ATPL Upgrade/ Unfreeze

Aviation Insider specializes in ATPL upgrades and “unfreezing” 

As long as you are current on your specific aircraft type v1aviation and its examiners are able to help you unfreeze your license. We have a substantial fleet of simulators, covering many aircraft types. All of our simulators are level d certified and full motion. We have a dedicated team of experienced tres who are committed to your success and who pride themselves on attention to detail.

A frozen atpl holder refers to somebody who has passed all the required theoretical exams but does not qualify him to be issued with a full atpl until he has logged a total of 1500 hours and subject to certain conditions: an atpl will remain frozen until you have reached 1500 hours of flying time, which is made up of the following criteria:

500 hrs multi-pilot in transport or commuter aircraft

250 hrs pic (or 100 pilot in command and 150 pic under supervision)*

200 hrs cross country flights (100 as pilot in command)

75 hrs instrument time

100 hrs night flight as pic or co-pilot

Everything you need to know about going for the skills test is here: caa website

What you will need to demonstrate in the skills test:

  • Normal Set up
  • Normal Departure
  • Engine failure after take off (EFATO)
  • Single Engine ILS
  • Single Engine Go Around – No Auto Pilot to be used on the whole procedure until flaps are up and the aircraft is clean.
  •  3 system based procedures eg Operating the Anti Ice, etc
  •  3 Emergency items eg TCAS, Windshear etc
  • Raw Data ILS
  • PBN approach to be completed
  • NPA to be completed
  • Pilot Monitoring duties during a Rejected take off (RTO)

An Extensive Fleet

We have access to a large fleet of all motion, level D simulators across the UK and Europe. Our fleet covers all major types, from the Dornier 328Jet to the Boeing 747.

A choice of locations

Our simulators are based across the UK and Europe, giving you flexibility in your training. Please note, prices may vary depending on simulator location.

Decades of experience at hand.

All Courses come with:

1 hour briefing
Full motion simulator session ( normally 3 hours is sufficient to complete the skills test )
Detailed debrief and paperwork to be signed
Skills tests can be completed on the a320 or b737
The TRE will help you complete the paperwork and send it off to the relevant authority.

Simulator Session
Price: £600/hr

Simulators Contact

+44 (0)20 3287 1013 

This number is for simulator bookings only.