Barcelona Flight School

Introduction

At Barcelona Flight School, we strive to provide our students with the best quality training possible, since this will make the difference between success and failure later on their career. Airlines always look for the best trained applicants, and will test and value thier actual knowledge and flight standards before commiting to a new hire.

That is why we take your education and training very seriously, and will prepare you not only to pass your exams and flight reviews, but to let you achieve an excellence level high enough to make sure that you have the maximum opportunities when it comes to applying for a line job.

Our Training

Our training programs are certified under European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-FCL Regulations, and are designed to help our student pilots to achieve the required Learning Objectives and Flight Experience in the minimum timespan needed, while maximizing their employment opportunities with the airlines.

Barcelona Flight School is certified by the spanish EASA representative, the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), as an Aviation Training Organization (ATO) with the number E-ATO-037.

Our Resources

Barcelona Flight School is by far the largest operator at Sabadell Airport, the Barcelona’s natural Business and General Aviation airport, and entirely operates La Cerdanya Airport, managing and effectively providing airport services for the Academy base but also to a large number of transient planes that come to enjoy the incredible landscape and scenery of the location and its region.

With a large fleet of more of 40 planes, most of them equipped with Digital Glass Cockpits, and our own Maintenance & Repair shop, your training rests assured with us. Our professional and very experienced Theoretical and Flight Instructors will always help you move forward in your education plan.

Barcelona Flight School also is part of Barcelona Aviation Center, where it is possible to engage in other aeronautical activities like Aerobatic Flight, Gliding and Ultraligths.

Our Location

Enjoy living in Barcelona, one of the best cities of the world, while you learn. Working hard to earn your future career as a pilot doesn’t mean you can’t take a break to enjoy the beaches or the theatres at the vibrant capital city of Catalonia. In fact, no other city in the world can offer such a combination of flying conditions and convenience for the student:

  • Awesome weather – you will fly more days
  • Good transport and communications – for the international student
  • International, global attitude – you’ll feel at home
  • Fine culture, spectacles and gastronomy – to take a break
  • Above average quality of life – focus on your training

Our History

Barcelona Flight School, has pioneered pilot training in Spain, providing aviation training since 1.953. Since its very beginning, our school has trained more than 4.000 pilots and is active at all times promoting all kind of aviation courses, whether they are for ab-initio pilot training or for recurrent and skills training.

  • We are currently recognized by EASA as an ATO (Aviation Training Organization) with the number E-ATO-037.
  • Since Sep 15, 2011 our Aviation Academy is recognized by EASA as a Training Organization for both Modular and Integrated Airline Transport Pilot ATPL(A) courses.
  • Since Jul 14, 2011 we are authorized to train future pilots towards Modular Commercial Pilot License CPL(A)
  • Since Aug 13, 2010 we are authorized to impart Cabin Crew training.
  • Since Dec 10, 2009 we are also TRTO-H (Type Rating Training Organisation) to endorse applicants towards Robinson Helicopters model R22 and R44 type ratings.
  • Since Apr 14, 2009 we have been authorized as a Flight School and Flight Center for Ultralights.
  • Since Nov 7, 2001, we have also been recognized by EASA as an FTO (Flight Training Organisation) with the number E-FTO-020 authorized to impart ground school and flight training to training candidates towards PPL (A) licenses and modular courses to obtain the Instrument Rating IR(A) and Multiengine Rating ME(A), according to JAR-FCL 1.055 regulations.
  • Since Feb 20, 1999 we have been certificated as a Flight School and Flight Center for gliders in our base at La Cerdanya Aerodrome.
  • Since Nov 10, 1.953 we are certified by as a training center for Aircraft Private Pilot (PPL-A) training, Helicopter Private Pilot (PPL-H) training and Glider Pilot training.

