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Choosing the Best Flight School in Spain for Your Pilot Training

Making the Right Decision

If you’ve decided to become a private pilot, selecting the perfect flight school is a crucial first step. Spain, with its excellent climate and superb training facilities, is an ideal place for flight training. Here’s what you need to know to make the best choice for your pilot training.

Spain’s Advantage in Flight Training

Spain’s warm and sunny weather provides splendid flying conditions almost all year round. This means more flying hours and a smoother, more consistent learning experience. When choosing a flight school, be sure to consider the location and local weather to ensure the best training environment.

Starting Your Private Pilot Licence Training

Your journey to getting a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) includes several important steps:

  1. Medical Examination: First, get a medical examination in your home country to make sure you’re fit to fly.
  2. Theoretical Knowledge Training: Sign up for a comprehensive theoretical knowledge course and pass the written exam from the aviation authorities.
  3. Practical Training: Complete your practical flight training, which leads to a final skills test and ultimately, your PPL.

Study from Home

If you prefer to complete your theoretical knowledge training from home, our online theory course is perfect for you. It covers everything needed to pass the written exam and is thorough and up-to-date. By dedicating around fifteen hours per week, you’ll be ready for the written examination within 3 to 4 months.

So do the theory first from home and then take your time to find the optimum flight training provider.

    Theoretical knowledge course for the private pilot licence

    Included in the course

    • Three years of access to the e-books via the Padpilot e-Reader
    • One-year access to online progress tests and final exam
    • One-year access to the examination question database from Aircademy
    • Instructor support throughout the course
    • Course completion certificate

    Get started on your theory and continue to do your flight training in Spain. Go to SKYPILOT ACADEMY to learn more.

    Moving to Flight Training

    Once you’ve passed your theoretical knowledge exam, it’s time to move on to practical flight training. This is where you apply what you’ve learned and develop your skills in the cockpit. Spain has many excellent flying schools to complete your training, including some that also hold the written exams.

    I can recommend both Corflight School in Córdoba and Aerodynamics in Malaga. I have myself taken courses there, and I am pleased with them.

    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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