Live the dream: become a pilot

Your flying future

Live the dream: become a pilot

Your flying future

Live the dream: become a pilot

Your flying future

Live the dream: become a pilot

Your flying future

Current Situation

The serious, dynamically changing developments and the unclear long-term effects of the corona pandemic have led us to put preventive measures in place at our pilot school and all other training facilities. We have thus decided to place our training activities on hold until at least April 30th.


The selection procedure for future student pilots at EFA has also been placed on hold. The Basic Qualification ("Berufsgrunduntersuchung") and Group Qualification will also not take place until at least April 30th. It is still possible to apply to our academy. Please expect delays in the entire process of selection, training and job placement.


We continue to monitor and evaluate the overall health, business and social situation to be able to adapt our measures at any time. Please do get in touch with us via email or on the hotline if you have any questions. We thank you for your understanding in this difficult situation. Stay healthy!

Becoming a Pilot: Turn the Dream into Reality?

Becoming a pilot is dream come true for many people. Don’t let it remain a dream! But how do you become a pilot? The European Flight Academy is Lufthansa Group’s flight training school. It is responsible for the pilot training of all Group Airlines – each one an excellent employer for anyone who wants to fly.

Europe’s biggest airline network

Lufthansa Group is Europe’s biggest airline network. With the pilot training at the European flight academy, you have ample opportunities to be employed in the cockpit of one of our airlines.


More than 50 modern training aircraft

The European Flight Academy maintains a fleet of more than 50 modern training aircraft for training purposes at different locations in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. Our training has the firm goal to get excellent pilots into the cockpits of our airlines.


Ever since 1955, Lufthansa Group’s flight training schools have successfully trained pilots. A lot has happened since then – new technologies have become part of our lives and the pilot profession has changed as well. However, the fascination for flying remains.

One Flight Training School

The European Flight Academy is the training institution for pilots at Lufthansa Group.

International possibilities

After the training course, you can work for Lufthansa Airlines, but also for Eurowings, SWISS, Austrian and others.

Towards the license in approx. 2 years

After 12 months, you step into the cockpit for the first time; within 20 to 28 months, you are ready to work at an airline.

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Still have questions?

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.

How can I pay for my living costs? Is it possible to have a job alongside the pilot training?

Our pilot training is designed to be a full-time activity. Successfully completing it depends on a high level of focus. We thus do not recommend taking on any additional employment during the training. Should you need assistance in covering the cost of living, it may be possible for you to apply for government assistance under the German BAföG program.

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How old do I need to be when starting pilot training?

You need to be at least 18 years old when beginning the training. Please note that you can already submit your application for our MPL program when you are 17 years of age; for our ATPL program, you need to be 18 years old to apply.

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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.

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