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Learn to fly in Spain

Choosing the Best Flight School in Spain for Your Pilot Journey

Making the Right Decision

If you’ve set your sights on becoming a private pilot, selecting the ideal flight school is a crucial first step. Spain, with its favourable climate, has become a sought-after destination for flight training. Let’s delve into the key factors to consider when making this pivotal decision.

Spain’s Advantage in Flight Training

Spain’s warm and sunny climate is a significant draw for aspiring pilots. Optimal weather conditions contribute to extended flying hours and a smoother learning experience. When evaluating flight schools, pay close attention to the location and local weather patterns.

Kickstart Your Private Pilot License Training Journey

Embarking on your journey to obtain a Private Pilot License involves a structured process.

  • Begin with getting a medical examination in the country where you live to ensure your fitness for flying.
  • Following this, you must do your theoretical knowledge training and the written exam with the aviation authorities.
  • Then, practical training in the aircraft follows, leading to the final license skill test and, ultimately, your Private Pilot License.

Theoretical Knowledge course from the comfort of your home

For those keen on completing theoretical knowledge training remotely from their home before going to Spain, an online theory course is the way to go. A great Theoretical Knowledge Course should cover everything you need to pass your written exam and be comprehensive and up-to-date. Commit approximately fifteen hours per week and be ready for the aviation authorities’ written examination within 3 to 4 months. Read more about this here.

Transitioning to Flight Training

Having successfully conquered the theoretical knowledge exam, the next step involves practical flight training. In this phase, you put your learning into action, honing your skills in the cockpit. There are plenty of flying schools in Spain where you can do your flight training. I have suggested some that also hold the written exam with the aviation authorities. Read more about this here.

Read more about becoming a pilot at the AOPA websites for America, Europe and Spain. See also Real Aeroclub of Spain.

People often ask

Where can I get my medical examination for the Private Pilot Licence?

Contact the Aviation Authorities in your country. They will have a list of medical examiners. You will need Class 2 medical for the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and a less restrictive LAPL for the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL).

Which country will issue my licence after I have done all my training?

The country where you do your initial medical examination will issue your licence, regardless of where you do your training and examinations.

Is it possible to divide the training among different countries?

Yes. You can take the theoretical knowledge course, the theoretical knowledge examination, the flight training, and the licence skill test in different countries.

Will my pilot licence be valid in every country?

The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) will be valid in virtually any country in the world. The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) will be valid within the European Counties only.

How do I get started on my training for the private pilot licence?

Do your medical examination first. Then do your theoretical knowledge course and the written examination. Then do the flight training and finally the licence skill test.

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