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CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

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Description of CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

  • Year of foundation: 1939.
  • Hotel Area: Oxford.
  • Age of students: 18+.
  • Number of students: 400+.
  • Language of instruction: English.
  • Type: Air Academy.

It was opened in 1939 by the Mayor of Oxford as a flying club. During the Second World War it operated as an auxiliary unit of the Royal Air Force. Reopened in 1947, renamed Oxford Airplane Club. In the 50s, the air squadron was tirelessly replenished, by the beginning of the 60s CAE turned into a flight school for education civil aviation professionals. In 1961, Oxford Aviation merged with The Pressed Steel Company to become British Executive Air Services Ltd. (BEAS). A full-fledged campus was built on the territory, and since May 1962, training has been conducted as part of an integrated course for obtaining a license for a commercial pilot and flight engineer. Since 1963 - Oxford Air Training School.

During this time, the school has graduated more than 20,000 civilian pilots and engineers. It was here in 1989 that the first ever license to pilot a commercial spacecraft was obtained.

Since 1993 - Oxford Aviation Training (OAT). Since 2007 - part of the GCAT Flight Academy, part of the Electric and SAS Flight Academy, part of the Scandinavian Airlines System, in 2008 received the name Oxford Aviation Academy Ltd, the branding and THE OAT logo on the tail unit, as well as a new mask.

In 2020, a large-scale reconstruction project was announced, as a result, CAE Oxford will move to Gatwick Airfield.

Educational process

CAE ab initio training programs have been designed to meet a wide range of civil aviation licensing needs. They have been developed for and in conjunction with leading airlines and regional carriers around the world. In particular, we are talking about such programs as:

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

The Academy offers several CPL programs, each of which is designed to prepare the applicant to become a professional airline pilot. All programs meet the curriculum standards required to obtain a license established by the relevant regulatory body and the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). Upon successful completion, the graduate will receive a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with qualifications in Instrumentation (IR) and Multi-Engine Aircraft (ME).

  • Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

The course is considered a flagship course in Europe and allows students with little or no experience to get a "frozen ATPL". This, in turn, makes it possible to obtain the right to work as a first pilot in an airline after acquiring skills for a specific type of aircraft and provided that national requirements for a minimum number of hours are met. As a rule, for modern companies we are talking about 1500 hours: as soon as the pilot receives the appropriate flight time, the license is activated, which gives the right to apply for the acquisition of the status of the commander of the aircraft.

  • Multi-aircraft pilot's license (MPL)

Each MPL course is developed individually for the partner airline and is designed for a specific type of aircraft. Training from the outset includes standard operating procedures (SOPs) designed for a specific employer. Companies instruct pre-selected cadets on an individual course, and then move on to typical, basic and linear training on a particular aircraft.
ATPL and CPL can be obtained as part of an integrated or modular program; The MPL is only available in its full version. This qualification is a guarantee of employment in one particular airline after completing the course.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

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All year round
from 20000.00 £ / year
from 20000.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

On campus there are two spacious dormitories for students, rooms of different classes are provided (shower on the floor, shower in the block for 2 rooms, separate shower, bathroom) and capacity (from 1 to 4 people).

On the floor there are rest rooms, vending machines and a coffee machine, equipped with everything necessary kitchen for the preparation of light snacks and dishes. In the basement there are laundry rooms with washing machines and dryers.


  • Well-thought-out infrastructure;
  • Rich history;
  • Highly qualified and professional certified pilots, civil and military aviation engineers as teachers;
  • A solid air fleet of training aircraft and a fleet of ground simulators designed to train personnel for Boeing, Airbus, Embrer, Bombardier and other aircraft of various classes, carrying capacity and passenger capacity.

Facilities and equipment at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

The campus is located in Oxford, has its own parking and a bus stop that takes local and intercity routes. Wireless Wi-Fi is excellent throughout the territory, a connection to the internal network of the educational institution with an online library and mail is available.

The flight school has an impressive fleet, including:

  • 7 Piper PA-34 Seneca V;
  • 3 Cessna 182;
  • 1 Zlin 242L.

In addition, on the territory there was a place for a park of simulators and simulators:

  • 3 FNPT 2 — Seneca V,
  • 1FNPT 2 — CRJ-200 1,
  • 2 Boeing 737-400 (one of them is with a simulator not only of the cabin, but also of the kitchen unit, bathroom and passenger cabin of business class and part of the economy class, which allows you to train not only pilots and engineers, but also flight attendants).

Oxford Aviation Academy has a civil aviation museum with more than 30 thousand unique exhibits, an impressive archive and a modern library with a selection of over 40 thousand books and 50 magazine binders of aviation topics.

Enrolment process

For admission, the applicant must fill out a form and attach copies of relevant documents, in particular a medical certificate and documents on education / qualifications.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants must meet a number of requirements, in particular:

  • Class 1 Medical Certificate;
  • GCSE level education certificate or similar.

Scholarships CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

Scholarships are not available to students. Some airlines carry out targeted student recruitment: in this case, the full or partial cost of training is made at the expense of a potential employer.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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