No other single school in Spain has the same experience training future pilots than Barcelona Flight School. This fact, paired with exceptional weather and an excellent aircraft fleet and instructor team, makes our school the natural selection for the serious student.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Flight Instructor (FI) Course

Campus Full time 9 weeks September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Flight Instructor (FI) Course is the first and easier way to add flight experience to your logbook before applying to an Airline. After having completed the required training, the Flight Instructor Rating will allow you to act as a Flight Instructor, teaching Groundschool and providing Flight training to other students. Taking a job of Flight Instructor at a Flight School is one of the best ways possible to... [+]

The Flight Instructor (FI) Course is the first and easier way to add flight experience to your logbook before applying to an Airline. After having completed the required training, the Flight Instructor Rating will allow you to act as a Flight Instructor, teaching Groundschool and providing Flight training to other students. Taking a job of Flight Instructor at a Flight School is one of the best ways possible to build hours while training other pilots, and consolidate your flying skills in an entry job into aviation that will, at the same time, allow you to stay connected to the Airline Pilot job market. Barcelona Flight School is an authorized centre by the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea under EASA Part-FCL with the ATO number E-ATO-037 to provide flight training, with over 60 years of experience. Ground Training The course is composed of 125 hours of ground school where the aspirant develop matters like learning processes, pedagogy, instructional techniques and teaching processes in order to transmit the knowledge of aeronautics, both in theory and in practice, maintaining a minimum safety standards and regulations for the different learning processes. Flight Training The phase of flight consist of at least 25 hours of flight taking place in four phases: Visual Phase: 14 hours and 45 minutes Advanced Manoeuvres : 2 hours and 15 minutes Navigation Phase: 8 hours Night flights: 5 hours (optional) The course takes place in the first, third and fourth stage in a basic single-engine airplane and in its second phase in an aerobatic aircraft. Once finalized the theoretical and practical course a skill test for obtaining the Airplane flight instructor license must be done. Requirements Applicants must comply with the following: Being over 18 yo Hold a Commercial Pilot License CPL or a Private Pilot License PPL with the CPL theory done. A minimum flight experience of 200 hours as a Pilot of which 150 will be as Pilot in Command Hold a Medical Certificate Class I or II in accordance with the license Flight Experience: 10 hours of instrument flight instructor in the appropriate aircraft category. 20 hours of flight time as a Pilot in command in VFR cross country in the appropriate aircraft category, including a flight of 540 km (300 NM) with full stop landing at two different aerodromes than the departure aerodrome. 30 hours in single engine piston aircraft of which at least 5 hours will be completed in the last 6 months before the flight test [-]

Instrument Rating (IR) Course

Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Instrument Rating (IR) Course objective is to achieve the learning requisites of ground school and flight instruction, expertise, and experience required in order to obtain the IR(A) class rating. The student must be a holder of a PPL(A) or CPL(A) license obtained according to Part-FCL... [+]

The Instrument Rating (IR) Course objective is to achieve the learning requisites of ground school and flight instruction, expertise, and experience required in order to obtain the IR(A) class rating. The student must be a holder of a PPL(A) or CPL(A) license obtained according to Part-FCL. At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate the required level of knowledge to exercise the privileges granted to the holder of an IR(A), such as act as PIC of a single-engine or multi-engine aircraft under IFR in IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) down to a Decision Height of 200ft. All ground school must be attended on-site and students must attend a minimum of 75% class sessions of each subject in order to qualify for AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea) exams. Ground Training Ground training is composed of 215 hours of ground school, and lasts approximately for 12 weeks. The course structure is composed of the following syllabus and study break down by subject: Air Law Navigation and Radio-navigation Meteorology Human Performance VFR & IFR Communications (English) Performance and Flight Planning Aircraft General Knowledge (systems & instrumentation) Local Flight Rules Once the ground school is completed and the internal mandatory validation tests of each subject are successfully met, the student will be presented to the official EASA examination tests that will credit the trainee towards the theoretical knowledge required to obtain an IR rating. Flight Training The Flight phase starts on the third week of the course and last up to the 12th week, and is broken into 2 stages: Basic Instrument Flight: 10 hrs Instrument Flight: 40 hrs The student aspiring to obtain the IR rating in a Single-engine airplane must complete the 50 hrs in one of the following single-engine aircraft types: Cessna C172R G1000 Cessna C172S G1000 Cessna C182T G1000 The student aspiring to obtain the ME-IR rating in a Multi-engine airplane must complete the 50 hrs in one of the following multi-engine aircraft types (or alternatively, if the student already has the ME rating, complete the 50hrs on a single-engine type plus 5 additional hours on a multi-engine type): Tecnam P2006T Piper Aztec PA-27 Cessna C310 Requirements Applicants must comply with: The student must be in possession of a current PPL(A) or CPL(A) license. Pass a Class 1 medical exam (for CPL holders) or Class 2 with auditive requirements equivalent to a Class 1 (for PPL holders) A minimum previous experience or 50 hrs of cross-country flight as PIC Should the student apply for an ME/IR (multiengine/Instrument Rating) must be in possession of a current ME class rating. Be in possession of an ICAO 4 English level (or higher) and pass a JAR 1200 English test. [-]

