Direct Captain Entry Requirements

To become one of our Captains, you will need a minimum of 5000 hrs total flying time (only time in the operating seat of a turboprop and/or turbojet aircraft can be counted; not simulator time).On top of this you will need to have:

  • Minimum of 1500 hrs command time on multi-crew, multi-engine commercial jet aircraft with MTOW of 50 tons or more
  • A valid ICAO ATPL with an unrestricted class one medical certificate
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, equivalent to ICAO English level 4 or above
  • Flown at least 150 hrs in command on a jet meeting the mentioned criteria; within the last 6 months
  • Currently type rated as a commander on an aircraft B737 have priority

Group Assessment and SIM Assessment

  • Group assessment exercise
  • Simulator brief and Simulator Assessment (basic flying skills, flight deck management and airmanship)

Advanced Compass Test

Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System (COMPASS)

Interview & Psychometrics

  • Panel Interview
  • Psychometric testing
  • You will be notified at the end of day two whether you’ve been successful during the whole assessment process. All successful candidates will then be required to complete medical tests.


  • Medical examinations