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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Courses

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... [-]

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... [-]

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:... [-]

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... [-]