Your Flying Future

The Training Course

Our pilot training is unique in its combination of theoretical and practical elements as well as its interaction between technology and the person in the pilot’s seat.

Pilot trainees can not only look forward to fascinating course contents, but also to amazing moments: such as taking off in a training aircraft for the first time after only approx. 12 months. Find out what awaits you!

The License

ATPL – Airline Transport Pilot License

The ATPL license is the classic commercial pilot license and follows a tried and tested model of acquiring your flying skills: from single engine to multi-engine operations. Our trainees first learn to fly in cockpits designed for one person before then moving to a larger aircraft (referred to as multi-crew cooperation). You receive your type rating and landing training at a Lufthansa Group Airline after acquiring your license. You thus are ready for takeoff at one of several Eurowings airlines within the Lufthansa Group.

Theory Courses in Bremen

No one takes to the sky without learning the basics. This and much more are what the first twelve months of your training (in Bremen, Germany) are for. To illustrate the teaching material, we have included e-learning and self-learning modules. You can continuously monitor your own progress. We place great value in our students learning independently, with our experienced instructors at your side to lend a hand when needed.

Vero Beach, Florida

After only twelve months, your next step is into the cockpit. After you successfully pass the theoretical training, you’re ready to enjoy the view from the cockpit of our training aircraft stationed at the Florida coast. This is the beginning of six months of unforgettable moments. You learn how to take off, steer the aircraft, and land again, even on airfields you’ve never seen before. Of course, emergency procedures and the basics of instrument flight are all aspects covered in your time abroad.

From One Engine to Two

You are fast approaching your final destination! In Rostock-Laage, you train on complex situations in a twin-engine aircraft as well as in a flight simulator. All training sessions are logged and subsequently analyzed. This segment of the training culminated in the exam for the commercial pilot license (CPL) with an instrument rating (IR).

A Common Goal

MCC stands for multi-crew cooperation – you train in skills like communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork between the Pilot Flying (PF) and the assisting Pilot Monitoring (PM). We continually increase the complexity of the situations in a full-flight simulator. You thus learn to deal with dynamic situations as a team. Once this module is complete, you are ready to apply all that you’ve learned at a commercial airline.

MPL: Multi-Crew Pilot License

Apart from its ATPL program, European Flight Academy also offers a program allowing trainees to acquire an MPL license – MPL stands for Multi Crew Pilot License – both licenses are internationally recognized. The two programs have differing admission requirements and order their training courses differently.

Dual Training

Combining desk and cockpit

Pilot training and Bachelor’s degree in one: in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences in Saarland, Germany, European Flight Academy offers a dual studies program allowing you to train for your ATPL license and receive a Bachelor of Science degree at this university.

Aviation Business and Piloting (for ATPL)

The course Aviation Business and Piloting combines pilot training with acquiring commercial and technical skills, which qualify you for positions throughout the aeronautical world. You complete your studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken, Germany, in combination with ATPL training at European Flight Academy. After your successful training, you receive a Bachelor of Science degree in combination with your ATPL license.

Q&A

Do you still have questions?

How long does the pilot training take? How high are the costs? Do I need to be especially athletic? Here, you’ll 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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