Have you got what it takes to become an airline pilot?

These days, pilots are at once aircraft managers, IT specialists and managers at the interface between man and machine. Interpersonal skills, technical insight, and mental and physical resilience are among the basic requirements. That is why we place high demands on the applicants and the quality of our ATPL Training course.

The prerequisites for training differ somewhat at our two flying schools. We have given you an overview below. And if you would like to know which of our training courses is exactly right for you, then you should use our Training Navigator.

The aptitude tests:

  • Positive basic examination: BU*
  • Medical suitability tests: medical class 1 JAR-FCL and FAA medical class 3
  • ICAO English language proficiency test level 4
  • In certain cases, physics and mathematics tests





*Positive 'Berufsgrunduntersuchung' (BU), an aptitude test carried out on behalf of Lufthansa or Austrian Airlines by the DLR (German aerospace centre)

Further requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the training course
  • University entry level, subject-linked or general university entrance certificate
  • Fluency in English
  • Class 1 medical certificate (incl. a drug test)
  • Permanent residency with an unlimited work permit within the EU (including Switzerland)
  • Pronounced sense of self-responsibility, excellent social skills, and professional motivation
  • Impeccable reliability test