You will take your first step in the selection process even before officially applying at the European Flight Academy. Your first step will be directly registering with our partner Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center) for taking the DLR test with corresponding certificate. This computer-based procedure for determining suitability focuses on examining your various skills and abilities, such as memory retention, understanding and conception of space, performance and personality requirements, English, engineering, mathematics, attentiveness, psychomotoric skills, multi-tasking, and also teamwork and personality traits. Following the DLR will issue a certificate to you setting out a rating in various areas. In order to apply at EFA you will need to achieve a certain rating. You can find the specific requirements for the rating here.
You can currently take the DLR test on site either in Hamburg, Germany, or in Zurich, Switzerland. You can pick the date of the test yourself once you are ready for it. You will have to schedule and organize your test directly with the DLR. Since this certificate represents the basis for the general suitability for a job in the cockpit, this step deliberately is implemented independently of the European Flight Academy. The costs for this test are an investment in your future as a pilot; as such, you will have to cover these costs yourself.
You can find all in-depth information regarding the process, corresponding costs and appointments here: