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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Basic IR SE/ME             [ MORE INFO ]

Orbifly is approved for Basic IR training on both single and multi-engine aircraft (BIR SE and ME).

Are you interested in the BIR, this lighter IR qualification offered by EASA, but you are not sure you understand what it is?

This little video will help you better understand what it’s about!

If you already passed a theoretical BIR, IR, EIR or ATPL (even expired), we can directly start the BIR practical training with you!

Do you need to pass the theory first?
We can also support you with our partners! Read on...

      Ready to get started? Groundschool first !

Do you need to pass the theory first? No problem!
Orbifly has established two partnerships, depending on whether you wish to follow the theoretical BIR training in French or in English!

To take the BIR in French: To take the BIR in English:

Theory in hand ? Let's fly !

✈ Training prerequisites :

You can enter training as long as you have at least a PPL or CPL license.

✈ What are the privileges of the BIR?

The BIR will allow you to fly under IFR as pilot-in-command, on a non-profit basis, on single-engine and/or multi-engine aircraft excluding high-performance aircraft (non-HPA aircraft).

Specific weather minimums will apply on departure and arrival, and your operational minimums will be raised.

✈ EASA BIR practical training :

BIR training is competency-based training, like CB-IR. The program and volume of training are similar to those of IR training, but it differs mainly by a modular structure which gives it even greater flexibility.

Organized into 3 modules for the single-engine BIR, it is supplemented by a 4th module to obtain a multi-engine BIR:
    Module 1 : Basic instrument flying
    Module 2 : Departure, approach and holding procedures
    Module 3 : En Route IFR Procedures
    Module 4 (optional) : IFR flight on a multi-engine aircraft

Module 1 must be completed first. The following modules can then be completed in any free order.

Each module is validated by an end-of-module assessment within the ATO.
Once all the modules have been completed, a final evaluation, in the form of a mock test, ensures that the candidate is ready to take the BIR practical test with an examiner.

✈ Program of the training :

Orbifly specializes in intensive training.
The quickest and most effective formula consists of following the training according to an intensive program in blocks of 5 days, over a maximum period of 2 to 3 months, test included.

The overall training duration of course depends on the initial level and progress of each student, as well as any past experience. We will study your case with you.

✈ Your training on your own aircraft?

Why be trained on another aircraft, if you then plan to practice IFR on yours?
With this belief in mind, we are advocates of training owners on their own machines whenever possible.

On request, we can integrate your aircraft into the ATO fleet during your training. You will be operational as soon as you qualify!
Part of your training may even take place in your sector, if suitable for IFR training.

You don't have a aircraft?
No problem, we have partner planes.

✈ Do you use an iPad in flight?

Note that we have negotiated an unbeatable price for one year from Foreflight + Jeppesen, in order to reduce the cost of your training.
Contact us prior to subscribing, in order to benefit from our negotiated rates.


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Sky is no longer the Limit

   Next ground trainings :
11 Jul 2024 EASA BIR/CB-IR (initial)  Online
12 Jul 2024 EASA BIR/CB-IR (initial)  Online

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