Project Description

Distance Learning Course HPA
High Performance Aeroplane 

Course of additional theoretical knowledge for a class or type rating for high performance single-pilot aeroplane

The aim of the theoretical knowledge course is to provide the applicant with sufficient knowledge of those aspects of the operation of aeroplanes capable of operating at high speeds and altitudes, and the aircraft systems necessary for such operation.

A pass in any theoretical knowledge subjects as part of the HPA course will not be credited against meeting future theoretical examination requirements for issue of a CPL(A), IR(A) or ATPL(A).

Theoretical knowledge instruction for the HPA may be provided by an ATO approved to conduct theoretical knowledge training for the ATPL(A). Courses may also be provided by TRTOs offering training for HPA class and type ratings, in which case the course will be subject to specific approval. Course providers will be required to certify completion of the training and demonstration of knowledge by the applicant as a pre-requisite for training for an initial type or class rating for aeroplanes designated as high performance.

On the EASA List of Aeroplanes – Class and Type Ratings and Endorsement List you can check if such an HPA “rating” is needed for your type of aircraft.

For HPA there is no exam at the authority needed! The final test is done by the ATO.

You will be asked for the theory certificate by your authority when adding your first HPA type-rating. There is no expiration date for the certificate.

The HPA syllabus contains parts of 6 ATPL subjects:

AIRFRAME AND SYSTEMS, ELECTRICS, POWERPLANT
Alternating current – general
Generators AC power distribution
Pressurisation (Air driven systems – piston engines)
Pressurisation (Air driven systems – turbojet and turbopropellor)
Engine performance – piston engines
Power augmentation (turbo/supercharging)
Fuel Mixture
Turbine engines
Aircraft oxygen equipment

PERFORMANCE CLASS B – ME AEROPLANES
Performance of multi-engine aeroplanes not certificated under JAR/FAR 25 – Entire subject

HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Basic human physiology
High altitude environment

METEOROLOGY –WINDS AND FLIGHT HAZARDS
Jetstreams
CAT
Standing waves
Flight hazards
Icing and turbulence
Thunderstorms

BASIC RADAR PRINCIPLES
Basic radar principles
Airborne radar
SSR

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT – AEROPLANES
Transonic aerodynamics – Entire subject
Mach number/shockwaves
buffet margin/aerodynamic ceiling

Prices:

Distance Learning Course HPA for PPL(A) or CPL(A) holders with “full IR”
Approved, EASA compliant Distance Learning Course; Support from CAT authors/experts (24/7 Hotline); Training material either paper based and/or eBook license(1); Online-access to stage and final tests and progress reports.
Min. time: 2 weeks. Max. time: 18 month.
Available in English or German.
eBook(1): 681 €  /  paper: 747 €  /  both: 846 €

Distance Learning Course HPA for PPL(A) or CPL(A) holders with EIR/CB-IR
Including the “IR-Add-On” needed for Enroute-IR/CB-IR holders.
Min. time: 2 weeks. Max. time: 18 month.
Available in English or German.
eBook(1): 779 €  /  paper: 840 €  /  both: 988 €

(1)  The eBook license contains the entire teaching material in electronic format (via the “CAT eBook Viewer” App) for a maximum of 2 devices (supported: Windows and Mac Desktops, Apple iPad  and Android Tablets). Not printable (except for some annexes).

Quoted prices are for students (end customers) in € including the German VAT (if applicable).

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