Orbifly in a nutshell...

Orbifly is an EASA ATO that was founded in Switzerland in 1999 and is known as the pioneer in FAA IR training in Europe.
Now based in France and offering EASA, FAA and UK CAA services, she has become a multinational entity led by a dedicated team of instructors who love to fly in the US as well as in Europe.

Our main goal : Safety of flights.
Our second goal : Pleasure of flight !

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  Who is Orbifly ?

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The Orbiteam

The Orbi-birds fleet

Our Calendar

  News & sweet Memories

Orbifly on Facebook

The Orbidays

The Orbiflyers Team on the 100/24

Our Partners



  Orbifly EASA ATO

Orbifly is now EASA ATO number FR.ATO.0291.

No, we are not giving up on FAA training ! We want to offer you the best of both worlds: combined training, conversions, and a broad expertise in licensing.
Our EASA training courses therefore retain the American-style pragmatism that has made our success!


  Our EASA Trainings

IR(A) Competency Based

Basic IR (BIR)

Multiengine Class Rating (MEP)

Night Rating


  Other EASA Trainings

CB-IR(A) Ground School

La Môle (St Tropez) Competency Check

SET Class Ratings (PA46, TBM, PC12)




  Ground School

3-day FAA IR Ground School

2-day FAA CPL Ground School

Online Virtual Class

Ground School Calendar


  Flight Training

FAA IR Flight Training

FAA CPL Flight Training

EASA to FAA conversions

Combined FAA+EASA Trainings


  Other Trainings

Preventive maintenance for Pilots

Flight Review & IPC

Let's fly in the US!

High altitude, Complex, Tailwheel...


  Partnership with Oysterair

Orbifly has developed a partnership with Oysterair, an English ATO specialized in advanced training on high performance aeroplanes.

We can offer EASA SET training, which can be combined with FAA endorsements providing you with both EASA and FAA qualifications... and even UK ratings if needed.

You did not take the EASA ATPL written exams?
We can also offer you the HPA course. This Ground course will allow you to enter the world of EASA high performance single pilot airplanes.


  High Performance Trainings


PA46 Flight Training

TBM Flight Training



  Our Expertise

Expertise & Technical inspections

Trustee for your N-Reg aircraft

Lawyer & Legal advice

Ferry flights


  Free Services

Met'Map weather online

Free Seminars

Our Newsletter



  Orbifly Member Access

This access is free and open still 2006 to all Orbifly FAA students and former FAA students.

It provides access to a great number of tools and ressources (Orbi-logbook, memos, videos, useful links and documents...).
Check also our Met'Map weather chart here (free).

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  Orbifly ATO Access

This access is free to all Orbifly EASA students and Orbifly ATO instructors.

It provides access to your EASA trainings in progress and to a great number of useful ressources for your training.
If you hold an Orbiflyer member access, some functionalities will be linked between both accounts.

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  Our Bases

Avignon main training base (LFMV)

Cannes secondary site (LFMD)

Le Touquet secondary site (LFAT)

Your home'training base ! (HOME)

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  Contact us

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By telephone : +33 4 89 37 4000
Mon-Fri, 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-19:00

By mail at the head office :
441 av Marcel Pagnol
06210 Mandelieu, FRANCE


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Who is Orbifly ?

Orbifly is a European ATO as well as an FAA Part61 flight school. Based in Europe since 1999, our team of instructors loves to fly in Europe as well as in the USA.
And as we enjoy sharing the best of both Worlds, Orbifly is also an EASA approved training organization, and can also offer you UK CAA services thanks to her CAA licensed instructors and her partner UK ATO Oysterair.

Our main objective : your safety.

The second one : Pleasure of flight !

You would like to fly IFR but it seems inaccessible to you in Europe, too complex, only for professionals?

With more than 20 years of experience in Europe, ORBIFLY is the forerunner of IFR training accessible to all, and the pioneer in FAA training in Europe.

You would like to improve your skills as a pilot, discover high-performance airplanes, twin-engine aircraft, single-engine turbine airplanes ? You want to travel outside your borders or even in the USA?
We will also be by your side to help you achieve your goals.


  Orbifly has now extended activities to the EASA trainings, but always keeping the spirit that has been ours since our foundation: serious but pragmatic, pleasure but safety.

You may not be an aviation professional, but we are. And we like to demonstrate that any pilot, with the right training, can have fun and fly IFR safely.

It is not a surprise if the number of light aviation accidents is significantly lower in the USA than in Europe: the proportion of private pilots holding an instrument ratig is also significantly higher, allowing them not only to fly in IFR, but also to better know how to react in case of unexpected degraded weather conditions when flying VFR.

More consistency, for a training oriented on practice and good airmanship. In addition, the Instrument Rating will ease your flights through certain airspaces or towards certain aerodromes not always easily accessible to VFR pilots.

And as we know you are probably very busy, we can offer you suitable intensive packages.

What can I do with my Instrument Rating ?

Your FAA instrument rating will allow you to fly IFR worldwide on an N-registered airplane.
If you decide to get an EASA instrument rating, this rating will allow you to fly IFR worldwide on an EASA-registered airplane.

What if you want both ? Just let us know ! We can offer combined trainings.

So... are you ready for a brand new life as an advanced pilot ?

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