Ratings & Endorsements

Ratings & Endorsements

Atlas Aviation offers a comprehensive range of endorsements, ratings and authorizations to add to your flying qualifications.

Many of the courses listed below can be integrated in to your Private (PPL) or Commercial (CPL) training.

  • Command Instrument Rating (MECIR / SECIR)

    The command instrument rating allows you to fly in most weather conditions.

    The training involves flying by reference solely to instruments to fly both en-route and safely conduct a various approach types without external visual references. An essential rating for airline employment or charter operations.


  • Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)

    A flight instructor rating allows you to teach people to fly!

    As an addition to your commercial pilot licence, the flight instructor rating enables you to train pilots in both theory and practical components of various licences, ratings and endorsements. This rating will maximise your employment opportunities as a low-hour commercial pilot.


  • Night VFR Rating (NVFR)

    Why limit yourself to flying by daylight hours only?

    The night VFR rating allows you to fly by night when visual meteorological conditions exist. This rating is the perfect addition to a private pilot licence.


  • Multi-Engine Class Rating

    Larger and faster aircraft often have twin engines.

    This course deals with specific skills required to safely and accurately operate a twin-engine aircraft. Each type of twin engine aircraft requires a specific type check, your initial endorsement allows you to quickly and easily transition to other types in the future.


  • Glass Cockpit (Garmin G1000) Course

    Glass cockpits are the way of the future, and found in all modern airliners.

    This course introduces you to the new layout of the primary flight display and teaches you to adapt your instrument scan. Advanced features of the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit with integrated auto-pilot are also explored.


  • Constant Speed Unit (CSU) Endorsement

    Faster and more powerful propeller aircraft typically operate with a CSU.

    This course will teach you the basics of how and why a CSU is used on an aircraft, allowing you to maximise the efficiency of the aeroplane.


  • Retractable Undercarriage Endorsement

    Wheels go up – wheels go down!

    Aircraft designed to go fast typically have an undercarriage system that retracts in order to reduce drag when not in the landing configuration. This course explores the concepts and practical application.


  • Tail Wheel Endorsement

    Learn to fly a "tail dragger!"

    A selection of our aircraft feature a tail wheel undercarriage. This course will explore the specifics of flying (in particular take-off and landing) an aircraft with this configuration.


  • Pressurisation Endorsement

    Fly above the weather rather than through it.

    High performance and high capacity aircraft typically feature a pressurised cabin. This pressurisation allows the aircraft to operate in the flight levels without the occupants requiring oxygen masks.


  • Aerobatic Rating

    Turn your world upside down with an aerobatic rating!

    This course explores basic aerobatic manoeuvres for your initial rating. Further training is also available to explore more advanced manoeuvres and prepare you for entering your first aerobatic competition.


  • Formation Flying Rating

    Discover the art of formation flying!

    Learning to fly in formation with another aircraft is a lot of fun. You might be looking for the next challenge, or to add to your resume.


  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Course

    The future of navigation is GPS/GNSS.

    This course will provide you with a logbook endorsement allowing you to add GPS to your approved en route navigation aids when flying Night VFR and/or IFR.


  • Emergency Manoeuvre Training (EMT)

    Give yourself greater awareness, confidence and ability as a pilot.

    Our Emergency Manoeuvre Training (EMT) course exposes you to common mishandling situations so that you can recognise the dangers and avoid them, or otherwise recover from any situation.