Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence (FRTOL)

Fast Track Radio Licence (FRTOL): 1 Day for Aeroplanes & Helicopters

VHF Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence (FRTOL) 1 Day

The Great Circles VHF Flight Radio Telephony Operators Radio Licence (FRTOL) course has been specifically designed to help private pilots achieve the highest standards of radio communication.

Radiotelephony or Communications as it it sometimes referred to, is a fundamental, but necessary part of any pilots training. A pilot should always aspire to be as good as possible when using the radio. You've heard of the saying 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression'. If you press the button and sound unprofessional, there is a chance air traffic control might deny you a transit through controlled airspace. Your initial call to air traffic control tells them a great deal about your confidence and experience level.

Our courses are delivered by dedicated, patient and enthusiastic instructors. The course lasts for one day with the practical examination taken at the end. The practical test is a simulation of a flight from one aerodrome to another requiring calls relating to control zones, MATZ transits, emergencies and other general procedures. Our VHF radio licence course will teach you to make calls to air traffic control in both a confident and professional manner, the way it should be done.

The FRTOL practical examination is assessed using a simulation programme on the ground via computer and a communications link. The examination takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.

Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years and allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, your examination fee(s) are refunded! What have you got to lose?

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Course Information

Course Overview

A structured practical course covering all aspects of the syllabus for the FRTOL.


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  • Phraseology
  • Numbers
  • ATC Services
  • Airspace Transits
  • Emergencies
  • Test
Special Offer

Special Offer

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Course Price:

FRTOL: £249.00

We make a donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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