To start your education at Pilot Flight Academy, you must:
• be between 18-33 years of age
• have completed secondary school education
• hold a valid Norwegian or Swedish EASA Class 1 medical certificate before the start of the studies
• have a minimum height of 150 cm and maximum height of 200 cm*
• pass our admission test.
*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 able to obtain this. More information about this can be found at www.udi.no.
Employers within the aviation industry will require a clean criminal record check. If you have any questions regarding this, contact the Norwegian CAA.
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. 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,-.
There is one Aero-Medical Centre for a medical examination in Norway:
• Aeromedical Centre of Norway – www.nfms.no.
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, multi-tasking capability, reaction time and English language. The candidates are also assigned to give a video presentation. You can prepare for the different tasks of our admission test here.
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 a month after receiving the login information.
The admission test is valid for a year. This applies to both those who pass – and those who unfortunately do not pass the test. You will receive the results within three working days. If you passed the test, you will receive the application forms.
In order to secure a place on the programme, you must complete and submit the application within 14 days, as well as accept Pilot Flight Academy’s terms and conditions. Your place will be valid when the enrollment fee of NOK 30.000,- is paid to the Pilot Flight Academy’s account. See instructions in the application documents.
We will then start the preparations for your start at Pilot Flight Academy and contact you with practical information.
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.
Students who apply for our January ’23 class will pay only NOK 15.000 enrollment fee and will receive NOK 30.000 refund on the first semester fee.
Included in the price are the following:
– iPad (9th gen, 10.2 ″ Retina display (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
⠀⠀⠀ • Belts
In addition, we cover:
Your flights to and from the USA in connection with the first phases of flight training.
Housing during your stay in the USA.
Excluded in the price are the following:
Exam, licensing and aero-medical examination fees are not included in the price. These costs are approximately NOK 50.000,- and include aero-medical examinations, fees for written exams, rental of multi-engine aircraft for the final skill test, etc.
When travelling to the USA, you must cover your travel insurance and visa costs, etc.
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 NOK 25.000 to be able to fly in a Cessna 172. Other students may voluntarily upgrade to a Cessna 172.
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.
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.
Pilot Flight Academy currently has cadet pathways with Widerøe and SAS! Click here for more information.
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