How long does the pilot training take? How high are the fees? And do I actually need to be very athletic? Here you find all you need to know on pilot training.

Can I become a pilot without perfect sight?

Yes, not all pilots have 20/20 vision. Your eyesight will be assessed by a doctor as part of your medical.

Do I need to have high grades in math and the sciences at school?

We test your knowledge of technical and physical processes as well as your technical understanding. This means it is advantageous to have done well in math and physics from years 8 to 11. We also greatly value your motivation to achieve your goals and your passion for the job.

Where can I inquire about the status of my application?

We’re afraid it’s not possible to access your application once it has been sent to us. If you require information as to its status, please contact us by telephone or email.

When do I find out if I have a place in one of the courses?

Once you have passed the selection procedure, the team at European Flight Academy will get in touch with you with a contract offer.

Can I cancel a scheduled test?

Our selection procedure includes tests of your endurance, concentration, and mental resilience. Like with all other tests, it is thus vital that you are healthy on the day of the test. Please be aware that medication can also affect your performance. It is not possible to claim you were unwell and thus dispute a failed test afterwards. As it is expensive to carry out these tests and only a limited number of slots are available, we thus ask that you let us know as far in advance as possible if you need to cancel an appointment. Please note that cancellation is only possible up to 14 days before the appointment. If you are prevented from attending for a short time due to illness, we need a medical certificate within 5 days. If we do not receive this, your application will be closed.

Do I need to confirm the appointments given to me?

Yes, for our planning it is crucial that you confirm all appointments and dates given to you.

Who covers the costs of travel and accommodation during the selection procedure?

Applicants must cover all travel and accommodation costs during the application and selection period.

Am I trained to fly short- and long-haul aircraft?

At the beginning of a normal career, you are trained to fly aircraft used on short- and medium-haul routes. At a later point, you then have the ability to train to fly long-haul aircraft.

When are pilots’ duty plans made available?

Duty plans for the next month are generally published at the end of the previous month. Our pilots can state their preferences (such as for destinations) while the duty planning is underway.