Distance Learning


ATPL Helicopter Distance Learning

Advanced Flight Theory’s Distance Learning Course is the perfect option for pilots who cannot attend our Full-Time Ground School course components. For some pilots, finding the time to do this is virtually impossible, so the only alternative is to complete the ATPL study via a Distance Learning Course.

AFT have developed a very comprehensive course for our Distance Learning students to study. Distance Learning requires personal discipline, motivation and dedication on your part and comprehensive backup and constant support on our part.

Our Free Call phone and email support, ensures you are never left on your own when there is something you don’t fully understand or need to discuss. Please Click Here for details on course support.

The Distance Learning Course fee includes all course note amendments and updates at no charge for 12 months.

Amendments and updates are still available to you after 12 months has passed for a small printing and postage fee. You continue to receive full course support until you gain your exam qualification, regardless of how long it may take.

Because all the notes you are provided with have been specially written by AFT, should you decide to change from Distance Learning Course and attend a Full-Time Ground School Course, you can be guaranteed a seamless changeover.

On completion of each subject module you can attempt Advanced Flight Theory’s Practice CyberExams before attempting the actual CASA PEXO Exams. Please see below for more details and a demonstration of our very comprehensive Practice CyberExam system.

Our fees include all course notes, revision tests, Practice CyberExams and answer sheets. There is no requirement to purchase any other textbooks as all relevant references and manuals are included. You will need to provide your own set of Airservices Publications and Charts. You can purchase these when you order your Distance Learning Theory course through at via AFT’s secure Online Store.

This package can be forwarded free to you anywhere in Australia. We are happy to post the package overseas, however due to the considerable expense of airmail and essential insurance, we must charge an overseas postage fee. We will contact you prior to dispatch to quote overseas postage charges.

Course Outline

Attempting the entire ATPL(H) theory Syllabus via Distance Learning requires great devotion and study discipline. You can study the seven subjects in any order that suits your available study time. For an indication of the time required to complete each subject, please consider the course outline information for our Full Time Ground School, where you study all day with an instructor to guide you all the way.

While you can contact Warren McIvor for course support if you have questions during your study, you would be very wise to allow additional study time if you are attempting the entire syllabus with only the Distance Learning reference material in front of you most of the time.

Airservices Supply Shop

Advanced Flight Theory operates an Airservices Supply Shop and can provide the complete range of CASA documents, maps and charts. Flight computers, protractors, WAC rulers and a full range of basic stationery items are also available. Supplies can be purchased through AFT’s secure Online Store.

Practice CyberExams

All of Advanced Flight Theory’s professional theory courses contain our Practice CyberExams for each subject, including a personalised username and password with eight allocated Marking Credits per subject. A Marking Credit is used each time you mark one of our Practice CyberExams.

While our Practice CyberExams do not contain actual CASA exam questions, they are designed to ensure you become familiar with the style and workload involved in the actual CASA PEXO Exams and help you become familiar with the layout and format of the exams. The sole purpose of our Practice CyberExam system is to help you determine if you are fully prepared to attempt the actual CASA PEXO Exams for each subject.

Our Practice CyberExams have proven to be very popular with our students. Since our system was first created, we have had over 4200 different aeroplane and helicopter pilots attempt our exams and approximately 20,000 Practice CyberExams are sat via our system every year.

Please click here for a demonstration of our system.

How To Enrol

The easiest way to enrol on AFT’s ATPL(H) Distance Learning Theory course is through AFT’s secure Online Store.

Our Guarantee To You

If you upgrade from Distance Learning to Full Time Ground School and after attending our full time course, you are not totally prepared to sit the CASA PEXO Exams or you are having difficulty with any aspect of the course, you are welcome to return and resit all or any part of the course you have paid for once, with no additional course fee. If necessary, you may also resit all or any part of the course more than once, subject to some simple conditions. 

We guarantee to stick with you until you achieve your goal and look forward to helping you achieve your pass with your ATPL(H) theory.