Live the dream: become a pilot

Your Flying Future

Current Situation

The corona pandemic is having an immense impact on the global aviation sector. This also affects the European Flight Academy. The flight school operations is placed on hold at least until December 31st, 2020.


You can continue to register your application in our system; it will be considered once our selection process has been reopened. Please be aware that no further recruiting steps will take place for the moment. You will receive a notification once it resumes.


We continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and will post any updates onto our website and social media channels. Please contact our support via the hotline or email if you have any questions. Many thanks for your understanding!

Pilot training at Lufthansa Group

Ever Thought about Becoming a Pilot?

Becoming a pilot is a dream career for many people. Don’t let it remain a dream! Lufthansa is looking for pilots. But how do you get into the cockpit of a Lufthansa aircraft? Via European Flight Academy, the pilot school of the Lufthansa Group. European Flight Academy trains pilots for Lufthansa and all other airlines of the group.


Lufthansa is the largest German airline and the flagship of Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa pilots and crews navigate a fleet of over 350 aircraft to more than 200 destinations in 74 countries. In the Frankfurt hub alone, over 120,000 passengers take off or land with Lufthansa–every day! As a pilot-to-be, you will benefit from the top training standards the size and security of a market leader. Why not take off immediately as part of Europe’s leading aviation family?

About European Flight Academy


European Flight Academy trains prospective pilots for all Lufthansa Group airlines on a fleet of more than 50 modern training aircraft stationed in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. Our training courses follow one particular goal: to bring excellent pilots into the airlines’ cockpits.

A Flight School

European Flight Academy is the pilot training school of the Lufthansa Group.

International Possibilities

Join the airlines of the Lufthansa Group after your training.

Get your license in two years

Step into a cockpit after 12 months, be ready for an airline in approx. 24 months.

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Everything about our Training Program

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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 can find everything you need to know about the pilot training.

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.

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What is tested during the Basic Qualification?

You decided to apply for pilot training? Then the Basic Qualification is the first step in the selection procedure. To pass, you need to show that you have good knowledge of certain subjects, such as (approximately) the topics taught in years 8 to 11 in math and physics. The following aspects are all assessed during the Basic Qualification: Knowledge of technical and physical processes (electrical engineering, mechanical processes as well as heat, fluid, and wave dynamics), technical understanding of how simple systems and devices work, English-language skills (vocabulary and grammar), calculation and logical thinking, concentration and memory, speed of perception and spatial orientation, hand-eye coordination and other motor skills, ability to multitask in complex situations.

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When do I find out whether I have passed the Basic Qualification?

You will receive the results of your Basic Qualification in writing within a few days of having completed the test.

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