Integrated ATPL(A) Program

Campus Full time 55 weeks September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Integrated ATPL(A) Program is an Airline Transport Pilot course completed with an MCC in an Airbus A320 or Beechcraft King Air B200, addressed to those who are real serious about getting an airline job. This program is an ab-initio course addressed to all those future pilots that wish to obtain a CPL (Commercial Pilot License) with the ME (Multi-engine) and IR (Instrument) ratings, along with the... [+]

The Integrated ATPL(A) Program is an Airline Transport Pilot course completed with an MCC in an Airbus A320 or Beechcraft King Air B200, addressed to those who are real serious about getting an airline job. This program is an ab-initio course addressed to all those future pilots that wish to obtain a CPL (Commercial Pilot License) with the ME (Multi-engine) and IR (Instrument) ratings, along with the theoretical knowledge required towards an ATP License. Also within the program, the student will complete the MCC (Multi-crew Coordination) training required to act as an FO (First Officer) in multi-pilot transport category aircraft, essential in order to be employed by an Airline, at our partner facilities. Besides, flight students of the Integrated ATPL Program have exclusive access to a number of options designed to make this course the safest investment, helping you to overcome all the hurdles of aeronautical training while preparing you to be ready for an airline interview in the shortest possible timespan. Intensive support through tutored self-study classes Online learning material Question bank Flight line maximum availability Training in aerobatics Barcelona Flight School is an authorized centre by the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea under EASA Part-FCL with the ATO number E-ATO-037 to provide flight training, with over 60 years of experience. Ground Training Ground training is composed of 795 hours of ground school, and lasts approximately for 55 weeks including ATP and MCC theory. The course structure is composed of the following syllabus and study break down by subject: Air Law Navigation and Radio-navigation Meteorology Human Performance VFR & IFR Communications (English) Operational Procedures Principles of Flight Performance, Flight Planning and Mass & Balance Aircraft General Knowledge (systems & instrumentation) Local Flight Rules MCC Theory Once the ground school is completed and the internal mandatory validation tests of each subject are successfully met, the student will be presented to the official EASA examination tests that will credit the trainee towards the theoretical knowledge required to obtain an ATP license. Flight Training Students will start to fly approximately after 6 months into the course, and the flight training phase will last until the course ends. Flight training comprises 205 hours of flight instruction and is broken down into 5 phases that go along with the student progression in their education, according the course structure. The future pilot will fly with up to 7 aircraft types, from the most basic 2-seat trainer in the initial training phase, up to an A320 FFS for the MCC phase of the course, each type of single-engine or multi-engine, basic or complex, being the most convenient to help the student successfully cope with each phase of flight as it progresses. MCC Course Towards the end of your training, you are entitled to undertake a Multi-Crew Cooperation Course for up to 20 flight hours in the same Airbus A320 Full Motion Simulator used by Vueling crews for their recurrent training, or in a Beechcraft King Air B200 simulator. This will provide the required experience to fly in a multi-crew environment, which is a pre-requisite for any airline interview. Requirements Applicants must comply with the following: Being over 18 years old Being able to pass a Class 1 Pilot Medical Exam Hold a bachelor degree or being able to pass qualifying maths, physics and English exams at the ATO [-]

Modular ATPL(A) Program

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

This ATPL program will allow you to obtain an ATPL license step by step, in a modular approach through a series of individual courses and licenses that you can take according to your own schedule and needs. Because you can get credit for previous aeronautical experience that you may have, this program will allow you to tailor your ATPL training to your actual situation, taking advantage of any license you may... [+]

