IFR/VFR ATPL(H) – Distance learning


The ATPL(H) distance learning program is composed of:

  • A two weeks Initial training module to be made in our premises at Rungis/Orly.
  • Personal work based on 14 textbooks (printed or digital version)
  • Personal work based on our educational ressources
  • 49 tests to be made on our e-learning platform
  • A series of MCQ tests to prepare for the exam in best conditions

You may perform an IFR ATPL(H) training or a VFR ATPL(H) training. A VFR ATPL(H) is only to be completed with a practical CPL(H).

You are also provided with a personalised follow-up all along the program that enables you to ask questions to a dedicated pool of instructors.


The objective is to pass the 14 IFR ATPL(H) theoretical exams, or the 13 VFR ATPL(H) theoretical exams.


The IFR ATPL(H) training program is composed of 14 courses, while the VFR ATPL(H) is made of 13:

  • 010 Air law
  • 021 Aircraft general knowledge (Airframe and systems, electricity, power plant, emergency equipment)
  • 022 Instrumentation
  • 031 Mass and balance
  • 033 Flight planning and monitoring
  • 034 Helicopter performance
  • 040 Human performance
  • 050 Meteorology
  • 061 Navigation
  • 062 Radionavigation
  • 070 Operational procedures
  • 082 Principles of flight (H)
  • 091 VFR Communication
  • 092 IFR Communications – Exept for VFR ATPL(H)
  • 18 years old minimum at the time the license is granted.
  • Hold a valid PPL(H)
  • Good level of knowledge in physics and mathematics (an evaluation test may be carried out at the beginning of the program, depending on the education level. A technical or scientific baccalauréat is required)
  • Class 1 medical fitness

The test is not eliminatory. It is just a way to ensure the candidate has the level of knowledge that is necessary to carry out this training. In case a candidate fails to pass the exam, a specific training is proposed to reach success.


It is mandatory that trainees follows-up the full training program to be able to undertake the official DGAC exams.

Trainees must attend the full Initial Training module and have to undertake remote tests so their knowledge can be checked all along the program.

Permission to undertake the official DGAC exams will be provided by the Institut MERMOZ head teacher according to the results to the remote tests.

  • September 2019: From Monday 16th to Friday 27th
  • October 2019: From Monday 14th to Friday 25th
  • February/March 2020: From Monday 24th February to Friday 6th March
  • June 2020: From Monday 15th to Friday 26th
  • September 2020: From Monday 14th to Friday 25th

The number of trainees is limited to 27 per training session.


The 2 weeks Initial Training is to be made at the Institut MERMOZ premises :
43 avenue Robert Schuman 94150 Rungis FRANCE


18 months maximum


For further details about our rates, please contact us at + or send an e-mail to pilot@institut-mermoz.com