Being a pilot entails great responsibility and there are certain important requirements students must fulfill.
• Have graduated from secondary school (Higher Education Entrance Qualification), passed an apprenticeship examination, or be over 23 years of age*
• Be at least 18 years of age at commencement of training
• Have a minimum height of 150 cm and maximum height of 200 cm**
• Pass our admission test
• Hold a valid Norwegian or Swedish EASA Class 1 medical certificate before the start of the studies
*An applicant who has not graduated from secondary school/achieved a higher education entrance qualification must be 23 years of age or older in the year of admission to be considered based on prior learning and work experience.
**If you are between 150-160 cm or 190-200 cm, you must visit Pilot Flight Academy to do a sit-in test in our aircraft.
International students must have a valid student visa for Norway or be eligible for obtaining a visa. More information about this can be found at www.udi.no.
Employers within the aviation industry will require a certificate of good conduct from the police. If you have any questions regarding this, contact the Norwegian CAA.
Once you have passed the admission test you are eligible to apply to Pilot Flight Academy.
The admission test for Pilot Flight Academy is conducted online through Cut-e, an Aon company. The test will take approximately two hours to complete. It is possible to pause between the different sessions.
Candidates will be tested in the following subjects:
Mathematics, logical reasoning, monitoring ability, spatial orientation, multitasking capability, and reaction time. The candidates’ English skills are also tested, and they have to reply to questions in a video presentation. You will find example tests on our test provider’s webpage here.
If you wish to start your preparation for the admission test now, we suggest you have a look at our Admission handbook here.
Test and cost of test
The admission test costs NOK 500. To apply for admission, submit the form below.* After submitting, you will receive an email with further instructions.
* By submitting the form, you confirm that you are able to meet all the admission requirements of Pilot Flight Academy. Pilot Flight Academy handles and protects personal data in accordance with Norway’s Privacy Act and current guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.
• Pay the administration fee of NOK 500,- (non-refundable).
• You will then receive your login information.
• Use the admission test handbook for preparation.
• Login and complete the test within 30 days of receiving the login information.
You will receive the result of your admission test within three working days.
Submitting your application
If you passed the test, you will receive the application forms from the academy.
The admission test is valid for a year, however, in order to secure a place on the programme, you must complete and submit the application within 14 days.
Your place will be confirmed when the enrollment fee of NOK 30.000,- is paid to Pilot Flight Academy’s account, and you have accepted Pilot Flight Academy’s terms and conditions.
Note! Should you fail the admission test on your first attempt, you will be allowed to make one new attempt, however, we would then recommend you spend some time studying up on the topics you found challenging during your first attempt prior to making a new one. You might also want to make use of some of the tips given in the paragraph below; Study preparations.
Once you have completed and passed the admission test and you have received an offer of admission to PFA, we recommend you start your preparations for the pilot training.
All training will be conducted in English, and it is necessary that all applicants can speak and understand English at an intermediate level.
Aviation terminology, i.e., words and expressions only used within aviation, will be acquired at the academy.
Basic knowledge in maths and physics is a must to become a pilot, and should you wish to study up on these subjects prior to school start, we recommend the book Maths and Physics for pilots which is free to download from iTunes. The contents of this book will prepare you for what to expect when you commence your studies, however, you may also want to have a look at the free online courses, lessons and practise tasks at the Khan Academy webpage. (Norwegian only.)
Another useful resource when it comes to the ATP theory you will be going through during your training can be found on the website physicsclassroom.com.
Pilot Flight Academy requires a Norwegian or Swedish EASA Class 1 medical certificate. All accepted candidates need to, as soon as possible, arrange an appointment for the EASA Class 1 medical examination for commercial pilots. The Class 1 medical must be obtained before starting the programme.
There is one Aero-Medical Centre for a medical examination in Norway:
• Aeromedical Centre of Norway – www.nfms.no.
