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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High Performance Aeroplane Theory Course

An EASA HPA course is required by EASA PPL(A) holders who wish to fly an aeroplane classed as a High Performance Aeroplane e.g. TBM, PC12, Cessna Mustang, etc.

The aim of the High Performance Aeroplane Theoretical Knowledge (HPA TK) course is to provide a pilot (without ATPL exam passes) with sufficient knowledge to enter a class/type course for an aeroplane that is defined by EASA as a 'High Performance Aeroplane' (HPA).

The course uses online training modules to cover the theoretical knowledge which is then reenforced with a 6 hour instructor session (classroom or visioconference).
The training session is aimed at the practical application for a simulated flight which cumulates in a 40 question online paper.

Once the HPA is completed a certificate is issued and the trainee can start the class/type rating course for their respective type, e.g. TBM, PC12, PA46T, Cessna 510, etc.

Combined EASA/FAA Course :

Our HPA course also validates the ground portion for the FAA "High Altitude Operations" Endorsement.

The FAA requires a high-altitude endorsement to act as pilot in command of a pressurized airplane with a service ceiling or maximum operating altitude above 25,000 feet.

The flight part will then consist of one training flight with one of our instructors, and can be included in your SET class rating.

Combined EASA/UK CAA Course :

Orbifly has developed a partnership with Oysterair, a UK-based ATO, as an Oysterair secondary base for High Performance courses and trainings.
Oysterair has a sharp experience in advanced turbine trainings, and we are happy to share this experience with our customers.

Upon request, our EASA HPA course can validate the UK CAA equivalent HPA course.


     The Orbifly team can provide the whole HPA course, online as well as in a classroom, in French or in English.
Following the introductory e-learning, the two instructor-led sessions are possible on Zoom, and in one-to-one sessions.
It can be done from your home, thanks to our Virtual Classrooms !

So, you are ready to discover a new side of Aviation ?

Contact us !


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23 Apr 2024 EASA BIR/CB-IR (initial)  Online

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