Leading Edge Aviation to launch ATPL training in Spain

Y Viva España! Leading Edge Aviation will start training student pilots on its integrated frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL) course in Spain later this year.

The expansion of LEA’s LEAP programme will be announced at Pilot Careers Live Spain today (16 March 2024), being held in Madrid.

The first course starts on 26 September 2024 at LEA’s new facilities at Alhama Airport, Murcia in southern Spain. The ATO already operates foundation flight training at the airport.

The course offers both single (EASA or UK CAA) and dual (EASA and UK CAA) licence options, catering to the varied needs of future pilots. A further intake of students will start in January 2025.

Andy McFarlane, CEO of Oxford-based Leading Edge Aviation, said, “Expanding our top-tier training programme to the Alhama campus in Spain reflects our dedication to making high-quality pilot training more accessible.

“We’re committed to preparing the next generation of pilots with the comprehensive skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to thrive and excel in the rapidly evolving aviation industry.

“The excellent flying conditions in Alhama, combined with our expertly designed curriculum enable our students to become successful pilots and future Captains”.

The Alhama campus included exclusive airport use, newly built state-of-the-art ground school, and flight training in Robin DR400, DA40 and DA42 aircraft, DA42 simulators, and innovative virtual reality tech. The location is said to offer optimal flying conditions and extensive leisure amenities.

Alhama Aerodromo a full-length parallel taxiway, a modern operations and planning building with crew facilities, and a substantial apron and hangar that will house LEA’s growing fleet of Robin DR400 and Diamond (DA40 & DA42) aircraft.  To support the expansion a new start-of-art ground school facility is being built. An on-site engineering service supports the operation.

Students have accommodation minutes away in two-bedroom air-conditioned self-catering apartments, with 24-hour onsite security and a range of impressive social and leisure facilities.

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