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Frequently asked questions

You have to be at least 17 years old, hold a high school certificate (or equivalent level of education) and take the class 1 medical examination. If you are a non-European citizen, you also have to hold a valid VISA, or a permit to stay for the duration of your training. In addition to this, candidates for the Integrated program have to pass the selection tests at the school (COMPASS & Psychological profile), in order to ensure that you will meet all the knowledge and competency requirements.

It certainly is an advantage, but the level of secondary school is sufficient. There is no need for you to take special classes in math’s and physics before commencing the course

English is, as you can imagine, one of the most important requirements related to the pilot’s training and career! A good knowledge of English is mandatory before the beginning of the course and will be subject to a personal evaluation. It is important to say that most of the courses are given in English, and all the study material is in English as well.

For our Integrated program:

Apply for the initial class 1 medical examination at the aeronautical medical office in Brussels (refer to the application form located at the end of our brochure).
Fill in the registration form located at the end of our brochure, and select a date for the selection tests within the list of dates offered. Send this form back to us with a copy of your ID, of your high school certificate (or equivalent) and a motivation letter written in English. An invitation will be sent to you by mail to attend the selection tests.
Sign our student contract and send it back to us in two copies.
Pay the initial invoice, related to the beginning of the training program.

Note : Candidates, who are not European citizens or residents, also have to comply with the procedure related to the issuance of a student VISA. Initially, the candidates have to apply for a short-term visa as Entrance Exam.

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Later, after succeeding at the selection tests, the candidates will have to make a new application for a long-term visa, as defined in the « International Students » section of our website. Pay attention, the whole VISA issuance procedure can be long!

For our Modular program:

Apply for the initial class 1 medical examination at the aeronautical medical office in Brussels (refer to the application form located at the end of our brochure).
Fill in the registration form located at the end of our brochure and send this form back to us with a copy of your ID, of your high school certificate (or equivalent) and a motivation letter written in English.
Sign our student contract and send it back to us in two copies.
Pay the initial invoice, related to the beginning of the training program.

Note : Candidates, who are not European citizens or residents, also have to comply with the procedure related to the issuance of a student VISA. The candidates will have to apply for a long-term visa, as defined in the « International Students » section of our website. Pay attention, the whole VISA issuance procedure can be long!

The integrated program is an all-inclusive, non-stop going training program that takes you all the way from zero, up to the doors of the airlines through 5 training phases. The program is more intensive and more “structured” than in modular and it generally takes a little bit less time than in Modular.

The modular program is more known for the comfort of the training process. The program is divided into 9 modules. Each module focuses on a specific amount of requirements (theory & practices) and allows the candidate to spread his training according to his own personal and financial resources.

For more details, refer to the Training section of our website and to the brochures that you can download from there.

Since the integrated program is an intensive course, it is important to keep a continuous flow within the training program, especially with the flight hours. Florida is one of the best regions in the world for flight training.

The weather and the airspace make it a perfect environment for the primary phases of flight. This is why all the integrated candidates will spend approximately 4 months there. Of course, the fact that they will be fully immerged in an English speaking environment is another advantage.

The actual regulations prohibits modular students from performing training outside the JAA countries, but they are allowed to perform “time building” anywhere in the world. Therefore, we have developed some specific time building packages for our modular students, allowing them to spend 1 month there, and build up about 100 hours of flight time.

A typical license is valid for a period of 5 years and is renewed automatically; if the candidate can prove to the authority that he still hold at least one current rating and medical certificate. The Medical Certificate (class 1) has to be renewed every year (under 40) and every 6 months (over 40).

Finally, most of the ratings are valid for a period of 1 year and are renewed by passing an skill test with an examiner (although a refresher training is not mandatory before a skill test, it is highly recommended). The Single Engine rating is valid for a period of 2 years.

The licenses and ratings delivered upon completion of the training are known as “JAA” (Joint Aviation Authorities), and soon will be known as “EASA”. It means that they are recognized by all the European countries, but even outside Europe! Most of the countries of Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa do recognize and accept JAA licenses. In other words, upon completion of your training, you will be able to apply almost all over the world!

There are several reasons that can explain the price of the airline pilot training. One of the most important factors that has an impact on the price of the training is the fuel (aviation fuel, known as AVGAS is about 2€/L, with an average fuel consumption of 25 to 30 liters per hour). Other factors are the numerous taxes and royalties that operators have to pay in the aviation industry, as well as maintenance costs, personnel, certification fees, etc.

Then, you also have to keep in mind that quality has a price and this is the mean explanation to the differences between flight schools. Taking the cheapest flight school is not the best thing to do. Remember, this training is an investment on your career. You need to compare the facilities, the tools, the quality of the staff and the infrastructure offered!

Our students are covered during their whole program under our general liability insurance. In addition to this, we also provide a specific “student pilot” insurance that covers the definitive loss of their medical certificate as well as death at a capital of 110.000€. See our brochures for more details.

We do work closely with a few banks that offer specific financing options for student pilots under certain conditions. Unfortunately, there is currently no “official“ funds for candidates willing to undergo a complete training program and the options offered by the banks are restricted to Belgian nationals.

If you want to know more about the current financing options, review our brochures right now!

Obviously, we cannot guarantee you a job, because of the unpredictability of the industry and the neutrality that the local airlines have to keep regarding the different flight schools. But we have been able to place our pilots in several airlines and we do have agreements with some of them to offer guaranteed interviews to our students.

Remember, you do not have to focus only on the “local” airlines. Some regions of the world are desperately looking for pilots and the phenomenon will increase in the future!

Well, it’s quite simple actually… You only have to take a skill test in the twin engine, once per year, in order to renew your license and your ratings.

Of course, if you meet all the requirements related to the selected program! Refer to the “International Section” of our website regarding the VISA requirements.