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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IR(A) Competency Based             [ MORE INFO ]

Orbifly is approved for both single-engine and multi-engine competency-based IR(A) training (CB-IR).

This ICAO-level rating allows you to fly under IFR as pilot-in-command on European-registered airplanes. We can also help you convert it into an American IR, to allow you to fly N-registered aircraft.
Note: Under certain conditions, the holder of a valid Basic IR can also convert it towards a CB-IR.

If you already hold a valid theoretical CB-IR, IR or ATPL, we can start the practical phase of IR training directly with you!

Do you need to pass the theory first?
We can also assist 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 CB-IR training in French or in English!

To take the CB-IR in French: To take the CB-IR in English:

Theory in hand ? Let's fly !

✈ EASA CB-IR practical training :

The EASA competency-based IR offers you great flexibility.

The practical IR training is organized in 3 intensive phases of 5 days each, then an in-flight assessment determines whether the trainee is ready for the exam. At the end, a flight examination is organized.
    Phase 1 : Basic instrument flying
    Phase 2 : Approaches and procedures, basics of enroute
    Phase 3 : Advanced enroute and abnormal situations
The holder of a single-engine IR can also be trained for a transition to the multi-engine IR.

✈ 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.
However, this ideal program can be adapted according to your constraints.

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.

✈ Holder of an FAA or ICAO instrument rating

Do you hold an FAA or ICAO IR?
There are several ways to convert it to an EASA IR!

Whether it is a conversion based on BASA EU-US agreements, or an ICAO conversion, whether your IR is valid or not, whether your experience is significant or not, we are experts in the field and will know study your situation with you to find the most suitable solution.
Contact us!

✈ 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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