Flight School

After having passed the FAA IR Test, you have to pass the practical test within the 24 calendar months.

There are 3 possibilities for your IR flight training :

1) "FULL EUROPE" training : The full training is done in Europe with an FAA instructor, and a Flight Examiner comes from the US for the final examination. This option was closed since September the 11th, but was re-opened. It depends upon the World's political context.

2) "FULL US" training : Take a break in the US for some weeks, train and pass the final examination (variable duration, expect 2 or 3 weeks for intense training).

3) "Mixed" training : Train in Europe with your favourite FAA instructor, then pass the examination in the US (after some adaptation training).

  Since 9/11, it is mandatory to register any IR, MEP or PPL practical training with the TSA (Transportation Security Agency) prior to begin the flight training.
This can be done online (we will guide you through the process).

Orbifly is registered with TSA. This allows us to provide our trainings to non-US citizens and out of the US territories.

Once you have registered your training, and been granted permission to initiate the training, you can fly !

Flight Training with Orbifly

We can share our passion and fly with you if you are interested in the "FULL EUROPE" option or the "Mixed training" option.

- We have 6 instructors based in France and ready to train you in Europe or even farther. Our team can provide you with all the ground and flight training for Commercial Pilot license and Instrument Rating, on single or Multi-engine airplanes.

- Our speciality is to train you on your own airplane, the one you'll be flying after your checkride. But we also operate a fleet of IFR-equipped aircraft, see few of them below :

Diamond DA42

The Diamond DA42 has become
the most popular twin engine
trainer on the market in a
few years. Available in TDI
version or NG version, this
light twin is equipped with
a modern Garmin G1000 avionics
(PFD+MFD, different versions).
Let's fly a twin !


Specifications :

Engines : 2 x Thielert or Austro
Max Cruise : 316-357 km/h
Low consumption (Jet A1)
4 seater


Cessna C182 Skylane

No need to introduce the most
famous multipurpose travel aircraft
from Cessna ! The C182 is the
"bodybuilded" version of the well
known C172. This versatile bird
can land on a rough terrain as
well as fly you comfortably
through the clouds thanks to
its up-to-date Garmin Avionics.


Specifications :

Engine : Conti. IO-550-N 310 hp
Cruise speed : 185 kt
Useful load : 1175 lbs
Range 1170 NM
G1000 SBAS


Beech BE58 Baron

If you need to be trained on
a conventional multiengine
aircraft, the Beech Baron 58
is the sky Cadillac, powerful
and comfortable. Equipped with
a Garmin G500 and digital GTN650,
it provides power as well as the
most up-to-date Garmin technologies
on the market. The best of 2 worlds!


Specifications :

Engines : 2x Conti IO-520-CB
Cruise speed : 200 kt
KMD 550 multifonction display
G500 txi tactile + GTN 650
Weather radar



If you love High Tech and
Performance, that airplane was
just designed for you. Not only
is it equipped with the Garmin
Perspective avionics
with integrated synthetic vision,
but also with the Max Viz 600
infrared enhanced vision system
Do not forget to watch out !


Specifications :

Engine : Conti. IO-550-N 310 hp
Cruise speed : 185 kt
Useful load : 1175 lbs
Range 1170 NM
G1000 EVS + Max Viz 600 Infrared



The "FULL Europe" option with Orbifly

As for the Ground Training, Orbifly has developped an intensive Flight Training for the Instrument Rating, that can be entirely done in Europe.

The training is organized in Phases :

- PHASE 1 (5 days) : Initial training : back to the IMC basis !
- PHASE 2 (5 days) : Advanced IFR training
- PHASE FINISH-UP (if needed) : Advanced IFR training
- PHASE CHECK (3 days) : Checkride prep + checkride

Between phases, you are given "home trainings" that can be done under the hood. That simulated IMC training with a safety pilot can be flown on non-US-registrated airplane, and even on non-IFR airplane (under VFR conditions).

When you subscribe with us, your training is planified step-by-step from the first flight to the IR ticket. This allows you to have a global view on your cursus !

Our intensive trainings are organized on several European airports, or in some cases, they can take place on your airport. You want to know the schedule ? Check our Agenda !

If you prefer a one-to-one training with one of our instructors, contact us.

You still have questions ? Check the FAQ or contact us !

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    Next ground trainings :

24 Feb 2020 IR  La Baule
06 Mar 2020 IR  AVIGNON (LFMV)
22 Mar 2020 CPL  AVIGNON (LFMV)
08 May 2020 IR  AVIGNON
10 Jul 2020 IR  Location to be confirmed
13 Jul 2020 CPL  Location to be confirmed
02 Oct 2020 IR  Location to be confirmed
07 Nov 2020 CPL  Location to be confirmed
04 Dec 2020 IR  Location to be confirmed

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