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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The Orbiteam

We are pleased to introduce you to some members of our team :

Alexandra Zaïnal

Head of Training & CSIP
She loves flying old vintage tailwheel birdies as well as brand new state of the art airplanes packed with electronics...
Why should we choose ? :)

Eric Odin

Safety Manager & CFI
He's fond of long-distance trips as well as short mountain strips... but he always comes back to touch the clouds or tease the twin-engine with a student.
And always with a smile!

Olivier Zafrilla

IFR Instructor & Planning
Our Commander sometimes abandons his family PA32 Freighter to instruct in the nebula or transport passengers on TBM. He's also the Pilot-in-Command of Orbifly's Schedule!

Clément Chatel

CMM & HPA Expert
When not in an Airbus, he enjoys flying on anything that has wings... he shares his valuable professional experience of high altitude flying with our turbine students!

Jean-Luc Micalef

FAA Trainings Supervisor
FAA + EASA Instructor but also geek of the team, our engineer is just as fond of the A320 Sim as of state of the art cockpits!

Jean-Arnaud Caille

IFR & HPA Instructor
When he gets off his Boeing 777, our Captain JAC likes to fly on anything that has wings... even if he admits a slight preference for surfing the clouds with a Cirrus!

Bruno Muller

IFR Instructor & TCI
This Mountain Flying expert & Cirrus enthusiast is as precise when flying a 3D instrument path than when approaching a mountain strip... and always with a smile!

Laurent Guillerault

VFR Instructor
When Laurent gets off his glider, it's to step into his magnificent Jodel! Passionate about everything that flies with and without an engine, Laurent is an airplane and glider instructor.

Frédéric Mathieu

VFR Instructor & deputy CTKI
VFR instructor and immoderate Instrument flying lover, Fred enjoys flying modern pannels with all bells and whistles you can imagine. Passionate about instruction, he is Christophe's assistant for IR theory.

Manuel Goepfert

Server Admin
You may not see him, but he's everywhere... Manuel is the Pilot-in-Command on our Webserver Ship, he ensures that everything works fine so that we can go & fly without any stress!

Mélanie Astles

UPRT & Unusual Attitudes
This Red Bull racer girl is also a world class aerobatic competitor. She will be pleased to turn you upside down!
In partnership with AIRMEL

Lucy Hayward

Compliance Monitoring Referent
Our magician knows how to juggle PARTs, GMs and AMCs, which earns her our most respectful admiration...

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