Candidates who do not pass the medical examination will receive a full refund of any payments made to Pilot Flight Academy in connection to their studies, including the enrollment fee of NOK 30.000,-.
The total costs of our education programme are NOK 1.050.000,- of which you pay NOK 30.000,- upon admission. The remaining sum is split into four equal payments of NOK 255.000 each, to be paid in advance before each semester. If you, for some reason, want to terminate the programme, you don’t pay for the next semester, nor do you have to pay any fee to terminate the programme.
Included in the price are the following:
– iPad (9th gen, 10.2″ Retina screen (2160×1620), Touch ID 64 GB)
– Set of digital books from Padpilot
– Flight bag
– Jeppesen Airway Manual
– Reflective vest
– Student ID
⠀⠀⠀ • 2 long-sleeved shirts
⠀⠀⠀ • 2 short-sleeved shirts
⠀⠀⠀ • NATO sweater
⠀⠀⠀ • 2 pairs of suit pants
⠀⠀⠀ • Ties
⠀⠀⠀ • Epaulets
⠀⠀⠀ • Belt
In addition, we cover:
– Your flights to and from the US in connection with the first phases of flight training.
– Accommodation during your stay in the US.
Students must cover costs of travel insurance and any costs in connection with Visa applications etc. to the US themselves.
*If you exceed the weight limit of 90 kg and/or height limit of 188 cm for a Cessna 152, you must cover the difference of approximately USD 2700 to be able to fly in a Cessna 172. Other students may voluntarily upgrade to a Cessna 172.
Excluded in the price are the following:
Exam fees to the Civil Aviation Authorities, licensing and additional costs of final skill test, as well as aero-medical examination fees are not included in the price. These costs are approximately NOK 50.000,-.
Pilot Flight Academy is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), certified by EASA, which qualifies for student grants and loans in several countries, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. See below for more information on student financing programmes.
In Norway, students can apply for loans through Lånekassen.
EU and EEA/EFTA citizens may qualify for the same support when certain conditions are met. Non-EU, EEA/EFTA citizens may also qualify under specific circumstances. Refugees may be eligible for certain grants.
In Sweden, you can apply for student financing through CSN.
In Denmark, you can apply for student financing through SU.
In Finland, you can apply for student financing through Kela.
Student financing will cover part of the tuition, but mainly support living expenses during your studies. The studies will also require some private financing.
According to the latest forecast from Boeing and Airbus, there is a need for 602.000 new pilots in the next 20 years. Airlines around the world will be hiring thousands of pilots in the years to come. The map shows the demand in each part of the world until 2041.
As a newly graduated pilot, you will normally start your career as a First Officer and will be able to fly several different aircraft types with the entire world as your workplace. As you accumulate experience, it is normal to gradually rise through the ranks and become a Captain. The Captain is responsible for managing the flight crew and make sure the flight is being carried out in a safe and comfortable manner.
The integrated airline transport pilot training at Pilot Flight Academy is recommended by airlines such as SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe. The vocational education we offer make our students well-prepared to apply and work for different airlines.
While the ATPL programme is mainly to prepare you for a career within an airline, there are many other exciting career opportunities! For example:
• Airline pilot – Transport passengers around the world for companies like SAS.
• Cargo pilot – Transport cargo around the world for companies like DHL.
• Charter operations pilot – Fly to a variety of destinations on a for-hire basis without a fixed schedule.
• Corporate aviation – Transport passengers and/or cargo for a company (often on private jets).
• Emergency Medical Service (EMS) – Fly patients, deliver life-saving treatment, and organs for government or private companies like Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance.
• Ferry operations – Fly an aircraft for the sole purpose of delivering it to an individual or business.
• Flight instructor – Build flight hours and teach the next generation of aspiring pilots.
• Scenic flight pilot – Fly passengers over beautiful landmarks and points of interest.
• Test pilot – While usually coming from a military or technical background, it is not impossible for a commercial pilot to become a test pilot. These pilots use their skills to ensure that new aircraft are safe to fly.
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