This ATPL program will allow you to obtain an ATPL license step by step, in a modular approach through a series of individual courses and licenses that you can take according to your own schedule and needs. Because you can get credit for previous aeronautical experience that you may have, this program will allow you to tailor your ATPL training to your actual situation, taking advantage of any license you may already hold. Because each module or course is independent from the others, and will provide you with an individual license or qualification, you don’t need to take them all at once. Instead, you can set the pace at which you will undertake each module and acquire all the knowledge and experience required to qualify for your ATPL license, which you will obtain once you have completed all the modules. Along the way, you will also obtain all the individual qualifications such as PPL, CPL, ME-IR and MCC, after completing each module. Barcelona Flight School is an authorized centre by the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea under EASA Part-FCL with the ATO number E-ATO-037 to provide flight training, with over 60 years of experience. Private Pilot License (PPL) To begin your modular ATPL training it is a prerequisite to hold a Pilot license, whether a PPL or a CPL, so, in case you are starting from scratch your first step will be obtaining a Private Pilot License. Once you have the PPL on your belt, you are allowed to progress to the very first step on your ATPL training program. Don’t worry, if you have already a PPL or a CPL, you can bypass this step and even get credit for your actual knowledge and experience. Theoretical ATPL Course Once you have obtained your PPL, you are allowed to begin with your ATPL modular training. Your first step will be to pass the ATPL Theory exams to demonstrate that you have acquired all the required theoretical learning objectives. This course will help you to master all the topics with the assistance of our Theoretical knowledge instructors, and be better prepared to take the EASA tests. However, you are not allowed to progress with any Flight Training until you have passed the 14 theory exams and move on to the next module, so hurry up and study hard! Multiengine Rating (ME) Typically, once you have passed all the ATPL Theory exams and you are allowed to start your Flight Training modules, your next step will be obtaining the Multiengine rating. This course will add a VFR, multiengine class rating to your PPL and prepare you for the upcoming Instrument rating module, because having already the ME will simplify the task of adding the required full ME/IR rating to your track. Instrument Rating (IR) Armed with your Multiengine PPL and the approved ATPL exams, you will move on to do one of the most important modules on your Aviation career, the Instrument Rating (IR). This module will learn you how to fly under IFR and shoot any kind of instrument approach on your airplane. Remember that, since you already passed the ATPL exams, you are not required to take any theory here, just the flight training required to demonstrate your ability in the air. If you already got your ME rating, you will add only 5 hrs of multi-engine IR time to obtain a IR multiengine qualification, to complete your PPL license with the unrestricted ME/IR ratings. Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Next, its time to convert your PPL with ME/IR ratings, to a full Commercial Pilot License with all the attributions of a professional pilot (CPL). This course will let you prove that your flight standards are up to the required qualification for a professional pilot, and will sharpen your skills to a level you could not even dream of before. Abnormal attitudes and basic aerobatic training will help you pass your Commercial test with flying colors. Again, no theory is required since you have already demonstrated your knowledge by passing the ATPL exams, which include all the required CPL topics. At this point, you will earn a Frozen ATPL qualification, that will automatically convert itself to a Full ATPL license once you obtain the required flight experience of 1.500 flight hours total. Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Being already a fully qualified Commercial Pilot, with your CPL license, Frozen ATPL, and your ME/IR ratings under your belt, you can opt in for many jobs in the Aviation Industry, flying single-pilot certified airplanes. But, if you plan to be type-rated and fly in multi-crew environments (such as in any moder airliner) you will need to demonstrate also your ability to cooperate and work as a team in the cockpit. This course, required in order to obtain a Type Rating in any multi-pilot certified aircraft, will be done in an A320 or Beechcraft King Air simulator, and you will work with another peer pilot to learn how to interact in the cockpit to achieve the level of coordination required for an airline. Flight Instructor (FI) Though this is not a required course, most pilots a this point need to build the required flight experience to convert their Frozen ATPL license into a full, unrestricted ATPL. Getting a Flight Instructor rating and teaching other flight students is one of the best options to do it. The FI rating will allow you to provide flight instruction at any Flight School, log flight hours, and have your first job in aviation while staying connected to the airline market, which usually looks for experienced instructors to join their ranks. If you want to reach the required flight experience in a more timely manner, we can also provide you with attractive hour-building packages, just let us know. Requirements Applicants must comply with the following: Being over 18 years old Being able to pass a Class 1 Pilot Medical Exam Hold a bachelor degree or being able to pass qualifying maths, physics and English exams at the ATO [-]