowledge training material; and in which we have had more than a small part in the compilation.

The student works through the training material at his or her own pace and whilst doing so completes a series of progress tests and practice examinations. These are designed to test your knowledge at the appropriate stages.

During the first sub-module you will also register with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) via the Tasman e-examination system at The CAA will notify us of your registration. We will approve you as one of our registered students, and authorise you to take EASA Part-FCL examinations.

Alternatively, you can opt to take your examinations with Austro-Control, the Austrian national aviation authority (NAA).

As you near the end of the self-study phase you contact us and book on to a modular, classroom ‘brush-up’ phase. The ‘brush-up’ is part of the regulated training and must be attended.

Further, all progress tests must be completed prior to attending the ‘brush-up’.

You should book your examinations at this point. You can undertake examinations at any examination centre of your choice.

On completion of the ‘brush-up’ the student attends a CAA examination centre to take the examinations booked. The results of the examination are notified to the student at the end of the week during which the examinations were taken. The results are entered into the CAA Tasman e-examination system, for viewing by Cat3C.

If you take your exams with Austro-Control, you will receive the results to each exam on completion of the exam, and we will receive a copy of your examination certificate from Austro-Control at the conclusion of your exams.

The Courses

CAT-20 Course

On purchasing a Cat-20 course you will receive:

  • Padpilot Apple Books training material
  • 4 x 5-day classroom ‘brush-ups’
  • Administrative support
  • Technical support
  • 50% discount off Cat3C classroom tutorials

CAT-00 Course

The CAT-00 course is especially designed for those persons who are exempt mandatory theoretical knowledge training and are eligible for self-certification to take the EASA exams.

This is limited to:

  • Persons holding a current, valid ATPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.
  • UK military personnel holding a Qualified Service Pilot (QSP) qualification.

In both cases, the applicant must be eligible for issue of the EASA ATPL on completion of training.

To meet this requirement, the applicant must have a minimum of 1,500 hours total flight time, including:

  • 500 hours multi-crew flight time on a CS-25 aircraft, or military equivalent (or an aircraft which is operated as a single pilot aircraft under EASA regulations but which has been operated as a multi-crew aircraft on an AOC, and the applicant has been PIC/P2 of the crew);
  • 250 hours PIC (or 500 hours PICUS; or 70 hours PIC and 180 hours PICUS);
  • 200 hours cross country;
  • 75 hours instrument time; plus
  • 100 hours night flying.

On purchasing a CAT-00 course you will receive:

  • Padpilot Apple Books training material
  • Administrative support
  • Technical support
  • 50% discount off Cat3C classroom tutorial and brush-ups