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 ?

Homepage & News

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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FAA Ground School

As with the IFR, Orbifly regularly organizes intensive courses in accelerated preparation for the CPL FAA exam.
The theoretical CPL course is the logical continuation after the IFR, for the pilot who wishes to continue to progress and improve his skills.

These courses can take place on our base in Avignon or on one of our secondary bases. On request, we can also set up a course in your sector (contact us).

Moreover, we also offer these courses in virtual class, to allow you to follow them without having to travel (more information below).

CPL Ground School

    Part of the course being common with the IR program, the duration of the course will be 2 days for trainees who have followed the theoretical IR course beforehand, or 3 days, for those who would not have followed this course (or would have followed the course quite a while ago).

The lessons are structured in chapters followed by some exam practice (based on the actual exam question bank). Our instructors are generally multi-lingual, so the course can be given in French+English, or 100% English, depending on your needs.

The minimum number of trainees in the classroom is 4 per course, with a maximum of 12 to allow quality teaching. You will not need to bring anything, just expect to be come in good shape as these courses are very intensive.

Description of the CPL intensive theoretical course:
  • Duration : 2 intensive days (or 3 if IR course refresh needed)
  • Prerequisite: PPL theoretical level
  • 2019 Rate : 790 EUR per student for the 2-day course (+VAT if applicable)
  • Included : books, support after the course
  • Not included : accommodation, meals, exam fee (expect USD 150)

Program of the course :
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Flight instruments
  • Regulation
  • Procedures
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Weather
  • Weather Services
  • Aicraft Performance
  • Navigation
  • IFR Services

Your ground school in a Virtual Class

Follow your intensive FAA course from home, with our live video conference!

We offer our courses in the same format as the classroom version, but from home!

These courses are organized in small groups of 2 or 3 trainees, to ensure a good level of interaction with the instructor.

To join the course, you will need a PC or Mac computer with Firefox or Chrome, and a reasonably stable internet connection.

We will send you the required material prior to the course, and we will check with you before the course that your computer is properly configured to allow the training to run smoothly.

Caution ! The course in this format remains intensive, make sure you have a calm environment around you during the training!

Do you wonder whether this online format is right for you?
Don't worry ... If not, you will be welcome on a conventional classroom scheduled session within the next 6 months, free of charge!

What happens after the course ?

We created these intensive formulas in 1999 and continue to improve them, which allows us to remain close to a 100% success rate at the first exam attempt every year.

The aim of the course is not to learn in place of the trainees, nor to simply "cram", but to ensure that there is no area of ​​misunderstanding in their minds and that only the memorization process remains for them to complete.

Note: There is no Testing Center based in Europe anymore.
That means that you will have to go to the US for the written exam : but we can help you if you want, and give you the contact with some partners we work with in the US. They will be pleased to assist you to simplify this step.

The exam is a multiple choice computer test. It consists of 100 questions, and you will have 3 hours to answer, obtaining a result of at least 70%.

The result is given to the candidate immediately after the end of the test, and the original certificate of success is printed immediately on site.

Consult the training agenda and register !

Once it's in your pocket, all you have to do is fly...

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