Become an Airline pilot with our integrated course, which will take you from zero to A320 First Officer with 500 hours on type. Highlights of the course:

1. One of the shortest course completion times in the industry: 16 months from zero to A320 type rating;
2. 500h of A320 line training with our partner airlines;
3. Competitive price, EASA training environment and standards;
4. Candidates will obtain unrestricted EASA ATPL frozen licence accepted worldwide;
5. Instructors with vast experience in all sectors of the airline industry;
6. Transportation provided;

Course timeline

Graduates of this program will receive full unrestricted EASA ATPL(A) frozen license with an A320 type rating and 500 hours on type.

Total training duration:

Ab-initio Training overview: from zero to atpl

Total ab-initio training duration approx. 14 months:

Ab-initio Training summary per phase: from zero to atpl

Summary per phase of training:

  • 775 hours of ground instruction;
  • 150 hours of flight training on the airplane,
  • (Cessna, Piper and Utva airplanes)
  • 55 hours of simulator training (FNPT II);
training overview

Type Rating Training overview: A320

Type rating training:

  • Duration approx. 1 month;
  • Includes UPRT and PBN;
  • 40 hours of MFTD/APT;
  • 40 hours of FFS;
  • Base training: 6 landings on actual A320 airplane.
SAA Flight Experience
SAA Flight Experience

Minimum entry requirements

The SAA A320 Career pilot program has the following minimum pre-entry requirements:

  • Cadets will be assessed on individual case by case basis.
  • Reasonable knowledge of English language (basic communication, reading and understanding).
    *SAA will assist with English language course if required at some extra cost per cadet at the beginning of the curriculum.
  • NO credit for previous experience will be given and it is NOT possible to join at an intermediate stage of the program.
    *If you hold an EASA or ICAO PPL some items can be credited on case by case basis.
  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to obtain an EU Schengen Visa (SAA will sponsor the cadet when proof of funds is received).
  • Ability to pass EASA 1st Class Medical at the EASA SAA Medical Examiner.
  • A NON criminal record issued from there country of residence or nationality.
  • Good personal attitude and ability to follow rules and regulations of the SAA Academy as per official Code of Conduct.
  • A Full time residential study commitment by the cadet. This is a professional pilot course commitment with a very busy curriculum. So you will not be able to work or study other subjects (university studies or simmilar) until you graduate SAA Course.
Saa flight experience
SAA Flight Experience

Beside our excellent Airbus A320 Career Airline Transport Pilot Course we at SAA are proud to offer some specific ‘stand-alone’ Short Training Courses.

One of them is our EASA Private Pilot License course. If you want to become one of us and share with us the thrills and passion of powered flight we will be happy to take you there. Up in the sky. Join us and discover why so many people enjoy this wonderful experience. Become a Private Pilot and enjoy the freedom of open skies.

SAA PPL course is designed in accordance with the latest highest standards and requirements and it includes all theoretical and practical training, as prescribed by the worlds highest standards Aviation authority-EASA. It includes PBN and Upset recovery training giving you complete training syllabus in order to Safely and Efficiently exercise the privileges of Private Pilot License in the Europen Union and Worldwide.

Our second stand-alone course, representing high training values and standards of SAA Academy, is our EASA approved Flight Instructor course.

With abundance of theoretical studies as well as practical training in real life scenarios we are proud to offer this excellent and very demanding training course. Flight Instructors are the backbone of the industry and are the most important link between the student and his goal of becoming a well trained professional or private pilot. They represent the art of conveying the knowledge of previous generations, constantly changing regulations as well as new technologies to the future generation of professionals.


The course demands determination, commitment and discipline. Our top instructors with thousands of flight hours of teaching will take you to a higher level and enable you to understand all aspects of teaching . Technical and non-technical aspects of aviation training.

After the course you can apply to join our team and become a full time or part time Flight Instructor at the SAA Academy.

Our third Stand alone short course is focused on the Instrument flight. Are you an experienced Flight Instructor that would like to advance his career into teaching under Instrument Flight rules? Are you an experienced airline pilot with hundreds of hours under IFR operations and would like to instruct our students on our SAA simulator? If the answer is yes then this is the course for you.

In a short but intense training you will be able to achive this goal. Join us for our EASA approved IRI(A) course and improve your Flight Instructor career or expand your professional pilot options with other career options and opportunities.

After successful graduation you can apply to join SAA Academy as a full time or part time Instrument Rating Instructor.

GreenDot Aviation™, GDA, was formed in July 2014. They are an EASA approved ATO operating under the Authority of Slovenia as SI.ATO.024. providing all your Airbus training requirements.